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Family Worker

Branch: Canberra

Required for the Child Trauma Treatment Program


Are you a committed Family Worker?


Do you want to support those families who can’t afford to access paid services?


Come and be part of our Child Trauma Treatment Team



Exciting opportunity to work for one of Canberra’s largest community sector organisations. The Child trauma treatment team provides a multi-disciplinary approach to treating child trauma. The child team offers assessment and treatment of children who have experienced trauma using an evidence based, multi-disciplinary team approach. CatholicCare are looking for an enthusiastic family worker to support children and their families, in their child trauma treatment program. We are looking for a family worker who has expertise working with children under 12 and their families. Applicants looking for a full time or part time position will be considered.


The Role


The key responsibilities of the Family Worker will be to provide support within a care coordination framework to children (and their families) aged 0-12 years who have experienced trauma. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team (with an OT and psychologists), the family worker will assist the children and their families to navigate the service system and improve their functioning at school and in relationships.


If you would like to work with us to make a positive difference in people’s lives and be a part of this new and exciting program, we want to hear from you!


What we offer


Rewarding opportunities exist for enthusiastic people seeking meaningful careers; helping people in the wider community in a new and innovative program. CatholicCare's employment benefits include a generous salary packaging option, and professional development in a family friendly environment. A large group of highly skilled and specialist clinicians provide a great team environment, supporting learning and excellence.


About us


CatholicCare is a large welfare agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. Our mission is to provide quality services to people by promoting healthy, inclusive communities through relationships, partnerships and collaboration.


Selection Criteria


The ideal person we are looking for has:

  • Qualification in social work or relevant human services field.
  • Experience working with children who have experienced trauma.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and to manage risk.
  • Commitment to delivering evidence based practice.
  • Willingness to reflect on, review and challenge current practice and an openness to training and development.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and good time management skills
  • Have an understanding of EEO, Work Safety and confidentiality


To Apply To apply you must:

  • Attach an updated resume
  • Include covering Letter (no more than one page)
  • Address each Selection Criteria above (no more than 2 pages)
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.


You will also be required to undergo a National Police Check. To be considered for this role you will be also required to hold:

  • a current drivers licence, and
  • a Working with Vulnerable People Card


Please download the selection criteria:Family Worker Position Description - Trauma Program


Please send your applications to: helen.maxted@catholiccare.cg.org.au



Closing Date:  5pm 3rd June 2020


CatholicCare is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people with a disability; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.