Reportable Conduct Officer

The Reportable Conduct Unit works within the Wandiyali OOHC, Children's Services department. The unit was established to facilitate and coordinate the organisation's obligation to ensure the proper safeguarding of children and young people and other vulnerable people within Out of Home Care. The Reportable Conduct Unit works to achieve best practice when dealing with Child Protection. 

Essential Requirements

Industry related experience in the field of Child Protection or criminal or statutory investigations.
Demonstrated ability to analyse, classify and appropriately respond to information in a timely manner
Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations of complex matters
Demonstrated capacity to undertake risk assessments, develop and implement appropriate risk management plans
A high level of responsibility, commitment to professional, ethical and evidence based practice
Superior communication, liaison and conflict resolution skills
Advanced level of report writing and record keeping
Demonstrated capacity to understand and apply state and federal legislation and industry standards, guidelines and protocols
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Sound time management skills and an ability to work effectively in a high pressure work environment
Experience interviewing children and young people
Ability to operate with discretion and maintain confidentiality


Desirable Requirements

Experience in conducting investigation of reportable conduct within the framework determined by the NSW Ombudsman's Office
High level of skill in demonstrating an understanding of professional conduct and professional boundaries
High level computer skills
Well refined written and verbal communication skills

Tertiary qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Social Science or related discipline 


Please note: 

It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.  Successful applicant(s) will be subject to Working with Children Check and Police Check prior to Employment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to:, stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.


Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in applying for this position and would like assistance with the application package, including cover letter, addressing criteria etc. Please contact Leroy Wilkinson at the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500 or 0428 102 094

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to

Applications Close 5:00pm Monday 19 June 2017

Tamara Jeffress
Corporate Services Officer


Applications Close
Monday 19 June 2017