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Child Safety Officer (Identified)

Location: Sunshine Coast Region
Company: Queensland Government
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
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The department is committed to improving cultural capability. Our First Nations Council provides advice and oversight on all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content. The department's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy 2019-2023 and Cultural Capability Action Plan are two key drivers of development and career pathways for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
This is an exciting time for the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs. We are advancing the Supporting Families, Changing Futures reform, focusing on delivering the right services at the right time to better support families, children, young people and women. Our Recruitment team engage staff for all 52 Child Safety Service Centers across state-wide Queensland. We have a continuous applicant pool which allows for applications at any time of the year and allows you to track your application through our recruitment portal.If deemed suitable, your details will remain in the CSO talent pool and you will be contacted further by our Recruitment team at the time an opportunity arises. We may request your participation in other recruitment selection processes, (for example online testing or telephone interview) to further determine suitability for employment as a CSO.
CSO's have the opportunity to work anywhere in Queensland as we have service centers in coastal areas, inland rural towns, and remote communities. Placements outside of our metro areas can provide invaluable exposure to a broad range of casework opportunities, working in smaller communities, gaining a broader experience in cultural awareness and the ability to work directly with indigenous communities. The skills you acquire as a regional or remote child protection practitioner will help further your future career prospects. If you are not only looking for a career but a life changing experience consider kick starting your career in one of our regional or remotely located Service Centers.
WE LOOK 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- The right to live and work in Australia
You will be relationships-focused, have strong engagement, communication, written and time management skills which compliments your team-player and be committed to great customer service. You will join an organisation committed to creating diverse, inclusive, connected, capable and supportive workplaces.
Professional Stream Salary- PO2 Child Safety Officer $65,035 - $82,525- PO3 Child Safety Officer $86,535 - $94,291 (A Child Safety Officer is eligible to remunerated at PO3 classification level once for they have satisfied all requirements of the progression program).
HOW TO APPLY 1. Contact our Recruitment team on 07 3097 5363 or to discuss application support options2. Apply online with your written response and upload mandatory documents via the Child Safety Officer portal. Refer to the Child Safety Officer Applicant Guide. Provide your response to these questions on the application formQ1 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]
Applications to remain current for 12 months
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