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Bushfire Recovery Support Worker - Bairnsdale

Windermere Child & Family Services

In association with the Victorian State Government of Health and Human Services and the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), Windermere’s Bush Fire Recovery Service aims to assist community members of North East Victoria and the Gippsland region.

The Victorian Bushfires Case Support Program will provide dedicated support to help affected families access the services and information they need to recover and start rebuilding their lives. As a Recovery Support Worker, you will aid our consumers in navigating various local and additional support services. Working remotely and from our offices in Bairnsdale, you will be responsible for intake assessment, plan development, referrals and advocacy for consumers based in the City of Cardinia.

Due to the crucial need of such services and the high volume of consumers, we have both full-time or part-time fixed term positions available until December 2020, with the possibility of extension to mid 2021. This position is perfectly suited for Support Workers with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a trauma related program or similar field.

To be successful for this role, you will posses:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Welfare or relevant equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in case management, intake and assessment experience preferably in a trauma related program

Applicants who are highly motivated, enjoy a diverse fast paced challenging position and share our strong values to help strengthen our community are encouraged to apply.

Why Windermere?

Windermere fosters a culture of flexibility, support and wellbeing. We have a wide range of workplace benefits including:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Gifted days off (between Christmas / New Year), rostered days off, study leave and 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible Leave Scheme (50/52)
  • Generous salary packaging and the opportunity for professional development.

How to apply

Please provide your CV and a maximum two page covering letter briefly addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlining your interest in the position.

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