Salary: Specified Calling Level 3, $111,533 - $122,969 pa - PSCSAA 2021 + Super
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Closing Date: 2022-12-02 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)
The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.
The Team Leader Child Protection will work in the areas of child protection, children in care and family support and is responsible for:
Managing a District Team and responding to concerns regarding the safety and wellbeing of children in applying the provisions of the Children and Community Services Act 2004.
Supervising team members in child protection case work matters and where necessary, oversees case workers in taking intervention action to promote the safety and wellbeing of children.
Supervising team members in providing case work services to identified families and children in the care of the CEO.
Convening and chairing planning forums for children in the care of the CEO.
Undertaking complex case work activities with the Team as required.
Managing Team resources, assigning tasks and ensures equitable distribution of workload within the Team.
Reporting to the District Director on the activities of the team.
Quality assuring the electronic reporting requirements of case workers in the Team.
Contributing to the planning and management of District activities under the direction of the District Director.
Supervising and supporting team members and liaising with other Team Leaders and District/Departmental staff to ensure sound practice standards are maintained.
Ensuring the learning and development requirements of the Team are maintained.
The attached Job Description Form (JDF) provides more information about the position. For further information we encourage you to contact Joanna Hooper, Assistant District Director, on (08) 6414 1294.
There is currently one permanent position available for immediate filling.
Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similar future vacancies (fixed term or permanent) that arise within the next 12 months across the Department of Communities.
You cannot be considered for this position unless you have a completed university degree in:
Bachelor of Social Work
Bachelor of Psychology or
relevant Human Services area.
NOTE: If you have a relevant Human Services qualification you will need to supply unit descriptions/summaries for assessment against the Qualifications Framework.
All overseas qualifications must be assessed for Australian equivalency. Each qualification must be assessed individually, and the assessment must confirm the equivalent Australian qualification level (i.e. equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree). This assessment can be conducted by Overseas Qualification Unit and the outcome evidence provided at the time of applying.
To find out more information on the qualifications required for this role, visit our website .
Join the Department of CommunitiesApply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only:
A current resume/CV
A three (3) page written application addressing all the essential selection/role related requirements criteria as stated on the JDF
A copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript (plus unit descriptors and/or overseas qualification assessment if applicable)
A copy of all qualification/s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable)
An application form (for hard copy applications only)
For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Kim Cleasby, HR Advisor on (08) 0432 835 723 or email HRHUB@communities.wa.gov.au .
We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:
TTY/voice calls - 133 677
Speak & Listen - 1300 555 727
SMS relay - 0423 677 767
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth.
If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Kim Cleasby. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.
Lodgement is system generated. Any emailed applications or late submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted.
- Application Form
- Child Protection Qualification Framework
- Information for Job Applicants
- JDF - Team Leader Child Protection - Specified Calling Level 3.docx
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