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Child safety officer careers

We are continually looking for dynamic, highly motivated and committed people from throughout Australia and overseas to fulfill new and existing positions to enable us to deliver effective child protection services.

We need people with different levels of experience and skills to fill a range of exciting positions.

We encourage you to apply for positions in your local region or to consider a 'tree change' to a new location. In particular, we are searching for people who:

  • live in regional Queensland or would be willing to live in regional Queensland
  • are from Indigenous backgrounds to help us reverse the over-representation of Indigenous children in the child protection system
  • are from diverse ethnic backgrounds to provide a variety of multicultural services within our department
  • are dedicated care professionals or graduates with qualifications in social work, human services or the behavioural sciences.

We provide an online induction program and various specialised training programs for new employees, as well as opportunities for further development through transfers between geographic areas and roles within our department.

Working in a regional or remote community can provide a unique lifestyle and we offer additional remote and regional incentives.

How to apply

You can submit an application to become a child safety officer at any time through the Queensland Government Smart Jobs and Careers website.

Please ensure you read the child safety officer role profile which provides information relating to the role. The CSO Applicant Guide (PDF, 157 KB)CSO Applicant Guide (RTF, 124 KB) provides information on the application requirements and what you can expect from the recruitment and selection process.

When submitting your application electronically through the Smart Jobs and Careers website, please ensure you attach all required documentation.

Further information

For further information about becoming a child safety officer please contact the Child Safety Officer Recruitment Team.

Postal address:

Child Safety Officer Recruitment Team
Human Resources and Ethical Standards
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
GPO Box 806
Brisbane QLD 4001

Freecall: 1800 089 515
Email: recruitmentteamhrb@communities.qld.gov.au