Child Safe Lead

  • Job no: 493524
  • Work type: Temporary Full-time
  • Location: Knox Civic Centre
  • Categories: HR, OHS, L&D

About the Opportunity

The Child Safe Lead is a specialist role that will guide and support the organisation and community in relation to the protection and enhancement of the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children and young people.

Your expertise will drive the ongoing development and implementation of Council’s Child Safe Plan, policy and procedures.

Working in partnership across the organisation you will implement the Plan, provide advice, assess incidents and undertake or coordinate reportable conduct investigations, liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including relevant authorities, and write reports.

You will provide education and advocacy to enhance Council’s Child Safe capability and maturity. 

Remuneration for this role will be ($98,781 - $110,786 p.a depending on experience) plus 10% superannuation.

This is a full time, two year contract role primarily based at our Civic Centre, however a range of flexible work options may be considered for the right candidate.

What you will need to thrive

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology/Social Work/Education or similar
  • Substantial knowledge of the Victorian Child Safe Standards, Reportable Conduct Scheme and employer obligations
  • Good knowledge of child welfare/child protection arrangements and relevant legislation
  • Direct experience working with children and/or young people in complex and sometimes challenging circumstances
  • Experience writing and developing policies, reports and guidance materials
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively across all levels and with internal and external stakeholders

Why Us

Making a difference to others and our community is at the heart of everything we do at Knox. We are inspired by empowering our diverse community inside and out to thrive and prosper through our values: ‘Make a difference daily’, ‘Inspire and facilitate success’, ‘Think big act bold, and ‘Do what is right not what is easy’. Our vision and values make us a forward thinking, adaptive and collaborative organisation constantly evolving to match the needs of the community.

Our benefits include a flexible workplace including accrued days off, extensive learning and development opportunities, a focus on wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program and reward and recognition programs.

For further information about this role please contact Kim Oakman on 9298 8779.

Review the full position description now via our Knox City Council Careers Page.

To apply please provide a resume and brief cover letter demonstrating you have what is needed to thrive in this role.

Apply by: 28/07/2021

Position Description

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Knox City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity, inclusion and child safety. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

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