The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) commenced on 1 July 2019 and is the lead agency which forms the Stronger Communities Cluster. The new department brought together the former departments of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Justice.
We provide services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.
Stronger Communities brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof.
About the role/ About the Opportunity
Murrumbidgee, Far West & Western NSW Districts are creating a Casework Support Worker (Clerk 3/4), Recruitment pool to fill temporary and ongoing roles during the next 18 months in accordance with the GSE Act 2013.
As a Casework Support Worker you will help Caseworkers in their day-to-day work and contribute to keeping children, young people... families and communities in varied and challenging circumstances safe by undertaking tasks which support case planning and documentation, referrals and appointments, case visits and day to day team priorities.
No two days will be the same. One day you will be helping caseworkers prepare documentation, or will help with case planning for children and young people and the next day youll be sourcing and sharing information about families and making referrals or appointments.
What we can offer you/Benefits
Locations: Albury, Cootamundra, Griffith, Leeton, Wagga Wagga, Broken Hill, Dareton, Bathurst, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Nyngan, Walgett, Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Mudgee, Orange, Parkes, & Condobolin Clerk/Grade 3/4 Salary range $72,418 pa - $79,297 pa plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. 4 or 5 weeks (location dependent) annual leave per year of service Generous salary packaging options and other fringe benefits Flexible work practices Opportunities for learning and development and Internal career progression
The Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 requires persons engaged in children related work to have Working with Children clearances.
If successful in this role you will be required to provide a Working with Children Check clearance number prior to commencing in the role. To obtain further information and to apply for a WWCC clearance. Please .
Appointments are subject to reference checks and a National Criminal Record Check in accordance with DCJ policy and the Disability Inclusion Act 2014.
A TAFE Diploma in a relevant field , welfare / community services and/or relevant work experience deemed to be the equivalent Current drivers licence
How to apply
To apply candidates must submit a covering letter (2 pages maximum) which includes a response to the two (2) targeted questions below plus an up-to-date resume which clearly details their skills and experience as relevant to this role.
As a Casework Support Worker you will be operating in an environment of competing demands and tight timeframes. Can you please tell us about a time when you have had to do this? Please tell us about a time when you have worked as part of team to complete a complex task and/or meet strict deadlines. What did you do and what was the outcome?
To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.
This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.
You may also be asked to complete a Health Declaration Form in later stages of the assessment process.
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Please submit your application online including the information outlined above.
If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Tina Baker on [email protected]
Closing date: Sunday, 28th February 2021 - 11:59 pm
For enquiries : Elizabeth Sanders 0427467233 or email:
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Casework Support Worker New South Wales NSW Department of Communities and Justice New South Wales