Pathfinders recruits and selects appropriately skilled and experienced staff through fair and consistent processes as embodied in NSW Government Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policies. While relevant experience, skills and qualifications are highly desirable, Pathfinders encourages all people who are interested in working in one of our Pathfinders programs to apply.


Foster Care (Inverell, Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes and surrounding areas)

There’s always a need for more foster carers in our region to help the more than 40,000 youth in Out-of-Home Care. If you’re interested in respite, short-term or long-term foster caring, or simply want to learn more about how you can help, contact Lisa Harvey on 0458 224 810 or lisah@pathfinders.ngo.

Check out our Pathways Foster Care page here


 Pathways – Residential Out Of Home Care Team Leader – Armidale

Full Time- 38 Hours a week 

Do you want to be a part of a Team to make a difference in the life of young people?

We are currently looking for a Team Leader for our OoHC Program, based in Armidale.

The successful applicant will need to have demonstrated experience in team management as they will be required develop and maintain a team of direct care staff to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in Care. The Team Leader Residential Unit will ensure the provision of a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence.  This Program provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in ages from 12 – 18 years and in need of alternative accommodation.

This position is Grade 5 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • The selection criteria as provided in the position description.
  • A updated resume including details of at least two recent referees.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications can be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 19 December 2018.

Pathfinders is committed to being a safe environment for children and young people and is a mandatory reporting Organisation.

Pathfinders is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity.

For further information, please contact Trish Parker – Human Resource Manager on 0437 695 129.

Download the job package here


 Pathways – Direct Care Casual Staff  (Inverell and Armidale)

Pathfinders Pathways Out of Home care program provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in ages from 12 – 18 years and in need of alternative accommodation due to being unable to live with their parents or foster carers.

We are initially looking for casual direct care staff to assist in the residential care of these young people.  These positions, when available, may be offered as permanent part time in the near future.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers.

Pathways Out of Home Care Job Package 2018



Specialist Homelessness Service – Support Worker (Armidale) 

These positions help vulnerable people when in crisis and those at risk of homelessness, to remain in long-term safe accommodation and to break the cycle of homelessness in the Armidale areas. In these positions workers will be assisting women and children experiencing or at risk of family or domestic violence to be safe and help them find solutions both practical and personal that have arisen as a result of the family and domestic violence.

Applicants must be committed to working all shifts and to being on call.

Armidale – Download the job package here


All applicants must follow these steps to be considered for any position with Pathfinders:

1. Prepare a typed application which includes –

  • A statement against each of the essential and desirable selection criteria for the position, giving examples to demonstrate how you meet them.
  • A current resume detailing your relevant skills and experience.
  • A photocopy of your relevant academic qualifications.
  • The names and phone numbers of two referees (at least one referee should be a recent supervisor, if possible)

2. Please submit your applications by either –

  • A. Emailing applications to hr@pathfinders.ngo
  • B. Posting a printed copy in an enveloped marked ‘Confidential’ to –
    Human Resources Manager
    PO Box 1052

* All applications must be received by close of business on the relevant closing date as stated above (next to each position).

3. Complete a working with children check and a criminal/police check –

It is a legal requirement that all staff provide Pathfinders with a working with children check and a criminal/police check prior to commencing employment.