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Child Safety Officer - Identified

Child and Family; Region - Sunshine Coast and Central; Service Delivery - Child and Family; Caloundra

Child Safety Officers are responsible for delivering statutory child protection services including assessment, intervention, casework and case management in accordance with legislation and practice guidelines. Child Safety Officers work in teams (often multi-disciplinary) based in Child Safety Service Centres covering specific geographical areas in various locations across Queensland.

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Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Psychology, Counselling & Social Work
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/521514/23
Closing date 28-Oct-2024
Job duration
Contact person Central Recruitment Team
Contact details Phone: (07) 3097 5300
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Targeted Vacancy - This is an Identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the provision of cultural guidance and advice. If you are eligible to apply for this vacancy, you can apply online. Applicants who do not meet the criteria for the Targeted Vacancy will not be considered.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Deliver accountable and collaborative integrated child protection services that respect the culture and context of each child, young person, family and community in accordance with departmental policies and procedures, statutory responsibilities, and the child protection practice framework.
  • As part of a multi-disciplinary team (which may include representation from other agencies), undertake high quality strengths-based child protection practice. Including assessment, intervention, casework and case management.
  • Participate and contribute productively as a team member to form culturally appropriate, professional working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, including children, young people and families, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), and other service providers.
  • Foster a culture and philosophy of quality frontline service delivery based on collaboration, cooperation, commitment to excellence and professional ethics.
  • Maintain quality case records in accordance with departmental case management requirements.
  • Participate and contribute to a culture of continuous learning, training and professional development, to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary and evidence-based.
  • Draw on demonstrated provisional expertise in one or more disciplinary areas in order to undertake more complex and/or demanding workloads and/or provide coaching, advice and support to less experienced Child Safety Officers (when appropriate).

Applications will remain current for 12 months

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