Family Worker (Case Work) Bonnie Support Services


JOB ADVERTISEMENT – Family Worker (Case Work)


Employer: Bonnie Support Services Ltd
Work Type/s: Permanent 35 hours per week and short-term contract (until June 2023)
Classification/s: Women’s Organisations & Services, Family Services, Social Work 
Sector/s: Not for Profit (NFP) 
Location: South-west Sydney

Job posted on:  11 August 2023


 Applications close 28 August 2023

  • Full time (35 hours per week). 
  • Location: Based in South-West Sydney
  • Remuneration: SCHCADS Award, Level 4, year dependent upon qualifications and experience. Some above award conditions and salary packaging available.

We will be assessing applications as they come through, so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.


About the Organisation

Bonnie Support Services Ltd (BSSL) was established in 1974 and supports women and children who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or are affected by Domestic or Family Violence. We have strong links with the local Aboriginal community and services and have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in place. Our Board and staff team include strong Aboriginal and CALD women. Cultural safety is a high priority for the organisation.

BSSL services are based on a feminist model aimed at assisting women to safety and to maintain and sustain their tenancy in a violence-free environment. BSSL’s aim is to be a leading provider of support services in Sydney’s South- West to “at risk” women and their children. 

BSSL operates its services on Darug land and has a history of working closely with local Aboriginal and CALD communities to provide holistic and cross-cultural, client centred support. 

Training and professional development opportunities are available to all staff.


Family Worker (Domestic Violence)

Bonnie Support Services is a Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) and provides support and accommodation services to women and their accompanying children, who are experiencing domestic/family violence.  

We currently have a position available for female, domestic violence specialists to provide case management and support services.

The successful applicants will have an extensive knowledge of the gendered nature of domestic violence.


Being a female is a genuine requirement as specified under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

Selection criteria:


  1. Commitment to feminist philosophy.
  2. Relevant qualifications and experience in the area of domestic violence.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of trauma and how this impacts mental health & well-being, addictions, cycles of homelessness & poverty.
  4. Demonstrated understanding and experience of trauma on child development, attachment and the mother-child relationship.
  5. Ability to identify and assess significant risk of harm and enact mandatory reporting responsibilities.
  6. Competency in Aboriginal and cultural diversity.
  7. Ability to work collaboratively with client co-case management with other agencies.
  8. Willingness and ability to participate in the on-call roster, involving rostered Saturday work (approximately one Saturday in 8 weeks) for face-to-face and telephone crisis response to domestic violence.
  9. Ability to work effectively in a team.
  10. Computer literacy in MS Word and MS Office products.
  11. Current Driver’s Licence



  1. Skills and understanding of how to facilitate group work and community education and other capacity-building workshops and programs for woman and for children.

(See attached for full Position Description)

 To apply for the position please send a covering letter and a response to the selection criteria; with your resume and any other relevant material that demonstrates your suitability for the role.

A Working with Children Check and a National Police check are requirements of the role.

Enquiries:  Please call 9729 0939 or email: admi[email protected]





Bonnie Support Services

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Full time