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Joint Child Protection Response Program Caseworkers - Multiple Locations

Department of Communities and Justice - Caseworkers

We are currently recruiting for:

  • Albury
  • Blacktown
  • Broken Hill
  • Dubbo
  • Gosford
  • Liverpool
  • Port Macquarie
  • Queanbeyan
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Wollongong

JCPRP Caseworkers assess safety and risk to children and young people within a multi-disciplinary service model. We are seeking experienced child protection Caseworkers with excellent analytical, assessment and communication skills.

To be successful in this role, applicants must demonstrate strong attention to detail, highly developed critical thinking and problem solving, and excellent interpersonal and self-management skills.  

A day in the life of a JCPR Child Protection Caseworker 

While no two days are the same, JCPRP Caseworkers: 

  • Undertake assessments to identify and address safety and risk concerns for children and young people within a multi-disciplinary program
  • Engage in collaborative, child focused practice that acknowledges and respects the culture and context of each child, young person and their carers/family
  • Source timely, accurate and comprehensive information and make evidence based decisions in line with the child/young person’s safety, welfare and wellbeing 
  • Model ethical and curious casework that is responsive to the changing needs of children, young people and families
  • Build relationships within the Program, practice and legislative frameworks to promote meaningful change in families for better outcomes for children/young people and their families
  • Develop and maintain networks and relationships with JCPRP partner agencies and other stakeholders to deliver holistic and coordinated services for children, young people and families
  • Participate and contribute to a culture of continuous learning and professional development to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary
  • Maintain accurate and objective client records for reporting and information sharing
  • Have difficult conversations about and with children, young people, family and key stakeholders to mitigate risks and enhance safety and wellbeing
  • Initiate action in the Children’s Court to ensure safety and wellbeing where required   

How we reward you 

Working with vulnerable children, young people and carers/families within a multi-disciplinary program is never boring, often challenging and always rewarding.

In return for your dedication, experience and professionalism, DCJ offer:

  • A competitive base salary range $72,635 – $100,356 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month
  • Industry leading JCPRP training and ongoing development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work within a unique and highly visible multi-disciplinary program with a collective goal of improving safety and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people 
  • Unequalled insight into the operations and culture of the JCPRP partner agencies 

How to apply 

To be eligible to apply you must have:

  • Frontline experience in statutory child protection services or within statutory investigation services
  • Tertiary qualifications in a Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences Welfare, or related discipline, with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • And/or identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with a strong connection to community
  • Current NSW driver’s 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)
  • The right to live and work in this location

We strongly encourage people from Aboriginal and multicultural backgrounds to apply for these roles.

When applying please attach an up to date resume. As a part of the application you will need to provide a response to the question below. Please ensure all parts of the question are addressed. Applications that have not answered the targeted question will not be reviewed:

Targeted Question: Describe a time when you were required to undertake a safety and risk assessment for a child or young person. What steps did you take to complete this assessment, what were the challenges and what was the outcome? 

More Information

Click here to view the role description.

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

Closing date: we may close the ad at any time dependent on the number of applications we receive. Please submit your application as soon as possible as late applications cannot be accepted once an ad closes. 

We value a diverse and inclusive workplace 

We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

Contact: For any recruitment enquiries please email us at CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au, using the subject line: Joint Child Protection Response Program Caseworker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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