Child Protection Worker / Senior Child Protection Worker
Government of Western Australia
Armadale District and Cannington District, Australia
1d ago

Child Protection Worker / Senior Child Protection Worker

Division : Service Delivery Metropolitan Communities Position No : Pool Ref COM10720 Salary : Specified Calling Level 1, $69,165 - $93,345 p / a + Super (PSCA2019) / Specified Calling Level 2 $95,548 - $105,179 p / a + Super (PSCA2019) Work Type : Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time Location : Armadale District and Cannington District Closing Date : 2020-07-13 4 : 00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.


The Department of Communities is seeking to create a pool of suitable Child Protection Workers and Senior Child Protection Workers to fill vacances within the Armadale and Cannington districts, as well as other metropolitan regions.

Child Protection Workers

  • As a Child Protection Worker, you will be responsible for engaging and working alongside families to strengthen their capacity to provide care and safety to their members in ways that are : - sustainable;
  • will build resilience in children, families and the community; and ultimately increase social wellbeing.

    Daily tasks can include :

  • investigating and assessing a report of child abuse or neglect,
  • instigating legal action and taking matters to court,
  • writing a report about the ongoing development of a child in care, or
  • planning initiatives to promote the safety and wellbeing of children in the community.
  • Senior Child Protection Workers

    As a Senior Child Protection Worker, you will provide an invaluable service to the community by using your child protection experience and knowledge to enhance the safety and well-being of children and other vulnerable people.

    Duties of this role include :

  • Responding to concerns regarding, and taking action to promote the safety and wellbeing of children,
  • Undertaking case work activities of a complex nature, including investigating serious concerns about the welfare and safety of children and taking action appropriate to the situation,
  • Providing advice and expertise to District staff on the child safety and protection issues, and
  • Developing and maintaining a high degree of knowledge and skills in providing services and supports to families and communities to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children and other vulnerable members of the community.
  • The attached Job Description Forms (JDF) for both positions provides more information about the advertised roles. For further information, we encourage you to contact Brad Mason, Team Leader Child Protection on (08) 9351 0888.

    Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similar future vacancies (fixed term or permanent, full-time or part-time) that arise within the next 12 months across the Department of Communities.


    You cannot be considered for this position unless you have a completed university degree in :

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Psychology or
  • relevant Human Services area.
  • NOTE : If you have a relevant Human Services qualification you will need to supply unit descriptions / summaries for assessment against the Qualifications Framework.

    All overseas qualifications must be assessed for Australian equivalency. Each qualification must be assessed individually, and the assessment must confirm the equivalent Australian qualification level (i.

    e. equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree). This assessment can be conducted by Overseas Qualification Unit, AEI-NOOSR or AASW, and the outcome evidence provided at the time of applying.

    To find out more information on the qualifications required for this role, visit our .

    Join the Department of Communities Apply online by clicking the Apply for Job ’ button (above and below) this advertisement.

    Note*, you must indicate by answering an online question about which position you are applying for (Child Protection Worker or Senior Child Protection Worker)

    You must provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only as part of your online submission :

  • A current resume / CV
  • A maximum 2 page written application addressing the following selection criterias, depending on which role you are applying for : - For Child Protection Workers, please address criteria 1,2, and 5 of you work related requirements as listed in the attached Job Description form.
  • Alternatively, you can answer the attached list of questions that are related to the required selection criterias.For Senior Child Protection Workers, please address criteria 1 and 4 of the Job Description Form

  • A copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript (plus unit descriptors and / or overseas qualification assessment if applicable)
  • A copy of all qualification / s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume / CV (if applicable)
  • Applicants who are short listed will be assessed on all the selection criteria / role related requirements during the selection process.

    For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Zoe Jones, HR Consultant, on 0432 835 011 or email .

    We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers :

    TTY / voice calls - 133 677

    Speak & Listen - 1300 555 727

    SMS relay - 0423 677 767

    Equity and Diversity

    The Department of Communities is committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    As a measure to achieve equality and support, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) will apply to this position.

    Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

    If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Zoe Jones.

    If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact on 13 64 64.

    Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4 : 00pm will not be accepted


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