Children's Case Worker

Women's Community Shelters

We are seeking an experienced Children’s Case Worker to join our team to work up to 25hrs per week, across 4-5 days a week with flexibility for shifts 1pm-6pm or 10am-3pm.  These hours are open to negotiation and we would also require the worker to be flexible on occasion to fit in with the team and needs of the clients.

The Children’s Case Worker will be expected to create a safe supportive and welcoming environment for children in the shelter and provide case work for families, alongside the primary case worker.  They will work with the other refuge staff to ensure a package of support is provided to the children and their mothers, ensuring sensitivity to cultural needs.

Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns, Family, Children and Youth, Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000
Job Location: Sydney Wide, Greater Blue Mountains
About us

The Haven - Nepean Women’s Shelter is a crisis accommodation service for up to 6 women with or without dependent children, who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence, or other issues.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

Essential criteria:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Community Services or Social Work
  • Demonstrated experience within the community services sector in a case worker capacity, preferably in children’s support
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and impact of family violence and abuse and how best to support survivors, including the impacts of trauma on children
  • An understanding of the health and safety requirements in providing services to children
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to use online case management systems
  • Current first aid certificate or capacity to acquire one before commencement
  • Current NSW Driver’s License
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Check
  • The right to live and work in Australia
Other Information:

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).  

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Lieske Dowd
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9539 6859
How to apply

Please send your CV as well as a covering letter explaining how your experience addresses all of the Essential Criteria to:

Date posted: 29 November 2018

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