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Aboriginal Transitional Care Coordinator (1)

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CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a reputable not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Aboriginal Transitional Care Coordinator (1)


Taree, NSW (2hrs north of Newcastle)


“CatholicCare recognise the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People whose cultures are among the oldest living in human history and their continued connection to land, waters and culture. CatholicCare is seeking to appoint an Aboriginal or Torres Strait part time AOD Transitional Care Coordinator to work in the Manning River regions.”

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

  • Help support people experiencing AOD issue to transition back to their community.
  • Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
  • Competitive salary & packaging benefits, fantastic support & mentoring.

Join Us and Make a Difference to the Community

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity. 

About the Role

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning has received funding from PHN for a pilot program in the Manning Region to support people transitioning back into community after experiencing a struggle with substance misuse. The program is designed to support people for a 12 week period to gain access to services and supports after they have completed a stay in a rehab or a correctional facility. The focus of the program is to improve health and social outcomes via a case coordination approach and to prevent readmission. There is an emphasis on integration with local services including the local Aboriginal Medical Services – Biripi and Tobwabba.

If you have the passion, skills and experience required to create individualised care packages which aid a person’s transition back into community, the ability to build partnerships with external stakeholders (including local Aboriginal companies) and a desire to achieve best outcomes, then we would love to hear from you.

Based in our office in Taree, this position is offered on a maximum term part-time (24hrs per week) basis for 12 months. 

Benefits of Working With Us

  • receive an attractive salary with salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum);
  • receive up to 3 additional days leave, Bishop’s Leave, between the Christmas and the New Year period annually;
  • fantastic ongoing training & development, coaching & mentoring and career progression opportunities;
  • a great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • discounted gym membership;
  • and more. 


Please ensure you individually address each of the Essential and Desirable criterion below.

Essential Criteria:
  • Aboriginality.
  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of CatholicCare.
  • A good understanding of the vulnerabilities that can lead to AOD addictions, and an ability to empathise and view addictions compassionately as a disease.
  • Minimum of Cert IV Qualification in AOD or Community Services and / or two years’ experience working alongside people with AOD addictions.
  • An understanding of Case Coordination and Case Management and demonstrated experience in compiling case management or coordination plans.
  • Suitable written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships with external stakeholders including Local Aboriginal companies in a manner that promotes professionalism and increases referral networks and linkages across the community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously in the community under minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively contribute to a small team and a stated understanding of the benefits of teamwork.
  • A commitment to undertaking and participating in evaluation processes.
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and use of own vehicle.
  • Current paid Working with Children Check.

To Apply

Please provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter individually addressing each of the essential and desirable criteria.

*Please note that not adequately addressing each of the selection criteria will result in your application not being shortlisted.*

Additional Information

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. 

Positions identified as child related employment at the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian. 

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children. 

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening including the completion of a National Police Check, where applicable the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Applications close 5.00pm on Friday, 22 January 2021.

Please note, interviews may take place prior to the closing date. Should a suitable applicant be found before the closing date the ad may be closed earlier than the stated closing date above.

For further information please contact the Area Manager Taree, Kathryn Sweegers on 02 6539 5900.