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Po2 Child Wellbeing Practitioner

Government of South Australia - Murray Bridge, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Department of Human Services
Job reference: 431961
Location: 5253 - MURRAY BRIDGE
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Eligibility: External Vacancy - Open to Everyone

The Child Wellbeing Program (CWP) is a targeted program aimed at assisting Education staff to quickly identify vulnerable children and their families, to engage them in, and with, timely and appropriate support services, resulting in fewer children and families reaching the level of concern that requires a statutory child protection response. Child Wellbeing staff work closely with Education sites, to enhance their ability to engage with families in a setting that is generally perceived by children and families to be accepting and positive. The Child Wellbeing Program has been designed to provide an integral link between Education sites, Child Protection operational services and Department of Human Services, Safer Family Services. Child Wellbeing staff will build and support collaborative systemic responses across pre-statutory child protection systems, across government and non-government service sectors.

The Child Wellbeing Practitioner works to support and engage directly with vulnerable children young people and families at risk, and is accountable to the Team Leader, CWP for: Strengthening communication and understanding between Child Protection, Education, and Health systems for timely and effective service responses to meeting the needs of children and their families; demonstrating effective case practice and case management, providing high quality and effective service delivery to respond to the needs of children and their families in a timely manner and in a supportive diversionary role; promoting and developing partnerships with government and non-government support services, to identify and implement responses to mitigate child protection risk (including domestic and family violence) for vulnerable children and their families; creating opportunities to work in collaboration with other services to effectively link vulnerable children and families to relevant services and identifying risk and assessing the needs of vulnerable children and families, planning and delivering focussed intervention to safeguard children and young people within their families and communities to promote positive outcomes.

Essential Minimum Qualifications: An appropriate degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership or entitles registration with the relevant Association/Board.

Special Conditions: Successful applicant will be required to hold a National Police Certificate (NPC) or satisfactorily complete an Employment Related Screening Check related to the role, prior to being employed and every three years thereafter. Successful applicant is required to complete Responding to Abuse and Neglect training course and the updated online course posted online every three years. Must hold a current Australian issued Driver’s Licence (equivalent to minimum class ‘C’ – South Australian), which must be maintained. Incumbent must be willing and able to drive all government vehicles within their licence classification during the course of their duties. The team will work across the full range of flexible working hours, and some out of hours work is required. Inter and Intra-state travel may be required. This is a part time vacancy, working 37.5 hours per fortnight and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked.

Additional Notes: The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time.

Role Status: Term up to 25/6/2021 (Part-time)

Remuneration: $83,152 - $92,020 (PO2)

Location: Murray Bridge

Enquiries to: Mr Patrick Wedge, 0435 339 217 Email: partrick.wedge@sa.gov.au

Application Instructions:

Please note there has been a change in the DHS screening requirements as of 1 July 2019 which are outlined below.


Consideration for an offer of employment in the South Australian Public Sector is in part dependent upon a National Police Check, also known as a National Police Certificate.

If you are new to the department and are invited to an interview, you will be required to produce a National Police Check, which has been issued within six months of your application for the role. National Police Checks can be applied for via the or through an .

If the role you are applying for also requires an Employment-related Screening Check, you will be required to undergo such assessment as is advised by DHS, including periodic assessment during your employment.

Cover Letter and Resume

You are required to submit a cover letter which should be no longer than 2 pages addressing how your skills, attributes, experience and capabilities align with the role description. You are also required to provide three work referees, preferably being your two most recent line managers and attach your current resume via the online application form. For more information on DHS’s recruitment and selection process please refer to the ‘ ’ page. Please note that for this role you are not required to address Behavioural Questions in the application.

You will only be able to save your progress once all mandatory questions are completed on each respective page. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole application as the system times out after one hour. Please be aware that late applications cannot be accepted.

Please note: Information provided in applications, including user account information is an official record pursuant to the and will be retained in accordance with . As a result, requests for deletion of your application(s) and/or related user account(s) may be declined.

For assistance with any technical issues please contact the BRS helpdesk on 1300 733 056 or

DHS is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Applications close: 14/04/2021 11:30 PM


Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

Government of South Australia

Murray Bridge, SA

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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