Senior Child Protection Worker / Senior Field Worker

  • Company:
    Government of Western Australia
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Social Care

Senior Child Protection Worker / Senior Field Worker
Division: Service Delivery Regional Remote Communities Position No: 009650,007026 Salary: Specified Calling Level 2, $95,548 – $105,179 pa – PSCA 2019 + Super/ Level 5, $89,047 – $97,994 pa- PSCA 2019 + Super Work Type: Permanent – Full Time Location: Geraldton Closing Date: 2020-09-30 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, community initiatives and regional services reform.

The Opportunity
Senior Child Protection Worker:
The Senior Child Protection Worker works in the areas of child protection, children in care and family support and is responsible for: 

  • Responding to concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of children and applying the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004. 
  • Taking legal action to promote the safety and wellbeing of children where necessary.
  • Undertaking case work activities of a complex nature.
  • Senior Field Worker:
    The Senior Field Worker will work in the areas of Child Protection and Children in care and is responsible for:

  • Providing a professional service to individuals, groups and communities within a service delivery team.
  • Providing appropriate consultation to staff and other service delivery agencies.
  • If required, managing a small local office and ensuring the efficient and effective use of resources, as well as representing the Department within the local community.
  • The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact Kate Sweet, Team Leader on (08) 9965 9500.

    There are currently two permanent position’s available for immediate filling.

    The successful applicant or applicants assessed as suitable through this process may receive further offers of contract employment and/or offers of permanent employment in this or similar roles.

    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 applicant not be identified then this selection process will be used 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 position.

    If you do not hold an approved qualification, please apply for the Senior Field Worker position.

    You cannot be considered for this position unless you have a completed university degree in:

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Psychology or
  • relevant Human Services area.
  • NOTE: If you have a relevant Human Services qualification you will need to supply unit descriptions/summaries for assessment against the Qualifications Framework.

    All overseas qualifications must be assessed for Australian equivalency. Each qualification must be assessed individually, and the assessment must confirm the equivalent Australian qualification level (i.e. equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree). This assessment can be conducted by Overseas Qualification Unit, AEI-NOOSR or AASW, and the outcome evidence provided at the time of applying.

    To find out more information on the qualifications required for this role, visit our .

    Join the Department of Communities
    Apply online by clicking the ‘ Apply for Job ’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only :

  • A current resume/CV
  • A three page written application addressing all the essential selection/role related requirements criteria as stated on the JDF
  • A copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript (plus unit descriptors and/or overseas qualification assessment if applicable)
  • An application form (for hard copy applications only)
  • For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Tayler Carter, A/HR Consultant, on 0432 836 806 or email

    We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:

    TTY/voice calls – 133 677
    Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727
    SMS relay – 0423 677 767

    Equity and Diversity
    The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth.

    If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Tayler Carter. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact on 13 64 64.

    Lodgement is system generated, any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted



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