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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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Pathfinders is committed to being a safe environment for children and young people and is a mandatory reporting Organisation.  Pathfinders is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.


Specialist Homelessness Worker – Permanent Part Time – 28 hours per week (Inverell/Glen Innes)

We are currently looking for a permanent part time Specialist Homeless Support Worker to be based in Inverell.

The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a team that help vulnerable people in crisis and those at risk of homelessness to remain in long-term safe accommodation and to break the cycle of homelessness in the Inverell areas.

In this position, the successful applicant 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.

Permanent Part Time – SHS Support worker job packaging Inverell and Glen Innes


Adolescent Support Worker – Permanent Part Time – 24 hours per week (Inverell)

We are currently looking for an Adolescent Support Worker to be based in our Inverell Office.

This position is specifically identified as a male Adolescent Support Worker role as the successful applicant will be working with young males aged between 12-25 years.

The successful applicant will be required to provide practical and emotional support with the aim of empowering them to achieve greater independence, self esteem, coping skills and positive outcomes in their lives.  Assistance can include counselling, advocacy, referral, court support, home and school visits and providing information on issues like drugs and alcohol, sexual health, bullying, anger management and family relationships.

Job Package_IFYSS_ASW (Male) – June 2019


 Pathways – Non Placement Support Service (NPSS) Workers (Inverell and Armidale)

Pathfinders Pathways Non Placement Support Services 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.

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

Job Package_NPSS_Worker_Nov 2018

 


 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


 Specialist Homelessness Service – Casual Support Workers (Inverell/Glen Innes) 

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 Inverell 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.

SHS Support worker job packaging Inverell and Glen Innes

 


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.