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Positions Vacant in the Diocese of Broken Bay 

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Vacancies in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Broken Bay  


Office of the Bishop

Private Secretary to the Bishop

The Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay extends from Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches up to the Central Coast. As well as nurturing the spiritual lives of Catholics, the Diocese supports many more in the local community through health, education, welfare and community services. This work is undergoing a significant time of renewal under the present and third Bishop of Broken Bay, Bishop Comensoli, who was installed on 12 December 2014. The Bishop has invited all members of the local Church to reflect on how the Diocese can be placed successfully on a ‘missionary footing’. Four priorities have been identified to help focus the work and resources of the Diocese: Parishes, Families, Young People and Vocations.

Bishop Comensoli is seeking to recruit a Private Secretary (simultaneously Director, Office of the Bishop) to provide strategic and confidential advice, research into Diocesan and wider Church matters, management of the team within the Office of the Bishop, and liaison on behalf of the Bishop with a wide range of stakeholders including the Diocesan executive team, Diocesan agencies, the Holy See, business and government.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

• A thorough understanding of the Catholic Church and a commitment to the mission of the Church.
• Theological or catechetical formation in disciplines of interest to the Bishop such as: life issues; family and marriage; vocations; disability; youth affairs; communications; and education.
• Capacity to provide trusted, confidential and strategic advice.
• Capacity to collaborate with key leaders across the Diocese and beyond, including Directors of Diocesan Offices and state, national and international committees, in the preparation and implementation of the Bishop’s agenda and priorities.
• High-level ability to contribute to the shape of the Bishop’s priorities within the Diocese and beyond, including preparing briefing notes and reports, conducting research, editing and writing.
• High-level capacity to drive the Bishop’s agenda in partnership with clergy, internal stakeholders, Diocesan employees and other collaborators.
• Capacity to represent the Bishop to internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to initiate and manage high-level relationships.
• Ability to support, motivate, operationally direct and supervise the team of the Office of the Bishop, ensuring that competing priorities are managed effectively, deadlines monitored and resources allocated to ensure that the Bishop meets his commitments.
• Ability to work very closely with the Office for Communications on the Bishop’s media and his responses to media.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Kathy McLean of Fish & Nankivell on 0414 376 698 for a confidential conversation about the role AND to request an Information Pack.

Applications close COB Monday 13 February 2017




Coordinator Family Services

• Manage day to day operations within family service team
• SCHADS Level 6
• Waitara location

Join our vibrant faith based agency providing innovative social care services to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the Central Coast.

The Coordinator Family Services role co-ordinates the provision of Intensive Family Support and other family programs through supervising and supporting staff, providing regular reporting on program status and ensuring effective mechanisms are in place to review the program. This role will also undertake a limited amount of direct work, both family and group work.

Based at the Waitara Family Centre reporting to the Family Centre Manager, the incumbent will:

• Coordinate the service through:
                  - developing and implementing effective workforce strategies to enhance the child                                   development, child protection and father inclusive capacity
                   - managing staff and supervision for the team within the family services program
                   - working collaboratively with other services and teams in Waitara Family Centre to support                     the delivery of integrated and child focused family services;
* Manage the day to day operation of the service through ensuring appropriate record and                        file keeping, supporting staff to use case management systems, convening regular meetings;
• Comply with all government reporting requirements.

The key requirements for this role include:

• Tertiary qualifications in social work or related discipline
• Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area eg, Social Work, Social Science, Welfare, Psychology, Health.
• Knowledge, skills and demonstrated practice experience in service delivery related to child development, child protection and practice inclusive of men;
• Demonstrated experience in complex casework, case management and group work;
• Demonstrated management experience, including ability to lead a team effectively in a multidisciplinary family centre environment;
• Demonstrated experience in staff supervision ;
• Demonstrated networking and advocacy skills;
• Knowledge of current Child Protection legislation;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing;
• Computer literacy;
• NSW Drivers Licence.

To apply please download the position description from our website www.catholiccaredbb.org.au and follow the instructions to apply. For further information phone Jay Gleeson on 02 9488 2400.

Closing Date: 20 January 2017

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe child-friendly policies and Code of Conduct. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check Clearance in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.


Policy & Quality Officer

• Develop and maintain agency policies ensuring legal & regulatory compliance
• SCHADS Level 5 + salary packaging options
• Based in Pennant Hills

CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is a diverse and innovative social care provider delivering children’s services education and care, disability services, a range of family support programs and therapeutic out of home care to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the NSW Central Coast.

The Policy & Quality Officer reports the Quality Assurance and Practice Manager and is required to work closely with Managers and Coordinators to develop, maintain and review policies and procedures as required by programs, regulations and legislation. The responsibilities of this role also include:

• Consultatively developing protocols and guidelines to improve standards across all services
• Coordinating communication of policy review, finalisations and updates
• Researching and referencing relevant legislation, standards and regulations and keep abreast of changes which may impact CatholicCare policies and procedures
• Ensuring document integrity, accuracy and consistency
• Assisting in the development and review of compliance standards and quality assurance

The successful candidate will preferably be tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline with considerable industry experience. Must have experience in interpreting and applying legislation and Social Care Sector Standards when developing policy and procedures as well as a demonstrated ability to develop, implement and evaluate policy and procedures. Advanced skills across the Microsoft Office suite as well as in developing web-based content and utilising on-line communication forums are also required.

To apply please download the Position Description from our website www.catholiccaredbb.org.au follow the instructions to apply. For further information phone Karley Culpin on 0400 636 512.

Closing Date: 23 January 2017


Youth Education and Support Worker (Drug and Alcohol)

  • Part time 22.8 hours per week
  • Family Centre Environment in Naremburn
  • SCHADS Level 4 – attractive salary packing options

Join our vibrant faith based agency providing innovative social care services to 20,000+ children, young people, individuals and families in Northern Metropolitan Sydney and on the Central Coast. CatholicCare Diocese of Broken Bay is a faith based not for profit organisation that provides a wide range of programs to assist children, young persons, individuals and families with social care needs in Sydney’s north and on the NSW Central Coast.

Our Naremburn Family Centre delivers a range of programs including Family and Youth Support, Counselling, Financial Counselling, and Family Dispute Resolution to families, children and individuals on the North Shore and Northern Beaches. We are now inviting applications for the part time role of Youth Education and Support Worker (Drug and Alcohol) at Naremburn.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following duties:

  • Providing effective, flexible, high quality education programs and generalist casework services to young people and families accessing the program.
  • Working collaboratively with schools and local community networks, and liaising successfully with a range of organisations and individuals
  • Keeping appropriate records in accordance with principals of confidentiality.

The key requirements for this role are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area e.g. social work, social science, welfare, youth work, psychology, health, drug and alcohol or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective case management with young people and their families.
  • Client service focus, integrity and a commitment to teamwork.
  • Must have a valid Working with Children Check.

To apply please download the position description from our website www.catholiccaredbb.org.au and follow the instructions to apply. Send your CV and letter outlining your suitability for the role to laura.hurstfield@dbb.org.au or phone (02) 8425 8700 for a confidential discussion.

Closing Date: 12 January 2017



Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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