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"This will test your resilience. It demands courage, creativity and commitment, however I could not imagine working in any other fields," Megan, DCJ.

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

The role of a Child Protection Caseworker at DCJ is varied and complex. While no 2 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 and non-government agencies and also 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
  • the safety and wellbeing of children,  to genuinely improve their life chances

To be eligible to apply for a role as a Caseworker you must have:

  • a degree in social work, social science, welfare or a related discipline. Experience working with children, young people and their families would be highly regarded.
  • if you are Aboriginal, you will need two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people, families or communities
  • 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 )
  • the right to live and work in the advertised work location

We are looking for candidates with outstanding skills in:

  • working with children and young people
  • communication
  • analytical thinking and problem solving
  • teamwork
  • relationship building
  • decision making
  • planning and organising
  • adapting and coping?

For more information please email CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9765 5500.

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Last updated: 06 Apr 2020