Child Safety Service job range

Child Safety Service job range

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A Great Range of Job Choices in Child Safety Service

Intake

Intake practitioners do most of their work via the telephone or email. It is not a face-to-face service, it is the 'entry point' for the statutory child protection service in Tasmania and staff receive enquiries and reports ('notifications') made during business hours Monday to Friday.

Outside normal working hours, calls to the Intake number are automatically switched through to a limited emergency after hours service for urgent child safety notifications or serious issues affecting children in care only.

Response Services

Response teams receive notifications assessed at Intake as requiring face-to-face follow-up and an investigation. Staff in Response also provide short term protective intervention, which may include application to the Court for legal orders where necessary.

Case Management Services

Where longer-term protective intervention is required, responsibility for planning to meet the best interests of the child is transferred to members of one of the Case Management teams.

Out of Home Care and Adoptions Services

These services provide support to children in need of placement away from their birth family through the recruitment, training and support to carers and collaborative work with the Response and Case Management teams.