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Current Opportunities to Work with TFSS

Feedback from TFSS staff:

"The green shirt is a unique piece of material that is ‘earned’ and not ‘purchased’.

Besides the practicality of the shirt, it embeds the absolute pride onto me, the wearer, to serve our community and be the best I can and to uphold our TFSS values and mission statement. The green shirt speaks before I extend my hand.

The TFSS shirt does not stand alone, neither does it commit showboating. As an organisation I proudly wear the green shirt with no commercial value to its honour, irrespective of the challenging circumstances we confront every work day."

TFSS is currently seeking applications for the following positions vacant within our teams:

  • A volunteer position is available to work for 1 - 3 hours Monday through to  Friday to collect goods from local businesses.  To view the information pack please click here. The position will close when the position is filled.
  • A Case Worker located in Tamworth to be part of the Youth Homelessness team. The successful applicant will be able to work independently, to deliver individual case management to young persons in crisis aged between 16 and 24 who are at risk of homelessness. To view the information pack please click here. Applications close when the position is filled.
  • A Case Worker based in Armidale or Inverell to deliver the Staying Home Leaving Violence program, throughout the Tenterfield, Glen Innes and Inverell Local Government Areas.  The successful candidate will work with women aged 18 years and over who have separated from a violent partner or family member and choose to remain in their own home or another home of their choice.   To view the information pack please click here. Applications close when the position is filled.
  • A casual House Parent located in Tamworth to be part of the Youth Homelessness Services team. As a House Parent you will be able to work independently and relate to young people with complex needs. To view the information pack please click here. Applications close when the position is filled

See the preparing your application section below for tips on applying for this and any other future TFSS positions.

Preparing your application 

Take the time to prepare to give yourself the best chance of success.

  1. Read the position description
    The position description describes the tasks and responsibilities of the role. It includes selection criteria which are the qualifications, skills and experience required to successfully carry out the role.
    Before you apply, read the position description to determine whether the job is right for you and if you have the right skills and experience for the role.
  2. Address the selection criteria
    A covering letter, or statement addressing the selection criteria, is your opportunity to demonstrate you meet the essential requirements of the position. Your letter should clearly state which position you are applying for and succinctly address the selection criteria listed on the last page of the position description. Your letter should be no more than three pages.
    To assist the reader, you may wish to use each of the selection 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.
  3. 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 three referees which we may contact. 
  4. Contact us if you have any questions
    Phone 02 6763 2333 or 1800 073 388


Working With Us

Benefits our staff enjoy

Work/life balance
We are committed to supporting our people to strike the right balance between work and personal life, and respect that family life is vital to most people’s health and happiness. We support and promote a healthy work/life balance, with many roles offering flexible hours, part-time work, job sharing, family/carer’s leave and other flexible working arrangements.

Tax savings
As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary sacrificing.

Staff development
We recognise professional development is important to job satisfaction and staff are presented with genuine opportunities to develop to their potential. We encourage employees to access a broad range of learning and development activities.

Work Placements 

TFSS is committed to offering work placement opportunities for those undertaking qualifications within a Community Services Field.

Through the work placement program, TFSS endeavours to provide meaningful placements for students undertaking a relevant course through university or TAFE to assist with the required work placement component of their qualification.

TFSS regularly has positions available for those who wish to undertake a work placement with TFSS. All placements are arranged directly between the student, tertiary institution and TFSS’ Human Resources Officer. If you are interested in applying to complete your placement with TFSS, email with the date for placement to be undertaken, the course being undertaken and your specific requirements whilst undertaking the placement. It is important that we receive your requirements as this ensures TFSS is able to assist in meeting the needs of your qualification, develop the skills and knowledge in your desired career choice and to assist in easing the transition for students into the workplace.

If you have any questions pertaining to any of the above information please contact the Human Resources Officer, Trudy, on 02 6763 2333. 


The TFSS welcomes applications to volunteer from all people who want to make a difference, regardless of education, background or skill set. We regularly have volunteer opportunities available throughout the organisation to match a range of interests, skills and availabilities.

We facilitate a range of community programs and services in areas such as homelessness, domestic violence, court support, youth issues, parenting programs, emergency relief and playgroups – just to name a few. Each of these programs requires dedicated and committed people to join with our 90+ employees who work both on the front line and behind the scenes.

Volunteer roles are determined by each TFSS program and are developed to meet the specific needs of the service, location or clients. This means we often have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities available– from program assistants, fundraising assistants, professional service assistants (providing qualified advice around legal or business enquiries) and financial assistants.

To apply, please contact Trudy on 02 6763 2333 to obtain a volunteer application form.

A Working with Children Check is considered essential for all positions.