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Child Protection Caseworkers - Western NSW

Department of Communities and Justice - Caseworkers

We are currently recruiting for upcoming opportunities across the Western NSW District: Bathurst, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Condobolin, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Cowra, Dubbo, Mudgee, Nyngan, Orange, Parkes, and Walgett.

Do you have a degree in Social Work, Social Science, Community Welfare or related discipline and experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families? Would you like a career with real development opportunities, attractive benefits and support?

Sound like you? Then apply now!

About your new role

As a Caseworker, you will be responding to reports about a child or young person who may have been harmed or where there are safety concerns.

You will work sensitively and respectfully with parents, family members, the child or young person, and a range of other services, to develop safety plans and undertake risk assessments. A caseworker’s first priority is always the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the child or young person.

Why work for us?

Part of The Department of Communities and Justice, Community Services is the largest child protection organisation in Australia and offers competitive benefits and opportunities:

  • Salary from $74,117 to $102,403 + super
  • Industry leading training with ongoing career development and support
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation

About you

You will be dedicated to working collaboratively with Aboriginal children, families and communities and have a:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in social work, social science, welfare or a related discipline and experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Working with Children clearance number


To submit your application click the Apply Now button.

For any recruitment enquiries please email: CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au using the subject line: Child Protection Caseworkers - Western NSW enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit.

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+ and other diversity groups.

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