Child, Youth & Family Worker

Young Healthy Minds Service

  • maternity leave role until April 2023, part-time 3 days per week
  • based in Newcastle
  • SCHADS Level 5 + super + salary packaging

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Mission’s Community and Family Care teams build resilience and strengthen capacity in the local communities where we work. We support people using evidence-based, trauma-informed, person-centred approach in a holistic manner and on a voluntary basis. The Child, Youth & Family Worker role will offer support to at-risk and vulnerable young people and their families and communities. The role is also responsible for facilitating various groups workshops and events, consequently improving overall community engagement and social participation for young people

About the role

We are looking for an outstanding Child, Youth & Family Worker who is conscientious, reliable, and motivated about making a difference. The Child, Youth and Family Worker works within the Young Healthy Minds team, which is funded by the Department of Social Services under the Family Mental Health Support Services program, to provide a tailored service to children, young people and their families who are experiencing emerging mental health concerns. 

All staff at Child, Youth & Family work hard to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships in an autonomous-supportive work environment where they are all trained to be the best in their field. Wesley Mission provides regular supervision, support, and training for all staff.

Essential criteria

  • relevant tertiary qualification and minimum 2 years’ experience working in the community welfare system
  • strengths-based case management experience with the ability to engage young people and families at the point of initial contact and build collaborative working relationships
  • experience developing case summaries & child protection reports
  • ability to work one-on-one, and in groups, with clients in a holistic and flexible manner
  • ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with related stakeholder groups
  • cultural competence and experience working alongside Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people and First Nations families
  • ability to meet KPIs
  • experience with providing flexible service to children, young people and their families via home visiting, schools visits and centre-based care
  • current NSW or National driver’s licence
  • Working With Children’s Check & criminal record history check and ability to work in schools.

Desirable criteria

  • broad understanding of the local child and family support sector

Recruitment process

  1. brief telephone conversation to confirm details of the role and arrange a telephone interview.
  2. telephone interview.
  3. online aptitude testing and a behavioural questionnaire.
  4. face-to-face interview.
  5. reference & probity checks.

If you have any queries, please contact Kaia Ireson on – 0427 951 486.

Closing date: Wednesday 15 December 2021, 9am.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria and why you would be a good fit for the role. Please include the completed Wesley Mission Application for Employment. Please send applications to:

Sarah Khalil 


Only applications with a one-page cover letter addressing all the selection criteria will be considered.

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values and Worker code of conduct. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). 

Wesley Child, Youth and Family team is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we work within. Whilst not a requirement, we strongly encourage people from the following background/s to apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who Identify as LGBTQIA+
  • People of colour (e.g. identifying as cultural, religious and/or ethnically diverse).

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