Child and Family Caseworker

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Weave - CF Caseworker WCC

Reference No: Weave - CF Caseworker WCC

Weave Youth and Community Services

Applications Closing: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 12:00
Summary of Role:
The Child and Family Caseworker provides intensive wrap around casework, case management, practical assistance, housing support, information and referral, education advice, access to parenting programs and support services to women with children aged 0-12 years residing in the City of Sydney LGA.
Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Full-time, Part-time
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

Weave Women and Children's Centre Child and Family Caseworker

Full time (70 hours per fortnight) or Part time ( 63 hours per fortnight) opportunity pending experience/availability.

  • Work with a dynamic and well respected NGO with over 40 years of experience working within the community

  • Enjoy a culture where your ideas and ways of working are valued and given space to be implemented


Position details

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

Essential Selection Criteria:

Qualifications, experience and mandatory requirements
● Relevant tertiary qualification/s in Social Work, Community Work, Social
Sciences or similar.
● Minimum two years experience in a caseworker role providing support to
women and families with complex trauma histories and support needs.
● Experience in working with Child Protection issues, and knowledge of Child
Protection legislation and tools.
● Knowledge and understanding of relevant referral pathways to health,
education, employment, recreational, cultural, housing, mental health, legal,
drug and alcohol and other support services.
● Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and communities,
and an understanding of the strengths 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.
● Understanding of issues affecting women from CALD backgrounds.
● Understanding of the social justice issues facing women and children residing
in Redfern, Waterloo and surrounding areas in the City of Sydney LGA. 

Understanding and demonstrated experience of working within a trauma
informed and healing centred, strength based, person centred, feminist, and
culturally appropriate framework.

● An ability to understand and manage community dynamics.
● NSW Working with Children Clearance
● Driver’s License.

Skills and attributes
● Highly developed time management and organisational skills demonstrating
attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
● Ability to work independently and use initiative.
● Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
● Strong advocacy skills.
● Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship building skills.
● Ability to work as a team member and with a high degree of autonomy.
● Strong computer and IT literacy skills.
● Common sense and an excellent sense of humour.



Other Information:

Classification for this position is Social Community Home Care and Disability Services Award (SCHCADS) up to Level 4 Paypoint 4.1 – 4.4 depending on qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range: $38.14 – $41.09 per hour plus salary packaging benefits.

How to apply

An up to date resume and a document specifically outlining how you meet each of the Selection Criteria should be emailed to


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description is available on the Weave website:

Date posted: 27 August 2019

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