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Community Support Worker

Employer: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Care & Support Work, Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 12 February, 2019.
Applications close: 26 February, 2019.

Summary of program and its objectives:

Social Support and Respite Care offers a wide range of supports and services to assist people living with dementia, older people and older people with disabilities to identify, plan and access activities of choice according to their needs, dreams and aspirations as well as engage in community life. Services include respite care, centre based programs, In Home support, overnight stays, as well as a range of social support programs within the centre, home and community.

Main responsibilities of the role:

We are looking for a Community Support Worker to work the following shifts Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7.00am to 11.00am. The person will undertake a range of personal care tasks to ensure that members staying for overnight care are ready for returning home or attending the day centre. Our model of service is based on the Enhancing Capabilities Approach which is to ensure that our clients live in a trusting environment that provides the opportunities and choices that enable them to live lives they have reason to value.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Relevant qualification such as Certificate III in Individual support or Aged Care or equivalent. Current in medication units.
  • Experience/training in working with/assisting older people, people with disabilities and/or dementia demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of people from different economic and diverse backgrounds
  • Proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve objectives
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people across all levels both internally and externally
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills including the ability to plain workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License and an ability to drive a minibus
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood
  • Certificate in medication units


  • Experience in developing, organising, facilitating and evaluating inclusive community, recreation and leisure activities
  • Hold a valid food handling certificate of willingness to obtain one within the first few month of employment
  • Current Victorian Drivers License and an ability to drive a mini bus

This is a part time, 12 month maximum term position working a minimum of 16 hours per week. At times you may be asked to work additional shifts at your discretion.

Salary will be in the range of $52,876.57 - $57,700.19 per annum (pro rata), based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

How to apply for this job

A copy of the position description and screening questionnaire can be downloaded at For further information about the role phone Lisa Astete 03 8781 4247.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter stating why they should be considered for the role and complete the screening questionnaire. Applicants who do not complete the screening questionnaire will not be considered for shortlisting.

Email written applications to:, using the subject line: Community Support Worker application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Tuesday, 26 February 2019 at 5:00pm.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Supporting materials  20181102 Community Support Worker Banksia only PD.pdf
 Screening Form (Address KSC).docx