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CatholicCare  is an equal opportunity employer who employs staff who are committed and dedicated to people in need, regardless of the difficulties faced by those who access our services.

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation. All staff must comply with our child-safe, child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

Coordinator, Outside School Hours Care

  • Contract role - up to 12 months parental leave cover
  • Before and after school care and vacation care
  • Based at St Patricks Catholic School East Gosford
  • Experienced & well established team

Outside School Hours Care is a career which is both rewarding and fun with the opportunity to work in a creative way with school age children. CatholicCare is an experienced and rapidly growing provider of high quality before and after school, and vacation care. Our East Gosford Outside School Hours Care requires a Coordinator to cover a parental leave absence for a maximum of 12 months. The Coordinator will:

  •  Develop and implement programs for children aged 5 – 12 years in Before School Care and After School Care and Vacation Care
  •  Provide leadership and direction to staff
  •  Ensure that all policies, procedures and legal/regulatory frameworks are adhered to
  •  Build relationships with children, their families and school executive and staff 
  •  Carry out administration requirements of the service
  •  Oversee the implementation of and adherence to relevant law, regulations and National Quality Framework including ‘My Time Our Place’ 

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Experience in managing and developing a team
  • An innovative, motivated and passionate approach to creating quality education and care settings for children aged 5-12
  • Understanding of the National Law & Regulations, National Quality Framework including “My Time Our Place” framework
  • Preferably Diploma Qualifications in Outside School Hours Care (or equivalent Child Care Qualifications) or significant experience
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to build sound networks in the school and community
  • Ability to manage budgets and sound administration skills
  • Experience in developing inclusive programming for children with additional needs

To apply for this position please download the below position description and instructions on how to apply. For further information email Melissa Vince This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Melissa on 0438 267 863.

Closing date: Friday 22 September 2017

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Safe Homes Integrated Domestic and Family Violence Men's Behaviour Change Worker

  • Permanent part time role – 3 days per week
  • Located in Tuggerah on the Central Coast
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options

This is an opportunity to make a positive impact on one of the Central Coasts most pressing social issues, domestic and family related violence.

The Central Coast Family Centre offers Integrated Domestic and Family Violence services through its Safe Homes program, delivering therapeutic outcomes which aim to drive significant change in the area of domestic and family violence. The Safe Homes program is part of our integrated Family Centre model which also provides a range of community based social care programs including family and parenting services, counselling and mediation, relationship education, young parents homelessness program, emergency relief, hospital chaplaincy and Mary Macs place at Woy Woy. 

Reporting to the Coordinator, Domestic and Family Violence Services for the Central Coast, the Men’s Behaviour Change Worker will: 

  • Provide evidence based, innovative, effective and high quality group and individual interventions to drive behaviour change in perpetrators of domestic violence,  
  • Contribute to program development and innovation to ensure on going responsiveness to the needs of the client base, 
  • Comply with all government and CatholicCare reporting requirements and program reviews,
  • Actively engage and network with a complex range of external stakeholders,
  • Work as part of a team to ensure a comprehensive and seamless service to clients,
  • Adhere to policies and procedures to maintain safety for all parties.

The successful candidate will possess Degree level qualifications in Social Work or Counselling and/or demonstrate significant experience in domestic violence specialist work and a background in driving behavioural change using proven models.

Please download the below full position description outlining the responsibilities and requirements for the role and instructions on how to apply. For further information phone Kathy Godfrey on 02 4356 2670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Closing Date:  30 September 2017

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Safe Homes Integrated Domestic and Family Violence Case Worker

  • Permanent full time roles x 4 (1 Identified Position)
  • Located in Tuggerah on the Central Coast
  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options

This is an opportunity to make a positive impact on one of the Central Coasts most pressing social issues, domestic and family related violence.

The Central Coast Family Centre offers Integrated Domestic and Family Violence services through its Safe Homes program, delivering therapeutic outcomes which aim to drive significant change in the area of domestic and family violence. The Safe Homes program is part of our integrated Family Centre model which also provides a range of community based social care programs including family and parenting services, counselling and mediation, relationship education, young parents homelessness program, emergency relief, hospital chaplaincy and Mary Macs place at Woy Woy. 

Reporting to the Coordinator, Domestic and Family Violence Services for the Central Coast, the Case Workers will:

  • Provide evidence based, effective, flexible and high quality case management and advocacy to clients of the service,  
  • Contribute to program development and innovation to ensure on going responsiveness to the needs of the client base, 
  • Comply with all government and CatholicCare reporting requirements and program reviews,
  • Actively engage and network with a complex range of external stakeholders,
  • Work as part of a team to ensure a comprehensive and seamless service to clients,
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures to maintain safety of all parties.

The successful candidate will possess Diploma level qualifications in Community Services and/or demonstrate significant experience in domestic violence specialist work.

There are four (4) full time Case Worker roles available, and one (1) of these positions is an Identified Position and will primarily work in support of Aboriginal clients experiencing, or at risk of Domestic Violence. CatholicCare considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational requirement under Section 14 of the Anti- Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), for this one (1) Identified Position.  Please indicate if you are applying for this particular position.

Please donwload the below full position description outlining the responsibilities and requirements for the role and instructions on how to apply. For further information phone Kathy Godfrey on 02 4356 2670 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Closing Date:  15 September 2017

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Team Leader, Specialist Homelessness Services

The Team Leader, Specialist Homelessness Services has supervisory responsibility for a team of workers in the Specialist Homelessness Services programs.    Your role will include in ensuring an effective and timely intake, assessment, case management and exit planning for all clients of the service.

