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Case Worker - Inverell

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  • Full Time position based in Inverell
  • $92,000 – $99,000 inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
  • Flexible Friendly organisation

Our Organisation

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.

As part of The Benevolent Society's vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the role

The Family Preservation program delivers targeted, voluntary child protection services to families with children who are at high risk of entering or escalating within the statutory child protection system. The program aims to reduce risks and strengthen families to reduce the number of children entering Out of Home Care.

Partnering with a small number of at risk families, you will undertake an initial assessment of the family’s strengths and needs. Your case plans will empower families to make lasting change, build upon their resilience to reduce the risk of significant harm and make referrals to appropriate networks.


  • Undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs.
  • Develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome identified risks.
  • Provide intensive home visiting. 
  • Provide intervention through the use of evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter!

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes:

  • Salary Benefits -You can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.
  • Work/Life Balance - Enjoy flexible work arrangements, including hybrid home/office options, and accrue an additional day off each month (a bonus of 12 days per year) as a full-time employee.
  • Recognition and Reward -Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years.
  • Wellness - Stay fit with a Fitness passport, utilise our Employee Assistance Program, and even purchase additional leave.
  • Professional Development -We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth.
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment - First Nations employees are entitled of up to 10 days of leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on RAP working group, and the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.

Skills and Requirements

As a qualified Social Worker, Psychologist or Case Worker, you will have a tertiary qualification and:

  • Experience in Child Protection or Out of Home Care engaging at risk families using a strengths based approach.
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory child protection intervention.
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work.
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communities.
  • Finally you must believe every parent has potential.
  • Experience in assessing and reporting children at risk of harm.
  • Good time management.
  • Must be able to work autonomously to achieve desired outcome for the Families they will be supporting.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace.

Interested? Apply online today!

Please click 'Apply Now' and submit your current CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in the role.

Contact Merryn Sayer on [email protected] using the subject line: Case Worker - Inverell enquiry via EthicalJobs for a friendly, confidential discussion.

*Internally this role is called a Child and Family Practitioner

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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