Want to be part of The NSW Government - Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)?
The NSW Government - Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is the government agency in NSW with statutory responsibility for protecting children and young people from risks of significant harm. Additionally, DCJ is the largest child protection organisation in Australia that engages with families and children in the community and seeks to particularly keep families together to ensure children thrive at home.
About the role
DCJ is currently recruiting Child Protection Caseworkers for their Child Protection Caseworker Student Campaign in various areas surrounding South-Western Sydney. DCJ Child Protection Caseworkers engage directly with children, young people, and families particularly by responding to reports about children or young people who may have been harmed or confronted by safety concerns. Those who fulfill this role are given support and assistance to develop their career and can build relationships as well as appreciate the importance of children to the community's future.
Job locations: Bankstown, Bowral, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Ingleburn, and Liverpool.
Total Remuneration Package: Salary from $74,117 pa to $102,403pa plus superannuation and annual leave loading. Additionally, successful candidates will be given industry-leading training from the organisation's caseworker development program, generous leave entitlements such as flex leave, as well as health and wellbeing benefits including a Fitness Passport.
Essential requirements:• A completed Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Science, Welfare, or a related degree within the next 3 months • Experience working with vulnerable children, young people, and their families• A valid Australian driver’s license and willingness to drive• A working with children clearance number
Important: Please note that successful applicants will need to have had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by 25 October 2021 and their second dose by 17 January 2022.
The ideal candidate will bring a commitment to working collaboratively with children, families, and communities including Aboriginal and diverse cultures. Further, the ideal candidate must be willing to:
Work sensitively and respectfully with parents, family members, children, or young people
Work collaboratively with other agencies
Develop safety plans and complete risk assessments
Manage cases and situations including working with high needs and high-risk clients and their families
Be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents and attending court