Jobs

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.

Intensive Family Support Worker

Fixed Term -  7 month contract

 This is a 7 month full time maternity cover based in Northern Sydney with a focus on child protection and family intervention. The Intensive Family Support Worker role seeks to minimise risk of harm and prevent children and young people from being placed in out of home care by working intensively with children, young people and families to support families to make the changes needed to address identified risk issues.  You will be required to work effectively in a high pressure environment to support the development of parenting capacity and implementation of change in families referred from Community Services.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication both verbal and written
  • Prior experience providing high quality, child centred and outcome focused case management services to high needs families.

  • Ability to participate actively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to promote learning and support the delivery of high quality interventions with families.

  • Capacity to draw on a range of theoretical approaches to support the development of parenting skills and capacity.

  • Preparedness to work in a transparent and strength-based way with families to build rapport and promote changes.

  • Participate in an on call roster in order to be available to support families 24/7 (one week out of every 3 weeks).

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 a valid Working with Children Check Clearance

  • Must hold a current NSW Driver’s Licence.

To apply please send your resume along with a covering letter which outlines your experience relevant to the above key requirements to Angela Croney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (02) 9488 2400 for a confidential discussion.

 

Closing Date: 24 September 2014

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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.

 Responsibilities:

  • 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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Support Worker/Child Care Worker (Cert III)

 

Fixed Term till 31 December 2014 with possible extension

  •          Attractive salary packaging that provides above award benefits
  •          Full-time position with monthly RDOs
  •          Waitara location close to railway station. 

 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.

 The role of  Support Worker/Child Care Worker is based in the Early Learning and Care Centre at Waitara and responsibilities include:

  •  Shared responsibility of a child with ongoing high support needs;
  • Assisting the team to prepare, implement and evaluate the program;
  • Developing positive and supportive relationships with children;
  • Supporting  children’s well-being;
  • Establishing and maintaining good relationships with families.

 

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Previous experience working in Children’s Services.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build respectful relationships
  • Must hold a valid Working with Children Check Clearance.

 Required qualifications are:

  • Certificate III in Children’s Services.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.

Closing Date: 19 September 2014

 

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Homeless Young Parent Support Worker

  • Based at the Central Coast Family Centre, Warnervale NSW

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 Central Coast Family Centre delivers a range of programs including Family and Youth Support, Counselling, Disabilities, Staying Home Leaving Violence and Homeless Young Parent Assistance to families, children and individuals on the Central Coast.

The role of Homeless Young Parent Support Worker is responsible for:  

  • High quality case management support and re-housing for homeless young parent families, including those impacted by domestic violence and family breakdown;
  • Intake of potential clients and ongoing review of existing clients
  • Working with external stakeholders including real estate agents/other housing providers, government agencies and  service providers
  • Facilitating high quality group work as required
  • Appropriate record and file keeping  in accordance with principles of confidentiality
  • Maintaining accurate statistics and meeting internal and external reporting requirements
  • Please download 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 or equivalent industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with and engaging vulnerable young adults and their families
  • Demonstrated experience in effective case management with families, including strong assessment and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience working in partnership with external stakeholders, including government and non-government agencies
  • Knowledge of rapid re housing / homelessness services; child protection  and domestic violence issues highly regarded
  • Must hold valid Working with Children Clearance
  • Current, valid, Australian Driver’s Licence and access to a comprehensively insured vehicle

Please download the below Position Description and instructions on how to apply.

For enquiries contact Kim McIntrye on (02) 4356 2600. Closing Date: 19 September 2014.

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Manager Disability Futures

  •          Opportunity to shape new services and build on our person centred vision
  •          Develop, lead and grow a diverse team
  •          Take on the challenges of the evolving NDIS landscape into the future
  •          Drive community partnerships

CatholicCare is a faith based not for profit organisation assisting 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families with social care needs on the Central Coast and in Northern Metropolitan Sydney.  Emerging disability futures will provide innovative and person centred options for existing and new participants and their carers. This new role will lead our future direction within the context of the NDIS.

The Manager Disability Futures will:

  • Transform our business to ensure we support a person centred future
  • Lead, mentor and develop our teams so that they are engaged and included in the transformation process and continue to focus on service excellence
  • Bring a sound commercial approach with a focus on engaging community, corporate and government partners to expand our reach on behalf of our participants

The role requires a commercially experienced leader with a background in change management, excellent stakeholder management skills, and an understanding of the disabilities sector. If you have a passion for the social care sector and can fulfil these requirements download the below Position Description and instructions on how to apply.

 For further information or a confidential discussion, contact Trish Devlin on 9481 2634 or 0417 287 817.

 Closing Date: 22 September 2014

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