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Residential Services Administration Support


Employer: The Salvation Army Westcare
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Administration
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 December, 2015.
Applications close: 15 January, 2016. (Expired)

  • Full time, Ongoing position
  • Work close to home, Sunshine location
  • Attractive Remuneration Package (Including salary packaging options)

The Organisation

Westcare’s Residential Services currently operate eight Residential Units across the Department of Human Services, West Division. These Units house up to 5 young people at any one time between the ages of 12 and 18 years, who are referred by Child Protection Services and require a high level of professional, trauma informed care.

The Role

This newly created position will provide crucial and quality administration support to Westcare’s residential services program team. This is a fast paced role where no day is the same and a flexible, organised and collaborative approach will set you up for success. In return you will have the opportunity to work within a friendly and supportive team who are making an important and valued contribution to the community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide support and coordination to Westcare’s Residential Services and Program Managers
  • Recruitment of residential workers to Westcare’s Residential Services
  • Assist and support Westcare’s Residential Services Unit Manager’s in preparing for Residential Services Audits
  • Coordinate Westcare’s Residential Services Manager’s Meetings
  • Effectively and accurately complete minutes of the Westcare’s Residential Services Manager’s Meetings
  • Assist in the development of a new Residential Workers Starter Pack for all newly appointed residential workers
  • Liaise with Westcare’s Senior Administration regarding contracts and ensure the contracts meet all requirements
  • Liaise with Westcare’s Training and Events Coordinator and Westcare’s Residential Services Program Managers and any other relevant stakeholders regarding Westcare’s Residential Services Workers training
  • Please review the Position Description for more information regarding the responsibilities and expectations for this role

The successful candidate

  • We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, personable and organised individual who is self-motivated with excellent communication skills. You will  be able to effectively manage conflicting priorities within a fast paced and ever changing environment and provide a high level of reliable support for the team while maintaining a calm and professional approach
  • The successful candidate will have previous experience working in a fast paced administration position. A tertiary qualification in administration or similar and previous experience working in the social sector is preferred but not essential
  • Prior to appointment the successful candidate must consent to a police check prior to appointment and then as required by TSA Policy throughout their employment.
  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required for this position and must be maintained by the employee throughout their employment.
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.