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Case Worker - Newcastle / Lake Macquarie

Nova For Women and Children Inc.

Nova for Women and Children is seeking energetic and passionate Level 3 Case Workers to join our team based in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions on a fixed term of 12 months.

About us and what we offer

Nova for Women and Children is a leading community services organisation that provides interim, transitional and outreach support and crisis accommodation options to women and children across the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness or who are escaping family and domestic violence.

Nova for Women and Children is the amalgamation of Eva's Project, Lower Hunter Women's Housing and Eastlake's Women's and Children's Refuge and has been operating in Newcastle for approximately 38 years. In 2018, Nova for Women and Children were awarded the Australia Day Community Group of the Year Award from Newcastle City Council.

Nova for Women and Children offers a supportive culture and attractive conditions of employment, including:

  • Above Award salary and conditions;
  • Standard 9-day fortnights;
  • Additional one week annual leave per year;
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities;
  • Thank you days;
  • Salary packaging benefits; and
  • Employee Assistance Program.

About the role

As a Case Worker, you will be responsible for providing support to women and their children impacted by domestic violence or experiencing homelessness. This will be done by case managing a group of clients, focusing on housing issues and addressing the barriers to gain and sustain housing stability, improve social inclusion and encourage participation in the community all of which aims to provide positive outcomes for clients.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications;
  • Demonstrated experience working with women and children.
  • Passion for supporting women and children in our community.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local community services.
  • Great communication skills.

Being female is a genuine occupational qualification as per section 31(2) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Prior to an offer of employment, you will be required to have a current driver’s licence and Working with Children Check.

COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment in accordance with Nova's COVID-19 Management Plan.

A position description is attached.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Nova welcomes and encourages women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

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