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.

Therapeutic Psychologist – Armidale/Inverell/Glen Innes (12 Month Fixed Term Contract -38hrs per week) 

The Pathways program aims to provide a home environment for Children and Young People, while building positive coping strategies and maintaining links between natural families and community. The Pathways program aims to meet high standards for health, education, vocation and social competencies amongst all children and Young people.

The Therapeutic Psychologist will ensure children and young people have a place to be heard by contributing to the behavioural support plans and using different interactive and counselling approaches with children and young people.

Therapeutic Psychologist – Job Package

 Family Referral Services Worker – Coffs Harbour – (Permanent Part Time – 30hrs per week)

The Mid North Coast Family Referral Service (MNC FRS) is a project of Pathfinders, under the “Keep Them Safe Initiative” of the NSW Government. The Service is primarily concerned with encouraging and facilitating families to access services which will assist them to nurture and protect children.  Services provided by MNC FRS are free, with the purpose of assisting and encouraging access for clients facing financial and other barriers to services.

The Family Referral Worker will be responsible 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.

 FRS Worker MNC – Coffs Harbour Job Package 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

 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 – 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
  • B. Posting a printed copy in an enveloped marked ‘Confidential’ to –
    Human Resources Manager
    PO Box 1052

* 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.