Child Safety and Wellbeing Workers conduct safety and wellbeing conversations to identify the most appropriate response in regard to the best interests of the child; provide information and advice in relation to service options and other approaches to support the child and their family.
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Conditions of Employment:
- Salary: $62,601 to $95,776 + 10% Superannuation
- Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1-2
- Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Union Wages Agreement
- Hours of Work: Fixed-term full-time, ASAP for a period of 12 months (part-time options may be considered by negotiation)
- Location: South
About the Team
The Children’s Advice and Referral Service is a contact point for people seeking information, advice, and assistance if they have concerns about a child and their family. The service provides information and advice about service options and other approaches for responding to the needs of children and families.
The team at the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line are a passionate group of emotionally intelligent, multidiscipline government, non-government, professionals who collaborate and work together to provide short-term and early intervention advice or referral to families and young people.
This is a predominantly phone-based role in a fast-paced, high-energy, team environment.
To succeed long term in this role, you should possess the following skills and attributes:
- Ability to quickly build rapport and relationships with stakeholders (including families and young people) over the phone
- Ability to remain calm in the face of pressure and verbal conflict
- Demonstrated workload management strategies
- Personal integrity, accountability, emotional intelligence, and respect for clients
- A genuine passion for brief intervention work, social justice, and equity for clients
- Value working as a member of a team and contribute to creating a positive team environment
- Commitment to continuous improvement, learning and practice reflection
- Conduct safety and wellbeing phone conversations to identify the most appropriate response regarding the best interests of the child.
- Provide brief intervention strategies, information, and advice in relation to service options and other approaches to support the child and their family.
- Use risk and safety assessment frameworks and skills to determine when a child may be at risk and initiate an appropriate protective response.
- Activate a strengths-based response where a child is considered to be at risk and where work with the family and their networks is necessary to build safety for the child within their family context.
- Provide information, advice, and support to professionals and community members to build their capacity to work with families who are experiencing difficulties that are impacting the safety and wellbeing of their children.
Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.
- A Bachelor of Social Work or a Diploma of Community Welfare Work or other tertiary qualifications at Diploma or above level which includes units of case management/casework practice and supervised practical work placements in relevant fields.
- Current Driver's Licence.
- Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration (Employment type)
The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:
1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
- a) crimes of violence
- b) sex related offences
- c) serious drug offences
- d) crimes involving dishonesty
- e) serious traffic offences
2. Identification check
3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.
How to Apply:
We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide and Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the workplace, duties, and selection criteria.
Click on the blue ‘Apply Now’ button to log in/create an account and submit the application form. The form requires you to answer eligibility questions, upload a copy of your CV, upload a copy of your written application and the details of two referees.
Your written application should address the Selection Criteria (listed in the SOD) and be no longer than 3 pages.
Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents
Statement of Duties (PDF) :523996 Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker HP1-2 (December 2019) HPRNL WWC.pdf
Statement of Duties (Word) :523996 Child Safety and Wellbeing Worker HP1-2 (December 2019) HPRNL WWC.docx
Applicant Guide (PDF):Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.pdf
Applicant Guide (Word):Applicant Guide - Communities Tasmania_2020.docx
*** All interested applicants are encouraged to readthe Applicant Guide and to discuss the specificdetails of the vacancy with the Contact Officer. ***
For more information
Contact Officer:Demelza Barnes
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (03)6165 8309
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