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Foster & Kinship Care Caseworker

The opportunity

Are you driven to help vulnerable children, so they can grow up in stable, secure and loving homes? 

Are you keen to be part of a professional team working together to support the safety, well-being and positive life outcomes for children and young people in the child protection and Foster Care system in Regional NSW?

As a Foster & Kinship Care Caseworker, you will be responsible for all aspects of case management to ensure the safety, wellbeing and positive outcomes for children and young people within the Out of Home Care service.

The successful applicant will work within a supportive and passionate team at Riverina Medical & Dental Aboriginal Corporation to deliver these services and to ensure the best culturally appropriate therapeutic outcomes for Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

Who we are

Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation (RivMed) is a long-established Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation in the heart of Wiradjuri Country. 

RivMed work to effect change in the most marginalised and vulnerable people in our community. We work to achieve this through the provision of culturally appropriate medical and well-being services for Aboriginal people and their families.

About You:

This is not an Aboriginal identified role however Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

  1. Minimum qualification is a Diploma in Community Services / counselling or related field; or equivalent relevant experience working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.
  2. Current understanding of the permanency support program. 
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the needs of children & young people who have entered or are about to enter the Foster Care system.
  4. Proven ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  5. Demonstrated capacity to network with a range of health, education and welfare services.
  6. Proven ability to write case notes, assessments and reports.

We offer an excellent range of benefits including but not limited to:

  • Excellent remuneration – potential for above award rates
  • Full access to salary sacrifice arrangements up to a grossed-up value of $30,000,
  • Accelerated long service leave entitlements and early access to such leave, 
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program, with the cost of external counselling sessions paid by the Corporation.
  • Ability to accrue and take Time Off in Lieu (within reason & at manager discretion).
  • Excellent training and development opportunities


If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide a copy of your up-to-date resume and a 1–2 page cover letter outlining your motivation for applying and the skills, capabilities and experience you will bring to the role. 

Applicants must also hold a current drivers licence with an ability and willingness to travel throughout the Murrumbidgee area. (RivMed vehicles provided)

Applications should be emailed to or marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and addressed to the Human Resource Team, PO Box 458, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 2 January 2024.  

Employment conditions

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and employment is subject to a clear Working with Children and Criminal Record Check.  Successful applicants must demonstrate vaccination for Covid-19 in line with current Department of Health regulations.

If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Cherie Vaughan, PSP OoHC Program Manager on 0438 580 769.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions: