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Intensive Family Support Caseworker
Waitara Location
  • Waitara Location
  • Maternity Leave Cover (November 2019 to September 2020)
  • Full-time, Max-term Contract (38 hours per week)


About the program


Join our vibrant, faith-based agency providing innovative social care services to 14,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in the Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the Central Coast.


We are seeking an Intensive Family Support Caseworker to join our Family Support Team based at our Waitara Family Centre. This position exists to provide effective, flexible, high quality intensive family support casework services to families who are currently at risk of having their children placed in out of home care.


Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing effective, caring, flexible, high quality Intensive Family Support casework services to children and young people;
  • Maintaining appropriate records and statistics to meet reporting requirements, which will include completing comprehensive case plans;
  • Working effectively within a child protection framework being able to understand, respond and address safety and risk for children and families;
  • Facilitating high quality and innovative group work for young people;
  • Participating in an afterhours 24/7 oncall service;
  • As well as other duties specified in the attached Position Description.

About you


To be considered for this role you will :

  • Have Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g., Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline;
  • Demonstrate experience working and engaging with children, young people and their families;
  • Have experience in child protection work and knowledge of guidelines;
  • Have excellent communication and time management skills;
  • hold a valid working with children check clearance;
  • Have a valid NSW drivers’ licence and own car;
  • As well as other criteria specified in the attached Position Description.

Working with CatholicCare


CatholicCare offers a range of initiatives to actively promote your life/work balance and development of our employees through:

  • Working for a not for profit organisation who strive for a world where people are safe, happy, well and connected with each other in inclusive communities;
  • Great training and learning opportunities to help further your career;
  • An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support;
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits.

To apply


If you are a passionate person who realises the tremendous opportunity that this role offers and want to utilise your skills and passion in a rewarding environment, we want to hear from you!


Please provide a cover letter addressing the role requirements, complete your work history and education information on the application page and submit your resume.  

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 


Please apply by 15 October 2019.


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CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All child related roles are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance is a requirement of this position

No recruitment agencies please


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