Safeguarding and Risk Officer CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay


  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options
  • Supportive team environment
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

About the role

The Safeguarding and Risk Officer has a child protection focus and will assist in investigating reportable conduct allegations of abuse and neglect in relation to children, and reportable incidents relating to children and vulnerable adults in our NDIS funded services.

This is a Permanent Full-time position for a 12 month maximum term contract. 


  • Undertake investigations into allegations of abuse and neglect.
  • Roll out initiatives to keep children and vulnerable adults safe.
  • Ensure compliance with legislation and statutory requirements, particularly keeping up to date about child protection legislations in NSW and requirements of NDIS quality and safeguards commission.
  • Inspiring risk management in the areas of safeguarding 
  • Deliver training to staff and management to increase awareness of safeguarding requirements.
  • Screen reports to assess risk.

Skills & experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (e.g.: Community Services, Social Work, Psychology, Teaching, Police, etc.)
  • Experience in the children and families or Disability services sector
  • Casework/counselling/interviewing skills
  • Experience in coaching others or delivering training.
  • Experience conducting risk assessments and undertaking investigations. 
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Working With Children Check and Criminal History Check required.
  • Valid NSW Driver’s License
  • Applicants will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment. You will also be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status or medical contraindication certificate as part of your recruitment /interview process.

About us

At CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay we work with purpose to make a positive difference in the lives of the children, young people, individuals and families we serve. Whilst we are a Catholic social services agency, we provide services to the whole community regardless of faith. Our services include NDIS disability services, foster care and out of home care supports, services for seniors, children’s services and a range of other supports including allied health, counselling, domestic violence, emergency relief, homelessness and housing assistance, crisis supports and more.

We are a safe, respectful and inclusive employer. We welcome all applicants, regardless of their cultural background, gender, faith or disability. Our organisation will accommodate any reasonable requests to support you to thrive during the recruitment process and beyond.

Culture and Benefits

Please find attached a video about what it means to work at CatholicCare. We also offer:

  • The opportunity to make a difference to families, children and young people in the community;
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities;
  • Access to in-house and external training and learning opportunities;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support; as well as
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume. 

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CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay

Job Salary

Full time