Targeted Earlier Interventions Caseworker – Maitland CatholicCare Social Services Hunter Manning


Join Us and Make a Difference to the Community 

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a not-for-profit organisation and an agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. We offer whole-of-community support and empowerment options to those in need regardless of religion, age, gender, physical and intellectual capacity, or ethnicity.

We work together with local communities to build a stronger, fairer, and kinder society that values children, young people, families and individuals.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • Directly contribute to improving the lives of many in the community;
  • Receive an attractive salary with salary packaging available;
  • Receive up to 3 additional days paid leave, between the Christmas and New Year period annually;
  • Paid parental leave;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities;
  • A great friendly environment of dedicated and passionate co-workers;
  • Discounted gym membership through Fitness Passport;


This Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program, Maitland Youth Service is focussed on supporting vulnerable children, young people, families and communities to access support when required, to prevent issues from escalating and empower them to lead independent and meaningful lives.

The TEI Caseworker will provide targeted support to assist young people to stay connected with their family and make sound life choices as they move into adulthood. The role will also engage with community to increase support networks available to the family. The TEI worker will also support the young people and their families to access counselling through the Rosewood Centre. The program is framed around an evidenced, strengths-based, culturally competent, outcomes framework with training, support & supervision of the team.

This position will be based in Maitland and will be a part time role that will be contracted until 30 June 2025.


  • A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our organisation and active engagement in organisational events
  • Demonstrated compassion towards and understanding of the holistic needs of children and families affected by trauma with experience working within a trauma informed practice model
  • A solid understanding of child development and milestones, issues affecting vulnerable & disadvantaged families, and an interest in assisting others to enhance parenting capacity
  • Ability to respectfully engage with and mentor families who come from many different walks of life to problem solve, increase positive outcomes & networks of support
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently (often in families homes) and as part of a team
  • An awareness of Aboriginal culture and the issues faced by them and people from CALD backgrounds that may impact on parental roles, family and community relationships
  • High-level interpersonal skills relating to effective communication, attention to detail, ability to inspire others and contribute to a positive team culture
  • Experience in delivering group programs – such as parenting programs and life skills
  • Flexibility to be available outside of core business hours in performing duties position
  • Experience in outcomes data collection


  • A degree in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology and/or equivalent experience in early intervention programs
  • Current Working with Children Check/Police Check
  • NSW Driver Licence

To Apply

Please provide a current copy of your Resume and a Cover Letter which addresses the two criterion points below:

  • Why you want this role and how it aligns with your career goals.
  • Your qualifications and experience in a similar position.

Please clearly indicate in your application which school you wish to apply for.

Please contact, [email protected] if you have any queries about the role.

Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday 24 August 2023.

Additional Information

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a child safe organisation, committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable persons and has zero-tolerance of any abuse.

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Safeguarding Framework Policy and Code of Conduct.

CatholicCare Social Services promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from people from culturally or linguistically diverse background. 

CatholicCare Social Services promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.



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