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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.


FACS Fee for Service – Family Workers – Casual (Inverell) – Closing 5.00pm, Monday, 30 September 2019

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 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.

The Family Worker is a Fee for Service brokerage partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, who contract us to provide a range of services to families whom the Department is currently working with.

The Family Worker will be responsible for developing appropriate activities and programs, working with the families to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Department of Communities and Justice.

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

FACS Fee for Service – Family Worker


 

FACS Fee for Service – Youth Mentors – Casual (Inverell) – Closing 5.00pm, Monday, 30 September 2019

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 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.

The Youth Mentor 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 aged between 12 years and 18 year who the Department is currently working with.

The Youth Mentor will be responsible for developing appropriate activities and programs, working with the young person to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Department of Communities and Justice.

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

FACS Fee for Service – Youth Mentor


 

Pathways – Non Placement Support Service (NPSS) Disability Workers (Armidale) – Closing 5.00pm, Friday, 20 September 2019

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.  The successful applicants will need to have a strong commitment to privacy and maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is also mandatory.

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

Job Package_NPSS_Disability Worker_2019


 

Specialist Homelessness Support (SHS) Worker – Permanent Part Time – 28hrs per week (Inverell/Glen Innes) – Closing 5.00pm – Tuesday, 17 September 2019

We are currently looking for a Permanent Part Time SHS Worker for 28 hrs per week to assist with helping 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/Glen Innes areas.  In this position, you 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 being on call.

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


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 Disability workers to assist in the care of young people in our care with disabilities.  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.