When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
We are looking for highly skilled, committed professionals with a social work or psychology qualification who are experienced in working with children and young people.
The role of the Child Witness Worker is to provide information, advocacy, court preparation and support to young people under the age of 18 years who are required to give evidence in court.
Applicants must have a current Working with Children Check or be able to successfully apply for one to be eligible for appointment to this position.
As a Child Witness Worker you will:
- Provide case management, information, practical and emotional preparation and support to Child Witness Service clients.
- Be required and/or requested to undertake assessments of Child Witness Service clients and provide reports to court.
- Provide advocacy and referral to other services for Child Witness Service clients.
- Respond to all calls, queries and referrals to the Service.
- Provide consultation, advice and liaison with stakeholders involved in Child Witness Service matters.
- Understanding of and ability to work within a court system.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
Please ensure you review the attached JDF for further information about the work-related requirements of the position. This information will assist you with the preparation of your application.
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two (2) referees and a statement addressing all the job related requirements (selection criteria) contained in the Job Description Form.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
The Department of Justice uses recruitment pools to build a bank of talent for future opportunities. When part of a pool you may be offered a permanent or temporary position, however an appointment is not guaranteed.
This pool will be open for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of first appointment. Permanent and fixed-term, full-time and part-time appointments may be offered as vacancies arise.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Christine White, Manager Child Witness Service on (08) 9425 2649 for a confidential discussion.