Job at a gloance:
- Part-time 28 hours per week; rotating roster includes sleep overs
- Based at Vincentian House in Surry Hills, NSW
- The conditions of employment are governed by the SCHCADS Award. The position is classif
About the Organisation
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling. Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.
The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values http://www.vinnies.org.au/page/About/Mission__Vision .
About the Service
SVDP NSW Support Services provides support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in NSW. It is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society of NSW and is comprised of 15 plus different programs across the state. SVDP NSW Support Services cares for single men and women, women and children, two parent families, men with children and young men and women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. All our services provide case-management and advocacy for each client.
Vincentian House is part of SVDP NSW Support Services. It provides crisis accommodation for families and women and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Vincentian House also provides case management service onsite.
About the Role
The Support Worker is responsible for providing a variety of support to clients at the site, assisting in the entry and assessment of new clients and assisting in the daily running of the site. You will work in cooperation with the Case Workers in the implementation of the clients' case plans. You can find more information about this role in the position description.
To be successful in this role, you will need
- Appropriate Certificate or equivalent experience or currently undertaking tertiary study, in a related field.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrated customer service skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Willingness to work within the ethos and vision of St Vincent de Paul Society
- Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations
- Current first aid certificate
- An ability to maintain an ethical, yet non-judgmental, attitude towards residents and staff, and a commitment to this.
- Sound knowledge of WH&S legislation as it relates to the workplace.
- Ability to work a rotating roster covering day, afternoon and sleepover shifts.
What we offer
- By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.
- The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is proud to offer generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
- Training and development opportunities
Pre-employment checks will include two (2) reference checks, signing of a Health Declaration, National Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check (click here for information http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/Working-With-Children-Check/Paid-workers). You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia.
How to Apply:
Applications will include the following:
- A cover letter with Claims to the Essential Criteria:
The claims to the essential criteria is an important part of your application. Please address the essential criteria by explaining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet them. Please also provide information why you are applying for this role.
- Current curriculum vitae: This will include your qualifications & trainings; work history with a brief description of duties for each role; Referees - at least two (2) e.g. persons you report to who can comment on your work experience. Please provide name and contact details (work and mobile phone numbers; email address). Or please be prepared to provide details when requested
Submit your application online: follow the prompts below - answer the questions and attach your documents (maximum of 2 documents). Apply online, we do not accept applications sent by email.
If you have questions about this role, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line Support Worker (Vincentian House) /VIN791.
Applications close at 11:30 pm on 24 January 2018
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
The Society is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.