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Guardian – Public Guardian

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Organisation : NSW Trustee & Guardian

Location : NSW Regional, Sydney (Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Gosford, Central Coast and Region Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast Sydney Region / Sydney City)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : AUD $74,117.00 to $81,158.00 per year

Application closing date : 17 Jul, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : NSW Trustee & Guardian

At NSW Trustee & Guardian, we protect, promote, and support the rights, dignity, choices and wishes of our customers. Whether we are writing a Will, acting as an executor, attorney, trustee, guardian, or financial manager, we are here for critical moments in our customers’ lives. Join our dedicated NSW Government agency and make a difference in the lives of over 47,000 people each year.


About the role

•    3 x Permanent ongoing
•    35 hours per week
•    Location: Wollongong or Sydney CBD, flexible working options available
•    Clerk Grade 3/4. Base salary $74,117 p.a. to $81,158 p.a. plus superannuation and annual leave loading.
•    A talent pool will also be created for Sydney, Gosford, and Parramatta locations for future temporary and permanent positions.


We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Guardian at the Public Guardian, NSW Trustee & Guardian and be part of the bigger picture and make a real difference to the lives of our customers in NSW.

We have three ongoing roles for our Wollongong team, which can be based in our Wollongong or Sydney CBD offices, however the successful applicants will have the ability to travel to Wollongong and our regional southern NSW areas when required.



About the team

The Public Guardian can be appointed by a court or tribunal to make health and lifestyle decisions for people who are unable to on their own, or with support. These include decisions such as where a person might live, their medical and dental treatment, health care, and other services. It also provides information and support to private and enduring guardians, service providers and the wider community.

Service Delivery and Review and Response teams provide our core guardianship service across the state.


About the role

The role of a guardian is to understand who the represented person is, what is important to them in their life, and as far as possible, make decisions that they would have made if they had decision-making ability. Guardians ensure that their customers’ welfare and interests are maintained and seek evidence to support the decision-making process.


As a Guardian you will:

  • make decisions about where a person lives, the services they receive such as personal care and therapy 
  • consent to medical and dental treatment and health care 
  • prepare guardianship related case reports for the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal 
  • work with key stakeholder’s such as family members, health professionals and service providers to negotiate appropriate options and positive outcomes for the person.



About you

One of the most rewarding aspects about working for us is that at the core, our people are making a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable people.

You are encouraged to apply if you are:

  • a passionate individual who champions the rights of people with disability
  • committed to providing insightful and timely customer service, often on matters which are complex, sensitive and time critical
  • a strong communicator able to work collaboratively with key stakeholders’ peers and customers to ensure optimum outcomes
  • able to build strong relationships and provide customers with support on making their life decisions 
  • have a keen interest in social outcomes, justice and advocating for people, and can demonstrate high levels of empathy and emotional intelligence

Sound like you? Apply now! 

Essential Requirements

  • Degree in social, health, behavioural sciences or related discipline or relevant experience
  • Ability to travel throughout NSW

For more information about the position, view the role description

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Guardian - Public Guardian via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Families


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