Family Contact Worker. Permanent Part Time - Dubbo

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Employment type: Casual, Part Time
Location: Dubbo & Central NSW
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

 Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

As a Family Contact Worker within our Dubbo hub team, you will be responsible for facilitation supervised contact meetings between children & young people and their families/kinship connections. You may also be required to provide transportation (utilising your own vehicle), along with direct support and mentoring to children & young people.

These roles require flexibility to work a variety of shifts, generally of 3-5 hours duration, across a 7 day roster (including mornings, afternoons, evenings & weekends)

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and facilitate contact between the child and the parent or person designated to have contact
  • Be punctual and clear in the directions provided to participants attending the contact visit
  • Ensure safety and well-being of the child and those participating in the visit
  • Establish rapport with children and young people through mentoring or youth work
  • Provide transportation up-to 4 hours
  • Complete report writing after each contact with a child or young person
  • Access rostering and shift information through email and calendar

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in relative field or similar, or relevant experience and skills to undertake the position with the desire to complete relevant qualifications.
  • Current Australian Drivers licence
  • Current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003/HLTAID011) & Provide CPR (HLTAID009) certificate/s. 
  • Previous experience working with children & young people
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound computer skills – including email, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality.

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process


  • Discover a purpose you can wrap your heart around!
  • Generous Salary Packaging benefits - $15,900 per year, tax free
  • Supportive team environment, with ongoing learning opportunities to grow your career

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Kristy Crowe via

Applications close at midnight on Monday 10th April 2023 AEDT

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are continuously reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face-to-face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (


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