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Case Worker Specialist
Northern Beaches/ Central Coast, NSW
Attractive Salary Packaging Options
Supportive team environment
Learning and Development Opportunities
About the role
The focus of the Case Worker Specialist is support to children and young people in emergency and short term placements establish permanency and other qualitative life outcomes.
This is a Permanent Part-time position, 3 days per week (22.8 hours).
Support emergency and short term home based placements for children and young people aged 0-17
Ensure, organize, monitor and review wrap around holistic client supports that meet individual client needs
Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure the timely provision of court mandated documentation
Where deemed appropriate by the court, support birth family to facilitate restoration
Proactively engage in family finding activities and recruitment drives to identify alternative long term permanency pathways when restoration is not possible
Facilitate birth family contact arrangements in line with court directions
Monitor and ensure home based carer environments are safe for children and young people, free from harm
Skills & experience
Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g., social work, social science, welfare, psychology, or child development/education related discipline
Minimum 2 years’ experience supporting children and young people in statutory care, complex child protection and permanency support settings.
Well-developed client relationship building and communication skills
The ability to draft complex documentation is essential to the role
National Criminal History Check
Working with Children’s Check
Current NSW Driver’s Licence
DCJ experience highly regarde
At CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay we make a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve. Our services include NDIS disability services, foster care and out of home care supports, services for seniors, children’s services and a range of Community Services supports.
We are also a child-safe and child-friendly organisation.
We are a safe, respectful, and inclusive employer. We welcome all applicants, regardless of their cultural background, gender, faith or disability. Our organisation will accommodate any reasonable requests to support you to thrive during the recruitment process and beyond.
Culture and Benefits
Please find attached a video about what it means to work at CatholicCare. We also offer:
Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.
A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective/practice supervision opportunities;
Access to training and learning opportunities.
An Employee Assistance Program offering free and confidential counselling and support; as well as
An additional Paid Leave day (CatholicCare Day) to be taken at the end of the year.
How to apply
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