Child Safety Officer
|Occupational group||Community Care|
|Workplace Location||Various locations across Queensland|
|Job ad reference||QLD/CSO|
|Contact person||Recruitment Team|
|Contact details||Ph: (07) 3235 9363|
Do you want an opportunity to improve the lives of Queensland children, young people and families who need it most? Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging, highly rewarding role?
BECOME A CHILD SAFETY OFFICER
This is an exciting time for the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. We are advancing the Stronger Families Changing Futures reforms, focusing on delivering the right services at the right time to better support families, children, young people and women.
HOW WE REWARD YOU
Working with vulnerable children, young people and families can be challenging. In return for your passion, commitment and dedication we offer you:
• An attractive salary package including 12.75% superannuation and annual leave loading;
• Industry-leading training and support;
• Family support through parental leave and flexible working arrangements;
• Generous leave provisions including carers leave and study leave;
• Promotional and development opportunities; and,
• Strong practice support and supervision.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE
• A bachelor level qualification in social work, psychology, human services or behavioural science. Other bachelor degrees are acceptable, so if you have other qualifications, please have a conversation with us;
• A valid driver's licence, and;
• The right to live and work in Australia.
You will be relationships-focused, and have strong engagement, communication, writing and time management skills. You will be a team-player and be committed to great customer service. You will join an organisation committed to creating diverse, inclusive, connected, capable and supportive workplaces.
How to Apply
1. Refer to the Child Safety Officer Applicant Guide.
- Q1 What is your understanding of the role of a Child Safety Officer and the responsibility for delivering statutory child protection services? [400-600 words]
- Q2 What are your motivations for wanting to be a Child Safety Officer? [50-200 words]
- Q3 Considering the responsibilities of a Child Safety Officer, what relevant strengths and skills could you bring to the role? [400-600 words]
- Resume and minimum of 2 referees including email addresses.
- Verification of qualification - Child Safety Officer Qualification requirements provides detail for assessment pathways. We can verify qualifications for all applicants with a certified academic transcript/s or eQual link.
- Certified Australian Drivers licence
- Certified Passport or another document to confirm your working rights i.e. birth certificate
Additional Documents (Where applicable)
- Overseas qualification assessment (Certified) – degrees obtained outside australia
- Proof of name change (Certified) – if your name differs on qualifications to id
- Bluecard (if you have one)
IMPORTANT Certified documents - where ‘certified' documents are requested a licenced JP, Police Sargent or Solicitor is required to sight original document/s, and will stamp a copy of the document to confirm it is a true copy of the original. A scanned copy is then uploaded with your application.
CSO Role Profile - Jan 2020 (Word, 392KB)
role-overview-child-safety-officer (PDF, 370KB)
application-guide-child-safety-officer (PDF, 799KB)
qualification-requirements-child-safety-officer (PDF, 436KB)