CSO Careers

Child Safety Officers Helping children and families thrive

It's more than just a job.

Our Child Safety Officers walk beside parents who are experiencing complex issues, helping and encouraging them to raise their children in safe, stable and loving homes.

Children, parents and families are at the centre of everything we do, and we know the services we provide will have a positive impact on their lives and improve their long-term outcomes and wellbeing.

Every family situation is unique. Every day is different. The role is complex, and this is what makes it interesting and worthwhile. Our Child Safety Officers approach each situation with openness, curiosity and heart and are immensely proud of the work they do.

We acknowledge our responsibility to First Nations peoples and continue to work with children, families and communities to improve our cultural capability. We provide culturally responsive services that empower First Nations families to make decisions so their children can grow up connected to identity, kin and country.

Joining our department as a Child Safety Officer is the first step towards a fulfilling and highly rewarding career. We foster an inclusive work environment which celebrates diversity and where our people are treated with respect and empowered to achieve their career aspirations.

You'll work with diverse, knowledgeable and passionate professionals who want to see children flourish. We support your personal and professional growth through ongoing training, mentorship and supervision, and offer secure employment conditions.

As a Child Safety Officer, you'll help children and families thrive. If you aspire to working with vulnerable families so their children are safe and cared for, then a career in child protection is for you.