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Child Protection Caseworker - Northern NSW

Department of Communities and Justice - Caseworkers

We are currently recruiting for upcoming opportunities in Grafton, Lismore, Ballina and Tweed Heads.

Are you passionate about helping children reach their full potential? Do you have a degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Welfare or similar?  

Our careers provide extensive development opportunities, attractive benefits and the opportunity to make a difference. If this appeals to you, we encourage you to read more. 

What makes us different?

Part of The Department of Communities and Justice, Community Services is the largest child protection organisation in Australia and offers a number of benefits to their employees: 

  • Salary from $72,418 to $100,056 + super
  • Full time, Ongoing Employment
  • Tailored casework employee induction program
  • Ongoing development and training
  • 35 hour week Monday to Friday
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave 
  • Family friendly flexible work arrangements
  • Employee support and wellbeing
  • Access to a number of diverse and inclusive employee networks
  • Workplace adjustment support

About your new role

As a Child Protection Caseworker, you will develop relationships with children, young people, families, carers and the culture to improve social, emotional, health and educational outcomes for children.

Some of your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Developing safety and wellbeing plans
  • Working with other NSW agencies and networks
  • Implementing effective case plans
  • Manage complex cases and situations

Working on a manageable caseload, your new team will encourage and support you in a positive and professional environment.   

About you

Becoming a Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances. At times confronting, it is important you have the right foundation with a degree in either Social Work, Counselling, Social Science, Community Welfare, Psychology or similar.

How to apply

For information on this role it is important to read the job pack and role description prior to submitting your application.

Click here to view these documents.

Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.

For any recruitment enquiries please email us at CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

DCJ 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.

DCJ 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 advise us of your requirements at the time of booking to an assessment.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.

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