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Child Protection Caseworker - Mid North Coast

Organisation/Entity: Department of Family & Community Services
Job Category:
Job Location:
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
Job Reference Number: 00005YPJ
Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $70,652 - $97,616 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
Contact: 9765 5500 - Child Protection Recruitment Team
Closing Date: Ongoing


Child Protection Caseworker - Mid North Coast
We are currently recruiting for upcoming opportunities throughout Mid North Coast District now!

Are you passionate about improving the life chances of children and helping families to live happy and fulfilling lives?

Do you have what it takes to meet the demands of this challenging and highly rewarding role?

Being a Child Protection Caseworker requires resilience, tenacity and compassion to support children and families living in varied and challenging circumstances.  Assessing reports of alleged child abuse and neglect can be confronting; however, the rewards for ensuring the best outcome for a child can be limitless.

A day in the life of a Child Protection Caseworker

The role of a Child Protection Caseworker with FACS is varied and complex. While no two days are the same, here are some of the duties you’ll carry out on a day to day basis:  

• Conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection

• Developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients

• Working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need

• Manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families

• Where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes

We reward you for being incredible

Working with vulnerable children, young people and families can be unpredictable, challenging yet rewarding as well.

FACS Child Protection Caseworkers are incredible people.  In return for your commitment, dedication and passion, FACS offer:

• A competitive base salary range $70,652 – $97,616 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
• Industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
• 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 be eligible to apply you must have:

• a University level degree qualification as a minimum
• experience working with children, young people and their families
• a valid drivers licence
• a Working with Children clearance number prior to commencement in the role (to obtain further information on how to apply for a WWCC please click here)
• the right to live and work in this location

More Information

Click here to view the role description.

For more information, visit our careers page or contact the Child Protection Recruitment Team on (02) 9765 5500 or email CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au

Apply by clicking the ‘Apply Online’ button and help us shape services that build stronger and safer families and communities.


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 us at InclusionandDiversity@facs.nsw.gov.au 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.