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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

IFYSS – Aboriginal Family Worker – Permanent Part Time (30hrs per week) – Inverell Region

This is a designated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Position. Applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. Exemption is claimed under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act.

We are currently looking for a suitable applicant who will be required to work to improve the outcomes and well-being of Aboriginal families with children 0 – 8 years or those expecting a child.  The Family Worker will be responsible for developing appropriate activities and programs, facilitate informal support groups aimed at enhancing the skills and confidence of parents while improving the educational, social and health outcomes for their children. In addition to the Inverell town ship, services are provided to Tingha, Ashford and surrounding areas.

The Aboriginal Family Worker will also be required to coordinate and deliver support to the Bunbun Play Group Program held in Ashford.

Inverell Family & Youth Support Service works with parents and/or carers with dependent children, and young people in the Inverell District providing a range of services including support, advocacy and referral that enable families and young people to make positive changes in their lives.

IFYSS_AFW 2019 – Job Package


Pathways – Non Placement Support Service (NPSS) Workers (Inverell and Armidale)

Pathfinders Pathways Non Placement Support Services Program provides supervised contact, supervision in temporary accommodation and mentoring for children and young people aged 0-17 years old.  Support is also provided to carers through transport to appointments, preschool, respite placements and changes of placements.

We are looking for casual NPSS workers to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

Job Package_NPSS_Worker_Nov 2018


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

 Specialist Homelessness Service – Casual Support Workers (Inverell/Glen Innes) 

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 Inverell 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.

SHS Support worker job packaging Inverell and Glen Innes


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.