Aboriginal Assessment Officer & Assessment Officer

Department Of Education & Communities

Applications Closing: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 17:00

This position undertakes assessments and provides advice, support and education concerning contacts made to the Child Wellbeing Unit and identifying potential responses by Department of Education and/or other organisations to children or young people at risk of harm.

Category: Administration & Support, Care & Support Work, Community Development, Training & Education
Field: Early Childhood, Education & Training, Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $90,001+
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

We ensure young children get the best start in life by supporting and regulating the early childhood education and care sector. We are the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Aboriginality (For applicants applying for the Aboriginal Assessment Officer Talent Pool)
  • Hold a valid clearance to work with Children (Working with Children Check)
  • Relevant Social Sciences Degree or Equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department’s Aboriginal Education policies

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

Other Information:

Temporary full-time appointment for a period up to 30 June 2020
Clerk Grade 7/8
Position number and location: Talent Pool - Oxford Street, relocating to Parramatta in June/July 2019

Total remuneration package valued to: $116,302 p.a. (salary $94,782 to $104,918 p.a.) including employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Note for Aboriginal Assessment Officer role    
Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent, identify as being Aboriginal and be accepted in the community as such. Applicants who have not previously identified for the purposes of employment with the Department are required to provide a Confirmation of Aboriginality from a recognised incorporated Aboriginal Community organisation endorsed with common seal and a certified statutory declaration as defined in the NSW Department of Education Confirmation of Aboriginality Guidelines 

Position Description: Download position description
How to apply

The NSW Department of Education is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We encourage diverse applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply for roles in the department.

To apply for this role, please submit an application online and attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description. Please develop your responses with this in mind.

Please note that it is a requirement that all candidates submit their applications online. No paper based, email based or late applications will be accepted. 

This is a child-related position. If you are not currently employed in a child-related position in the Department of Education, you will be required to obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) Clearance number as a condition of employment (if you do not already have this). For more information, visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/working-with-children/working-with-children-check. In addition, your employment may be subject to the Department’s National Criminal Records Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Pre-screening questions:
1.    What experience do you have that demonstrates your ability to appraise a complex child protection concern? Describe how you would clearly explain the concerns, negotiate agreed outcomes with mandatory reporters and accurately record these activities? (300 words maximum).
2.    What strategies do you have for working in a team environment where different perspectives and priorities may require negotiation to reach agreed outcomes? (300 words maximum).

To apply online please visit iworkfor.nsw website and refer to the following keyword: 000070ZD or 70ZD

Date posted: 23 May 2019

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