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Placement Coordinator (Social Work)

Edith Cowan University - Bunbury, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


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 operational coordinator with excellent relationship management and organisational skills to seek and secure placement opportunities for students, support the placement program, and build strong links between students, the university and the social work profession.

The role is responsible for establishing, supporting and managing partnerships with field placement providers, and supporting our students, to produce placements opportunities that comply with AASW requirements and meet the individual student’s learning needs.

The successful applicant will possess:

  • A tertiary qualification (preferably in Social Work or similar profession) with a minimum of two (2) years appropriate professional experience;
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship management skills with demonstrated achievement in negotiation, conflict resolution and the ability to build strong professional relationships;
  • A functional knowledge of the industry, the external forces that shape it, and opportunities suitable for social work student placement;
  • Strong administrative skills and governance skills, and
  • Contemporary and adaptive computer, system and software skills (A working knowledge of SONIA 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 position attracts remuneration of $82,658 - $89,180 pa (HEW 6 per annum pro rata 80%) 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 v.banham@ecu.edu.au 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 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.