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.

Project Manager, Domestic Violence After Hour Response

  • Brand new exciting role located at Waitara
  • Two Year – Fixed Term Contract
  • SCHADS Level 6

 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.

This two year contract role has evolved through a new, exciting initiative for the Northern Sydney District to provide enhanced support to women and children experiencing domestic violence.  The Project Manager, Domestic After Hours Response role exists to develop and implement an after-hours crisis response service within the 11 local government areas in the district and engage relevant external stakeholders in this process.

 Based at the Waitara Family Centre the responsibilities of this role include:

  • Engaging all district providers in the function of the service provision;
  • Coordinate after hours on call response staffing rota
  • Develop and coordinate external and internal procedures for brokerage of on-call staff
  • Develop and continue to enhance relationships with preferred accommodation providers
  • Coordinate regular quality assurance and service reviews in line with SHS quality assurance
  • Develop and maintain after hours response safety protocols
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external stakeholders

 The key requirements for this role include:

 Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g. social work or related discipline;

  • Demonstrated understanding of domestic violence and working in the field of domestic and family violence including knowledge and familiarity with legal and other aspects of DV and child protection;
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and the ability to drive program results through stakeholder engagement;
  • Detailed knowledge understanding and experience with housing issues, needs of homeless people, effective individual case management, undertaking assessments, developing & reviewing case plans and strength based support;
  • Counselling experience and skills;
  • Knowledge of current Child Protection and other relevant legislation;
  • Availability for some out of business hours shifts;
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of government and non-government organisations;
  • Demonstrated assessment and advocacy skills;
  • Current NSW Driver's Licence;
  • 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 2425

 Closing Date: 31 July 2016

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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