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Family Worker (Education)

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is seeking applicants for a Famly Worker position at our Wagga Wagga NSW Office.
Job Type:
Full Time
$72,603.96 – $73,682.46 for full time plus superannuation
Position Location:
Wagga Wagga
Position Reference Number:


About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for people and their families, as well as the communities in which they live. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offers services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About the Role

Family Worker (Education) is a fixed-term (12 months contract), full-time (75 hours a fortnight) position based in Wagga Wagga, NSW office.

The Family Worker (Education) is expected to assist in delivering quality services under the Riverina Murray Education Project by providing information, complex intake and screening, referrals and case coordination services to clients referred from schools involved in the project.  The role requires liaising with a wide range of external stakeholders, particularly Education staff, to ensure strong referral pathways.

The Education Project aims to link families, parents and young people in need of assistance with Commonwealth, State or Local Government funded support services so they receive appropriate assistance. This position will be based in the above location and will require outreach to participating local schools.

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess:

  • Qualification in social welfare, or related discipline and/or relevant experience.
  • Excellent observational, telephonic communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage and interact sensitively with a diverse range of people, particularly children and young people.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills to act on behalf of clients and demonstrated ability to rapidly identify client needs assess risk and prioritise accordingly.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description on our website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $72,603.96 – $73,682.46 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work-related referees and a covering letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion) to Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

Please see attached position description below.

Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, please contact the Family Referral Service Manager on 02 69239100 or

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Address for submitting applications

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