Investigation Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 28 May 2019

Classification: Professional Officer Class 2
Salary: $83,135 - $95,146
Position No: 01635
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 May 2019
Contact Officer: Janine Fairburn on janine.fairburn@act.gov.au or 02 6205 4390

Details: Early Childhood Policy and Regulation is seeking an experienced Investigation Officer to work with an Investigation team that is responsible for the assessment and investigation of notifications and complaints under the Education and Care Services National Law (ACT) Act 2011 (National Law) and the Children and Young People Act 2008 (CYP Act). Children’s Education and Care Assurance (CECA), is a team within the Early Childhood Policy and Regulation (ECPR) branch of the ACT Education Directorate. CECA is staffed by professionals with experience and qualifications in either or both Children’s Education and Care and/or Government Investigations. ECPR is the ACT Regulatory Authority administering legislation covering approved early childhood education and care services and licensed childcare services in the ACT. ECPR is responsible for issuing approvals for providers, services and certified supervisors and assessing, monitoring and enforcing compliance with the National Law. CECA comprises three teams; Quality Assessment and Rating, Audit and Risk Management and Investigations. The Investigation Officer will assess and investigate notifications and complaints made to CECA pursuant to the National Law and the CYP Act. They will conduct inspections, interview relevant parties, and draft witness statements relevant to investigations. The successful candidate will have well developed interpersonal communication and leadership skills, including the ability to liaise, consult and negotiate with key stakeholders. They will also provide comprehensive and sound reports and recommendations to the Investigations Team Leader and Branch Director. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Certificate or Tertiary qualification in Investigations, a relevant discipline or equivalent experience is required. Knowledge and understanding of the Education and Care Services National Law (ACT) Act 2011, the Children and Young People Act 2008, the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2011 and the ACT Childcare Services Standards is desirable. A current driver’s licence is required. Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
Note: This is a temporary position available for six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months and/or permanency.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit an Application Coversheet, your resume, including contact details for two referees, and response to the Selection Criteria. Applications should be sent to jobs@act.gov.au.

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