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Position Details
Reference Number 338088
Position Title Child Protection Unit Staff Specialist
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Entity The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
Geographical Location , Westmead
Advertised Award/Classification Staff specialist (state) award
Hours per Week 28.00
Number of FTE 0.70
Purpose of Position

The position of Staff Specialist Child Protection will ensure that;


  • Clinical Services are focused on delivering excellent clinical care to children and supporting their families.
  • Provide a 24 hour consultancy and clinical service for the assessment and treatment of children at risk of harm.
  • Provide clinical and consultative service toward the medical assessment of child sexual assault and physical abuse and neglect cases both in an outside office hours.
  • We are actively building a research component in the Unit and the successful applicant will be expected to play a role in developing research interests pertinent to our work
  • Teaching and supervision of junior medical staff within and outside the Unit.

This position is Permanent Part Time and is classified as an Staff Speicalist Award


SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Indigenous Australians, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements.


This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Commission and Young People Website



Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Selection Criteria Registration to practice in Australia and Fellowship of the FRACP and / or other specialist recognition as provided for in the Salaried Senior Medical Practitioners Award

Demonstrated experience in working within the Child Protection system and a commitment to the principles of the primary well being of the child within a family context.

A minimum of six years experience in paediatric clinical work and availability for after hours on-call service.

Experience and demonstrated ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

Demonstrated research experience and program evaluation.

Demonstrated commitment to medical training and undergraduate teaching

Commitment to participate in peer review, quality improvement programs and change management to ensure clinical excellence.

Demonstrated leadership and organisational skills and commitment to Child Protection that will enable service development within the Hospital and community
This position requires a Working With Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children's Guardian. For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children's Guardian website
Contact Person susan marks
Contact Number 98452434
Contact Email
Closing Date 27/06/2018
Supporting Documents
Position Description click here to view
Application Guide click here to view