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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

PLEASE NOTE:  It is a legislative requirement that all staff engaged in employment with Pathfinders and who work with our youth will be added to the Office of Children’s Guardian Residential Care Worker Register.


Casual NPSS Support Worker – Muswellbrook

Positions Available in Muswellbrook

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

Applicants seeking weekend work encourage to apply.

We are currently looking for casual NPSS Workers to work within our Non Placement Support Services and Casework Support Services based in Muswellbrook to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

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.

The NPSS Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The NPSS Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 4.1 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check, Police History Check and current Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo [link removed] and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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 CulturalDiversity

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

Casual Youth Worker 2022


Casual NPSS Support Worker – Coffs Harbour

Positions Available in Coffs Harbour

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

Applicants seeking weekend work encourage to apply.

We are currently looking for casual NPSS Workers to work within our Non Placement Support Services and Casework Support Services based in Coffs Harbour to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

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.

The NPSS Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The NPSS Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 4.1 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check, Police History Check and current Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo [link removed] and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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 CulturalDiversity

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

Job Package_NPSS_Worker_2021


Part Time/Casual Youth Worker OoHC- 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 currently looking for part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo 

to apply for this position. 

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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.

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

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


 Part Time/Casual Youth Worker OoHC- Glen Innes

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 currently looking for part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo 

to apply for this position. 

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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.

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

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


 Full Time Caseworker – Moree

(Full Time – 38 hours per week)

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 a full time Case Workers to be based in our Inverell Office.

The successful applicants will undertake casework duties within our Pathways program which consists of Out of Home Care and Foster Care.  The Case Workers will be responsible for achieving the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People placed in the Pathways Program of Pathfinders, referred by and in partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice; developing, monitoring and reviewing case plans, auditing case notes and files and advising on the appropriate placement of children and young people referred to Pathways.

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 7.3 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”) Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police History Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer

 0436 029 439.

Job Package CW – Full time – 2022


 Casual NPSS SIL Mentor – Armidale

Positions available in Armidale

Pathfinders is a community based organisation providing supported accommodation and homelessness services, family and youth support services, Juvenile Justice and Out of Home Care services across the New England, Mid-North Coast and North West Tablelands of NSW.  Pathfinders’ vision is that all children, young people and their families will have a home where they feel they belong, are free from abuse and neglect, are able to achieve their full potential and are supported by appropriate and timely community services.

Our Non-Placement Support Services Mentor program will provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings Children and Young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement to assist with life skills, education, health and recreational activities.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living is a Fee for Service brokerage partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, who contract us to provide a range of services for children from 16 years of age who the Department is currently working with.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living Mentor will be responsible for implementing appropriate supports and education in living skills and working with the young person to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Semi-Independent Plan.

All staff have a strong commitment to privacy and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is mandatory for staff.

This position is Grade 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent referees.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position. 

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Manager Corporate Services.

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.

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer 0436 029 439.

Non-Placement Support Services – Mentor


 Part Time  Caseworker – Tamworth / Muswellbrook

(Part Time – 30 hours per week)

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 a part time Case Workers to be based in our Tamworth / Muswellbrook Office.

The successful applicants will undertake casework duties within our Pathways program which consists of Out of Home Care and Foster Care.  The Case Workers will be responsible for achieving the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People placed in the Pathways Program of Pathfinders, referred by and in partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice; developing, monitoring and reviewing case plans, auditing case notes and files and advising on the appropriate placement of children and young people referred to Pathways.

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 7.3 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”) Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police History Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer 

0436 029 439

Job Package CW -Part time – 2022 – Tamworth-Muswellbrook


Full Time Caseworker – Inverell

(Full Time – 38 hours per week)

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 a full time Case Workers to be based in our Inverell Office.

The successful applicants will undertake casework duties within our Pathways program which consists of Out of Home Care and Foster Care.  The Case Workers will be responsible for achieving the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People placed in the Pathways Program of Pathfinders, referred by and in partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice; developing, monitoring and reviewing case plans, auditing case notes and files and advising on the appropriate placement of children and young people referred to Pathways.

