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Permanency Coordinators

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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.

Permanency Coordinators


Mayfield, NSW

  • Coordinate therapeutic case management to promote permanency outcomes for children.
  • Work in one of the Hunter-Manning’s predominant social services organisations.
  • Excellent training, mentoring/coaching & exceptional salary packaging benefits.

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.

The Opportunity

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is seeking three experienced Permanency Coordinators to work collaboratively with children and young people, their birth family, foster carer, the DCJ and other Care Team Members to oversee the day to day case management of children in care. Through the coordination of wrap around therapeutic case management you will work towards providing children and young people with a loving, permanent home for life.

To be successful in the role you will have significant experience working in a case management & coordination position or as a Permanency Pathway Planner. You will have experience working with people from a CALD and ATSI background, with tertiary qualifications in either Social Welfare, Social work, Psychology or a related field, preferably at a degree level.

These are permanent full-time positions.

Benefits of Working With Us

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

Selection Criteria

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

Essential Criteria:
  • Qualification in Social Welfare, Social Work, Psychology or a related field, preferably at degree level (working towards) or extensive experience working with vulnerable families.
  • Commitment to work within the Vision Mission and Values of the organisation.
  • A working understanding of the Child Protection, PSP and Adoption legislation and research that underpins permanency for children.
  • Significant experience working in a case management/coordination role or a permanency pathway planner under the new PSP program.
  • Proven capacity to refer to and work within relevant legislation, workplace policies, and standards relating to PSP.
  • Experience working with children/young people, parents/carers and families with a high commitment to child inclusive practice and best practice case work principles.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and motivate others to progress the most appropriate permanency pathway options in a timely manner.
  • Ability to engage with birth families from a place of compassion and neutrality.
  • Experience in conducting assessments and report writing for Court.
  • Evidenced capacity to ensure all data, records and case plans are maintained according to set timeframes and quality standards.
  • Sound understanding of child development, trauma and attachment theory and the ARC Therapeutic model.
  • Proven commitment to work flexible hours as required for program success, including On Call roster.
  • Current NSW driver licence and use of own vehicle;
  • Current paid Working with Children Check.
Desirable Criteria:
  • Experience working with people from a CALD and ATSI background.
  • Ability to establish and maintain links with external service providers.

To Apply

To be considered for the position 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 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.

Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday, 24 January 2021.

For further information please contact the Operations Manager - Permanency Support Program, Virginia Tsang on 02 4923 0670.