CatholicCare  is an equal opportunity employer who employs staff who are committed and dedicated to people in need, regardless of the difficulties faced by those who access our services.

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation. All staff must comply with our child-safe, child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Family Support Worker

 Join our growing, vibrant, faith based agency providing innovative social care services to 20,000 children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. Our Naremburn Family Centre delivers a range of programs including Family and Youth Support, Counselling, Financial Counselling, Disabilities and Family Dispute Resolution to families, children and individuals on the Northern Beaches.

 We are seeking a Full time Family Support Worker. The role of Family Support Worker will be located at Brookvale Family Centre before being relocated to the Naremburn Family Centre. This role will service clients from both Naremburn and Brookvale Family Centres.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct assessments of families and young people accessing Family and Youth Services
  • Provide professional and informed advice to clients on matters such as budgeting and finance, health and social well-being, legal issues, employment and education and parenting
  • Provide high quality group work as required
  • Appropriately record and keep files in accordance with principles of confidentiality
  • Maintain accurate statistics and meet internal and external reporting
  • Please down load full position description from our website

 The key requirements for this role are:

  •  Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area eg. Community, Social Work, Behavioural Science or related discipline
  •  Demonstrated experience working and engaging with children, young people and their families
  •  Demonstrated experience in effective case management with families
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Client service focus, integrity and a commitment to teamwork
  • Must hold valid Working with Children Check Clearance

 Please download the Position Description and letter of instruction to apply for this role. For enquiries contact Laura Hurstfield on (02) 8968 5100. Applicants who do not follow the specified application process will not be considered.


 Closing Date: 31 October 2014.

pdf2014_10_03_Letter_of Instructions pdf

pdf2014_09_09 Position Description.pdf



Trainee Child Care Worker

Long Day Care Centre

Fulltime – 12 months contract – Starting January 2015

 Located at the Waitara Family Centre, Waitara

  • Gain on the job experience while you study
  • Must be over 18 years of age

 Join our vibrant faith based agency providing innovative social care services to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the Central Coast.

 The Waitara Early Learning and Care Centre provides high quality child care and education to children in a 67 place long day care centre. The service is dedicated to the provision of high quality innovative care and learning experiences.


  • Assist and support the Early Learning and Care Centre team in providing high quality care and education for children aged 0-5 years of age.
  • Undertake training requirements for the Certificate III in Children’s Services.
  • Work effectively as part of a cohesive team.
  • Learn to prepare, implement and evaluate programs; understand WHS and develop your communication skills.
  • Share responsibility for children’s safety and wellbeing, and develop an understanding of how to form good relationships with families.

 The requirements for this role are:

  • Flexibility
  • Must hold a valid Working with Children Check clearance.

 Required qualifications are:

  • Commitment to studying and completing the Certificate III in Children’s Services within 12 months.

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Advisory Council Member (Voluntary Position)

Appointed by the Bishop of Broken Bay Diocese and meeting 8 times per year, the CatholicCare Advisory Council provides strategic advice to the Executive Director and supports the overall work of CatholicCare as an agency of the diocese. We are currently expanding the number of Advisory Council members to introduce new ideas and provide a broader base of experience and corporate expertise

Read more: Advisory Council Member (Voluntary Position)

Waitara Family Day Care


  • Do you enjoy working with young children 0 - 5 years?
  • Work flexible hours from your own home?
  • Would you like to operate a small business?
  • Do you live in the Hornsby area?
  • Would you like to earn an income while still being at home with your own children?

Waitara Family Day Care is currently recruiting interested people to be part of a team of Educators providing high quality child care for children in a home environment. The support of the Family Day Care Coordination Unit ensures that Educators are resourced, trained and up-to-date with current child care practices.

Essential Criteria:

  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Physically fit – Medical required
  • Working with Children Clearance Check
  • National Criminal History Check
  • Willing to undertake Certificate III in Children's Services

Please Contact:

Maree Higginbotham
Waitara Family Centre

Tel. 9488 2402
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The Australian Government provides financial support for this Family Day Care Child Care Service under the Community Support Program

Disability Support Workers

  • Full Time, Part Time and Casual positions available
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options available

Do you have experience in working with young people and/or people living with a disability?  Do you have a passion for enhancing/empowering others’ lives and bringing out the best in people? If you enjoy high levels of involvement with young people and their families then this could be the job for you! 

You will need a hands-on approach and be willing to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends and evenings.  

We are looking for people who have Certificate 3 or 4 in Disabilities (or the willingness to obtain) to join our Disability Services Team.

Apply by contacting your local Family Centre: Brookvale Family Centre or Waitara Family Centre.