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The Wayside Chapel
  • Work TypesCasual
  • CategoriesCommunity Development, Housing and Homelessness
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsSydney
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 25 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 05 Dec 2019 (expired)
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Twilight Community Worker

The Wayside Chapel
The Wayside Chapel
  • Work TypesCasual
  • CategoriesCommunity Development, Housing and Homelessness
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsSydney
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 25 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 05 Dec 2019 (expired)

About Wayside Chapel

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964 and Bondi since 1971.

Under the banner of Love Over Hate, Wayside's programs and services are designed to ensure that the most marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services.

Each year, thousands of people visit Wayside's two centres in Kings Cross and Bondi for assistance in gaining equitable access to essential health, welfare and related services.

Our mission is creating community with no ‘us and them,’ breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome.

For more information go to our website: www.waysidechapel.org.au.

All staff who work at Wayside Chapel enjoy:

  • PBI salary packaging and benefits
  • Wayside’s onsite café – great food at a low cost
  • 500m from Kings Cross train station, discounted parking available
  • Plus many more employee benefits

About the Twilight Program

The Wayside Chapel's vision of creating community with 'no us and them' thrives on the success of its vocational activity programs. In 2014 Wayside established a new vocational activity program – Twilight Team – offering a diverse range of activities to the Kings Cross community each weekday evening between 5 - 8pm. In September 2017 the program was extended to 10.30pm close seven days per week.

This is often a difficult time of the day for Wayside’s visitors leading street-based lives or who may be marginalised by issues including mental health, family and relationship breakdown, drug and alcohol addiction, sex work and engagement in the criminal justice system. Support is provided through the delivery of vocational activities and the maintenance of a stimulating and safe environment at our Kings Cross site during the Twilight Team hours.

About the Twilight Community Worker role

You will work as a part of a team, coordinated by the Twilight Team Leader and reporting to the Vocational Programs Manager, to deliver the nightly Twilight program. You will provide support to visitors through the delivery of vocational activities and the maintenance of a stimulating and safe environment at the Kings Cross site during the Twilight program hours.

Click here to access the job information pack which includes a full Position Description. 

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • Ability to create a safe, welcoming and fun environment;
  • Demonstrated experience running recreational or educational activities in small group settings;
  • Good sense of humour and ability to create a fun and supportive environment
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently;
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Qualifications and/or experience in community services, mental health or similar
  • Willingness to work within the Wayside Chapel ethos and values;
  • First aid qualifications or willingness to obtain;
  • Able to commit to regular weekend shifts during the evening hours.

Desirable

  • Experience working in community;
  • Experience supporting people with complex needs including issues of homelessness, mental health and alcohol and other drugs.
  • Understanding of the Trauma Informed care approach.

How to apply

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