Child Protection Practitioner
Professional 1 - Remuneration Package $75,438 - $97,207 (including salary $64,904 - $83,700)
Professional 2 - Remuneration Package $100,067 - $119,681 (including salary $86,204 - $103,377)
Plus a market allowance between $7,061 - $7,410
Several Ongoing and fixed vacancies are available
Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory
- Make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.
- Apply Signs of Safety principles to drive changes in behaviour.
- Grow professionally, with training and career progression opportunities
Apply your professional expertise in social welfare and strength based assessments, enjoy the benefits of living in Nhulunbuy while experiencing the ancient cultures of remote communities within the Arnhem Region.
Territory Families, Housing and Communities works with families, individuals and stakeholders to create stronger communities where children experience safe, healthy and happy childhoods, women and men from all cultural and linguistic backgrounds have equal opportunities, and senior Territorians are appreciated and respected.
The Northern Region team provides support services to vulnerable children and their families across Katherine, Arafura, Nhulunbuy and remote communities. Currently the team has a number of vacancies in the Arnhem office, based in Nhulunbuy.
Child Protection Practitioner (P1): Undertake statutory responsibilities and exercise in accordance with the Care and Protection of Children Act and apply your professional expertise in social welfare to the assessment of individual, family and community issues. Key duties include the development and implementation of family support programs and frameworks such as Signs of Safety.
To be successful, you require an Australian tertiary qualification which gives eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Community Workers Association, or the Australian Psychological Society. Demonstrated experience in conducting strengths based assessments and the ability to develop, implement and monitor case planning processes is essential.
As well as demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, family and community structures, and the ability to communicate and work in a culturally safe manner. Remote travel for up to two weeks at a time may be required, whether by road or light aircraft.
Senior Child Protection Practitioners (P2) in addition Senior Practitioners are required to have significant experience working within a legislative framework, extensive skills and experience in strengths based assessments, case planning processes working within a legislative framework.
The rewards are excellent, you will receive a competitive salary package inclusive of generous market allowance and six weeks annual leave. You will be eligible for Government Employee Housing and remote locality provisions. You will also experience the ancient Aboriginal culture of the Yolngu people and enjoy the uniqueness of living in East Arnhem Land’s vast untouched wilderness and tropical beaches.
For more information please contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or TFHC.NorthernRecruitment@nt.gov.au.
Quote vacancy number: 32327
Closing date: 12/08/2021
Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please click here.
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