Senior Practitioner - Fifo

Government of South Australia

Coober Pedy, SA

Posted 1/14/2020

Child Protection Job reference: 373791 Location: 5723 - COOBER PEDY, - VARIOUS - Job status: Ongoing Eligibility: Open to Everyone Eligibility: External Vacancy - Open to Everyone Status: Ongoing Full time Vacancy Available Location: APY Lands & Coober Pedy Remuneration: AHP2 ($83,152 - $96,329 per annum) The Region The Department for Child Protection is currently seeking a Senior Practitioner to provide high quality support and practice expertise within the Coober Pedy / APY Lands region. The region provides various services to children, young people and their families within South Australia and works to support vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected. The Opportunity This opportunity is FIFO. You will be required to fly on rotational roster, 8 days on and 6 days off, to APY Lands – Umuwa Base and Coober Pedy. In this role you will contribute to the development of technical competence of Social Workers and Consult with Social Workers, Psychologists, Principal Social Workers, Principal Aboriginal Consultants, Aboriginal Family Practitioners and Supervisors regarding professional practice and cultural issues, departmental policies, procedures, legislation and staff development needs. Key components of the role include: The role is accountable to the Supervisor for:

  • Enhancing Social Worker capacity and principles of social work practice by providing support and practice expertise, fostering good working and reporting relationships whilst providing consultation, advice and training to DCP, Government and non-government agencies and workers, including practice development of workers and quality assurance through providing advice on improvements to service delivery
  • Promoting the programs of the department and assisting in the further development of social work knowledge and practice
About You People from a wide range of different backgrounds, with skills and experience in different fields are encouraged to apply. If you have have the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with people both within government, non-government sector and communities as well as knowledge of the Children’s Protection Act, Young Offenders Act and social work / case management theories/methodologies and experience in reviewing cases and providing reports which include status updates and recommendations for improvements and commitment to promoting and creating a safe and inclusive work environment, this could be the job for you. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyse problems, initiate constructive discussion and debate and to assess and differentiate between actual and desirable outcomes, whilst developing workers skills and competencies in applying Social Work / Case Manager Methodologies into practice approach. Benefits
  • Attractive remuneration package, 32% allowance
  • Meal allowance inclusive
  • Flights supplied from Adelaide return
  • Fortnightly roster - Fly out Tuesday and return following Tuesday, eight days on and six days off.
Essential Qualifications:
  • A degree level qualification in Social Work which gives eligibility for full membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • If you have any queries relating to your current qualification, please do contact the enquiry person.
Special Conditions:
  • Require to undertake 4wd training and be confident travel dirt roads/long distances in terrain that is very remote.
  • Required to fly on rotational roster, 8 days on and 6 days off, to APY Lands – Umuwa Base and Coober Pedy.
  • Supervisor and team required to live in shared accommodation.
  • A current remote first aid certificate is essential.
  • Intrastate travel in a small aircraft on a regular basis will be required.
Further Special Conditions can be found on the attached role description. Enquiries: Kara Williamson, Ph: 08 8954 7041, Email: People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who have the appropriate background and skills but do not have the essential qualification, may apply for and be engaged/assigned to the role of Social Worker and will be entitled to apply for any Allied Health Professional roles requiring a qualification in Social Work within the Department for Child Protection (DCP). Application Instructions: Please attach a 1-2 page Cover Letter addressing the key selection criteria of the role and a current Resume prior to clicking 'Submit Application'. It is recommended to allow enough time to complete the whole application as the system times out after one hour of inactivity. For assistance with any technical issues please contact the help desk on 1300 733 056 or Applications close: 25/01/2020 11:00 PM Attachments: - Flexibility Statement The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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