Reports to: Workplace Health & Safety Manager
Location Safe Places is established across Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Bunbury,
Cairns, Ipswich, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba and Townsville).
Staff may request short and long-term transfers to other areas.
Safe Places for Children is a not for profit organisation that provides individualised residential therapeutic
care to children and young people in the ages of 10 and 17 who are unable to be placed in foster families or
group residential homes. Referrals are received through the Department if Child Safety, Youth and Women
(QLD), Department if Child Protection (WA), Family and Child Services NSW and the Department of Health
and Human Services (DHHS VIC)
The Return to Work Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Safe Places team to actively create,
promote and support a culture of safety and comply with WHS legislative requirements.
Salary and conditions
Salary • Full-time, base annual salary on commencement $80,351
Holiday leave • Six (6) weeks leave per year (plus 17.5% leave loading) accrued on a pro rata
Sick leave • Ten (10) days per year for paid personal leave (sick leave), which can also be
used as carer’s leave, accrued on a pro rata basis. A doctor’s certificate may
Training and • Internal reflective supervision and professional development
Visa sponsorship • Opportunity for visa sponsorship
Additional • Provided with a work laptop.
Our vision and values
Our vision is to provide children and young people in care with individualised
therapeutic residential services in Australia.
Safe Places staff help achieve this vision through their patience, genuine care and commitment. Over
time, the team gains the child’s trust, stabilises the placement, gives the child a sense of hope and
direction and achieves outcomes across key areas of the child’s life.
We are guided by five core values from our frontline staff through to the Board of Directors:
Professional – Supportive – Responsive – Passionate – United
Safe Places for Children provides children at risk with intensive support and supervision. Referrals
are received through the government department responsible for the protection of children.
Team members are rostered to provide care from houses located in the community. The team
work to see children transition into suitable longer-term placements which may be delivered by
Safe Places (for example, co-tenanting models, semi-independent models and independent living)
or by others, such as foster care or family reunification.
Key elements of the “Safe Places approach” are as follows.
beneath the behaviour.
Young people in our care
The young people in our care generally range from 10 to 17 years of age. Initially, they may require
one-on-one support due to their anti-social behaviours, which may include, but are not limited to:
Placement models range from one on one support to group residential placements with up to four young
Return to Work Coordinator
How to apply