Join an organisation who help transform the lives and futures of women and children who have experienced domestic or family violence and abuse.

We are currently recruiting for the role of a DFV CASEWORKER

Job description

Identified Position – Female Identifying Applicants Only

Mary’s House Services is looking for a caseworker with tertiary qualifications in social work, to join its casework team, working with women and their children impacted by domestic and family violence for 4 days per week.


  • Have a specialisation or strong interest in specialising in casework for women and children impacted by domestic and family violence.
  • Want to work around the lower North Shore of Sydney.
  • Have a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent degree.
  • Are committed to working in a trauma-informed, strengths-based manner.
  • Have a commitment to advocacy for women’s and children’s safety and/or wellbeing.
  • Want to work with committed, passionate colleagues in a friendly and fun workplace where staff wellbeing is a priority.
  • Are available to work four days each week.


You can:

  • Demonstrate your ability to conduct intake and assessments of clients’ needs.
  • Demonstrate your ability to develop safety plans, and administer the DVSAT.
  • Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrate your ability and commitment to keeping accurate records and maintaining up to date information in relevant databases.
  • Have an aptitude for relationship-building; ideally you have experience working with a range of agencies and referral partners.
  • 12 months or more experience of domestic and family violence casework, and experience having worked in a women’s shelter setting will be highly regarded.


This is a permanent part-time position. You will be working with a small team of caseworkers and reporting to the Casework and Shelter Manager, or a senior DFV specialist caseworker. Mary’s House Services is a wonderful example of what a community can achieve when it identifies a gap in services and a desperate need for community support.

We are a grass roots organisation, providing quality services for women and children who have experienced domestic or family violence. We offer safety, hope, and empowerment for women and children to rebuild their lives.
Established in 2016 as an independent not-for-profit, we innovate to provide support services in response to community needs. Through Mary’s House refuge, the Daisy Centre, and other services, we offer professional support, accommodation, case management services and therapeutic groups to women, while they navigate options before, during and after leaving an abusive relationship.


  • Your wellbeing is a priority.
  • Additional leave at Christmas.
  • Salary packaging – increases your take home pay (up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free).
  • Work with colleagues who value respect, compassion, generosity, hope and safety.
  • Your work is highly valued by our generous community of local supporters.


To find out more, please call 02 8937 2094 and ask to speak to our Shelter and Casework Manager, Julie.

The position is paid at SCHCADS Level 4, pro rata for four days per week. Enquiries will be answered promptly and be kept confidential.

To be considered, please send the below via email to

  • Your detailed resume.
  • A maximum three page cover letter addressing all of the essential criteria listed in the position description.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide two professional referees.

Please ensure you address all the essential criteria in the full position description to be considered for interview. Please also address the desirable criteria if you can.


As a provider of services to women and children impacted by domestic and family violence, this position is only open to applicants who identify as women. Mary’s House Services considers identifying as a woman to be a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are strongly encouraged to apply. The preferred applicant must undergo a Working with Children and National Police Records Check as a requirement of ongoing employment with Mary’s House.

We believe that everyone has the right to live free from violence and fear, and we work tirelessly to provide a safe and supportive environment for those affected by domestic violence. Our team of compassionate and dedicated professionals is committed to providing high-quality services and support to our clients, including shelter, counselling, legal assistance, and other vital resources.

We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who share our vision and are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of survivors of domestic violence. If you are interested in joining our team and helping us achieve our mission, we invite you to explore the opportunities listed below and to submit your application. Thank you for considering a career with us, and for your commitment to ending domestic violence.