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.

Coordinator Family & Relationship Counselling P/T

  • Manage day to day operations within the family & relationship counselling team
  • SCHADS Level 6
  • Part time 30.4 hours per week

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 part time Coordinator Family & Relationship Counselling co-ordinates the delivery of high quality relationship counselling and education for individuals, couples, families with complex needs and groups through supervising and supporting staff, providing statistics and reporting on program status and ensuring effective mechanisms are in place to review the program.  The Coordinator will also provide direct services to families, couples, individuals and groups.

 Based at the Waitara Family Centre reporting to the Family Centre Manager, the Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing and being responsible for direct counselling services according to identified performance targets;
  • Intaking clients, screening suitability for counselling and groupwork, and making appropriate referrals;
  • Implementing theoretical frameworks appropriate for the needs of the clients;
  • Providing appropriate record keeping, statistics and reporting.
  • Managing and providing regular supervision to the Family Relationship Counselling & Education Team
  • Facilitating group work programs
  • Ensuring effective mechanisms are in place to review program performance


 The key requirements for this role include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in the Social Sciences eg, Psychology, Social Work,  Social Science, Welfare, Health, Education or a related discipline;
  • Significant experience in relationship counselling of individuals, couples and families;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in therapeutic frameworks and supporting clients with complex needs;
  • Experience in group work facilitation and identification of group work needs;
  • Experience in case management;
  • Proven ability to supervise and manage staff in an interdisciplinary team;
  • Demonstrated experience /ability to monitor, review initiatives to enhance service delivery outcomes; and identify quality improvement;
  • Ability to plan, write, deliver and evaluate group programs;
  • Knowledge regarding safe practice (eg suicide intervention in domestic violence situations);
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Competent computer skills.

To apply please download the position description and follow the instructions to apply. For further information phone Jay Gleeson on 02 9488 2400.

 Closing Date: 6 March 2017

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Assistant Coordinator Outside School Hours Care


  •          Located on site at Our Lady of Good Counsel School
  •          Permanent position 27.5 hours per week
  •          7.00am-9.00am and 2.30pm– 6.00pm each day

Outside School Hours Care is a career which is both rewarding and fun with the opportunity to work in a creative way with school age children. CatholicCare is an experienced and rapidly growing provider of high quality before and after school care. The Assistant Coordinator role at Forestville is responsible for:

  • Assisting in developing, implementing and evaluating programs for children aged 5 – 12 years in Before School Care and After School Care and Vacation Care
  • Being the Educational Leader and leading programming for the service
  • Stepping up in the role of Authorised Supervisor in the Coordinator’s absence
  • Assisting the Coordinator with administration duties as required
  • Building relationships with children, their families and school executive and staff  
  • Assisting the Coordinator in ensuring adherence to and compliance with relevant law, regulations and the National Quality Framework

To be considered for this role you will:

  • Possess experience in working with school age children
  • Have programming experience and be motivated to build an innovative and creative care environment
  • Understand the National Law & Regulations, and National Quality Framework including ‘My Time Our Place”
  • Demonstrate strong relationship management skills and the ability to build sound networks in the school and community
  • Satisfy requirements to be the Certified Supervisor in the Coordinators absence
  • Possess current Working with Children Clearance, First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis     

To apply for this position please do so by downloading the position description and instructions on how to apply. For further information email Michael Stonehouse at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Michael on 0409 904 683.

 Closing date: Monday 27 February 2017

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Child Care Educator - Certificate III


  • Waitara Early Learning & Care Centre
  • Full time position
  • Must hold Certificate III in Children’s Services

The Waitara Early Learning and Care Centre provides high quality child care and education to children in a 67 place centre. The Child Care Educator will:

  • Plan, programme and evaluate for both individual and groups of children within the context of a play based learning environment
  • Document children’s learning and maintain child records
  • Provide a safe, nurturing and positive learning environment for children
  • Work effectively with colleagues and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Build strong and effective relationships with children and their families

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Previous experience working in Children’s Services
  • High level of understanding and demonstrated experience in regards to the Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Standards
  • Ability to record and document children’s learning that reflects current pedagogical thinking and practices
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build respectful relationships with fellow educators, families, children and other professionals

Required qualifications are:

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services
  • Current First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Current Working with Children Clearance

To apply please download the below position description and instructions and follow the steps. For further information phone Simone Weingartner on (02) 9488 2400.

Closing Date: Friday 24 February 2017

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Waitara Family Day Care Educator


Waitara Family Cay Care is looking for more educators.

  • Are you passionate about providing high quality care in your home?
  • Do you have experience caring for children?
  • Are you interested in owning your own child care business?
  • Do you want flexibility and to work from home?
  • Do you want to work with a dedicated team of professionals?
  • Can you create a safe, nurturing environment that enhances children's learning and development?

Waitara Family Day Care has been operating for over 30 years and we cover the Hornsby local government area and surrounding suburbs. We have a group of highly experienced and qualified staff who can support educators through the registration process and throughout their time with our service.

We are looking for people who have:

  • Certificate III in children’s Services (or working towards)
  • First aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to provide creative learning programmes for children
  • Commitment to providing quality child care
  • Good communication skills and work collaboratively with families
  • willingness to participate in ongoing learning and development
  • Ability with administrative tasks
  • A desire to provide a professional child care service and to be well financially rewarded.


We are looking for educators who live in a wide range of areas including the Hornsby local government area, Hills district and surrounding suburbs.

You can live in your own home or rental premises. We will consider a range of types of homes including houses, duplexes, townhouses, units if the home is suitable and safe.

Educators in a bush fire zone are required to complete a Development Application. We can assist you with this.

Why join Waitara Family Day Care

We provide support and assistance to educators while they are setting up their business and throughout the time they are registered with us. Some of the support services are;

  • Recruitment and selection of educators and support throughout the registration process
  • Training and professional development
  • Access to list of families needing care for their children
  • Assistance to meet regulatory requirements
  • Assistance with administration
  • Assistance in running a business
  • Assistance in an emergency
  • Support visits in the home
  • Phone and email support
  • Access to government fee assistance for eligible families including Child Care Benefit and Rebate
  • Networking with experienced educators and other child care professionals
  • Assistance with safety, health and hygiene needs
  • Playsessions and other children’s events
  • Being part of a well-recognised and respected provider of Family Day Care and other child care services
  • Assistance with acquiring a nationally recognised qualifications
  • Access to interest free loans

How to apply to be a Family Day Care educator

Contact Maree Higginbotham, Family Day Care Coordinator on 9488 2402 or 9488 2400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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