Safeguarding Officer

East Melbourne

Safeguarding Officer (

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne (CAM) is seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer to foster and continue to drive the implementation of child safety efforts across the northern region of the Archdiocese.

The Safeguarding Unit consists of a small collegial and supportive team led by a Director of Safeguarding. The Safeguarding Officer is required to provide training, policy support and guidance to parishes, agencies and entities within CAM:

a) to support the implementation of policies and procedures to promote the safety and protection of children, young people and people experiencing vulnerability

b) to strengthen compliance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards, the National Principles for Child Safe Organisation's and National Catholic Safeguarding Standards.

Across the Archdiocese, the safety and protection of children, young people and adults experiencing vulnerability is paramount. This role will contribute to strengthening the efforts of clergy, employees and volunteers to meet moral, ethical and statutory obligations and our duty of care in relation to safeguarding children, young people or adults experiencing vulnerability.

The role requires a person with a firm grasp of safeguarding policy implementation and a skillful and engaging training manner.

To be successful in this role we are looking for:

  • a demonstrated commitment and relevant experience in relation to safeguarding children, young people and/or vulnerable adults
  • an in-depth understanding of the Victorian legislative in relation to the protection of children and young people from harm
  • an excellent communicator who is engaging, supportive, trustworthy and highly organised
  • a relevant tertiary degree in social work, social sciences, teaching or other relevant qualification
  • experience in the delivery of training to adults preferred.
  • A valid Working with Children Check and current National Police Check are essential.

If you are a someone who loves to take ownership of your role, has an abundance of initiative, and team work skills and thrives on the challenges involved in cultural transformation, then this may be the perfect role for you.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume here. Please see position description. Any questions can be addressed to Tamara Cugnetto (Senior Safeguarding Officer) 0447128125

It’s important to us to make sure this opportunity is right for you and for us. All applications will be reviewed and assessed upon receipt until the role is filled. We are committed to providing you with an outcome regarding your application within a reasonable timeframe.

The Archdiocese is committed to the safety, wellbeing, and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults.

Application closing date: 16 June, 2023 Contact person Tamara Cugnetto Apply Now