Contractors - Child Welfare Assessors (SA)

Job Locations AU-SA-Adelaide
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Assessments Australia (a MAX Solutions company) is looking for Psychologists with current General Registration status with AHPRA or Social Workers eligible for full membership with the AASW, or other similarly tertiary qualified professionals. You will need experience completing complex trauma informed Out of Home Care (OoHC) and / or Child Protection (CP) related Assessments to join our team of Assessors performing various Child Welfare Assessments and Reviews. Services will be provided around the Adelaide region.


The opportunity


These roles are as work demands and well suited to work in with your business, other part time work or an addition to your current contracting sevices. Training and accreditation in the assessment tools will be provided. An induction, ongoing professional development and support will also be provided.


About you

  • Qualified Social Workers eligible for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) OR Psychologists with current AHPRA General Registration (NOTE: Candidates with other tertiary level qualifications may be considered but will need to demonstrate at least 5 years of experience as outlined below)
  • SBS 2017 Accreditation mandatory
  • Ideally 3 years of experience conducting complex, trauma informed assessments of children living in OoHC or under CP orders
  • A sound understanding of the various legislation and standards, best practice and current research regarding trauma informed assessments
  • Strong assessment skills (critical thinking, gathering / analysing / synthesising information)
  • Strong face-to-face interviewing skills
  • Strong report writing skills (quality and efficiency)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience in working with indigenous and CALD communities is desirable but not essential
  • Completion of Safe Environments for Children and Young People training i.e. "Through Their Eyes"
  • Understanding of the Child Safety Principles and commitment to child safety and wellbeing, including having an understanding of children's developmental needs and culturally safe practices

For further enquiries, please feel free to call Lisa on 07 3727 1470.


About MAX


We are proud to hold the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice Citation and recognised as a Disability Confident Company.


At MAX, we value diversity – in the backgrounds, ideas, work styles and perspectives of our team. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage people with disability, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, mature aged workers and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.  We adhere to the National Principles for Child Safety and require all team members to be committed to child safety and well-being.  Our induction and training will provide you with these principles, including having an understanding of children's developmental needs and culturally safe practices.


Next steps


Please click "apply" to find out more about the role.

If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process for reasons of equal opportunity, please call a member of our Recruitment Team on 07 3727 1306 or email before you submit your application.


We have a current need for a number of Assessors who are based in the Adelaide metro region and willing to travel up to 2 hours each way, or be based within an approximate 2 hour (drive) radius of Adelaide. 


Training in the assessment tools will be provided.  An induction, ongoing professional development and support will also be provided.




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