Placement Officer (Social Work) KVX174

Placement Officer (Social Work) KVX174

02 Feb
Edith Cowan University

02 Feb

Edith Cowan University


ECU’s Social Work course seeks to develop students ability to

work within a complex, uncertain and contested social work practice

environment by developing their professional competencies. The Field

Education component is an important element for student development

and an integral part of the Bachelor of Social Work degree.

We are seeking to appoint an appropriately experienced and

qualified placement support officer with excellent organisational,

administrative computer/system skills to assist in supporting our

placement program. Familiarity or proficiency with the “SONIA”

placement system will be highly regarded.

The focus of the role is operational and administrative support

of the placement program, which involves liaison and activities with

students, staff and external agencies. This position will be a “SONIA”

specialist: leading the administration of, and inputs into, the

system, developing the processes and workflows that facilitate and

improve the functionality and levels of support, liaising with

Busines/Software support on technical issues, and guiding others to

use the system proficiently.

As a member of the Field Education Unit, the role may also

assist in establishing, supporting and managing partnerships with

field placement providers, and supporting our students on placement,

to facilitate placements opportunities that comply with AASW

requirements and meet the individual student’s learning needs.

Ideally, we would like the role to work over the week, but we

are very happy to discuss hours and flexibility.

The successful applicant will possess:

- Diploma or

equivalent level of expertise plus subsequent experience

Strong administrative and governance skills, from demonstrated

experience in providing efficient administrative support within a

large organisation,

- A working knowledge of SONIA, or

similar/other placement systems;

- Effective interpersonal skills

and team skills, with the ability to build strong professional

relationships; and

- Familiarity and experience with placement

programs (knowledge of Social Work placements would be advantageous).

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent

with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry

and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This part-time, ongoing positions attract a remuneration of

$73,257 - $81,404 pa (HEW 5 per annum pro rata 40%) plus 17%

university superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as

flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your

personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an

extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial,

health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit

our website Employment Opportunities .


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact A/Prof Vicki

Banham on (08) 6304 5530 or [email protected] for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload a copy of your CV plus a statement (maximum of 2

pages) addressing the five (5) dot points listed above.

Closing Date

Applications close on Thursday 4 February 2021 at 11.30pm (AWST).



ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the

differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in

place to address underrepresentation of specific groups.

Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from

all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are

strongly encouraged to apply.


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