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 MAKING A POSITIVE
DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE?
Would you like to be paid to receive a formal
qualification and on-the-job training?
We are seeking people who really care, to do a job
that really matters.
our Aboriginal children and families in DCP:
for Child Protection (DCP) is committed to increasing Aboriginal & Torres
Strait Islander participation in our workforce through our Aboriginal Action Plan and our Aboriginal
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.
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
A CAREER AS A CHILD & YOUTH WORKER
As a Child &
Youth Worker, you will ensure children and young people in care have
opportunities to experience education and participate in social, sporting and
You will be part of a
team contributing to:
- improving the social and living skills of children and young people
in residential care
- assisting in the reunification/reconnection with their families,
family-based care providers, or other suitable care options and ultimately, the
effective transition into the community and/or assessing their individual needs
- ensuring appropriate levels of their safety and supervision are maintained
at all times.
return, you will:
- receive a competitive salary, plus
super and relevant shift penalties
- accrue up to 5 weeks annual leave p.a.
- be paid to complete the
nationally accredited qualification, Certificate
IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
- gain membership to the Department’s State
Wide Aboriginal Training (SWAT)
- be assigned an Aboriginal Mentor to help
guide and offer you support
- have access to the TAFE Aboriginal Access Centre to support you during your Certificate IV
- be allocated a mentor and
undertake shadow shifts to build your confidence and develop your skills
- receive ongoing learning
To be a Child & Youth Worker, you will:
- have relevant job or volunteer experience or
transferrable skills from working with vulnerable people in a variety of disciplines
(for example, child care, aged care, community service, SSO in schools, or
- obtain a Working
with Children Check from the Department of Human Services prior to being
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
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 telephone interview, medical and psychological
- undertake an 8-week, full-time induction program
- complete the CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and
Family Intervention qualification within the first 12 months of your
- work shifts which includes nights, weekends and public holidays
who prefer to work night shifts only (full-time or part-time) are welcome to
apply. Please indicate this on your application form.
applications from anyone who holds a valid Australian working visa with a
minimum of 2 years’ full working rights from the time of joining the Employment
Pool. Applicants holding a Student Visa (subclass 500) can only be employed if
they are not subjected to the work restriction of 48 hours per fortnight
effective from 1 July 2023.
We recruit for Child
& Youth Workers throughout the year and those who are successful are placed
into an Employment Pool for 12 months. This is not an offer of employment, but
allows us to offer you a job when a vacancy becomes available.
This is an ongoing
rolling advertisement and you can apply at any time. We generally have four
intakes per year and your application will be considered for the next available
As jobs become
available, we select candidates from our Employment Pool. Those offered a job
will be required to undertake an 8-week,
full-time induction program.
If you have selected
to work only 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 induction program.
information relating to this process is included in our Frequently Asked Questions.
do you need to know?
Our residential care properties
do not close. The children and young people in our
care require your attention and supervision at all times.
rotate and include AM, PM and active night shifts, with varying start and finish times. You will be required to work
across all three shifts (unless you have selected night shift only). Shift
work also includes weekends and public holidays so you are encouraged to
consider this aspect of the role and whether it suits your circumstances.
review all the essential requirements and special conditions in the attached
Role Description, and read the Child & Youth Worker Job Demands Information
Sheet. Please also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and other information
about this role on the DCP Career Portal.
If our Frequently Asked Questions has not answered your query,
email the DCP Recruitment Team on DCPRecruitment@sa.gov.au.
- You are required to answer
mandatory behavioural questions and attach both a cover letter and
a current résumé/curriculum vitae when submitting your application
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