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Weave Women and Children's Centre

  • Work with a dynamic, well-respected NGO with over 45 years experience providing place-based support alongside communities
  • Contribute to long-lasting change for clients and the community
  • Join a diverse and passionate team in a flexible and supportive organisation
  • Salary + super + leave loading + generous salary packaging options available. Weave pays above the SCHCADS Award hourly rate.
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Our Women’s Centre services are provided only to women. We consider being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

Located at Weave Women and Children’s Centre in Waterloo. The position is full time (5 days per week/35 hours per week) or 63 hours per fortnight (9 days per fortnight) negotiable.

The Child and Family Caseworker provides intensive wrap around casework/case management support, practical assistance, housing support, information and referral, education advice, access to parenting programs and general support services to women with children residing in the City of Sydney LGA.

For further information regarding the role, please refer to the Position description.


Applications CloseFebruary 2, 2022
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Job CategoryCare & Support Work
Job FieldFamily, Children and Youth
Employment BasisFull Time
LocationInner City Sydney

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Essential Criteria

1. Relevant tertiary qualification/s in Social Work, Community Work, Social Sciences or similar

2. Experience providing support to women and families with complex trauma histories and high support needs is highly regarded

3. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities. An understanding of the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal people and the impacts of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal people residing in Redfern, Waterloo and surrounding areas of the City of Sydney LGA

4. Understanding of the social justice issues facing women and children residing in Redfern, Waterloo and surrounding areas in the City of Sydney LGA

5. Understanding and demonstrated experience of working within a trauma informed, healing-centred, strengths based, feminist and culturally appropriate framework

6. Ability to understand and manage community dynamics

7. NSW Working with Children Clearance

8. NSW Police Check (If we interview you and shortlist you for the role, we will require you to complete a criminal record check. Having a criminal record does not necessarily exclude you from applying for the role.)

9. Driver’s Licence

10.Our Women’s Centre services are provided only to women (and their children). We consider being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

How to Apply

  • Read the Position Description attached and available on our website.
  • Send us your up to date resume and a document responding to each of the selection criteria (listed in the Position description), and outlining how you meet them.
  • Please send these documents to Patricia Vasquez, HR Manager via email:
    Applications close Wednesday, 2 February 2022 at midnight

**Please Note: In order for us to properly assess your application, we require both your resume and the document addressing each of the selection criteria.
If you think you are the right person for this role but you don’t fully meet all of the selection criteria, please contact us to discuss. We realise that sometimes there are factors other than qualifications that can be just as important for a particular role.
Please phone Lauren on 0416 523 422 or 9699 9036 to discuss or for further information about the role

**Due to high numbers of applicants, we will only contact those who have been successful in proceeding to the interview stage

Weave Youth and Community Services

About Weave Youth & Community Services:

Weave is a place based non-government organisation that supports children, young people, women, families and communities who have been impacted by systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. With a 45 year track record, Weave has strong connections, experience and trust across the communities it services and the systems in which it operates, including government, families, local community and local NGOs.

Weave delivers services and programs that range in purpose and intensity from tutoring for children and young people to domestic violence casework and counselling support and advocacy, a driver licensing program, post-release support for people leaving custody, community based support for young people with coexisting AOD and mental health issues, parenting support, creative events, and leadership and advocacy programs.

Weave has a deep commitment to cultural safety and to providing culturally responsive support for Aboriginal people, who represent around 70% of Weave’s client base.

Our work centres authentic relationships and client-led support that celebrates people’s strengths, self-determined success, and improved life outcomes.

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