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Foster Care - Aboriginal Caseworker

Advertiser: Barnardos3.8 out of 53.8 overall rating (13 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
18 May 2019
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Packaged Value $78,910 – $96,130
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

About the business


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Barnardos, one of Australia's leading not-for-profit organisations, with a number of Aboriginal Caseworker positions available. These roles are permanent full-time (35hrs) and are based at one of our Penrith offices within the Western Sydney area.

Barnardos is one of Australia's leading not for profit organisations. These roles are within the ever expanding Narang Bir-rong program which was established in 2008 and provides Family Support Services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families in the Western Sydney/Nepean Blue Mountains communities as well as Out of Home Care placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people who cannot remain at home due to abuse and/or neglect.


About the role


The role will ensure high quality provision of comprehensive assessment, support and casework service to the children and carers within the Narang Bir-rong program.


Benefits and perks


A supportive team environment and many upcoming opportunities to grow and develop as the service continues to grow. 


Skills and experience


Essential Criteria

  • Aboriginality - this position is identified
  • Qualifications in Community Services or relevant field
  • High level of oral and written communication skills and demonstrated use of Microsoft office programs including word, excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Experience in case management
  • Experience or knowledge in child and family welfare and in foster care or a related area of alternate care for children is desirable, although not essential
  • Experience in working in partnership with Community Services and other services/agencies to ensure positive outcomes for children
  • Knowledge of issues pertaining to the Stolen Generation and transgenerational trauma
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding abuse and neglect of children and the impact of trauma and child protection
  • Mature outlook and highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Current NSW driver's licence and use of a registered passenger vehicle.

Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised in Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

Applicants will be subject to a working with children's check and a national police check which is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work.

Please direct all enquiries to Jody Mathers, Operations Manager via: for any enquiries or to send your application with your current resume and a covering letter addressing the essential criteria. Your application will not be considered without a cover letter addressing the essential criteria points above. 


  • Applications close 15 June 2019 at 5pm.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have experience working with young people with complex needs?

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