We are currently recruiting for upcoming opportunities in Batemans Bay.
Are you passionate about improving the life chances of children and helping families to live happy and fulfilling lives?
Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?
Being an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances. Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.
We want to improve outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal children and families, so we need more Aboriginal voices, knowledge and experience to do this.
That’s why we need you!
So we can meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in appropriate ways, it’s important to have caseworkers who are Aboriginal people. By becoming an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker, you have the opportunity to:
provide an Aboriginal perspective
advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people in your community
provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families
build strong relationships with partner agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections
use your cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery
A day in the life of an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker
The role of an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker with FACS is varied and complex. While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you’ll carry out on a day to day basis:
Conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
Developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
Working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
Manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
Where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes
We reward you for being incredible
Working with vulnerable children, young people and families can be unpredictable, challenging yet rewarding as well.
FACS Child Protection Caseworkers are incredible people. In return for your commitment, dedication and passion, FACS offer:
A competitive base salary range $70,652 – $97,616 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
Working alongside diverse and dynamic people towards a common goal
Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month
Empowerment to investigate the safety and wellbeing of children, to genuinely improve their life chances
How to apply
You can apply to be an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker at FACS if you:
identify and are recognised as an Aboriginal person
have at least two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families or communities
a valid drivers licence
a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role (to obtain further information on how to apply for a WWCC please click here)
For more information visit our careers page or contact the Child Protection Recruitment Team on (02) 9765 5500 or email CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au
Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
FACS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.
FACS encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.
If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email us at InclusionandDiversity@facs.nsw.gov.au and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.
FACS is also the first NSW government agency to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women.
Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.
Location Illawarra & South Coast
Work Type Full-time
Total Remuneration Package: $70,652 - $97,616 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact Child Protection Recruitment Team - 9765 5500
Closing Date Ongoing
Job Category FACS Caseworker - ATSI
Organisation Department of Family & Community Services