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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.


Out of Home Care Case Workers – Full Time and Part Time (Inverell) – Closing 5.00pm, Monday, 6 April 2020

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 Pathways OoHC foster care program attends to the needs of children aged 0-18 years of age.  The basis of this program is assisting authorised foster carers to meet the needs of children young people in all areas of life.

The Case Worker is 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.  Essentially, the caseworker is required to undertake a broad range of tasks in order to ensure the Office of the Children’s Guardian OoHC Standards are met.

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

Job Package CW Inverell – Full time – 2020

Job Package CW Inverell – Part time – 2020


Out of Home Care Case Workers – Full Time and 12 Month Maternity Leave (Armidale) – Closing 5.00pm, Monday, 6 April 2020

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 Pathways OoHC foster care program attends to the needs of children aged 0-18 years of age.  The basis of this program is assisting authorised foster carers to meet the needs of children young people in all areas of life.

The Case Worker is 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.  Essentially, the caseworker is required to undertake a broad range of tasks in order to ensure the Office of the Children’s Guardian OoHC Standards are met.

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

Job Package CW Armidale – Full Time


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Team Leader – (Armidale) – Closing 5.00pm, Monday, 6 April 2020 

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 Team Leader will develop and maintain a team of direct care staff to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in Care. The Team Leader Residential Unit will ensure the provision of a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence.

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

The successful applicant will also be required to work within a roster and to being on call.

Job Package Team Leader Armidale – Full Time


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Assistant Team Leader – 6 Month Term Contract with the possibility of extension (Inverell) – Closing 5.00pm, Monday, 6 April 2020 

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 Assistant Team Leader will also assist in ensuring the provision of a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence.  This Program provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in ages from 12 – 18 years and in need of alternative accommodation.

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

The successful applicant will also be required to work within a roster and to being on call.

Job Package Assistant Team Leader Inverell – Full Time


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Direct Care Workers – Casual (Armidale/Inverell) 

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.

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

Casual Direct Care Worker – Armidale-Inverell – 2020


Non Placement Support Services (NPSS) – Casual Support Workers (Armidale/Inverell)

The Non Placement Support Service (NPSS) 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.  All staff has a strong commitment to privacy and is expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is also mandatory for staff.

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 Jasmine Bourke on 0459 099 545 or jasmineb@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.