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Child Protection Caseworker - JIRT

Organisation/Entity: Department of Family & Community Services
Job Category:
  • Community | FACS Caseworker - JIRT
Job Location:
  • Statewide
  • Regional NSW / Far West and North Central NSW
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Inner West
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North Coast
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lake Macquarie
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Gosford, Central Coast and Region
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - North/North West
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Southern Highlands
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
  • Sydney Region / Sydney City
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
  • Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - East
Job Reference Number: 00005JNV
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: Package includes salary ($68,929 - $95,235), employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 1800 203 966 - FACS Recruitment
Closing Date: Ongoing


Child Protection Caseworker - JIRT

Department of Family and Community Services,

Community Services

Clerk Grade 3/7

NSW Family and Community Services aims to transform the lives of vulnerable children by recruiting and developing outstanding individuals to be leaders in Child Protection practice.

Joint Investigation Response Teams (JIRTs) are made up of FACS Child Protection Caseworkers, NSW Police and NSW Health professionals who undertake joint investigation of child protection matters. Joint investigations link the risk assessment and protective interventions of  FACS with the criminal investigation conducted by Police.

We are looking for people with a strong commitment to children and families. Individuals who possess a high level of resilience to work as part of team of skilled and dedicated professionals working in a tri-agency partnership.

Do you have a social work (or other related) degree and experience working with children and families?

Do you identify as Aboriginal and have two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families or communities?

If so apply now to join a team of dedicated and professional JIRT Caseworkers and benefit from:

professional support and training

great career opportunities

salary package from $68,929 p.a - $95,235 p.a.

*Aboriginal Caseworkers must identify and be recognised as Aboriginal

Job Notes

• You will be required to respond to two targeted questions in your application.

• Aboriginal candidates do not need a degree but do need to have at least two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families or communities.

• A Recruitment Pool will be created to fill vacancies across the state.

More Information

Click here to view the Role Description

Learn More: http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/careers/joint-investigation-response-team-caseworker 

For enquiries: Please call Recruitment on (02) 9765 5500 or email caseworker.screenings@facs.nsw.gov.au  

A current NSW drivers licence is an essential requirement. As a caseworker you will be required to drive on a regular basis as part of your role.

The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have a 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.

Assessment Process


To be eligible to apply your application should consist of a current resume and a response to a targeted question as follows:


Targeted Question

1. What knowledge, skills and relevant experience will you draw upon to ensure best practice casework is available for vulnerable children, young people and their families? Thinking of a complex case, provide an example of how you have done this in the past.

2. JIRT Caseworkers work closely with police and health to investigate their cases. Provide an example of where you have had to work collaboratively, influence and negotiate with interagency partners or stakeholders. What was your role and what was the outcome?

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 above, 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 the Child Protection Caseworker JIRT