Careers | The Benevolent Society

Aboriginal Case Worker

Our Family Referral Service (FRS) brings together families, support services, and community resources to prevent a difficult situation from escalating to a crisis requiring a statutory response from the child protection system.

As an Identified Case Worker, you will work to connect with families, link them with the right supports, and enable successful engagement with services. Our Identified Case Worker also plays a key role in strengthening our community relationships, and fostering co-ordination and collaboration among service providers to promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Terms: Full time (identified) 12 month position based in Wyong, NSW.

The Benevolent Society considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement under s14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act NSW 1977.  

Meet the team

We are a team of Social Workers, Early Childhood Professionals, Counsellors and Educators with a supportive Manager, comprehensive Practice Guide and support provided through clinical supervision, practice coaching and peer debriefing. We are committed to high quality work and looking forward to welcoming you to our team.

Your benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements made possible by mobile tools
  • Be set up for success with a buddy & structured orientation
  • ADOs, employee discount program, discounted gym membership & salary packaging!

Your benefits

You will have experience working with children and families within the community services sector and be recognised within the community as a respected, culturally safe person:

  • 3+ years’ experience working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and families within safety and/or well-being context with 1+ year case worker experience
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues & client vulnerabilities, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development
  • Hold a tertiary qualification in Community Services, Social Work or related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Hold a current driver’s licence (pool cars are available for work use)

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Annette D'Adam on 0409 402 167 to discuss the role in more detail.

Internally this role is called an Aboriginal Child & Family Practitioner.

Position Description

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).