Job Details - NADA

Youth transition worker - Aboriginal identified

Community Restorative Centre
Community Restorative Centre


" This is all about our kids...they are our future"
(Aunty Sue Blacklock)

  • Aboriginal Identified role
  • Based in Canterbury
  • Full time 38 hours per week
  • Contracted to June 2027
  • $88,288 gross per annum + super + generous salary packaging 
Are you a dedicated, passionate case worker with experience in providing holistic trauma informed care for children and young people on an outreach basis? Want to make a real difference by supporting children and young people impacted by the criminal justice system?

CRC is excited to be expanding the Youth Pathways team of dedicated professionals working to change lives of children and young people caught up in the criminal justice system. And we’d love to hear from you.
  • Play a key part in our program and contribute to long-lasting change for our clients and the community.
  • Join a diverse and passionate team in a flexible and supportive organisation
We want to hear from people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and from all backgrounds, including those with lived experience of the criminal justice system. 

CRC works with some of the state’s most stigmatised and marginalised people, and we are dedicated to providing them with the help they need. While our work can sometimes be challenging, the rewards are significant.

The Opportunities

As a Case Worker on our Youth Pathways Program, you’ll be at the heart of a high-impact team. You’ll use holistic case management to provide specialist support for children and young people with complex needs who are leaving NSW Correctional Centres and Youth Justice Centres. 

Using a throughcare model focusing on providing a continuum of support aimed to address the complex and diverse needs of children and young people, your role includes:

  • Client support: Receiving referrals, holistic case management with a focus on AOD issues, project administration and troubleshooting will make up most of your day. You’ll actively build positive relationships with Government, community and other services to source relevant support and options for children and young people.  You’ll approach every task with empathy, keeping our clients’ goals front and centre.
  • Creating community connections for clients: Using an outreach model pre- and post-release, you’ll play a vital role providing clients with practical and psychosocial supports. The goal? To ensure long-term supports, reduce incarceration and reduce recidivism.
  • Data, administrative and assessment duties: While the majority of this job involves client-facing duties, data collection will be an important part of your role. You’ll conduct general administrative duties, Workplace Health and Safety monitoring, and updating and maintaining accurate case files.
  • Cultural safety: You’ll work in culturally appropriate ways in recognition of the unique cultural needs and over-representation of First Nations children and young people in the criminal justice system. You will support clients and their families to have their cultural needs met.
Your usual work hours will be Monday to Friday, with occasional out-of-hours work, as required.

Why work for us?
  • Support programs that aim to break entrenched cycles of disadvantage, homelessness and imprisonment
  • Be part of a community-based agency that has been delivering effective services in our field for over 70 years
  • Join a dedicated, energetic team with a culture of flexibility, trust, integrity and respect
  • Access the support of Cultural Supervision for First Nations staff and additional Wellbeing Leave.


To join us, you’ll need:
  • To identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Possess a minimum Cert IV in community services or similar
  • Knowledge and experience of case management with children and young people with complex and compounding needs such as criminal justice system involvement, homelessness, alcohol and other drug use, mental health and experiences of trauma
  • Experience and skills in the provision of trauma-informed care
  • A current NSW Driver Licence
  • A current NSW Working with Children Check and Criminal Record Check (please note, a criminal record is not a barrier to being considered for a role with CRC)
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and knowledge of issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities
  • Knowledge and skills relating to child development, current child protection issues and legislation.

How to apply?

How to apply:

CRC considers being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification as specified under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

Click here to apply ! 

Do you have the skills, positivity and work ethic to match our amazing team? APPLY NOW! Please submit your response to the selection criteria and upload a copy of your resume.

Applications will close when a suitable applicant is found, so please APPLY NOW!

For more information and a copy of the Position Description please email

Applications close: 24 Nov 2023

NADA is a member of