Secure Care Officer – Open Pool

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    Government of Western Australia
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Secure Care Officer – Open Pool
Division: Service Delivery Regional Remote Communities Position No: Pool Ref COM10819 Salary: Level 3, $70,896 – $76,717 pa pro rata – PSGOCSAGA Work Type: Casual, Fixed Term – Full Time Location: Stoneville Closing Date: 2021-05-28 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, youth justice, community initiatives and regional services reform.
Please note, the JDF was updated 23/01/2020.
The Kath French Secure Care Centre (KFSCC) in Stoneville is a planned, short-term intensive intervention for children who are at extreme risk and where existing services cannot manage the risk. The Department’s secure care practice model is consistent with recognised therapeutic models of intervention, involving admission to a secure facility to stabilise and keep children safe while developing a suitable plan to address his or her needs in readiness for a return to the community.

For more information about Secure Care, click . 

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.

We are looking for experienced individuals to join our team as Secure Care Officers. Secure Care Officers are employed to care for the children, working therapeutically in a coordinated team approach. Secure Care Officers engage with the children and assist them to work within the individual programme developed for each child. Practice is guided by a number of Theories including Trauma, Attachment, Systems and Developmental.

The care of the children is guided by a trauma informed, Therapeutic framework and incorporates the Sanctuary Model and principles. The length of stay, and regularity of planning meetings is governed by Legislation, and all staff are required to be aware of the legislative responsibilities and expectations.

Secure Care Officers receive training that assists them to understand the effects of trauma and abuse on brain development that results in challenging and confrontational behaviour. Training includes Therapeutic Crisis Intervention which provides knowledge and strategies to avoid behavioural escalations, as well as the capacity to take physical control of children as an ultimate safety measure.

The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact the Secure Care team on (08) 9295 9006 .

This is an open pool recruitment process for casual and full time fixed term opportunities. If you are suitable for this position you will be placed in a Pool from which appointments may be made for similar vacancies across the Department of Communities.

As this is an open pool you can apply at any time and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis.

The next round of assessments started 5pm (AWST) 21 January 2020 . If you applied for the pool prior to this cut off time, your application is currently being assessed and therefore no amendments can be made to your application. You will be advised of the outcome in due course, where you can reapply should you be unsuccessful. Please note that casual employees work on an irregular basis with no set hours and no expectation of ongoing work. A casual loading of 22% is applied to the standard hourly rate in lieu of leave entitlements.

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 comprehensive resume/CV.
  • A 2 page written application addressing all the essential work-related requirements (selection criteria) as stated on the JDF.
  • An application form (for hard copy applications only).
  • For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or if you are reapplying for this open pool, please contact Kai Gabelish, HR Consultant on 0429 468 451.

    Application tips:  For more tips on how to prepare your application visit our .

    The 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. 


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