Youth and Parenting Partner The Rosewood Centre


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.

Our services include Community Kitchens and Food Programs; Counselling and Clinical Services; Domestic and Family Violence Services;  Early Intervention and Targeted Support for Young People; Parenting and Family Support Services; Specialist Culturally and Linguistically Diverse support through our Refugee HUB, Statutory Out of Home Care services for children and young people who unable to live at home safely with their parents and Young Adult Services for young people who have exited from Care.

Benefits of Working With Us

  • Receive an attractive salary with salary packaging available 
  • Receive up to 3 additional days 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;

The Opportunity 

The Rosewood Centre is currently seeking a Youth and Parenting Partner to join their small, yet dedicated Team. The position being offered is a Permanent Part-Time contract being offered until Mid 2025, although could lead to further opportunities due to the the continual growth of the organisation.

The successful candidate will have the option to work either 2 or 3 days a week based at the Gloucester Office. 

About the Role 

The Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) program is focused 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 Youth & Parenting Partner will provide targeted support to assist young people to stay connected with their family and make sound life choices as they move into adulthood by coaching them to recognise strengths, overcome problems and develop knowledge and skills, to provide safe and nurturing home environment. 

The role will also engage with community to increase networks support & connections available to the family. 


  • A degree in Social Welfare, Social Work or Psychology and/or equivalent experience in early intervention programs
  • 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


  • Bachelor in social work, psychology, allied health, education or other social sciences
  • Current driver licence and use of own vehicle with comprehensive car insurance
  • Current paid Working with Children Check

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 note, you will be assessed against the full list of criteria within the interview process as listed under the headings of Experience/Criteria and Qualifications.

Applications close: 11.59PM Thursday 30 June, 2022.



Additional Information

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning is a child safe organisation, committed to the protection of children and has zero-tolerance of any abuse of children. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, retain a valid Working with Children Check where necessary and comply with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Positions identified as child related employment at the CatholicCatholic must have a valid Working With Children Check. For more information, please visit the NSW Office of Children’s Guardian.

This position has been determined as child related and a current Working With Children Check for paid employment is required. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening including the completion of a National Police Check, where applicable the retention of a valid Working with Children Check and adoption and compliance with our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

The safety and welfare of our staff, volunteers and community in which we work is paramount for CatholicCare.  We recognise that being fully vaccinated is one of the best ways we can protect ourselves and the community against COVID-19. In keeping with our purpose of a stronger, fairer, and kinder society for our community, all employees of CatholicCare must have received at least two doses of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. CatholicCare is committed to meeting our obligations under our funding agreements and public health orders and appreciate your understanding of our approach to protecting all staff, volunteers and the vulnerable within our community.  



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