 Responsibilities include:

  •  Provide case management and support services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and ensure the delivery of holistic, strength based services.  
  • Ensuring all clients have a comprehensive assessment and up to date, documented case plan which includes an exit plan, and ensuring that this plan is regularly reviewed. 
  • Screening suitability of clients and responding to complex cases in timely and effective manner.
  • Provide safe, respectful short and medium term supported accommodation for eligible clients of the service.
  • Provide leadership, support and supervision to staff, whilst promoting a collaborative team environment
  • Comply with all government reporting requirements for program components (including data collection), and ensure effective mechanisms are in place to review the program performance
  • Work with the broader community by participating and contributing to the community development initiatives where appropriate,  facilitating appropriate networking, participating in relevant local committees and support interagency collaboration and co-ordination in the planning and development of local services
  • Promote and uphold the Mission, Vision and Values of CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay

 The key requirements for this role are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g., Social Work, Social Science, Welfare, Psychology, Health and/or substantial industry experience
  • Knowledge, skills and demonstrated practice experience in working with housing issues, and an understanding of the needs of homeless people
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals in a case management process, undertaking assessments; developing & reviewing case plans; and provide strength based support to assist individuals, families, and children
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with legal and other aspects of domestic violence and child protection and custody issues.
  • Knowledge of current Child Protection and NSW Tenancy legislation
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing.
  • Demonstrated networking ability with a variety of government Departments and non-government organisations
  • Demonstrated advocacy skills
  • Current and valid NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Competent computer literacy, especially Microsoft Word and Excel, Outlook

Desirable:

  • Access to a comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Experience managing teams
  • Experience working within accommodation services
  • Experience working within domestic and family violence services

 

To apply please download the position description. Send your CV and letter outlining your suitability for the role to Patricia Mitchell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Closing Date:  30 September 2017

 

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Therapeutic Residential Care Team Leader - OOHC

Therapeutic Team Leader - OOHC

  • Full time Permanent role
  • Northern Sydney/Central Coast location
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Ongoing professional development provided

Join our vibrant agency providing innovative social care services to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the Central Coast.

CatholicCare Broken Bay provides therapeutic Out of Home Care (residential care and foster care) services to children and young people aged 0-18 years with integrated therapeutic intervention who have experienced trauma and abuse.

 

This position has a key role in ensuring that best practice outcomes are achieved by leading a team in enhancing the dignity, confidence, well-being and quality of life of the young people in our care.  The role involves managing the daily operations of our residential care houses and provides supervision to OOHC Direct Care Workers.

They will be responsible for guiding staff interactions with children and young people, conducting assessments, developing behaviour intervention support plans and leading staff reflective practice to support the development of their therapeutic skills.

Responsibilities include:

  •          Managing the daily operations of the residential care houses, by coordinating daily aspects of the household to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the wellbeing of the children and young people.
  •          Oversee the provision of day-to-day care, nurture and development of the young people in accordance with CatholicCare’s therapeutic care framework and individual young people’s care plans
  •          Support and mentor Direct Care Workers to support the fulfilment of the children and young people’s case plan and goals. Setting appropriate expectations of behaviour within the home and implement Behaviour Support plans where required.
  •          Protect children, young people and carers right to privacy, dignity and respect by creating a warm, structured, secure environment and maintain an accepting and supportive relationship with family and community contacts of each young person.
  •          Foster self-esteem and individual identity for children and young people by assisting them to buy  personal possessions, maintain their Life Books and other identity resources, and create a personalised space within their home
  •          Provide leadership and supervision of OOHC staff, providing all team members with supervision sessions, model best practice approaches in working with children and young people in care
  •          Provide direct service provision for children and young people in the OOHC program, inclusive of Team Leader responsibilities
  •          Comply with all internal and external (including government) reporting requirements for program components (including data collection)
  •          Be involved in the program development through continuous improvement of practices and processes
  •          Strong leadership and decision making skills
  •          Provide direction for team members
  •          Teamwork – the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others as a team.
  •          Sound oral and written Communication skills
  •          Relationship building – the ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships with others inside and/or outside the organization.
  •          Client focus – commitment to supporting the excellence
  •          Technical knowledge – Demonstrated knowledge of current legislative, practice and therapeutic requirements for children and young people in Out of Home Care.
  •          Information management skills – Ability to use email, spreadsheets, and word processing.

The key requirements for this role are:

 

Essential Criteria

  1.        Minimum Diploma qualifications in an appropriate area which may include, Social Work,  Social Science, Welfare, Psychology, Health, Education or related discipline. A minimum of three years' experience in OOHC
  2.      Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the residential care field, particularly within a therapeutic environment
  3.      Sound knowledge of NSW Out of Home Care system and the needs of children and young people in care
  4.      A well-developed understanding of trauma, damaged attachment and childhood developmental needs
  5.      Demonstrated leadership experience, including the provision of supervision of staff and carers
  6.      Demonstrated budgeting and financial management capability
  7.      Knowledge of NSW Care and Protection Act, and Ombudsman Legislation and other relevant legislation to child protection
  8.      Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including formal report writing
  9.      A current, valid, Australian driver’s license and access to a comprehensively insured motor vehicle.
  10.   A current first aid certificate

To apply please download the position description from our website www.catholiccaredbb.org.auand follow the instructions to apply. Send your CV and letter outlining your suitability for the role to Karley Culpin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .

 

Closing Date: 20 September 2017

 

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly

policies and Code of Conduct. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.   

 

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