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Safeguarding Officer, Support and Training

Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office

The Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office is an agency within the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (Archdiocese) which has been established to facilitate and coordinate the Archdiocese’s fundamental obligation to ensure the proper safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. The Office works to achieve best practice when dealing with child protection, education and training within the Archdiocese’s parishes and agencies.

The Role

Reporting to the Director, Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office, the position of Safeguarding Officer, Support and Training will be responsible for developing, conducting and evaluating best practice safeguarding and child protection training and providing resource information and advice that will proactively support the work of parishes and agencies. This position also has a responsibility to support survivors of abuse, respond compassionately and facilitate the necessary responses and referral links to allow victims of abuse to begin the healing process.

Key Selection Criteria

Candidates are required to address the following key selection criteria:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the teachings, values and ethos of the Catholic Church.
  • Professional and/or Academic background in Social Work, Welfare, or Counselling.
  • Experience in a counselling support role delivering trauma informed services.
  • A Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (TAE) or demonstrated experience of delivering training to adults
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection requirements and mandates under NSW legislation.
  • Proven track record of development and implementation of best practice training programs.
  • Advanced PC skills with strong knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of programs
  • Current Working With Children Check clearance in NSW
  • Professional manner and presentation
  • Well refined communication skills which include the ability to listen well, develop key messages for all levels and stakeholders
  • The ability to write professional documents and reports
  • The ability to operate with discretion and to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build confidence and co-operation

A position description detailing further information about this role is available here or you can Email hr@sydneycatholic.org or call 02 9390 5100. 

All applications, (including Application Letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and Curriculum Vitae), should be addressed in confidence to:

Employment Services Manager
Polding Centre, Level 5
133 Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

or to: hr@sydneycatholic.org

Please note, although developing relationships with agencies forms a component of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s recruitment strategy, on this occasion agency submission will not be accepted.

More Information

  • Organisation Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
  • Location Polding Centre, CBD, Sydney, Australia
  • Contact person David Nethery +61 2 9390 5198
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