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Casework Specialist

NSW Department of Communities and Justice - Taree, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Division: Northern CPPYJ
Location:Taree, NSW, AU, 2430 Armidale, NSW, AU, 2350 Ballina, NSW, AU, 2478 Coffs Harbour, NSW, AU, 2450 Glen Innes, NSW, AU, 2370 Inverell, NSW, AU, 2360 Kempsey, NSW, AU, 2440 Lismore, NSW, AU, 2480 Moree, NSW, AU, 2400 Muswellbrook, NSW, AU, 2333 Narrabri, NSW, AU, 2390 Port Macquarie, NSW, AU, 2444 Tweed Heads, NSW, AU, 2485
Req ID: 21873

Are you an experienced child and family practitioner looking for a new opportunity to influence and guide good practice to improve outcomes for children and families?

Are you passionate about best practice casework and improving the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families?

We are hiring Casework Specialists Now!!

Ongoing roles in Taree

A talent pool will be created for locations in

New England, Mid North Coast and Northern NSW


About us

The NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) provide programs and services designed to help vulnerable children, young people and their families.

About the opportunity

This is a fabulous opportunity for practice leaders to provide guidance to caseworkers and managers.

As a Casework Specialist you will work alongside child protection casework teams to promote good practice and support continuous improvement in service delivery. You will achieve this by supporting quality practice and building the skills and capabilities of our caseworkers and managers.

Your day will include but not limited to the following:

  • providing specialist advice to all levels of management and staff on case practice matters and specialised assistance in complex or sensitive cases
  • taking on the Consultant role in group supervision
  • working with caseworkers and managers, modelling, coaching and mentoring them to develop case practice skills and knowledge that are responsive to the changing needs of children, young people and families
  • developing and maintaining networks and relationships to influence good practice, and draw on contemporary evidence based practice research and resources

To be successful in this role you will have:

Demonstrated skills in putting the child at the centre of your work and be recognised as someone who is a practice leader in child protection and works collaboratively

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with a variety of people to influence and guide good practice
  • the ability to deal with sensitive, complex issues appropriately and confidentially
  • a strong ethical approach to practice and your role as a Practice Leader
  • previous experience in a Human Services role where you have had experience in providing comprehensive advice on complex case reviews
  • the ability to work independently and in a team
  • an ability to show initiative, set priorities and manage a workload

Essential Requirements:

To be eligible to apply you must have:

  • extensive experience in applying best practice casework with children, young people and families
  • a degree in social work, social welfare, related discipline
  • a valid driver’s licence
  • a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencement in the role

What we can offer

In return for your commitment, skill and passion, DCJ offers:

  • a competitive base salary range $ $110,745 – $113,859 plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • career and development opportunities
  • working alongside diverse and dynamic people towards a common goal
  • flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month

Some travel is required across the district you will be working in.

How to apply

To apply candidates must submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which includes a response to the two (2) target questions below plus an up-to-date resume which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

  • Please describe a scenario within your workplace where it was necessary for you to act with integrity. Provide detail as to what you did to achieve this and also examples as to what you may have done differently after reflecting on the scenario and your responses.

  • Casework Specialists use their relationship building skills, influence and knowledge of practice to support caseworkers and managers to deliver good practice and sound decision making for families we work with. Please provide an example of how you have successfully influenced others in this way.

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

A GSE Compliant Recruitment Pool will be created to fill ongoing and temporary CWS opportunities in the Sydney metro region if and as they arise.

For enquiries: Zoe Weston - 0427956966

Closing Date: 10 June 2021 @11.59pm

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

DJC 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.

DJC 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 email Ghislaine.abel@facs.nsw.gov.au and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you’re looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, you can email Inclusion and Diversity or phone (02) 8879 9074.

Thank you for your interest in this role.