Specialist Children and Young Person’s Caseworker Nova for Women and Children Inc


Nova for Women and Children is seeking a passionate Specialist Children and Young Persons Caseworker to join our team based in Newcastle.


Nova for Women and Children is a leading community services organisation that provides interim, transitional and outreach support and crisis accommodation options to women and children across the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie regions who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness or who are escaping family and domestic violence.

Nova for Women and Children is the amalgamation of Eva’s Project, Lower Hunter Women’s Housing and Eastlake’s Women’s and Children’s Refuge and has been operating in Newcastle for approximately 38 years. In 2018, Nova for Women and Children were awarded the Australia Day Community Group of the Year Award from Newcastle City Council.

Nova for Women and Children offers a supportive culture and attractive conditions of employment, including:

  • Above Award salary and conditions;
  • Standard 9-day fortnights;
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities;
  • Thank you days;
  • Salary packaging benefits; and
  • Employee Assistance Program.


As the Specialist Children and Young Person’s Caseworker, you will provide direct services to children and young people that are trauma informed, family centred and culturally appropriate. Additionally, this role will support children, young people and their families to access mainstream and specialist services that will promote improved housing, safety and wellbeing outcomes.

This role will also work closely with Nova’s Operation Manager and Practice Leader on initiatives such as training, consultation, coaching and shared case management to build capacity across the organisation in the work we do with children and young people.


You are a passionate individual who possess’ the following:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology and/or related behavioural sciences
  • 3-5 years’ experience providing high-quality holistic and child centred case management.
  • Working with vulnerable woman and children and maintain strong skills in the assessment of risk and safety.
  • A passion for supporting women and children in our community.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local community services.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

Being female is a genuine occupational qualification as per section 31(2) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Prior to an offer of employment, you will be required to have a current driver’s licence and Working with Children Check.


Confidential enquiries can be made to Skildare on (02) 4940 8743. Alternatively, you can request an information pack by emailing [email protected].

Applications, including a CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, can be submitted by clicking APPLY.

Applications will be accepted until close of business Tuesday 19 July 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Nova welcomes and encourages women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.



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