Position Type:

Full Time


Out of Home Care

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 Caseworker to be based in our Armidale Office. 

The successful applicant will undertake casework duties within our OoHC Program which consists of Out of Home Care and Foster Care. The Caseworker will be responsible for achieving the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People placed in the OoHC 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 Pathfinders.

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 will advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support. They will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families, this will include building strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 7.1 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:

  • Cover Letter 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.

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 19th July 2024.

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.

Download Job Package here

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