Senior Child Protection Worker
Government of Western Australia
Fremantle, Australia
5d ago

Senior Child Protection Worker

Division : Community Services Position No : Pool Ref COM19520 Salary : Specified Calling Level 2, $95,548 - $105,179 pa + Super (PSCA2019) Work Type : Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time Location : Fremantle Closing Date : 2020-09-22 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 Opportunity

As a Senior Child Protection Worker you will be responsible for :

  • Responding to concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of children and applying the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004.
  • Taking legal action to promote the safety and wellbeing of children where necessary.
  • Undertaking case work activities of a complex nature.
  • Providing services to children placed in the care of the CEO.
  • Providing advice and expertise to District staff on the child safety and protection issues.
  • Assisting and planning with District staff and others to develop community and family capacity to provide a safe environment for children and other vulnerable people.
  • 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.
  • Investigating serious concerns about the welfare and safety of children and taking action appropriate to the situation
  • The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact Emma Wade, A / Assistant Director, on (08) 9431 8800.

    The Fremantle District is a vibrant office, in the heart of Fremantle CBD, which encourages innovative and creative practice and supports staff learning and wellbeing.

    Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similar future vacancies (fixed term or permanent) 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) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only :

  • A current resume / CV
  • A 2-page written application addressing all the essential selection criteria as stated on the JDF
  • 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)
  • An application form (for hard copy applications only)
  • For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Geovanna Chee, HR Consultant on 0432 832 242 or email geovanna.


    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 embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day.

    We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth.

    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 James Adley.

    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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