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The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. Barnardos Australia builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about their issue.

The Role

Barnardos are looking for a full time, permanent Caseworker for Yurungai Child and Family Services based in Ultimo, Sydney.

Reporting to the Program Manager, the Caseworker provides casework services to children 0-18 and their families. The service aims to prevent family breakdown and to keep children from entering the Out of Home Care system. The service also supports kin and relative carers who have the care of children who cannot live with their parents.

The Candidate

The successful Caseworker will ideally have:

  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Social Welfare related discipline
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practice, how this is delivered and the effects trauma can have on child development and family functioning
  • Demonstrated experience of working with children and young people and their family in a child protection context and knowledge of current child protection legislation
  • Demonstrated experience of working with families in need of support services
  • Demonstrated computer competence and experience of using electronic case management tools

Barnardos welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Additional info

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number).

You must also have a valid NSW driver’s license, have the ability to work outside Monday – Friday office Hours when required, and be able to participate in an out of hours roster approximately 1 week in 7 with 1 days’ time in lieu.


$71 345 - $86 937 base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging optional.

Expressions of interest

To apply, please hit APPLY NOW and submit your resume. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion please contact Tina Garner on 02 9218 2418.

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