CLOSED** Family Worker - The H.O.P.E. Program

CatholicCare - Sydney

Applications Closing: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 09:00

Our person-centred HOPE program, based at Lewisham, has an exciting opportunity to work with vulnerable young mothers and children within the inner west of Sydney. The position of Family Worker will assist “at risk” young women aged 16-25 who are pregnant or have a child under 2 years old. The women and children will be case managed as a “family” by the H.O.P.E. Program, with the key aim of ensuring both mother and child’s needs are met.


This is a part-time (3 day) opportunity until June 2021. Monday is a set working day, and the other two days are flexible. This opportunity includes access to salary packaging.

Category: Social Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $66,000-$80,000
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

CatholicCare Sydney is the official social services agency of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Sydney. We are a leading not-for-profit agency providing care and support to people in Sydney across a wide range of social services: Children and families, relationships, ageing, disability, employment, mental health and youth programs.

Position details

Relevant degree in social work or social sciences related field.

Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Demonstrated experience in case managing young women with complex needs (e.g., homelessness, trauma, domestic violence, experience in out-of-home-care, mental health, or substance abuse issues etc.) and therapeutic case management

  • Strong knowledge of child development, child protection and ability to integrate this knowledge into case management
  • Ability to liaise directly and communicate effectively with clients and other key stakeholders and partners in the field to achieve best outcome for clients
Other Information:

CatholicCare requires the preferred applicant to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check prior to employment and may also require a Working with Children Check.

CatholicCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice for Women. People of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply; people living with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Contact details
Contact Name: Ruth Farrer
Contact Phone: 02 9509 1103
How to apply

How to apply

After reviewing the above selection criteria please email the following:

  • a brief letter addressing the selection criteria, describing how your skills, work experience, qualifications/training and personal attributes match each of the selection criteria; and
  • a brief resume.

(Applications that do not address the selection criteria or provide a resume only may not be considered).

The selection process

CatholicCare may use a range of tools and techniques to assess the suitability and relative merit of applicants including, but not limited to the following:

  • interview
  • assessment activities
  • referee reports.
Date posted: 24 January 2019

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