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Aboriginal Caseworker, Family Preservation

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
6 Sept 2019
Sydney, Parramatta & Western Suburbs
$76,651-$86474 (package value without Sal Sac.)
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

About the business


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Narang Bir-rong as an Aboriginal Family Preservation Caseworker. The role is permanent full-time (35hrs) and is based at one of our Penrith offices within the Western Sydney area.

Narang Bir-rong was established in 2008 in order to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people from birth to 18 years old requiring foster care placements, restoration support work and family preservation services. 


About the role


This position will report to the Program Manager, Family Preservation to provide a high quality of culturally appropriate and intensive casework services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children 0-18 and their families.  The service aims to prevent family breakdown and to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from entering the Out of Home Care system.


Benefits and perks


We are a small, friendly and close knit team.

Salary Sacrifice is an option depending on your circumstances. 

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



Skills and experience


Essential Criteria

  1. Aboriginality.
  2. Qualifications in Community Services or relevant field.
  3. Knowledge of issues pertaining to the impacts of Stolen Generation and transgenerational trauma.
  4. Knowledge of child protection issues with the capacity to identify when level of risk requires safety planning and statutory child protection intervention.
  5. Knowledge of child development, parenting capacity through a trauma informed practice.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Child Protection Legislation, Practice and requirements within the New South Wales Child Protection System.
  7. Capacity to participate in an on-call roster, providing a 24/7 response to children, young people and families.
  8. Experience in case management.
  9. High level of oral and written communication skills and demonstrated report writing and use of Microsoft office programs including word, excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  10. Experience in working in partnership with Community Services and other services/agencies to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people.
  11. Varied professional and general life experience.
  12. Mature outlook and well-developed communication skills.
  13. Additional info

    For this role you will need to have a National Police Check, a NSW working with children check and current NSW driver's license.

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 enquires to Jody Mathers, Operations Manager via: for any enquires to send your application with your current resume and a covering letter addressing the essential criteria.


Applications for this position will close Friday 13/9/19  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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