Social Worker - Student Support (Northern Region) - 976331

 
  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Jan 12, 2022
Medicine Flexible - Fixed Term

Job Description:

The Department of Education aims to transform the way Tasmanians access education, training and information services, provide a fresh and exciting approach to lifelong learning and build an education system that inspires and supports all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative and curious thinkers.

Duties

Work in schools as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to provide a social work service which supports students and families. Contribute to capacity building of school communities to improve access, participation and achievement of students.

Period of Appointment

1 February 2022 to 31 January 2023

Hours per fortnight

Up to 76 hours per fortnight

Essential Requirements

A degree in social work from a university, Institute of Technology or College of Advanced Education or an equivalent award from a recognised overseas institution.

The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 requires persons undertaking work in a regulated activity to be registered. A regulated activity is a child related service or activity defined in the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014. This registration must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of this may be checked at any time during employment. • Current Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment).

A person is to provide evidence that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

A person is vaccinated against COVID-19 if the person has received all of the doses of a vaccine for COVID-19, necessary for the person to be issued with a vaccination certificate in respect of COVID-19 by the Australian Immunisation Register, or an equivalent document from a jurisdiction outside of Australia.

A person may be granted an exemption from providing evidence that they are vaccinated against the disease where the person demonstrates –

  1. Medical contraindication

A person is unable to be vaccinated against the disease due to a medical contraindication if they:

  1. provide evidence in a form provided and accepted by the Head of Agency from a medical practitioner (as defined by the Australian Immunisation Register as a medical practitioner who can grant a medical exemption) which certifies that the person has a medical contraindication that prevents them from being vaccinated against the disease.

Or

have a medical exemption, that applies to the vaccinations for the disease, that has been recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register, operated by or on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

2. Exceptional circumstances

Demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Head of Agency.

Desirable Requirements

A current driver's licence.

Eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

Statement of Duties and a reference guide to assist with applying online can be found here:

Statement Of Duties (PDF)

Employment Application Guidelines (PDF)

How to apply

Electronic submission of application is preferred, please click the blue 'Apply Now' button.

Applicants should forward/include:

All applicants are required to supply a valid email address with their application for the purposes of email communication.

The cost associated with obtaining a Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment) is the responsibility of the individual.

Applications should be made via the Apply Now button and submitted online by 11.30pm AEDT on the advertised closing date.

Should you have any difficulties regarding applying for this vacancy online, please contact Department of Education HR Recruitment and Employment phone +61 3 6165 6285.

Applicants needing more information are encouraged to request specific details of the vacancy from the Contact Person.

Name: Lisa Hudson
Title: Senior Social Worker - Student Support (Northern Region)
Phone: 0417 370 548
Email: lisa.hudson@education.tas.gov.au