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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.


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Team Leader – Taree – Closing 9.00am, Friday, 27 August 2021

Pathways

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 Pathways SIL program supports young people on the path to independent living. Support packages are developed by caseworkers to meet individual needs of clients so they can confidently navigate life after care.

The Pathways bespoke models offers support to children and young people who require additional therapeutic support or have placement needs that are unable to be supported through foster care or residential care. For example young people or sibling groups who may have low to medium needs but DCJ is unable to locate a carer placement or the young person does not want to leave their school.

Role of the Team Leader

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.

Job Package Team Leader Taree – Full Time

 


Program Manager – Family Connect and Support (Kempsey or Coffs Harbour) – Closing 9.00am, Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Family Connect and Support provides intervention, diversion and capacity building services with focus areas of housing, employment and health.

Within program guidelines, teams deliver both funded and fee-paying offerings to ensure access to the appropriate levels of service and support.  Support is underpinned by a practice framework using strengths-based trauma informed practices to support people in building their own capacity and resources for positive change.

Our teams celebrate and acknowledge diversity working across sectors and collaborating with community including schools, employers, housing, health and social service providers to facilitate strengthened personal, social and cultural connection, and improved health and wellbeing.

The primary purpose of the Program Manager – Family Connect and Support is to coordinate the provision of high quality services to achieve optimum levels of service delivery and client outcomes in line with Practice Framework requirements while ensuring business performance outcomes, standards and compliance requirements are met

The Program Manager – Family Connect and Support will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW and be 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 Program Manager will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

Program Manager – Family Connect and Support Job Package


Communications and Digital Channel Creator – Armidale/Inverell/Coffs Harbour – Closing 9.00am, Monday, 2 August 2021

Pathfinders is an ambitious social care organisation that seeks to support and empower individuals and communities.

The role of the Communications and Digital Channel Creator to ensure that the Organisation can connect with all our stakeholders, communities and friends.

This role can be located in one of our offices based at either Armidale, Inverell or Coffs Harbour.

This role will be given the chance to drive a modern communication function, help develop new strategies and make a real difference by working in an organisation that makes a positive impact in many Australian lives.

Communications and Digital Channel Creator – Full time – 2021


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Direct Care Workers – Tamworth 

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 permanent 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 Direct Care Worker 2020


 

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

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.

PPT Casual Direct Care Worker 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.

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.

Job Package_NPSS_Worker_2021


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.