Caring Mothers Family Worker

Summary of the Broad Purpose of the Position

The Caring Mothers project will provide support to Mothers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie area. The objective of this role is to provide support to 10 Aboriginal Mothers annually who have children in their care and are leaving or have left violent partners. The Caring Mothers project is funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Key Role Responsibilities

Identifying and building on clients strengths
Provide counselling
Court support
Case management
Making referrals and linking mothers to ongoing support networks
Safety Planning
Cultural support
Assisting to restore kinship relationships
Other duties as directed

Essential requirements

Identify as a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and ability to prove as required
Demonstrated ability to provide case management and case work to women who have experienced domestic and family violence (D&FV).
 Demonstrated familiarity with the court processes and competence to support clients appropriately
Build and strengthen partnerships with appropriate service providers
Successful Working With Children’s Check (WWCC)
Current NSW Drivers Licence
Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (Community Services; Youth Work, Case Management etc.) and/or long-term relevant work experience in this field, or life experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of the needs and obstacles facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families
Strong and effective communication skills: negotiation, consultation, problem solving, teamwork
Reporting Skills: strong written language skills, report writing and record keeping
Time Management: prioritising tasks and working to completion within deadlines, working as part of a team and autonomously to achieve goals
Accountability: capable of review and revision of work; contribute to high quality service delivery; attention to detail
Advocacy: demonstrated skill and experience in accessing services for clients
Computer and Technology: competent computer skills, Intermediate level of Word and Excel skills preferred
Experience to undertake administrative and computer tasks linked to this position, using electronic and manual case management and including data reporting tools and/or portals

Please note: 

It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.  Successful applicant(s) will be subject to Working With Children Check and Police Check prior to Employment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to:, stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.


Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in applying for this position and would like assistance with the application package, including cover letter, addressing criteria etc. Please contact the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500.

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to

Applications Close 5pm  Wednesday 3rd of july 2019

Tamara Jeffress
Phone: 02 4957 5900


Annual Salary
$0 per annum
Applications Close
Wednesday 3 July 2019