Permanency Coordinator

"What I enjoy most is the fact that while the work we undertake is very challenging, it’s facilitating better outcomes for Aboriginal communities and the public in general," 

Prayas, DCJ.

We’re expanding our Aboriginal workforce and are looking for people from across NSW to work alongside child protection practitioners to ensure vulnerable Aboriginal children grow up safe and connected to kin and Country.

This aims to give more children and young people safe and stable homes in which they can thrive, and reduce the number of children who enter or remain in statutory care for long periods.

As a Permanency Coordinator, your daily duties may include:

  • Facilitating the ongoing use of services that enable achievement of the goals in children and young people’s case plans.
  • Maximising the use of services that prevent entry to care or facilitate exit from care
  • Collaborate with different DCJ divisions/directorates, primarily across child protection and Commissioning and Planning teams, as well as NGOs and other government departments to identify, allocate and access appropriate packages/services in line with the child or young person’s case plan goals and ensure support packages are achieving required outcomes
  • Supporting DCJ and NGO Caseworkers and DCJ Contract Managers through monitoring, review and quality assurance of NGO delivered services to ensure case plan goal achievement in stated timeframes
  • Facilitating access to services, including specialist supports such as Multi-systemic Family Therapy, specialist drug rehabilitation and community services that support each family member, to achieve identified case plan goals and build family resilience
  • Maintaining comprehensive and current knowledge and  establish collaborative relationships with government and non government,  local community and specialist services to ensure the “right referral fit” for each and every child, young person and their family
  • Providing advocacy when required to ensure that DCJ, NGOs and government agencies are all meeting their accountabilities to achieve case plan goals
  • Supporting DCJ Contract Managers to identify service gaps and work with DCJ Commissioning and Planning teams and the non-government sector to fill identified gaps and develop capacity to meet the needs of children, young people and their families

Sound like you?  Visit Your Recruitment Journey to learn how to apply,  find out how to view our available jobs and find application tips.

Our vision is to enable vulnerable people to participate fully in NSW social and economic life and build stronger, more sustainable and inclusive communities.

Last updated:

27 May 2022

We will use your rating to help improve the site.
This field is required
Please don't include personal or financial information here
This field is required
Please don't include personal or financial information here

We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future. 

Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.

You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.

Top Return to top of page Top