These are the current positions available with Nova.


Children and Young Persons Case Worker

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie NSW
Contract/Temp Position


Nova for Women and Children offers a supportive culture and attractive conditions of employment, including: 

  • Competitive remuneration; 
  • Weekly wellbeing hour;  
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities; 
  • Thank you days; 
  • Salary packaging benefits; and 
  • Employee Assistance Program.

About the role 

In the newly created role of the Children and Young Persons Case Worker, you will have the opportunity to provide direct services to children and young people that are trauma informed, family centred and culturally appropriate. This role will support children, young people and their families to access mainstream and specialist services that will promote improved housing, safety and wellbeing outcomes. 

This role will also work closely with Nova’s Operation Manager and Practice Leader on initiatives such as training, consultation, coaching and shared case management to build capacity across the organisation in the way we work with children and young people. This role has will be contracted until the end of the year, December 2024, with possibility of extension subject to funding. 


About you 

You are a passionate individual who possess’ the following: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology and/or related behavioural sciences  
  • 3-5 years’ experience providing high-quality holistic and child centred case management.  
  • Working with vulnerable woman and children and maintain strong skills in the assessment of risk and safety. 
  • A passion for supporting women and children in our community. 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local community services.  
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. 

Being female is a genuine occupational qualification as per section 31(2) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Prior to an offer of employment, you will be required to have a current driver’s licence and Working with Children Check. 

How to apply 

Applicants are required to request an information pack by emailing including Children and Young Persons Case Worker in the subject line.

You can then submit an application by emailing including Children and Young Persons Case Worker Application in the subject line. Applications must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Response to the Position Requirements and Selection Criteria
  • Names and contact details of two recent referees 

Applications via SEEK will NOT be accepted.

Applications will be accepted until close of business Friday 15 March 2024.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

Confidential enquiries can be made to Nova on (02) 4023 5620

Nova welcomes and encourages women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply. 


More information here