Make a difference to children and young people who need help to be safe and well.
The Department for Education, Children and Young People is proudly Tasmanian Government’s core child-centred agency. This means everything we do is to support children, young people and their families.
Child Safety Officers work closely with children, young people, families and carers to understand how to best help. Everything we do is in the best interest of the child or young person. It’s diverse and rewarding work.
Watch our videos to see what a career in child safety and wellbeing is like.
We’re a statewide service with offices in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
Who we’re looking for:
We are looking for genuine, motivated applicants with a passion to work with children, young people and their families.
Our staff come from many different walks of life and bring value every day. We’re looking for people with life skills, who can communicate well and stay calm under pressure.
You will be working with children, young people and their families to ensure children are safe and well.
Our ideal candidate:
- has genuine motivation and passion to work with children, young people and their families
- great communicator, with the ability to remain calm, de-escalate and manage conflicts
- quickly builds rapport and relationships with stakeholders (including families and young people) over the phone and in person
- values working as a member of a team and contributing to a positive team environment
- committed to self-care, continuous improvement, learning and practice reflection
- resilient with emotional intelligence.
About the Child Safety Service
The Child Safety Service work with children, young people and their families to ensure children are safe from abuse and neglect. For children in out of home care, we work collaboratively to meet their individual needs.
Child Safety Officer (501529) – Child Safety Service
Provide quality, timely and effective intervention, and case management services within a defined child safety service delivery framework using a care team approach, working within the Tasmanian Child Protection Professional Practice Standards.
Engage and work with children and young people and their families to promote safety, stability and development of the child, and to strengthen family capacity. This includes directly guiding, encouraging and supporting the child and family while monitoring impacts and outcomes.
Respond to and investigate reports concerning children at risk of harm and undertake assessments of the child and their circumstances using standard assessment and intervention procedures.
Please refer to the Statement of duties – Child Safety Officer for more information.
What we’re offering
- Salary: $69,117 to $104,493 pro rata per annum
- 11% superannuation
- Classification: Allied Health Professional Level 1–2
- Award/Agreement: Allied Health Professionals Public Sector Unions Wages Agreement
- Location: Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie
- Four weeks accrued recreation leave and accrued sick/carers leave
- Workplace flexibility – talk to us about flexible start/end times, part-time and work from home
- Ongoing professional development – in-house and external training, supervision, and career development
- Commitment to keeping our staff healthy – practice supervision and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Pathways to grow your career as Practice Leader and Practice Manager
- Six weeks Beginning to Practice training for all roles
- We are a child-safe, values-based organisation.
For more information about the benefits we’re offering, visit our Child safety services careers webpage.
You will be required to:
- hold a current Registration to work with vulnerable people
- tertiary qualification/program of study accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and is a full member of AASW or is eligible for membership with the AASW
- meet pre-employment checks including conviction checks.
How to apply
Applications close at 11.59pm, Sunday 1 October 2023.
To apply, please submit an application form, resume and written statement answering:
What has interested or motivated you to apply for these roles?
What skills, knowledge and experience will you bring to the roles? (please include examples)
We strongly encourage all applicants to talk to our contact officer for an overview of the role.
Contact us for more information
For support in submitting your application, and adjustment requests, please email [email protected].