Young Carer Project Officer

Carers NSW

Applications Closing: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 23:59
  • Part Time, 30 hrs per week, contract position to November 2019
  • Rewarding and challenging position in a supportive team
  • Based in North Sydney, with travel to regional NSW as a part of the position

This is a varied and rewarding role within our Young Carer Program, specialising in supporting young carers to reach their full potential through awareness raising and outreach activities, information provision, telephone support and referrals to other service providers.

You will be responsible for increasing the capacity of local services by building sustainable relationships and promoting young carer awareness, as well as identifying key referral pathways within the region. In collaboration with schools and other education providers, you will deliver information workshops.

Essential Qualities:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community, Social Work or other relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills including ability to communicate effectively across a variety of communication platforms (website/social media/newsletters etc.) with audiences ranging from young people to families and service providers
  • Demonstrated ability to competently liaise and negotiate with service providers, schools and other institutions.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and good practice
  • Intermediate to Advanced computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and to prioritise workload
  • Able to work independently and with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering innovative activities to children and young people.
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, young carer needs
Category: Community Development, Social Work
Field: Education & Training, Family, Children and Youth, Community
Employment basis: Part-time, Contract
Salary Range: $51,000-$65,000
Job Location: North Sydney
About us

Carers NSW is the peak body for carers in NSW. We are a not-for-profit organisation connecting and empowering carers across NSW and improving their quality of life through activities, programs, training and policy advice. We advocate for carers of all ages and circumstances.

Contact details
Contact Name: Vanessa Szeto
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 292804744
How to apply

The position description, including the essential and desirable selection criteria can be found on the Carers NSW website at

Please Note: Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered

The Annual Salary Package is based on SCHADS Award Level 5 is between $59K – $62K inclusive of superannuation. You will also have access to generous salary sacrificing benefits. To apply, please forward your application to Human Resources at For further information please contact our HR department on: (02) 9280 4744.

Carers NSW recognises the value of diversity in its workplace and acknowledges the contributions that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the organisation.

A criminal record check and Working with Children Check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applications close: Tuesday 28 May 2019

Date posted: 15 May 2019

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