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Aboriginal Caseworker - Illawarra/Shoalhaven

Division:  Southern HDDSEM

Wollongong, NSW, AU, 2500 Nowra, NSW, AU, 2541 ShellHarbour, NSW, AU, 2529

Req ID:  3200

Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker - Illawarra/Shoalhaven

Do you identify as an Aboriginal person? Do you have at least two years’ experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and their families? Would you like a career with real development opportunities, attractive benefits and support?


Sound like you? Then apply now!


We are currently recruiting for upcoming opportunities in Illawarra/Shoalhaven.


About your new role


As an Aboriginal Caseworker, you will be responding to reports about a child or young person who may have been harmed or where there are safety concerns. 


You will work sensitively and respectfully with parents, family members, the child or young person, and a range of other services, to develop safety plans and undertake risk assessments. A caseworker’s first priority is always the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the child or young person.


Why work for us?


Part of The Department of Communities and Justice, Community Services is the largest child protection organisation in Australia and offers competitive benefits and opportunities:


  • Salary from $72,635 to $100,356 + super
  • Industry leading training with ongoing career development and support
  • Generous leave entitlements including flex leave
  • Diverse and inclusive organisation


Click here to find out more about the role.


About you


For Aboriginal applicants a relevant diploma or degree qualification is preferred. Applicants without a relevant qualification are required to demonstrate at least two years experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. For successful applicants without a relevant qualification, a commitment to gain a relevant qualification will be required during the course of employment. Communities and Justice trains and offers career development opportunities for all staff and the attainment of a relevant qualification will be supported.


Aboriginal people interested in applying for the Aboriginal caseworker position must have a commitment to providing support and strengthening relationships between Communities and Justice and the local Aboriginal community. This support should reinforce the ongoing and sustainable provision of better service delivery and outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities.


In addition to identifying as an Aboriginal person, a valid drivers licence is required and willingness to drive. You also require a Working with Children clearance number.


We value a diverse and inclusive workplace


We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed below, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.


If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.


Contact: For any recruitment enquiries please email us at 

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.