Strengthening Family & Community

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“Gateway is committed to building a stronger community through helping to build stronger families."

Gateway Family Services is a family support service founded by Blaxland Uniting Church. We provide a range of services to support and strengthen families in the Blue Mountains and Penrith LGAs. Gateway applies a solution-focused, strengths-based and trauma-informed approach to our clients and our staff.

We currently have 2 Part-time Positions available

  • ​​​Art Therapist - 14 hrs per week
  • Project Mentor/Coordinator 'It Takes a Village' (ITAV)  - 21 hrs per week

Position: Art Therapist

We are currently seeking an experienced Art Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team. The Art Therapist will ensure all client families receive an excellent quality of care. The successful applicant will deliver a range of interventions including individual art therapy sessions with children, dyadic work with family members, art based group work and community art projects.

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours (14 per week)
  • A dedicated Art Therapy space in Katoomba.
  • An organisational context passionate about children and families.
  • Regular external clinical supervision.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Friendly, supportive team environment
  • Experience working with children and families since 1990.

What we need from you:

  • A passion to make a difference in the lives of children and young people
  • Experience working with vulnerable children, their families and communities
  • Tertiary qualifications in Art Therapy or equivalent
  • Current membership of ANZACATA (or eligibility for membership)
  • Available to work 2 days per week from our Katoomba office
  • A commitment to Gateway Family Services Vision and Values

How to apply for this position:

Only applicants who have requested an information package and responded to the essential criteria in their application will be considered.

  • To request an information package email: sophiec@gatewayfamilyservices.org.au
  • Your application should be forwarded to sophiec@gatewayfamilyservices.org.au together with a cover letter, a current copy of your CV and your response to the essential criteria
    GFS is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Aboriginal and Culturally and linguistically diverse persons are encouraged to apply. 

Salary & Conditions: Community Services Worker Level 4, Pay Point 1 as defined within the NSW NAPSA Social and Community Services Employees (State) Award.

Closing Date: Friday 26 November, 2021.


Position: Project Mentor/Coordinator - 'It Takes a Village' (ITAV)

We are currently seeking an experienced Mentor to join our ‘It Takes a Village’ (ITAV) Project. This is a mentoring and training program for Early Childhood staff in the Penrith and Blue Mountains LGA's.  This project aims to increase the skills and knowledge of staff to communicate more effectively and confidently with parents regarding their parenting role, to notice and identify change and vulnerabilities within families and to support those families to take steps to increase the well-being and safety of their child/ren.

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working hours (21 hours per week).
  • An organisational context passionate about children and families.
  • Regular external clinical supervision.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • Salary sacrifice.
  • Friendly, supportive team environment.
  • Experience working with children and families since 1990.

What we need from you:

  • A passion to make a difference in the lives of children and families.
  • Experience in a similar role (eg. providing mentoring, professional training & support).
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Development.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with Directors/Coordinators of Children’s Services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues impacting children’s services and early childhood professionals.
  • Sound organisational skills & time management
  • A commitment to Gateway Family Services Vision and Values.

How to apply for this position:

Only applicants who have requested an information package and responded to the essential criteria in their application will be considered.

  • To request an information package email: jillc-b@gatewayfamilyservices.org.au
  • Your application should be forwarded to jillc-b@gatewayfamilyservices.org.au together with a cover letter, a current copy of your CV and your response to the essential criteria.
    GFS is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse persons are encouraged to apply. 

Salary & Conditions: Community Services Worker Level 4, Pay Point 1 as defined within the NSW NAPSA Social and Community Services Employees (State) Award.

Closing Date: Friday 3 December, 2021


Gateway encourages, supports & respects diversity in families & communities. Our doors are open to everyone.
We acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work and we pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.

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Gateway Family Services is committed to building a stronger community through helping to build stronger families.