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Aboriginal Caseworkers - New England

Department of Communities and Justice - Caseworkers
  • Current opportunities in: Moree, Tamworth, Narrabri, Inverell, Glen Innes

about the role

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

Being an Aboriginal 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.

That’s why we need you!

So we can meet the needs of Aboriginal communities in appropriate ways, it’s important to have caseworkers who are Aboriginal people. By becoming an Aboriginal Caseworker, you 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 your cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery

A day in the life of a Caseworker

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 with other NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients
  • Implementing 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


  • A competitive base salary range $74,117 – $102,403 pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Industry leading training and support via our intensive caseworker development program
  • Promotional opportunities
  • Working alongside diverse people towards a common goal
  • Flexible working conditions including a 140 hour month

Eligibility requirements

You can apply to be an Aboriginal Caseworker at DCJ if you:

  • Identify and are recognised as an Aboriginal person and can provide documentation to verify this
  • Have at least two years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families or communities
  • Hold a valid drivers licence
  • Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencement in the role (to obtain further information on how to apply for a WWCC please click here)

How to Apply

For information on this role it is important to read the job pack and role description prior to submitting your application.

Click here to view these documents.

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

We may close the ad at any time dependent on the number of applications we receive. Please submit your application as soon as possible as late applications cannot be accepted once an ad closes.

For any recruitment enquiries please email us at CaseworkerCareers@facs.nsw.gov.au using the subject line: Aboriginal Caseworkers - New England enquiry via EthicalJobs.

DCJ 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 advise us of your requirements at the time of booking to an assessment.

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.

DCJ 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.

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