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Residential Support Worker - Stand Up Night Shift


Employer: Good Samaritan Inn
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Housing & Homelessness, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services, Family Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About Us

The Good Samaritan Inn was established in response to the need for emergency accommodation in and around Melbourne in 1996. The Inn is an initiative of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan.

Vision: The Good Samaritan Inn is building a safe and thriving community, where every woman and child lives free from violence.

Mission: The Good Samaritan Inn provides short-term accommodation for women and children escaping family violence and homelessness.

Our dedicated staff and volunteers:

  • Offer a communal environment that is safe and nurturing:
  • Provide an effective service for each woman and child to restore emotional strength: and
  • Raise awareness within the community of the impact of family violence and the importance of prevention and early intervention.

About the Role

The Residential Support Worker – Stand Up Night Shift’s primary role is to provide best practice, non-judgmental, emotional and practical support and advocacy to the women, children and young people who are guests of the Inn during the night.

The role involves a number of tasks undertaken overnight including ensuring that all the guests are accounted for, responding to any guest requiring reassurance and support and being the initial primary person responsible if there is an emergency incident. The role may also involve discussing and accepting new referrals, undertaking ongoing risk assessments, liaising with external agencies, and ensuring that the women, children and young people are provided with a welcoming environment.

In addition to the guest-focused tasks and activities, this position has practical responsibilities such as bed making, occasional cooking, and general cleaning where required.

This position is offered initially primarily to cover night shifts and will be the sole ‘stand up staff member’ at the Inn overnight. A ‘sleep-over’ Residential Support Worker will also be on the premises.

*Under the Equal Opportunity Act Good Samaritan Inn has an exemption to hire females only.

We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

A full Position Description is attached below.

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