MAXIMUS

Contractors - Child Welfare Assessors (SA)

Job Locations AU-SA-Adelaide
Requisition ID
2017-23706
# of Openings
1
Job Function
Assessor
Job Schedule
Casual

Project/Position Introduction

Overview

Introduction

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)
  • Ideally 3 years of experience autonomously 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
  • 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
  • Completed Safe Environments for Children and Young People training (ie. 'Through Their Eyes') within the past 3 years, or evidence of enrolment in the same
  • Completed Step by Step training by ACWA and is a registered Step by Step assessor

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

 

About MAX

 

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  max.recruit@maxsolutions.com.au before you submit your application.

Responsibilities

We have a current need for 4 new 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.

 

Please NOTE:

  • We are able to accept applications from current DCP employees as long as they are accompanied by written approval from the department for the individual to engage as an independent contractor with our company for the purpose of the assessment types as advertised

 

EEO Statement

MAX Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At MAX we encourage applications from people with culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and people with disability.

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