Do you want an opportunity to improve the lives of Queensland children, young people and families who need it most?
Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging, highly rewarding role?
BECOME A CHILD SAFETY OFFICER
This is an exciting time for the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. We are advancing the Stronger Families Changing Futures reforms, focusing on delivering the right services at the right time to better support families, children, young people and women.
Our Talent Acquisition team engage staff for all 52 Child Safety Service Centres across state-wide Queensland. We have a continuous applicant pool which allows for applications at any time of the year and allows you to track your application through our recruitment portal.
If deemed suitable, your details will remain in the CSO talent pool and you will be contacted further by our Talent Acquisition team at the time an opportunity arises. We may request your participation in other recruitment selection processes, (for example online testing or telephone interview) to further determine suitability for employment as a Child Safety Officer.
Child Safety Officers have the opportunity to work anywhere in Queensland as we have Child Safety Service Centres in coastal areas, inland rural towns, and remote communities. Placements outside of our metro areas can provide invaluable exposure to a broad range of casework opportunities, working in smaller communities, gaining a broader experience in cultural awareness and the ability to work directly with indigenous communities.
The skills you acquire as a regional or remote child protection practitioner will help further your future career prospects. If you are not only looking for a career but a life changing experience consider kick starting your career in one of our regional or remotely located Service Centres
WE LOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE
A bachelor level qualification in social work, psychology, human services or behavioural science. Other bachelor degrees are acceptable, so if you have other qualifications, please have a conversation with us
A valid driver's licence
The right to live and work in Australia
You will be relationships-focused, have strong engagement, communication, written and time management skills which compliments your team-player and be committed to great customer service. You will join an organisation committed to creating diverse, inclusive, connected, capable and supportive workplaces.
Visit our Child Protection Careers page to find out more about careers in child protection.
HOW TO APPLY
Apply online with your written response and upload mandatory documents via the Child Safety Officer portal. Refer to the Child Safety Officer Applicant Guide.
Written - Provide your response to these questions on the application form
Q1 What is your understanding of the role of a Child Safety Officer and the responsibility for delivering statutory child protection services? [400-600 words]
Q2 What are your motivations for wanting to be a Child Safety Officer? [50-200 words]
Q3 Considering the responsibilities of a Child Safety Officer, what relevant strengths and skills could you bring to the role? [400-600 words]
Resume and minimum of 2 referees including email addresses.
Certified Official Academic Transcript/s or eQual link
Certified Australian Drivers licence
Certified Passport or another document to confirm your working rights i.e. birth certificate
Additional Documents (Where applicable)
Overseas qualification assessment (Certified) – degrees obtained outside Australia
Proof of name change (Certified) – if your name on your qualification is different to that on your ID
Bluecard - if you have one
IMPORTANT Certified documents - where ‘certified’ documents are requested a licenced Justice of the Peace (JP), member of the Police or Solicitor is required to sight original document/s, and will stamp a copy of the document to confirm it is a true copy of the original. The certified copy is to be scanned and uploaded with your application.