Business Support Officer
Department for Child Protection
Job reference: 485969
Location: 5700 – PORT AUGUSTA
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Eligibility: External Vacancy – Open to Everyone
Status: Full Time Term Vacancy Available for 12 months
Location: Port Augusta
Remuneration: ASO2 ($56,145 – $60,396 per annum)

The Department

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 Augusta is 307 km from Adelaide and takes just over 3 hours to drive. The Port Augusta office employs approximately 34 people and is one of (six) offices in the region. As a member of this office you will work with other professionals to deliver services to Port Augusta, Iron Knob, Roxby Downs, Woomera, Andamooka, Quorn, Leigh Creek, Hawker and up to Maree (and everywhere else in-between!).

The Port Augusta office, provides a continuum of child protection functions from first engagement, removal (if necessary), to long term case management of children under the Guardianship of the Chief Executive. This affords staff the opportunity to develop a wide variety of child protection skills and knowledge which may provide career development pathways within this department.

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
a 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 Pt Augusta here

The Opportunity

The DCP Port Augusta office currently has an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Business Support Officer on a full-time term basis for 12 months.

In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative, finance, human resources and information and facilities support to the team.

About You

If you are organised and have the ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines, then this may be the role for you. The successful applicant should also have experience in providing administrative support and be a good communicator that demonstrates attention to detail.

To find out more about this role, including the key selection criteria and special conditions, please click on the attached role description.

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

Service delivery roles within DCP may be governed by one (or more) of the Emergency Management Directions issued by the Commissioner of Police in November 2021. 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 prior to being considered for the role.  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 or to contact the enquiries person, please click the ‘apply’ button to be re-directed to the DCPSA Job Board.

Applications close: 31/05/2022 11:00 PM
Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.