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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.


NPSS Support Worker – Moree

Positions available in Moree

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 casual NPSS Workers to work within our Non Placement Support Services and Casework Support Services based in Moree to assist in the care of these young people.  Hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

This Program is a fee-for-service brokerage partnership with Community Services and other Non Government Organisations (NGO’s).  Community Services contract Pathfinders to provide a range of services to provide children and young people in Out of Home Care (OoHC) and their families through Individual Client Arrangements.

The 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. The successful applicants will need to have a strong commitment to privacy and maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is also mandatory.

The NPSS Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The NPSS Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 4.1 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”)

All applications must include the following components:

  • Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Working with Children Check, Police History Check and current Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position.

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

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo [link removed] and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

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 CulturalDiversity

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

For further information, please contact Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439

Job Package_NPSS_Worker_2020


NPSS SIL Mentor – Casual – Tamworth

Positions available in Tamworth

Pathfinders is a community based organisation providing supported accommodation and homelessness services, family and youth support services, Juvenile Justice and Out of Home Care services across the New England, Mid-North Coast and North West Tablelands of NSW.  Pathfinders’ vision is that all children, young people and their families will have a home where they feel they belong, are free from abuse and neglect, are able to achieve their full potential and are supported by appropriate and timely community services.

Our Non-Placement Support Services Mentor program will provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings Children and Young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement to assist with life skills, education, health and recreational activities.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living is a Fee for Service brokerage partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, who contract us to provide a range of services for children from 16 years of age who the Department is currently working with.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living Mentor will be responsible for implementing appropriate supports and education in living skills and working with the young person to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Semi-Independent Plan.

All staff have a strong commitment to privacy and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is mandatory for staff.

This position is Grade 4 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.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent referees.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position. 

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 Manager Corporate Services.

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 Melissa Colman – Corporate Services Officer on 0436 029 439.

 


NPSS SIL Mentor – Casual – Taree

Positions available in Taree

Pathfinders is a community based organisation providing supported accommodation and homelessness services, family and youth support services, Juvenile Justice and Out of Home Care services across the New England, Mid-North Coast and North West Tablelands of NSW.  Pathfinders’ vision is that all children, young people and their families will have a home where they feel they belong, are free from abuse and neglect, are able to achieve their full potential and are supported by appropriate and timely community services.

Our Non-Placement Support Services Mentor program will provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings Children and Young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement to assist with life skills, education, health and recreational activities.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living is a Fee for Service brokerage partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, who contract us to provide a range of services for children from 16 years of age who the Department is currently working with.

The NPSS Supported Independent Living Mentor will be responsible for implementing appropriate supports and education in living skills and working with the young person to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Semi-Independent Plan.

All staff have a strong commitment to privacy and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is mandatory for staff.

This position is Grade 4 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.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent referees.

Please download the job package from our website www.pathfinders.ngo to apply for this position. 

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 Manager Corporate Services.

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 Melissa Colman – Corporate Services officer on 0436 029 439.

Non-Placement Support Services – Mentor


Specialist Homelessness Support Workers – Casual – Armidale

We are currently looking for Casual Specialist Homeless Support Workers to be based in Armidale.

The successful applicants will be required to work as part of a team that help vulnerable people 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.

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicant will need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

SHS Support worker PPT Casual job description Armidale


NPSS Semi-Independent Living Mentor – Armidale – Casual

Our Non-Placement Support Services Mentor program will provide a structured and trusting relationship that brings Children and Young people together with caring individuals who offer guidance, support and encouragement to assist with life skills, education, health and recreational activities.

The NPSS Semi-Independent Living is a Fee for Service brokerage partnership with the Department of Communities and Justice, who contract us to provide a range of services for children from 16 years of age who the Department is currently working with.

The NPSS Semi-Independent Living Mentor will be responsible for implementing appropriate supports and education in living skills and working with the young person to reach the outcomes as outlined by the Semi-Independent Plan.