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 7.3 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”) Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police History Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2022.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer

 0436 029 439.

Job Package CW – Full time – 2022


 Part Time/Casual Youth Worker OoHC- Forster

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 currently looking for part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo 

to apply for this position. 

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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 CulturalDiversity.

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

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


Operations Manager- Resource Management – Fulltime – Armidale or Tamworth 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

We are currently looking for a full time Operations Manager – Resource Management to be based in our New England Region (either Armidale or Tamworth).

The successful applicant will be required to work with the Senior Finance Manager to help coordinate the operational requirements of all Pathfinders resources (Properties, Vehicles and Information Technology & Communications (ITC)) and ensure that they are always fit for purpose whilst ensuring optimum return on investment to Pathfinders.

This position is Level 7.1 to 8.3 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Police History Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

 Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Manager Corporate Services.

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

Operations Manager – Resource Management – Job Package – Sept 2022

 


 NPSS Support Worker – Inverell

Positions Available in Inverell

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

Applicants seeking weekend work encourage to apply.

We are currently looking for casual NPSS Workers to work within our Non Placement Support Services and Casework Support Services based in Inverell to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

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.

The NPSS Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The NPSS Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 4.1 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”)

Position Closes Monday, 5 August 2022 at 5:00pm.

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check, Police History Check and current Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo [link removed] and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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 CulturalDiversity

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

 


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Inverell – Casual

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 currently looking for casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

Casual Youth Worker 2022


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Port Macquarie – PPT/Casual

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 currently looking for part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Coffs Harbour – PPT/Casual

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 currently looking for part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Muswellbrook – Casual

The Pathways residential OoHC Program aims to provide a homelike environment for residents, build positive coping strategies and maintain and develop links between the residents and their birth families and community. The program aims to meet high standards for health, education, vocation and social competencies amongst all residents.

The role of a Direct Care Worker is to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy.

The Direct Care Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Direct Care Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman, Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

Casual Youth Worker 2022


NPSS Support Worker – Inverell

Positions Available in Inverell

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

Applicants seeking Weekend Work are encouraged to apply.

We are currently looking for casual NPSS Workers to work within our Non Placement Support Services and Casework Support Services based in Inverell to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

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.

The NPSS Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The NPSS Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 4.1 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check, Police History Check and current Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo [link removed] and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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 CulturalDiversity

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

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 NPSS SIL Mentor – Casual – Tamworth

Positions available in Tamworth

Pathfinders is a community based organisation providing supported accommodation and homelessness services, family and youth support services, Juvenile Justice and Out of Home Care services across the New England, Mid-North Coast and North West Tablelands of NSW.  Pathfinders’ vision is that all children, young people and their families will have a home where they feel they belong, are free from abuse and neglect, are able to achieve their full potential and are supported by appropriate and timely community services.

Our Non-Placement Support Services Mentor program will provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings Children and Young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement to assist with life skills, education, health and recreational activities.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living is a Fee for Service brokerage partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, who contract us to provide a range of services for children from 16 years of age who the Department is currently working with.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living Mentor will be responsible for implementing appropriate supports and education in living skills and working with the young person to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Semi-Independent Plan.

All staff have a strong commitment to privacy and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is mandatory for staff.

This position is Grade 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent referees.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position. 

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Manager Corporate Services.

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.

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439.

 


 Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Tamworth – Part Time/Casual

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 currently looking for  part time/casual Direct Care Workers to assist in the care of these young people.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in either a residential setting and/or supported independent living (SIL) setting to Children and Young People in care.

The Direct Care Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Direct Care Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Armidale – Part Time/Casual

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 currently looking for part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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.

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439


 Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Taree – Part time/Casual

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 currently looking for  part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the care of these young people.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in either a residential setting and/or supported independent living (SIL) setting to Children and Young People in care.

The Youth Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Direct Care Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

PPT Casual Youth Worker 2022


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 Jasmine Bourke on 0459 099 545 or jasmineb@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 –

* 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.