Department for Child Protection

The Department for Child Protection currently have an exciting opportunity to join the Port Lincoln office as a Support Worker!

Role Details

The Port Lincoln office currently have an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Support Worker.

As the Support Worker, you will work in partnership with the Social Workers to maintain and enhance positive relationships between children and their birth families. In this role you will carefully manage requests for assistance by clients and undertake research to prepare appropriate, client centred responses.

You will have the opportunity to act as a link between services and various key stakeholders, both within and outside of DCP, to ensure that the client can achieve the best outcome possible.  You will also contribute to the development and review of access, family care plans and parenting skills impacting on access in liaison with key professionals.

About You

If you have great interpersonal skills and the ability to show empathy and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, including vulnerable families and children to identify their needs, then this role may be perfect for you.

You will also have the opportunity to use your problem solving skills and test out your ability to influence others to identify innovative solutions to often sensitive and complex problems.

About the Business

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) plays a key role in the protection of children, young people and their families within South Australia. The department provides support to vulnerable children and young people to be safe, strong and connected.

The Region

Port Lincoln is situated 647 km from Adelaide and takes approximately 7 hours to drive. Port Lincoln is situated on Boston Bay, one of the largest protected natural harbours in the world three times the size of Sydney Harbour.

The Port Lincoln office is situated on the township foreshore within the metro precinct and employs approximately 20 people. As a member of this team you will work with other professionals to deliver services to Port Lincoln Community. As a member of this team, you will also work with and develop strong partnerships with other internal and external partners, many of which will be located within the community.

Benefits of working with DCP in the Region:

  • an opportunity to collaborate with local government, non-government and community to achieve collective outcomes
  • an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people
  •  strong community culture and multidisciplinary team
  • the opportunity to work across a wide variety of work settings in regional, rural and remote areas
  • access to professional development and support networks that will foster skills and develop leadership
  • flexible work practices

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside the local community and support good outcomes for that community. You can find out more about the benefits of working with DCP in Port Lincoln here

People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and/or those who have a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Service delivery roles within the Department for Child Protection (DCP) may be governed by one (or more) of the Emergency Management Directions, issued under the South Australian Public Health Act 2011. To be employed in such a role that is considered to be in scope, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a TGA approved vaccine and provide proof of vaccination status. Please discuss this with the enquiries person on the vacancy should you have any queries in regards to this matter.

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply’ button to be re-directed to the DCP Career Portal.

Applications close: 16/08/2022 11:00 PM

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