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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.

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Care Team Support Worker – Permanency Support Program

Location: Singleton

Be part of a program that aims to give every child and young person the chance to have a loving, permanent home for life

  • Based in Singleton
  • Maximum term position until 30 June 2019
  • centred on safety, permanency and wellbeing for children, young people and their families

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.

As a Care Team Support Worker, you will work in consultation and collaboration with PSP Program teams to achieve successful permanency goals for children/young people. You will promote positive contact experiences between children and young people and their families. As an experienced Support Worker, you will bring a dedicated commitment to maintaining confidentiality and building positive working relationships within the PSP Programs.

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Head of Strategy and Engagement

Location: Mayfield

  • Part time 24 hours per week (Mon, Tue, Wed)
  • Maximum term position until 31 December 2020
  • Focus on innovation in the social services space

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; child and family services, disability support, mental health services, counselling and refugee services. CatholicCare currently operates across six sites in the Hunter-Manning and we are committed to delivering services in line with our three pillars of Unity, Quality and Sustainability

The Head of Strategy and Engagement is a multi-faceted role that is responsible for leadership, strategic development and implementation, stakeholder engagement, relationship management, mentoring and staff development.

You will work with the Director and Assistant Director to implement the organisations strategic plan with a key focus on business diversification and growth across the CatholicCare and Access Newcastle, Hunter and Manning brands. You will draw on contemporary evidenced based research and models to ensure a whole of agency approach to delivering services that are therapeutic, measurable and that have lasting positive impacts on the health and wellbeing of participants.

Key responsibilities include ensuring evidenced based theories are integrated into practice, Practice First Principles underpin all therapeutic interventions, providing professional supervision to staff working with vulnerable people as required and the position holder will be responsible for providing professional case practice advice, leadership and education.

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Young Adult Services Manager

Location: Mayfield

CatholicCare Social Services is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our Youth Adult Services Team in a rewarding role, Young Adult Services Manager. Full-time 12-month maximum term contract, working 38 hours per week. This role will be based at our Mayfield Office.

The Young Adult Services Manager will work directly with the Operations manager and be responsible for managing a team of Casework, Casework Support and Administration staff in the delivery of high quality outcomes for the Young Adult Services Team within CatholicCare Social Services provided across Newcastle, Hunter and Lake Macquarie. Responsibilities of the position will include, but are not limited to management of daily operations of the Supported Independent Living (SIL), Aftercare, EIPP and Beyond the Gates Projects.

For more information about the role and the position description, please visit

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Care Team Manager

Location: Maitland

CatholicCare Social Services is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our Permanency Support Program team in an existing role, Care Team Leader. Full-time 3-year maximum term contract, working 38 hours per week. This role will be based at our Maitland Office.  

The Care Team Manager will work directly with the Operations manager and will direct the multi – disciplinary team in the delivery of therapeutic, sustainable outcomes for children and young people in the program.  They will lead the team through a significant period of change and work closely with the Operations Manager, Program Development Manager and the PSP Implementation Manager.

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Caseworker - Supported Independent Living program

Location: Maitland or Singleton

CatholicCare Social Services is seeking a self-motivated individual to join our SIL team in existing role, Caseworker - SIL. Full-time 38 hours per week maximum term contract for 18 months. This role will be based at our Maitland or Singleton Offices.
The position is responsible for providing practical and emotional support for young people to help them live independently and to assist them to identify and move closer towards their aspirations.
The successful candidate will work directly with the Young Adult Services Manager in developing strong working relationships within community and expanding the network of support surround a young person via a number of different strategies including family finding and family conferencing.

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Permanency Planner (1)

Location: Newcastle, Maitland and Lake Macquarie

New Opportunity

CatholicCare is seeking an enthusiastic caseworker to join our team. It is an exciting time to work at CatholicCare with the launch of the Permanency Support Program in October 2017. Our goal at CatholicCare is to provide a permanent ‘have life and have it to the full’ option for children who come into foster care and to achieve this within two years.

Our Permanency Support team includes a multidisciplinary circle of caseworkers, clinicians, birth parents, carers, and the child. The position is responsible for facilitating permanency pathways for C&YP within a 2 year timeframe.

The position of Permanency Planner is a Maximum Term position, which may continue until 1/10/2020.  Consideration will be given to those seeking both full-time and part-time employment. 

If you are passionate about best outcomes for children in foster care; if you align with our agreed values of Respect, Justice, Connection, Collaboration and Innovation; if you are keen to help ‘build a stronger, fairer and kinder society’, then we invite you to come join our circle.

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