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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a significant and reputable organisation with more than 150 employees providing services and support to families, couples, individuals and children in the local community.

We provide excellent working conditions including family-friendly workplaces; tax free salary packaging; paid maternity leave for eligible employees and an employee assistance program.

Working for CatholicCare Social Services

  • Great career path opportunities
  • 9 weeks paid maternity leave for eligible employees
  • Tax free salary packaging of up to $16,050
  • Meal Entertainment card
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Family-friendly workplace, including flexible working conditions
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Locations in Newcastle (Mayfield), Lake Macquarie (Cardiff), Maitland, Taree and Gloucester.

Do I have to be Catholic to work at CatholicCare Social Services?

No, you do not have to be Catholic to work at CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning.

Like any organisation, we ask that all our employees respect the religious choices of other employees. We ask that all employees display an active commitment to our Mission, Vision and Values.

Work/Life balance at CatholicCare Social Services

 

 


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Care Team Support Worker - Upper Hunter

Location: Singleton

  • Based in Singleton
  • Full time max term until 30 June 2019
  • Be instrumental in our Permanency Support Program

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs. All staff are required to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church.

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) is one of the most significant changes to the child protection and out-of-home care system in decades and is part of a broader suite of reforms under Their Futures Matter. The PSP aims to give every child and young person the chance to have a loving, permanent home for life, whether that be with his or her parents, extended family or kin, or through open adoption or guardianship.

Drawing upon your understanding of the NSW PSP system and the needs of children and young people in PSP, you will provide practice support to the casework and case management teams within the Permanency Support Program. Ideally, you will have previous experience supervising contact visits and experience working with children, youth or adults who demonstrate challenging behaviours. Knowledge of childhood trauma and development theory will be well regarded.


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Carer Recruitment & Placements Coordinator x 2 Roles (1 x 6 Months | 1 x 18 Months)

Location: Cardiff

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs.

There is 2 roles available, that are a maximum Term Contracts for 6 Months and 18 Months, located at our Cardiff Office and reporting into our Carer Recruitment & Placements team Leader.

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child and young person the chance to have a loving, permanent home for life, whether that be with his or her parents, extended family or kin, or through open adoption or guardianship.

As Carer Recruitment & Placements Coordinator you will undertake recruitment, assessment and training of foster and relative carer applications to a high standard. This is to ensure a permanent, loving and caring home life is available to children and young people in the CatholicCare Permanency Support Program PSP (formerly OOHC).

You are passionate about best outcomes for children in foster care, if you align with our agreed values and are keen to help “build a stronger, fairer and kinder society”, then we invite you to come join our Permanency team circle. 

 


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Caseworker - SIL

Location: Mayfeild

We are seeking a self-motivated individual to join our Supported Independent Living team in the role of Casework Support. This is a 2 year maximum term contract to 30 June 2020.

The Casework Support role works closely with our Caseworkers to support young people in the Supported Independent Living program. The ideal candidate will have previous experience or qualifications in social welfare, strong administration and customer service skills, and an understanding of the Permanency Support program.

CatholicCare offers competitive salaries and benefits, including tax free salary packaging, discounted gym memberships, and rewarding career paths.

If you are interested in joining our team, please be sure to address the following selection criteria in your application:


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Caseworker - NDIS

Location: Mayfield

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs. Currently CatholicCare Disability Services are seeking a National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS Caseworker on a maximum term contract till 1st October 2019 on a part-time basis (30 hours per week) to join our team.

The NDIS Caseworker will provide support to help children living with a disability and their families to initially access the NDIS and also to support review and reassessment of existing plans. The role will be the conduit between CatholicCare Permanency Support Program and the NDIA. The position will work closely with the Care Team Managers (in particularly) to identify these children and their families.

The worker will need to have a thorough understanding of the NDIS and how it operates as well as a good understanding of disability and early intervention services in the local area.

The role will work across our 3 PSP Care Teams and will be based at our Mayfield office.


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Care Team Support Worker - Cardiff

Location: Cardiff

  • Based in Cardiff
  • Full time max term until 30 June 2019
  • Be instrumental in our Permanency Support Program

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs. All staff are required to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church.

