Jobs & Careers
Current opportunities to join our team will be posted here as well as on seek.com.
Positions come up from time to time including maternity and study relief contracts. If you are interested in joining our team it is worthwhile sending in your resume and a cover letter. The cover letter should include:
- an outline of your values and how they match the work at PSFaNS
- the experience and knowledge that you can bring to your preferred roles at PSFaNS (see ‘Our Team”)
- the team you would be most interested in and why
- your preference for a temporary or permanent contract, full time or part time etc.
Preparing Your Application
Provide a cover letter
A good covering letter introduces you to us and explains why you are one of the best candidates applying for the job advertised.
This is where you deliver your core message.
Address the selection criteria
Addressing the selection criteria is your opportunity to demonstrate you meet the essential requirements of the position. You should clearly state which position you are applying for and address every criteria as a separate heading.
Under each heading explain how your qualifications, skills and experience enable you to meet the specific requirements of the role. Use examples and emphasise relevant achievements.
Include an up-to-date resumé
Your resumé should be up to date and provide an overview of your work experience, educational qualifications and professional development.
It is also beneficial to include skills and experience gained outside of paid employment that may be relevant to the position. Your resume must include two referees which we may contact, one of whom must be your most recent supervisor.
Working With Us
The team at Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services are a passionate and committed group. We have a collaborative, creative, egalitarian culture. We love to have fun and we believe in getting things done. The service actively supports those great ideas in to action – walk the talk. We want to provide the best service we can to the community we service – Port Stephens. We have a strong learning and development program. Staff have access to individual and group professional supervision as well as group peer supervision. In addition case review occurs monthly. Staff also have the opportunity to “consult with an expert in the field” – who is your most drawn on “expert”? Zoom means you book a session with someone who you would love to consult with about a particular situation no matter where in the world they live.
Building stronger communities doesn’t just happen. It requires the efforts of many – each bringing their own unique talents, insights, strengths, abilities and willingness to make a difference.
Above Award Conditions
We pay above award rates with additional leave entitlements. A car for personal use is available with many positions.
As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary sacrificing.
We encourage employees to access a broad range of learning and development activities.