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Support Worker - Inner West

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • Permanent, part-time 24 hours per week
  • Evening shifts and weekend day shifts, sleep over three nights a week
  • Based in Inner West Region
  • SCHCADS Level 3, hourly rates from $30.49 to $32.70 depending on qualifications/experience
  • Current NSW Driver Licence is required
  • Work with a motivated and compassionate team
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Directorate overview

This position is in the Vinnies Services directorate and is part of the Homelessness and Housing team that is responsible for state-wide management of excellent homelessness and housing services.

The Role

The Support Worker will assist in all aspects of accommodation services for clients and will work in cooperation with the Case Management Team in the implementation of the clients' case plans. The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Assisting in the entry and assessment of new clients
  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment for clients who live at, or are accessing the service
  • Undertaking all tasks relating to accommodation services, i.e. room inspections, attending to the primary needs of clients, supervising activities etc
  • Maintaining client records/case notes and other documentation required
  • Liaising with external agencies regarding vacancies and requests for accommodation

This role will report to the Senior Team Leader. Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

  • Appropriate Certificate or equivalent experience or currently undertaking tertiary study, in a related field
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including good interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to relate positively and confidently with a wide range of people, in a variety of settings
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised
  • Willingness to work within the ethos and Mission Statement of the St Vincent de Paul Society and the Society's Code of Conduct and ability to maintain an ethical, yet non-judgmental, attitude towards residents and staff, and a commitment to this
  • Sound understanding of child protection issues, legislation and requirements
  • Understanding of homelessness issues and its effects
  • Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations
  • Good knowledge of work, health and safety legislation as it relates to the workplace
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to work a rotating roster covering day, afternoon and sleepover shifts
  • Good knowledge of WHS legislation as it relates to the workplace
  • Current NSW drivers licence

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people's lives in an organisation that cares about people.
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development programs, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide opportunities to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and 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.

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