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Join us as an Aboriginal Caseworker

"I see small changes in families and positive messages being passed from kinship groups. This makes me proud." Lynette, DCJ.

Caseworkers in child protection investigate the safety and well being of children, young people and families in response to reports from the community of alleged child abuse. Our work helps to ensure improved life experiences for vulnerable young people in our community.

To meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in appropriate ways, it’s important to have caseworkers who are Aboriginal people. As an Aboriginal Caseworker you will have the opportunity to:

  • provide an Aboriginal perspective
  • advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people in your community
  • provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • build strong relationships with partner agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections
  • use cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery

Your ability to build relationships and understand that families are complex and have their own individual stories is pivotal to be successful in this role.

As a Aboriginal Caseworker in child protection, your daily duties may include:

  • conducting risk assessments where it is alleged that a child is at risk of harm
  • working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients by Introducing plans to children and families to access services that assist in their ongoing safety and wellbeing
  • working collaboratively with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and
  • negotiating services for our clients
  • managing complex cases and situations with high needs and high risk clients and their families
  • you may also be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending  court and participating in evidentiary processes

We have excellent career opportunities and access to NSW public sector working conditions that include:

  • competitive salaries
  • training and career development opportunities
  • flexible working arrangements
  • generous leave provisions including paid carers’, study, maternity, adoption and parental leave

What could be more rewarding than improving the life chances of children and helping families to live happy and fulfilling lives?

Sound like you? Visit out How to apply page to find out advertised jobs and application tips.

Our vision is to enable vulnerable people to participate fully in NSW social and economic life and build stronger, more sustainable and inclusive communities.

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Last updated: 18 Oct 2019