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Casework Manager

Organisation/Entity: Northern Cluster
Job Category:
  • Community | Casework Manager - FACS
Job Location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
Job Reference Number: 00006YHB
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: Package includes salary ($108,044 - $111,082), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9765 5500 - Talent Acquisition
Closing Date: 29/04/2019 - 11:59 PM


Are you an experienced child and family practitioner looking for a new opportunity where you can share your expertise with like minded professionals?

Do you have strong leadership skills and experience working with children and families? 

Temporary Casework Manager position in Cessnock available now!

About us

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) provide vital programs and services designed to help vulnerable children, young people and their families.

About the opportunity

As a Child Protection Casework Manager you will be leading and supervising a team of caseworkers and working with non-government agencies to provide services to vulnerable children, young people, and families. 

About you

To be eligible to apply you must have:

• extensive experience in applying best practice casework with children, young people and their families
• demonstrated experience leading and managing a team/ demonstrated understanding of team management
• a degree in social work, social welfare, or a related discipline
• a valid drivers licence
• a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role
• the right to live and work in these locations

What we can offer

In return for your commitment, dedication and passion, FACS offer:

a competitive base salary range $108,044 – $111,082 plus superannuation and annual leave loading
• promotional opportunities 
• working alongside diverse and dynamic people towards a common goal
• flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month 
• empowerment to investigate the safety and wellbeing of children, to genuinely improve their life chances

How to apply

To apply candidates must submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which includes a response to the two (2) targeted questions below plus an up-to-date resume which clearly details their skills and experience as relevant to this role.
1. Knowledge from research and legislation is essential to help Casework Managers make difficult and complex decisions about the safety and development of children and families. Please describe a time where it was critical for you to refer to research and legislation in order to make a decision in a complex matter. What process did you go through and what was the result?
2. As a Casework Manager you will lead and manage a team of caseworkers who provide services to vulnerable children, young people and their families. Please describe how you have/would set performance expectations for a team and lead them to achieve these expectations.

Please note a Recruitment Pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary vacancies in Hunter & Central Coast. 

Part of the assessment process may include additional online capability testing, skills testing or work samples in accordance with the new Government Sector Employment Act 2013, therefore you may be contacted to participate. You will also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.

Find out more

Click here to view the Role Description.

For enquiries: Please call the Talent Acquisition Team on 02 9765 5500 or email us at caseworker.careers@facs.nsw.gov.au

Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019 @ 11.59pm (AEST)

Working with Children Check
The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances. If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance please click here.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

FACS is committed to building a workplace culture that values diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTI and other diversity groups.

FACS encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

FACS is also the first NSW government agency to become a White Ribbon accredited workplace, for taking active steps to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.