Supervised Contact Worker – Shoalhaven Region CareSouth


  • Support the positive connection between a child and their family
  • Gain exposure to a variety of circumstances and foster ongoing relationships
  • Join an experienced and dynamic team today! 

Who We Are

CareSouth is a local, community based organisation with a dynamic and bold vision to make a difference ‘every day’. Working across locations in NSW and ACT, we seek to inspire each other and the communities in which we operate. Our purpose is to influence and support the safety, development and empowerment of children, young people, adults and communities. 

About the Role

CareSouth are currently seeking Casual Supervised Contact Workers to join the CareSouth Shoalhaven team on a casual basis. We are looking for people that are committed to the work they do everyday and passionate about making a difference within our community. 

Are you a person with mature life experience? Do you have a background working with children and young people? Perhaps you’re a retired education worker or child protection/welfare sector professional, or even a person with foster care experience? This position would be ideal for a person who has experience working with children and is looking to step into a casual role to suit a more flexible lifestyle.

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Supervised Contact Worker position is responsible for providing high quality supervision for visits between children and/or young persons in care and their families. This position must ensure that the child’s best interests are protected during contact. The aim is to facilitate a safe and constructive contact visit comprising of positive interactions between the parent/participant and child/children in order to build their relationship.

We are looking for individuals who fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to the safety of children, young people and people with a disability.
  2. Tertiary qualification or working towards in a relevant discipline e.g. social welfare, psychology, education counselling etc.
  3. Current First Aid Certificate
  4. Excellent communication, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  5. Excellent observational and report writing skills.
  6. Understanding of child protection and mandatory reporting requirements.
  7. Sound knowledge of child development
  8. Ability to remain impartial at all times.
  9. Ability to risk assess varying situations.
  10. Current drivers licence, comprehensively insured vehicle, mobile phone and access to a computer.

Do you want to be a part of something great?

At CareSouth, we recognise that the work you do every day is what makes our organisation great. We want to reward that and be an organisation that you are proud to be a part of. We are here to help you bring your best self to work and take your best self home!

To recognise the work you do we offer

  • A compassionate, supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to be bold, big-hearted and determined.
  • 24/7 After Hours Call centre to allow you to leave work at work
  • Free, confidential and independent Employee Assistance Program  (inc. free access to physical, mental, financial online supports)
  • Tailored professional development pathways
  • 24/7 access to our online eLearning system

To Apply: Please review the Position Description attached for a comprehensive overview of the role. Your application must include a copy of your updated resume and a cover letter (Max. 2 pages) addressing the Essential Criteria in the position description

Please note that only applicants who are invited to an interview will be contacted. Be sure to keep an eye on your emails as applicants who are invited to an interview will be contacted via email to schedule an appointment time.

CareSouth warmly welcomes EVERYONE, irrespective of their ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination.

NOTE: Positions are subject to a Working with Children/Vulnerable People clearance and satisfactory National Police Check

Enquiries to: Sally Howe, Team Leader Family Connections on 1300 554 260