Please note this is a readvertised process.
You must be of Aboriginal descent to be considered for this position as per section 50d of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT
The Intensive Family Support team works with parents and care givers of children where there are serious concerns about their safety and wellbeing. The team works alongside families to develop strategies, skills and plans to keep their children home, in their community and prevent them from coming into care.
In child protection work, the breadth of responsibilities is wide ranging and there is no such thing as a typical day.
In this position, you will:
- Use the Intensive Family Support approach to provide intensive in-home support services and case management for Aboriginal children.
- Ensure that the services are provided in line with a case plan, and are responsive to the cultural needs of the family.
- Undertake complex field work duties and deliver services in accordance with departmental legislation, policies and procedures.
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WHICH POSITION DO I APPLY FOR?
Under our Child Protection Workforce Model, priority will be given to qualified applicants in the first instance to maintain a qualified workforce. Should a qualified Senior Child Protection Worker applicant not be identified, then a Senior Field Worker may be selected to fill the vacancy.
If you have a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology or relevant human services area, please apply for the Senior Child Protection Worker AIFS (Specified Callings Level 2) position. Refer to our website for information about the qualification requirements for this position.
If you do not hold an approved qualification, please apply for the Senior Field Worker AIFS (Level 5) position.
This is a permanent, full time opportunity. Suitable applicants may be considered for future similar vacancies that may arise within the next 12 months.
The attached Job Description Forms (JDF) provide more information about the positions. For further information on about the role or locations, we encourage you to contact Julie McKenzie, District Director, on (08) 9621 0400.
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JOIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above or below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only;
- A current resume/CV.
- A four (4) page written application addressing all the essential selection criteria as stated on the JDF. Please ensure you reference the criteria relevant to the role you are applying for.
- An application form (for hard copy applications only).
- A copy of your degree certificate, academic transcript, unit outlines and overseas qualification assessment advice (if applicable).
For technical difficulties while applying online or general recruitment enquiries please contact a HR team member on (08) 6552 9099.
EQUALITY & DIVERSITY
Department of Communities is striving towards breaking down barriers for all West Australians through eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service delivery. The agency embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day.
Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
- Application Form
- JDF - Senior Child Protection Worker - AIFS (Specified Callings Level 2)
- JDF - Senior Field Worker AIFS - Level 5 (General Division)
- Qualification Framework
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