Aboriginal Caseworker

Job Reference No:


Reference No: Campbelltown

Macarthur Family and Youth Services

Applications Closing: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 17:00

Work collaboratively with families in their own home, community centre or in group situations. Support families to achieve their goals in areas such as but not limited to:

  • Using child focused strengths based models in casework to improve outcomes
  • Preventing homelessness and or family breakdown
  • Improve the understanding of challenges that childhood and child development bring for the family
  • Improved parenting skills / strategies
  • Support families in improving their financial management
  • Improved child and young person’s self esteem
  • Support family coping with social pressures
  • Linking families to education, vocation and employment opportunities
  • Alleviation of social isolation and improving community networking
  • Improved household organisation
  • Increased knowledge and management of health issues
  • Support families to improve their communication and confidence in the community
  • Educate families on the range of services they can access and improve their independence
  • Advocate for family members
Category: Social Work
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Family, Children and Youth
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Macarthur, South West Sydney
About us

Macarthur Family & Youth Services has been supporting the families of Macarthur since 1980.

Position details

Qualification in social work, social sciences, related discipline or extensive experience.

Essential Selection Criteria:
  1. Qualification in social work, social sciences, related discipline or extensive experience.
  2. Experience providing casework to children, young people and or families
  3. Demonstrate your understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal families, including homelessness, mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence
  4. Experience in working with families with child protection concerns
  5. Experience in facilitating group with parents or young people
  6. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in developing professional and interagency relationships
  7. Proven ability to maintain accurate and thorough case notes and complete reporting requirements to the highest standard
  8. Competence in use of keyboard and standard PC software including excel
  9. Current full drivers licence and access to a vehicle with comprehensive insurance
  10. 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, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010


The post is subject to a probationary period in accordance with relevant industrial instruments during which your performance will be reviewed. During this probationary period, either party may terminate the contract by giving the appropriate notice.




The 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: Kerin Carpenter
Contact Email: kerin.carpenter@mfys.org.au
Contact Phone: 0246204667
How to apply

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


If you have questions relating to the position please contact Kerin Carpenter on: 02 4620 4667


Please email your application to the Director at: veck.a@mfys.org.au


Applications close 5pm, 11 November 2019


When progressing to interview you will be required to provide three referees including your most recent Manager / Supervisor.

Date posted: 25 October 2019

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