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.


Family Referral Worker – New England North West (Tamworth)

The Family Referral Worker will provide telephone advice and information; needs assessment and referral support; outreach involving Home Visits and short intervention including case coordination for vulnerable families.
The FRS team works with local community organisations to develop coordinated services and referral pathways to best meet the needs of vulnerable families, their children and young people.

Download the job package here



Aboriginal Transition to School (ATTS) Worker (Armidale)

The Aboriginal Transition to School worker specifically supports early intervention work to provide support to families, to give children a good start in life through improved early childhood development, care, education and school readiness.

Download the job package here



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 Morgan Cameron on 1800 314 199 or

Check out our Pathways Foster Care page 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
  • 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.