Job Vacancy – Child and Family Worker

Child and Family Worker x 2 Positions






SCHADS Level  4


6 Months

35 Hours per week


We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person to join a team that’s changing the lives of children and families in our Child and Family team.

About the Role

The Child and Family Worker contributes to and delivers services across a range of programs designed to enhance parenting skills, improve relationships, increase safety and wellbeing, and build personal effectiveness.

If you are looking for a meaningful and rewarding career we want to hear from you.

About You

To be successful in this position you will require:

Selection criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, social sciences or related discipline and or significant experience in a similar role
  • Experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged families within a strengths-based solution focused framework, and a clear understanding of child development stages and milestones
  • A minimum of 12 months experience as a Case Worker in similar field including working with the child protection service system.
  • A clear understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged families including: poverty, substance misuse, child safety & development, mental health, domestic & family violence and homelessness
  • A minimum of 12 months experience in facilitation of courses/workshops or relatable experience
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience and skills in using Microsoft Office suite, web-based applications and client relationship management databases
  • Current driver’s license and comprehensively insured vehicle
  • A current (less than 12 months old) criminal record check and a working with children check


  • 35 hour work week
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Access to ongoing professional development
  • Flexible working options
  • Staff Wellbeing program
  • Additional leave hours and accrued annually

The Family Centre values diversity, lived experience and cultural knowledge. We respect the place first nation’s people hold in our community and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Equally we encourage people with disability, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please include your resume and a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria in your application.  Download a copy of the position description below.

We are only accepting applications that are submitted via the ‘APPLY HERE‘ button below. Please do not submit your application by email.

Applications close 5 April 2024. If this role is of interest to you, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

For more information about the position please contact Liz Hook at [email protected] using the subject line: Child and Family Worker -Ballina

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