Please disregard the 'Open to Everyone', this position is
only open to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
only pursuant to Section 56 (2) of the Equal Opportunity Act, 1984
Are you passionate about helping to change the lives of
children and young people who need it most?
Keen to support and mentor young people to thrive and participate
in their community?
Have a career that is both challenging and highly rewarding?
Then this is the role for you.
The Department for Child Protection is looking for people
who are keen to make a difference in the lives of our state’s most vulnerable
WE ARE ALSO SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM PERSONS INTERESTED IN
WORKING NIGHT SHIFT ONLY (FULL TIME AND PART TIME)
Supporting our Aboriginal children and families in DCP:
Department for Child Protection (DCP) is committed to
increasing Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander participation in our
workforce through our Aboriginal
Action Plan and our Aboriginal Employment Strategy.
We aim to ensure that Aboriginal children in our care have
the opportunity to have connection, culture, community, spiritual identity and
that we support traditional ownership of the land through respect and
celebration by the people around them and those who care for them.
The Department also recognises the disproportionately high
representation of Aboriginal children and young people in care, and we are
committed to ensuring that we engage workers that can offer cultural
understanding, support and knowledge to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
children and young people in our care.
CONSIDER A CAREER AS A CHILD & YOUTH WORKER
As a Child and Youth Worker, you will be part of a team
contributing to improving the social and living skills of children and young
people in residential care and will assist in their effective transition into
the community and/or reunification/reconnection with their families,
family-based care providers or other suitable care options. You will assess
their individual needs as well as ensuring that appropriate levels of their
safety and supervision is maintained at all times. In this role, you will
ensure children and young people have opportunities to experience education and
opportunities for social, sporting and cultural activities.
- Have a willingness to complete CHC40313 Certificate IV in
Child, Youth and Family Intervention within the first 12 months of your
- Have experience working with children / young people in a
residential care or related setting?
- Hold a current HLTAID012 – Provide Emergency First Aid in an
Education Care Setting Unit of
Competency, or be willing to obtain one prior to an offer of employment?
- Hold a current Australian driver’s licence (P2 or above) and
be willing to regularly drive children and young people?
You must be willing to:
- Undergo a psychological assessment of a kind determined by
the Chief Executive prior to commencing employment.
- Undertake relevant medical and functional assessments to
ensure your safety and suitability to perform the psychical aspects of this
- Gain a Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Related
Employment Screening (Working with Children Check) prior to commencing
employment and during your employment with DCP.
- Participate and successfully complete CHC40313 Certificate
IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention within the first 12 months which
supports and develops your practice in this role.
- Work shift work which includes nights, weekends and public
About our recruitment process:
As we undertake regular intakes throughout the year, our
recruitment is ongoing and you can apply at any time for this opportunity. If
successful in the selection process, you will be recommended and placed in our
Employment Pool for 12 months. Please note that this recommendation is not an
official offer of employment, and you will be contacted if/when a vacancy
becomes available. A key component of this role is to undertake an 8 week
full-time induction program. These induction programs will commence in the
beginning of 2023 and will be offered every 8 weeks. Your
induction/commencement date will be determined by the Residential Care team if/when
you are offered employment. Scheduled
induction dates for 2023 are:
- 13th February
- 17th April
- 19th June
- 21st August
- 23rd October
Note: You are not guaranteed a commencement on any of the
above dates, instead your commencement will be based on business needs.
If you have selected to only work on the night shift roster,
you will still be required to undertake the same selection process as those
working a 24/7 shift roster and complete the required 8 week full-time
induction program. Further information relating to this is included in the Frequently Asked Questions.
What else do I need to know?
Before applying, review all the essential requirements and
special conditions as detailed in the attached Role Description and the Child
and Youth Worker (C&YW) Job Demands Info Sheet. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and other information about this
role at the DCP Career Portal.
Our properties do not close, and the children and young
people in our care require your attention and supervision at all times. Our
shifts rotate and include AM, PM and active Night Shifts. The start and finish
times may vary, however you will be required to work across all three shifts
(unless you have selected night shift only). Shift work also involves working
weekends and Public Holidays. You are strongly encouraged to consider this
aspect of the role and whether it suits your current circumstances.
If you choose to only work nights (on a full time or part
time basis) please indicate this as your preference in the application form.
Further, more specific information on working night shift only is outlined in
Enquiries: Before emailing us, please ensure you have read
the Frequently Asked Questions as this is likely to answer your
query. Should you have any further questions, please email the DCP Recruitment
Team on: DCPRecruitment@sa.gov.au
Should you join our team, you will have access to:
- A great salary and conditions of employment
- Membership to the Department’s State Wide Aboriginal
- You will be assigned an Aboriginal Mentor to help guide and
offer you support
- You will have access to the TAFE Aboriginal
Access Centre to support you during your Certificate IV training
- On the job training support from an experienced mentor
and/or supervisor, including shadow shifts and mentoring during the early
stages of your employment
How to apply:
You will be required to answer the mandatory behavioural questions and attach your cover letter and a current résumé/curriculum vitae prior to clicking 'SUBMIT'.
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