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Company:
I work for NSW | NSW Government

Category:
Government

Job Type:
Temp / Contract

Location:
Sydney
Australia

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Child Protection Caseworker - Sydney

Job Reference: 107297257

Child Protection Caseworker
 
We are currently recruiting Child Protection Caseworkers for upcoming opportunities in:


- Western Sydney
- Nepean Blue Mountains
- South Western Sydney


 
Are you passionate about improving the life chances of children and helping families to live happy and fulfilling lives?

Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?

Being a Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances. Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.

A day in the life of a Child Protection Caseworker

The role of a Child Protection Caseworker with DCJ are varied and complex. While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you’ll carry out on a day to day basis:  

• Conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
• Developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
• Working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
• Manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
• Where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes

We reward you for being incredible

Working with vulnerable children, young people and families can be unpredictable, challenging yet rewarding as well.

DCJ Child Protection Caseworkers are incredible people. In return for your commitment, dedication and passion, DCJ offer:

• A competitive base salary range $72,418 – $100,056 plus superannuation and annual leave loading
• Industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
• Promotional opportunities
• Working alongside diverse and dynamic people towards a common goal
• Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month
• Empowerment to investigate the safety and wellbeing of children, to genuinely improve their life chances

How to apply

To be eligible to apply you must have:

• a University level degree qualification as a minimum
• experience working with children, young people and their families
• a valid drivers 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 these locations

More Information

Click here to view the role description.

For more information, visit our careers page or contact the Child Protection Recruitment Team on (02) 9765 5133 or email CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au

Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.
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, LGBTIQ+ 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 call or email us at InclusionandDiversity@facs.nsw.gov.au and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

DCJ is also the first NSW government agency to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women.


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







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