Out of Home Care Services Caseworker



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 persons life?

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 to apply for this position.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Thursday, 25 May 2023.

Pathfinders is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity

Pathfinders is committed to being a safe environment for children and young people and is a mandatory reporting Organisation.

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

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