Child Protection Talent Register

  • Full Time/Part Time

Website Department of Communities

About this Job

Living and working in WA’s regional, rural and remote communities can provide a unique and affordable lifestyle where there’s no shortage of adventure. The Department of Communities protects and cares for Western Australian children and young people who are in need and supports families and individuals who are at risk or in crisis.

Are you looking to join the Department of Communities in a key frontline position located in the Kimberley Region? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Our Kimberley region offers the perfect opportunity to grow both personally and professionally, so if you enjoy venturing through the amazing untouched scenery and have passion for learning more about traditional Aboriginal culture, this could be the job for you!

To find out more about living and working in the Kimberley click here.

Some of the positions listed in this Talent Register may be eligible for the Regional Attraction and Retention Incentive (RARI) Scheme. If you are appointed from this Talent Register during the effective RARI timeframe, you may be eligible for payments of up to $13,000 in addition to the below benefits. Click here to find out more.

What is the Talent Register?
The Child Protection Frontline Talent Register is an online portal that allows you to register your interest for full time and part time opportunities that are:

  • Fixed term/secondment up to twelve (12) months, or 
  • Transfer at level for existing permanent public sector employees 
  • Permanent

The register is actively monitored by managers to match applicants to available opportunities. You only need to register your interest once, and your application will remain on our jobs register for current and future opportunities.

The benefit of applying through one of our talent registers is that you can be appointed directly via a streamlined process as opportunities become available.  

About the roles
If you have sound understanding of the issues and trends around alternative care of children and the ability to build strong working relationships within the team, the community and with culturally diverse familieswe want to hear from you! Some of the roles you may be considered for as part of the Talent Register include:

Child Protection Worker (SC Level 1) –  $76,425 – $100,605 per annum
Child Protection Workers work with children, young people and families who are vulnerable or in crisis to ensure children are safe and protected from harm. 

Want to know more about this role? See a day in the life as Child Protection Worker!

Qualification Requirements – Child Protection Worker
Under our Child Protection Workforce Model, priority will be given to qualified applicants in the first instance to maintain a qualified workforce. Should a qualified applicant not be identified then this selection process will be used to fill the vacancy.

If you have a Bachelors degree in Social Work, Psychology or relevant human services area, please apply for the Child Protection Worker position. Refer to our website for information about the qualification requirements.

If you do not hold an approved qualification for the Child Protection Worker, please apply for one of the below positions:

Field Worker (Level 2/4)   $70,432 – $92,057 per annum
The Field Worker role is a modified Child Protection Worker position so those without relevant qualifications can be appointed.

Case Support Officer (Level 2) –  $70,432 – $75,516 per annum
Case Support Officers provide direct support to Child Protection Workers by collectingrecording and analysing client information, and engaging with children, families, government and non-government support agencies.

Family Support Officer (Level 2) – $70,432 – $75,516 per annum
Family Support Officers provide supervision and support to families, children and young people about accessing Department and community resources.

Administrative Assistant (Level 2) – , $70,432 – $75,516 per annum
Administrative Assistants contribute to the effective management of the District Offices by providing a high level of customer service in relation to administrative matters.

Customer Liaison Officer (Level 2) – , $70,432 – $75,516 per annum
Customer Liaison Officers are the first point of contact for members of the community accessing the Child Protection and Family Support services of the Department of Communities.

Parent Visitor (Level 2) –  $70,432 – $75,516 per annum
Parent Visitors are responsible for undertaking home and community visits to provide culturally appropriate support and assistance to Parents and Carers.

Best Beginnings Plus Worker (Level 2/4)  , $70,432 – $92,057 per annum
Best Beginnings Plus Workers provide a personal culturally appropriate parenting skill service to assist in the growth and development of families to facilitate child safety and wellbeing.

What we offer you
We offer a safe and healthy working environment, a range of benefits, including attractive salaries, flexible working arrangements, and learning and development opportunities in exchange for your skills, passion and commitment.

Communities is a nationally recognised Accredited Carer Friendly Employer through the Carers + Employers program. The program defines best practice standards by creating a carer friendly workplace, enabling staff to balance work and care, while continuing to contribute to the wellbeing of individuals, families and the community. 

I’m ready! How do I apply?
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only:

  1. A comprehensive resume/CV. Please include the names and contact details of two [2] referees who can comment on your relevant experience.
  2. A copy of all relevant qualification/s as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable).
  3. If you are applying for the Child Protection Worker role, a copy of your degree certificate and academic transcript (plus unit descriptors and/or overseas qualification assessment if applicable).

You will be asked to select your preferred positions and locations as part of the online application process. Visit our Careers website for tips on how to apply.

For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact the HR Recruitment team via email

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

Integrity and Honesty
The public sector is built on a strong foundation of integrity where employees act ethically, and public sector bodies promote and maintain integrity.

In line with Communities policies, applicants may be asked for consent to undergo criminal record screening and integrity checks during the application process. For more information on these requirements, click here.

Eligibility Requirements 
You must be an Australian citizen, Permanent Resident or hold an appropriate Australian work visa to apply for a role through the register. To be eligible for a fixed term appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the duration of the offer of employment. Migration information for international applicants can be found on the Migration WA website.

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 the HR Recruitment team. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.

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