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Child Protection Officer - Gosford

Wesley Mission - Gosford, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


About us

Wesley Vocational Institute is part of Wesley Mission a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the role

We are recruiting for a Child Protection Officer located at Gosford (location may be flexible at manager discretion). This position will be responsible for triaging risk of harm and conducting reportable conduct investigations across Wesley Dalmar Out-of-Home Care and Wesley Mission programs.

Key responsibilities will include assisting with and conducting investigations into reportable allegations of child abuse, neglect and misconduct, analysing evidence, risk assessment and preparation of reports on findings and reporting to external stakeholders including the Office of the Children's Guardian.

Essential criteria

  • degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology or related discipline
  • ability to conduct thorough investigations including planning, conducting interviews with children and adults, debriefing and preparing reports
  • ability to work independently, meet deadlines and maintain impartiality across multiple projects
  • current unrestricted driver's licence
  • willingness to travel within the state
  • available to work flexible working hours including some evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to affirm Wesley Mission's vision, mission and values and advocate our Word and deed ministry.
Desirable criteria
  • previous experience in out-of-home care or child protection
  • risk assessment skills in relation to child protection and reportable conduct
  • the impact of trauma, attachment dysfunction and grief and loss on children and young people
  • proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office.

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHADS) Award 2010, Level 6, with fully maintained vehicle and generous salary packaging benefits.

Closing date

Friday 5 March 2021, by 5pm.

Wesley Mission

Gosford, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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