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
Would you like the opportunity to improve the lives of South Australian
children, young people and families who need it most in a role that is
both challenging yet highly rewarding? Did you know we have current
opportunities where you can apply to become a Child and Youth Worker and make a
world of difference?
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 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.
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.
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 (both
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal), and 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 assist
in assessing their Cultural Connections and 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
About your working arrangements:
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 and also involve working weekends and Public
Holidays. You are strongly encouraged to consider this aspect of the role
and whether it suits your current circumstances before applying.
opportunities to work nights only, 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 our Frequently Asked Questions.
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 Training (SWAT)
- 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
In order to successfully work with DCP, you will be required to:
- Hold a Working
With Children Check
- Undergo a
psychological and medical assessment to ensure your suitability to perform
all the requirements of the role
complete CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
within the first 12 months, paid for by the Department
- Work shift work
which includes nights, weekends and public holidays.
Would you be interested in supporting our aims?
If you are an
Aboriginal person interested in influencing outcomes for Aboriginal children
and young people within our settings, we would encourage you to apply for this
role. If you are still not sure, and need more information, you can
contact one of our Child & Youth Workers. Please email us
at DCPRecruitment@sa.gov.au and we will put you in
touch with an Aboriginal worker that can talk to you openly and honestly about
Please refer to the Frequently Asked
Questions and other information about
this role at the DCP Career Portal. Please refer to the attached Role Description,
including the key selection criteria and special conditions. If you need more
information please contact us via the recruitment inbox at DCPRecruitment@sa.gov.au and
we will ensure that you receive a call back.
About our recruitment process:
recruitment is ongoing and you can apply at any time for this opportunity, as
we undertake regular intakes throughout the year. These intakes vary depending
on organisational needs. If you are recommended and placed on our Employment Pool to
work nights, your application will remain active for 12 months. You could be
contacted at any time during this period and offered an opportunity to commence
employment with us on the night shift roster (which includes initial induction
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'.
- As the system times out after 20
minutes of inactivity, it is recommended that you click 'SAVE AND NEXT' to
ensure that your application is retained. This ensures that you will be able to
resume your application by clicking 'CONTINUE'.