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Macarthur Family and Youth Services

Applications Closing: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 17:00

Provide child focused outreach family support to families who have dependent children. A holistic approach is to be taken in providing a supportive role when assisting parents in improving their parenting skills and creating a safer environment for their children.

The Family Caseworker will adhere to guidelines and provide quality services to clients through case management and support, case planning and reporting, assessing the strengths and needs of the child and family, including any risks, planning, coordination of a variety of culturally appropriate supported services. To meet the individual child’s needs while monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the services being delivered.

Maintain professional development in relation to identified best practices, understanding and apply reporting requirements including Mandatory Reporting and other legislative requirements. 

A function of the Caseworker is to undertake activities to implement the case plans for client and families including information and advice, support, advocacy, and referrals to relevant agencies or specialist services, and skills development to help the client and family achieve outcomes. 

They will ensure that all reporting and case files (paper based and electronic) are of the highest standard, and data is protected to ensure client’s information is private and confidential.

The Caseworker will deliver services in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and Code of Conduct and in accordance with conditions identified in funding agreements.

Category: Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Macarthur, South West Sydney
About us

Macarthur Family & Youth Services has been providing support to the families of the Macarthur area for over 35 years.

Position details

Qualification in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Welfare or similar

Essential Selection Criteria:

1. Qualification in Social Work, Social Sciences, Community Welfare or similar

2. Experience providing casework to children, young people and or families

3. Sound understanding and relevant experience of the issues affecting families, including homelessness, mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence

4. Experience in working with families with multiple, complex needs including child protection concerns

5. Experience in facilitating group work programs for parents

6. Demonstrated understanding and responsibility in relation to NSW Keep Them Safe

7. Demonstrated understanding of children’s developmental stages and practical parenting skills

8. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in developing professional and interagency relationships

9. Proven ability to maintain accurate and thorough case notes and complete reporting requirements to the highest standard

10. Competence in use of keyboard and standard PC software including excel

11. Current full drivers licence and access to a vehicle with comprehensive insurance

12. NSW Working with Children Check Clearance & Criminal Record Check

Other Information:

Information for Candidates

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Macarthur Family & Youth Services works under the Social, Community, Homecare & Disability Services Award 2010

The post is subject to a probationary period of 6 months during which your performance will be reviewed. During this probationary period, either party may terminate the contract by giving the appropriate notice.



Your main place of work will be at 16 King Street Campbelltown. 

There will be variable sites of work dependent on service delivery needs.

Your application will need to include:

• Your current resume 

• Statement against each of the selection criteria outlined in this Job Description

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Ellyce Stuart
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0246204667
How to apply

To Apply

To receive the information package and selection criteria please contact the administration team on: 02 4620 4667

Please email your application to the Director:

Closing Date for Applications is 5pm 26 March 2018

If successful at interview we will require details of three referees including your current   or most recent manager.

Late applications will not be accepted 

Date posted: 08 March 2018

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