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

The Family Referral Worker will be responsible to work as part of a team with local community organisations to develop coordinated services and referral pathways to best meet the needs of vulnerable families, their children and young people. They will also provide telephone advice and information; needs assessment and referral support; outreach and short intervention including case coordination for vulnerable families.

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Applications close Friday 27th April, 2018 COB



Caseworker Inverell/Glen Innes and Armidale locations

The Case Worker is responsible for achieving the best possible outcomes for Children and Young People placed in the Pathways Program of Pathfinders, referred by and in partnership with the Department of Family & Community Services; developing, monitoring and reviewing case plans, auditing case notes and files and advising on the appropriate placement of children and young people referred to Pathways.

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Applications close Friday 13 April, 2018 COB


Pathways Out-of-Home Care Direct Care Staff – Casual (Armidale, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tamworth, Far North Coast and Mid North Coast)

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 looking for casual direct care staff to assist in the residential care of these young people in our Armidale and Inverell premises. You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers.

Pathways is always looking for new workers who are suitably experienced and qualified candidates for the role. An ongoing recruitment process for Direct Care staff is undertaken by Pathfinders. This position can be applied for at all times, however, the interview process will be initiated when there are sufficient potential candidates and on an as needed basis. Once this threshold is reached, you will be contacted and asked for an interview and if successful, will move on to the training and Induction phase.

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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.