We are looking for a Family Caseworker to join our team to provide wraparound and therapeutic casework support to families connected with the Weave Kool Kids Program.

Weave Kool Kids Family Caseworker

Weave Kool Kids Program

Location – Weave Kool Kids Program Office | Malabar, Sydney | Bidjigal Land

(9 Days per fortnight) 

  • Work with a dynamic, well-respected NGO with 47 years experience providing place-based support alongside communities
  • Contribute to meaningful, lasting change for clients and community
  • Above Award hourly rates and bonus paid leave days over Christmas and New Year.
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply

The position is part time (9 days per fortnight).

About Weave Youth & Community Services

Weave Youth & Community Services is a place-based community organisation located on unceded Gadigal and Bidjigal Land in Sydney, that has been delivering a range of programs, supports and services developed with and for the community for 47 years. 

Weave’s purpose is to empower people to change their lives, and healing is at the centre of our work. As a non-Aboriginal controlled organisation, Weave is strongly committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their ongoing fight for justice and self-determination. 

Our work at every level is guided by our Aboriginal Healing Framework

Weave Kool Kids Program

The Weave Kool Kids Program provides long-term connection to positive relationships and support for children to learn, grow and develop together with their peers in their community. Through Weave Kool Kids Program, children and young people engage in fun, skills-based activities that highlight their strengths, improve social and emotional wellbeing, foster respect and nurture resilience.

At Weave Kool Kids, every child has the opportunity to:

  • Engage in recreational activities like bushwalking, rock climbing, surfing, overnight camps, and cultural excursions
  • Work closely with our Youth & Community Workers to improve their social health and wellbeing
  • Build a stronger connection to their culture
  • Foster strength and resilience in every area of life

About the Role

Weave Kool Kids Program is an early intervention and prevention program for children, young people aged 7–18 years and families. The program provides opportunities for children and young people to engage in skill-building recreational activities, therapeutic mentoring and youth leadership programs. The program also provides support to families through holistic casework and advocacy. This is a key position in the team providing wraparound therapeutic casework support to families connected with the Weave Kool Kids Program, supporting families with a range of issues including family preservation, housing, health..


SCHADS Award Level 5 Paypoint 1-3 depending on qualifications and experience. Weave pays above the SCHADS Award hourly rates.Level 5 Paypoint 1-3 Weave hourly rates range: $51.58 – $53.91. 

  • Gross salary range: $84,488.04 – $88,304.58
  • Plus Superannuation @ 11% 
  • Plus Annual Leave Loading of 17.5% 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Relevant qualifications in Youth Work, Social Sciences, Social Work, Counselling or other relevant discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience
  2. Minimum 3 years casework and case management experience in youth and/or family work, as well as the ability to manage complex community and family dynamics
  3. Experience in providing trauma-informed, holistic case management support to families young people with complex needs and trauma histories
  4. Experience supporting and walking alongside Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities with a strong understanding of the social justice issues facing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families, children and young people
  5. Experience navigating the child protection system, including experience with Temporary Care Arrangements, care and protection proceedings, experience with the criminal justice, children’s court and family law systems
  6. Experience supporting team members and providing critical debriefing and crisis management support
  7. Excellent sense of humour
  8. Current Driver’s Licence
  9. Current NSW Working With Children Check clearance
  10. National Police Check


  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of service networks in the South East Sydney area
  • Experience driving a van or small bus
  • Passionate about reflective practice, mentoring and supporting and developing less experienced caseworkers

How to Apply

  • Read the Position Description here.
  • Send us your up to date resume and a document responding to each of the selection criteria (listed in the Position description), and outlining how you meet them.
  • Please send these documents to Patricia Vasquez, HR Manager via email: recruitment@weave.org.au

Closing Date: Sunday 19 November 2023 @ Midnight

Please Note: In order for us to properly assess your application, we require both your resume and the document addressing each of the selection criteria. 

Please phone Patricia on 0404 559 096 to discuss or for further information about the role.

View the Position Description