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Employment

Pathfinders recruits and selects appropriately skilled and experienced staff through fair and consistent processes as embodied in NSW Government Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies. While relevant experience, skills and qualifications are highly desirable, Pathfinders encourages all people who are interested in working in one of our Pathfinders programs to apply.

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Foster Care Manager – Permanent Full-time

This position is responsible for delivering a quality, flexible, accountable Foster Care/kinship care service across New England and North West region. The Foster Care Manager will be responsible for leading a team of caseworkers and ensuring and promoting program sustainability over the short-, medium- and long-term to ensure all Pathfinders Foster Care children and young people receive appropriate and quality care.

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Aplications close COB Friday 20 October 2017

 

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Human Resources Manager – Permanent Full-time

This position is responsible for providing accurate and timely HR advice, support and consultancy services to approximately 200 staff of Pathfinders. This is a generalist HR role which focuses providing HR support and advice to the managers, team leaders, supervisors and staff working in the various programs offered by Pathfinders in various locations.

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Applications close COB Friday 20 October 2017

 

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Support Worker (Specialist Homelessness Services)– Permanent Part-time and Casual (Inverell)

This position is responsible for helping people to break the cycle of homelessness as well as focusing on those at risk of homelessness that can be supported to remain in long-term, safe accommodation.

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Applications close COB Friday 20 October 2017

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Pathways Out-of-Home Care Direct Care Staff – Casual (Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tamworth, Far North Coast and Mid North Coast)

Pathfinders Pathways Out-of-Home care program provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in ages from 12 – 18 years and in need of alternative accommodation due to being unable to live with their parents or foster carers. We are looking for casual direct care staff to assist in the residential care of these young people in our Armidale and Inverell premises. You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers.

Pathways is always looking for new workers who are suitably experienced and qualified candidates for the role. An ongoing recruitment process for Direct Care staff is undertaken by Pathfinders. This position can be applied for at all times, however, the interview process will be initiated when there are sufficient potential candidates and on an as needed basis. Once this threshold is reached, you will be contacted and asked for an interview and if successful, will move on to the training and Induction phase.

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Youth Mentor – Permanent Casual (Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tamworth, Far North Coast and Mid North Coast)

Mentors will provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings children and young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement.

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Foster Care (Inverell, Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes and surrounding areas)

There’s always a need for more foster carers in our region to help the more than 40,000 youth in Out-of-Home Care. If you’re interested in respite, short-term or long-term foster caring, or simply want to learn more about how you can help, contact Kylie Giles on 1800 314 199 or kylieg@pathfinders.ngo.

Check out our Pathways Foster Care page here

 


All applicants must follow these steps to be considered for any position with Pathfinders:

1. Prepare a typed application which includes –

  • A statement against each of the essential and desirable selection criteria for the position, giving examples to demonstrate how you meet them.
  • A current resume detailing your relevant skills and experience.
  • A photocopy of your relevant academic qualifications.
  • The names and phone numbers of two referees (at least one referee should be a recent supervisor, if possible)

2. Please submit your applications by either –

  • A. Emailing applications to hr@pathfinders.ngo
    OR
  • B. Posting a printed copy in an enveloped marked ‘Confidential’ to –
    Human Resources Manager
    Pathfinders
    PO Box 1052
    ARMIDALE NSW 2350

* All applications must be received by close of business on the relevant closing date as stated above (next to each position).

3. Complete a working with children check and a criminal/police check –

It is a legal requirement that all staff provide Pathfinders with a working with children check and a criminal/police check prior to commencing employment.