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Child Protection Caseworker - Murrumbidgee

Department of Communities and Justice - Caseworkers

We are currently recruiting for upcoming opportunities in: 

  • Deniliquin
  • Griffith
  • Leeton
  • Wagga Wagga

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

Being a Child Protection 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.

A day in the life of a Child Protection 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

Benefits we provide:

  • A competitive base salary range $72,418 – $100,056 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

To be eligible to apply you must have:

  • A University level Bachelor degree qualification as a minimum
  • Experience working with children, young people and their families
  • 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 please click here)
  • The right to live and work in this location

Due to the complexity of this role, all the above requirements are mandatory. There can be no exceptions. 

Whilst we invite applications from all candidates who meet eligibility requirements, the most competitive applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A proven track record in case work experience working with children and families within the child protection field
  • Case management experience with families that have a history of trauma, poverty and violence
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound understanding of child protection legislation and experience in conducting risk assessments

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.  

Closing date: 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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.

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