Intake Child Protection Officer

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Contract
Salary: $64,349 - $72,913 per annum

The Organisation
An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. 

The Role
A Full Time, 12 month contract for an Intake Child Protection Officer is required for the Intake Team with ACT Together based in Bruce, ACT. 

Reporting to the Intake Manager, the Intake Child Protection Officer will be responsible for ensuring the best care outcomes for children and young people through managing incoming referrals for children and young people requiring out of home care.

This position will be full time Monday - Friday with very occasional pre-planned requirement to cover the after hours service. 

The Candidate
The ideal Intake Child Protection Officer will have:
  • Qualification in Social Work and/or relevant accrued specialist experience in Out Of Home Care-related work
  • Working knowledge of relevant child protection and related legislation including knowledge of the Children and Young Person’s Act, 2008 (ACT)
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with ACT Care and Protection Services and the Department of Family and Community Services and other relevant government and non-government agencies along with demonstrated links with existing relevant networks within the Care field
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, communication and consultation skills enabling successful negotiation, conflict resolution and liaison which includes the ability to credibly represent Barnardos in any forum
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in stressful situations
Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome application from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Salary: (Base & Superannuation) 

$64,349 to $72,913 
base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. 

Additional information
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check

Expressions of interest
To apply hit APPLY NOW as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.
For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354.

Contact: 02 9218 2354
Date Posted: 19/11/2020 01:09 PM

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