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Assessment Officers - Screening Unit

The Screening Unit provides screening services for:

  • organisations and people who want to work with children, people with disability and people in aged care
  • general employment probity.

Screening checks help identify people who pose a risk to children or other vulnerable people. Screening is monitored and uses the latest information to identify any changes that affect the clearance status of a person.

Necessary qualifications and skills to become an Assessment Officer

The Screening Unit is recruiting for Assessment Officers and Senior Assessment Officers. To apply, you must have qualifications and/or experience in areas such as:

  • child protection
  • psychology
  • justice
  • corrective services
  • law
  • social work.

You must be skilled in:

  • managing interactions with difficult people
  • writing objective, clear and succinct reports/documents
  • managing unconscious bias
  • being self-aware and knowing when to de-brief and/or seek assistance.

Successful applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete a Background Screening and National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) prior to being employed and every three years thereafter.

Desirable qualifications

It is helpful, but not necessary, to have qualifications in areas such as:

  • social science
  • psychology
  • justice
  • criminology
  • law
  • social work
  • an accredited course assessing interview techniques.

2018 intake of new employees

The Screening Unit will contact applicants to ask if they want to continue with the recruitment process.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a half-day Assessment Centre followed by a further testing and an interview. If successful, they may join an employment pool.

The pool will operate for a period of up to 12 months and recommended applicants will be eligible for employment opportunities for temporary/term vacancies.

For more information on working in the  Screening Unit, email ScreeningRecruitment@sa.gov.au

Application Instructions

  • We do not need a cover letter.
  • You are required to answer four mandatory behavioural questions and attach your current résumé via the online application form.
  • You are not required to address the role description criteria.
  • For more information on how to answer a behavioural question, and the recruitment and selection process, refer to ‘How to Apply’.

When you apply:

  • You will only be able to save your progress when all mandatory questions are completed.
  • We recommend you allow enough time to complete the whole of your application.
  • The system will time out after one hour (on each page).

Assessment Officer (ASO4)

Assessment Officer (ASO4) Vacancy Status: CLOSED

The Assessment Officer is a role within the Screening Unit and is accountable to the Team Leader - Assessment for:

  • assisting with decision-making on a person's suitability to work with children and vulnerable people
  • conducting relevant history assessments on child protection, criminal history information and screening in accordance with low-risk assessment procedures
  • preparing and writing assessment briefings in regard to criminal offending
  • providing a high-quality effective administrative assessment support service to achieve the Screening Unit objectives, and
  • developing and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Senior Assessment Officer (ASO5)

Senior Assessment Officer (ASO5) Vacancy Status: CLOSED

The Senior Assessment Officer is a role within the Screening Unit and is accountable to the Team Leader - Assessment for:

  • assisting with decision-making on a person's suitability to work with children and vulnerable people by conducting relevant history assessments and screening in accordance with medium/high risk procedures
  • conducting interviews, preparing and writing assessment briefings regarding medium/high risk relevant history assessments, and screening
  • developing and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Notes

Role Status: Term up to 12 months.

Screening: Successful applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete a Background Screening and National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) prior to being employed and every three years thereafter.

Current Salary Range:
$67,635 - $70,762 (ASO4 Assessment Officer)
$75,430 - $84,497 (ASO5 Senior Assessment Officer)

Location: Adelaide CBD

Enquiries: Phone Ms Erin LeCornu on 8124 4025 or email DHSScreeningRecruitment@sa.gov.au

Technical problems: Phone the BRS helpdesk on 1300 733 056 or email helpdesk@bigredsky.com

DHS is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and supports flexible ways of working.

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URL:
https://dhs.sa.gov.au/about-us/careers/recruitment-programs/assessment-officers-screening-unit
Last Updated:
05 Jul 2018
Printed on:
20 Oct 2018
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