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Family Support Specialist

If you are looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead transformational change in an organisation that is helping to shape local communities through its community capacity building Children, Youth, Family, and Disability services, contact Community First Step (CFS).


With a history that spans over 50 years, our purpose is empowering the people of Southwest Sydney to overcome disadvantage and barriers to personal, social and economic growth by delivering inclusive and innovative services and supporting capacity building. CFS services include community development, case work, psychosocial and educational programs, disability services and children's services.


We are currently seeking a motivated and experienced Family Support Specialist.

About this opportunity:


This role requires exceptional organisational abilities to oversee support services across multiple funding streams, including Targeted Earlier Intervention, Next Steps, and Big School Big Minds.


About you:

You will bring the following attributes and skills to this role:

  • Diploma /Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field.

  • Experience in facilitating evidence based parenting programs and working with diverse populations.

  • Strong organizational and case management skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices in early childhood development.

  • Understanding of issues faced by Children and families from refugee backgrounds.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

  • Current and valid First Aid and CPR certificates.

  • Valid NSW Driver’s Licence.


Closing date for application is COB Tuesday the 20th of March 2024. Applicants must include a cover letter addressing the role specifications listed above and a current resume. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Please note that we will review applications regularly so don’t delay in applying.

For information about this role and a copy of the position description email


Community First Step welcomes everyone, irrespective of their ethnicity, faith or gender identity. We are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination.


Positions are subject to a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Disability Insurance Scheme Worker Screening Check (NDISWC)

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