All staff have a strong commitment to privacy and are expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is mandatory for staff.

Non-Placement Support Services – Mentor


 Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Tamworth – Casual

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 currently looking for permanent part time/casual Direct Care Workers to assist in the care of these young people.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in either a residential setting and/or supported independent living (SIL) setting to Children and Young People in care.

The Direct Care Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Direct Care Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

Casual Youth Worker 2022


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Armidale – Casual

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 currently looking for casual Youth Workers to assist in the residential care of these young people.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers and hours will be on an “as needed” basis.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy..

It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The successful applicants need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.  The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.  The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections

This position is Level 4 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.
  • An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.
  • Current Working with Children Check, Police History Check, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s License.

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.

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are strongly encouraged to apply.



Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Inverell – Casual

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 currently looking for permanent part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the care of these young people.The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in either a residential setting and/or supported independent living (SIL) setting to Children and Young People in care.

The YouthWorker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Youth Worker Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

Casual Youth Worker 2022



 Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Muswellbrook – Casual

The Pathways residential OoHC Program aims to provide a homelike environment for residents, build positive coping strategies and maintain and develop links between the residents and their birth families and community. The program aims to meet high standards for health, education, vocation and social competencies amongst all residents.

The role of a Direct Care Worker is to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in a residential setting to Children and Young People in care and will develop and provide a safe, nurturing and home-like environment for Children and Young People in residence utilising the programs Circle of Courage and Sanctuary model philosophy.

The Direct Care Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Direct Care Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

Casual Youth Worker 2021


 

Non Placement Support Services (NPSS) – Casual Support Workers (Armidale/Inverell/Glen Innes)

The Non Placement Support Service (NPSS) program is a fee-for-service brokerage partnership with Community services and other Non Government Organisations (NGO’s).  Community services contract Pathfinders to provide a range of services to provide children and young people in Out of Home Care (OOHC) and their families through Individual Client Arrangements.

The 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.  All staff has a strong commitment to privacy and is expected to maintain strict confidentiality standards.  Report writing is also mandatory for staff.

The NPSS Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The NPSS Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

Job Package_NPSS_Worker_2021


Out of Home Care (OoHC) Youth Workers – Coffs Harbour/Port Macquarie/Taree – Casual

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 currently looking for permanent part time/casual Youth Workers to assist in the care of these young people.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in either a residential setting and/or supported independent living (SIL) setting to Children and Young People in care.

The Youth Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW.  Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Direct Care Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

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

Casual Youth Worker 2021


NPSS/OoHC Support Worker – (Glen Innes/Coffs Harbour)

This Program is a fee-for-service brokerage partnership with Community Services and other Non Government Organisations (NGO’s).  Community Services contract Pathfinders to provide a range of services to provide children and young people in Out of Home Care (OoHC) and their families through Individual Client Arrangements.

Out of Home Care Program provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people ranging in need of alternative accommodation due to being unable to live with their parents or foster carers.

You will be required to work shift work including sleepovers.

The successful applicants will work with team members to deliver Fee for Service/Out of Home Care (OOHC) services in either a temporary/residential setting and/or supported independent living (SIL) setting to Children and Young People in care.

The Support Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

The Support Worker will also be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

Job Package_NPSS OoHC Support Worker_2021


Support Your Path (SYP) Support Worker – Casual

Support Your Path provides innovative and personalised direct care supports to people with disabilities. Support Your Path oversees three programs:  Your Home, Your Choice and Your Life.  Each program has been established to provide individualised supports to people to best fit with our participant’s needs to assist them achieve greater independence, build social connections, learn life skills for the best life possible.

Role of the Support Worker

To deliver support services by assisting participants who require assistance with daily life tasks, with a strong focus on developing the skills of people to live as autonomously as possible.

The Support Worker will require knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW and provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families.

Travel will be an expectation

Your Choice Support Worker – 2021


 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 Jasmine Bourke on 0459 099 545 or jasmineb@pathfinders.ngo.

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 –

* 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.