Child Protection Liaison Officer
- : Townsville Hospital and Health Service
- : 28-Aug-2020
- : Douglas QLD 4814
About your opportunity
The Child Protection Liaison Officer provides clinical advice, consultancy and education across the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and other government agencies to help ensure the safety and well-being of children.
Key duties include;
- Facilitate liaison, communication, support and information about child protection issues within the Townsville Hospital and Health Service – acute and community sectors. Provide the point of contact/interface for child protection enquiries from the lead statutory child protection agency, the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and other major child protection government and community agencies such as the Queensland Police Service and Education Queensland.
- Support Queensland Health staff in determining whether a matter reaches the threshold for mandatory reporting as per the Child Protection Act 1999 through the provision of relevant and timely advice. Review and contribute to the assessment, response and management of child protection concerns identified by Queensland Health.
- Participate in education, development and training sessions relevant to child protection throughout the Health Service.
- Provide advice, information and support to staff to facilitate and contribute to the effective functioning of all child protection processes as prescribed in relevant policy and legislation. Understand and interpret child protection and health service delivery legislation to health practice context.
- Participate and contribute to multidisciplinary and multi-agency contact and discussion about identified child protection concerns. Actively work to develop relationships with key stakeholders both within and external to Queensland Health. Review and prepare relevant documentation and reports related to information sharing with relevant prescribed entities and child protection service delivery.
- Nursing: Bachelor of Nursing qualification + current registration with AHPRA.
- Social Worker: Possess relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work and must be eligible for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). A current blue card (working with children) is also required.
- Psychologist: Possess relevant tertiary qualifications in Psychology and must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia.
- 'C' class motor vehicle licence.
- Travel to rural facilities is a requirement of this position, this may include overnight stay or travel by light aircraft/sea ferries to rural facilities.
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