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) is one of the most significant changes to the child protection and out-of-home care system in decades and is part of a broader suite of reforms under Their Futures Matter. The PSP aims to give every child and young person the chance to have a loving, permanent home for life, whether that be with his or her parents, extended family or kin, or through open adoption or guardianship.

Drawing upon your understanding of the NSW PSP system and the needs of children and young people in PSP, you will provide practice support to the casework and case management teams within the Permanency Support Program. Ideally, you will have previous experience supervising contact visits and experience working with children, youth or adults who demonstrate challenging behaviours. Knowledge of childhood trauma and development theory will be well regarded.


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Carer Recruitment & Placement Manager

Location: Cardiff

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs.

The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child and young person the chance to have a loving, permanent home for life, whether that be with his or her parents, extended family or kin, or through open adoption or guardianship.

As Carer Recruitment & Placements Manager, you will provide leadership & management of the Carer Recruitment & Placements team and contribute to the overall leadership of the PSP and CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning, through program and policy development and promotion of quality practices.  You will develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with FACS, stakeholders and other agencies and undertake targeted carer recruitment to ensure safety, permanency and well-being for children, young people and their families and kin.

Managing a team who undertake recruitment, assessment and training of foster and relative carer applicants, you will have oversight of referrals and placement matching processes with authorised carers to implement new and innovative ways of working and to ensure best practice is consistently implemented.  

You will bring a demonstrated understanding of Child Protection systems and legal processes, and the ability to provide advice on relevant legislation, policies and standards relating to the PSP. 


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Casework Coordinator – Permanency Support Program

Location: Cardiff

  • Based in Cardiff
  • Maximum term contract until 30 June 2019

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth and mental health services and a Permanency Support Programs. All staff are required to work within the ethos of the Catholic Church.

The Casework Co-ordinator is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the therapeutic Care team intensive wraparound approach to achieve lasting permanent outcomes for children & young people in the Permanency Support Program. The role will ensure supports are well matched to improve health, education, wellbeing & quality of life outcomes, whilst maintaining safe positive relationships with their family & participation in culture & community.


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Children’s Activity Worker x 3 Casual Roles

Location: Taree

As a Children Activity worker you will be involved in such programs including the Permanency Support Program, Brighter Futures and Renewing Pathways program.  The employees in these positions will run children’s activities in conjunction with parenting, training or information sessions across the region.  These activities will be run in either CatholicCare settings or in families’ homes. The positions will also support Case Managers in the transportation of children from time to time and other related activities including supervised family time visits with children who are living in foster care and their birth parents.


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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Caseworker

Location: 50 Crebert Street, Mayfield NSW

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and a mission and outreach agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.  Our services include a range of child and family services, youth services, disability, community services, refugee service, mental health and Permanency Support Programs. Currently CatholicCare Disability Services are seeking a National Disability Insurance Scheme NDIS Caseworker on a maximum term contract till 1st October 2019 on a part-time basis to join our team.

The NDIS Caseworker will provide support to help children living with a disability and their families to initially access the NDIS and also to support review and reassessment of existing plans.  The role will be the conduit between CatholicCare Permanency Support Program and the NDIA. The position will work closely with the Care Team Managers (in particularly) to identify these children and their families.

The worker will need to have a thorough understanding of the NDIS and how it operates as well as a good understanding of disability and early intervention services in the local area.

The role will work across our 3 Permanency Support Program (PSP) Care Teams and will be based at our Mayfield office.


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Care Team Worker (1)

Location: Mayfield

As a Care Team Worker, you will be responsible for the provision of therapeutic care and support within the homes of NDIS participants who reside in CatholicCare’s community based supported accommodation homes or within their own accommodation. Care Team Workers actively work with the participants to assist them to live as independently as possible in the community. There are 2 Care Team Worker roles available based in Mayfield, working casual flexible hours within a 24hour/7 days a week roster.

Day-to-day tasks include supporting people to dress, maintain hygiene, cook and clean and assisting  the participants meet their hopes, dreams and aspirations as identified and outlined in their lifestyle plans plans. CatholicCare supports the ethos of the NDIS and promotes choice and control for each of the people we support.

Care Team Workers must have a strong commitment to working as part of an end to end therapeutic care team where reflection leads to better practice and the needs of the participants are the primary consideration at all times.


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