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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.


Non Placement Support Service (NPSS) Workers (Armidale/Inverell) Casual

Do you want to be a part of a Team to make a difference in the life of young people?

 We are currently looking for casual NPSS Workers to work within our Non Placement Support Services Program based in both Armidale and Inverell.

This Program is a fee-for-service brokerage partnership with Community Services and other Non Government Organisations (NGO’s).  Community Services contract Pathfinders to provide a range of services to provide children and young people in Out of Home Care (OoHC) and their families through Individual Client Arrangements.

The program provides supervised contact, supervision in temporary accommodation and mentoring for children and young people aged 0-17 years old.  Support is also provided to carers through transport to appointments, preschool, respite placements and changes of placements. The successful applicants will need to have a strong commitment to privacy and maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is also mandatory.

We are looking for casual NPSS workers to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

Download the Job Package here.

 


Family Referral Worker – NENW Region Tamworth

(Full time – 38 hours a week)

Do you want to be a part of a Team to make a difference in the life of families and young people?

We are currently looking for a Family Referral Worker to be based in our Tamworth Office.

The successful applicant will need to have demonstrated experience to be able to provide a comprehensive referral service which will assist families and young people in accessing service providers in their local area.

The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a team with local community organisations to develop coordinated services and referral pathways to best meet the needs of vulnerable families, their children and young people.  They will also provide telephone advice and information; needs assessment and referral support; outreach and short intervention including case coordination for vulnerable families.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 29 January 2019.

Download the Job Package here.

 


Family Referral Worker – Moree

(Part time – 23.3 hours a week)

Do you want to be a part of a Team to make a difference in the life of families and young people?

We are currently looking for a Family Referral Worker to be based in our Moree Office

The successful applicant will need to have demonstrated experience to be able to provide a comprehensive referral service which will assist families and young people in accessing service providers in their local area.

The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a team with local community organisations to develop coordinated services and referral pathways to best meet the needs of vulnerable families, their children and young people.  They will also provide telephone advice and information; needs assessment and referral support; outreach and short intervention including case coordination for vulnerable families.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 4 February 2019.

Download the Job Package here.

 


Family Referral Worker – Mid North Coast Region

Family Referral Worker

Mid North Coast Region

Bring your experience in working with families and young people. You will provide a comprehensive referral service to enable families & young people to access service providers in their local area.

We offer full Salary Packaging which means more in your take home pay. You will also benefit from ongoing professional development, a supportive working environment and great flexibility

Permanent Part Time position – 30 hours  a week  Coffs Harbour

Permanent Full Time Position – 38 hours a week Kempsey       

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 1 February 2019

Download the Job Package here.


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 Lisa Harvey on 0458 224 810 or lisah@pathfinders.ngo.

Check out our Pathways Foster Care page here


 Pathways – Direct Care Casual Staff  (Inverell and Armidale)

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 initially looking for casual direct care staff to assist in the residential care of these young people.  These positions, when available, may be offered as permanent part time in the near future.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers.

Pathways Out of Home Care Job Package 2018

 


Specialist Homelessness Service – Support Worker (Armidale) 

These positions help vulnerable people when in crisis and those at risk of homelessness, to remain in long-term safe accommodation and to break the cycle of homelessness in the Armidale areas. In these positions workers will be assisting women and children experiencing or at risk of family or domestic violence to be safe and help them find solutions both practical and personal that have arisen as a result of the family and domestic violence.

Applicants must be committed to working all shifts and to being on call.

Armidale – Download the Job Package 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.