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Domestic Violence Therapeutic Caseworker
Waitara, Sydney
  • Waitara location
  • Full time hours
  • Fixed term (until 30th June 2021)
  • Access to excellent salary packaging benefits

About the program

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


Domestic and Family Violence is one of Australia’s leading causes of homelessness, and the impacts on children can be far reaching and diminishing. This role will deliver therapeutic child and family support case management, with a focus on the longer term recovery needs of children and women who have been exposed to or have experienced Domestic and Family Violence. This role will work across CatholicCare’s broad supportive accommodation sites, including community outreach, and will contribute towards therapeutic casework delivery programs with the existing Specialist Homelessness Services teams.


Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver therapeutic case management services to clients experiencing Domestic and Family Violence;
  • Integrate and support the wider SHS teams to deliver therapeutic service delivery across a spectrum of services with a strong reputation for excellence;
  • Undertake risk assessments and safety planning for women experiencing domestic violence;
  • Provide child focused lens on support and interventions;
  • As well as other duties specified in the attached Position Description.


About you

To be considered for this role you will:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g. social work or related discipline or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated understanding of domestic/family violence and working in the field of domestic/family violence including knowledge and familiarity with legal and other aspects of DV and child protection;
  • Hold a valid working with children check clearance;
  • Hold a current NSW driver’s licence;
  • Availability for out of business hours shifts;
  • 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 the 4th of September 


Apply Now!

We are currently interviewing for this role. Late applications may be considered. 


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.


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