Support Worker - Shoalhaven

Job No: VIN1366
Location: Shoalhaven

  • Casual - variable hours as needed
  • Based at Jim Da Silva Farm, Shoalhaven
  • Current Driver Licence is required
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 3, hourly rates range from $28.91 to $31 plus casual loading

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.



About the Service

The Wollongong Diocesan Central Council covers the area from Glenfield in the north to Ulladulla in the south and west to the Southern Highlands. It operates a number of special works including Specialist Homeless Services, Mental Health Services and Community Development Services; as well as Vinnies shops that are a valuable resource for people on low incomes, enabling them to buy quality clothing, furniture and other household items at an affordable price.

The Role

The Support Worker will assist in the daily running of the site and  provide a variety of support to clients at the site.  You will work closely with the Case Workers in the implementation of the clients' case plans. The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • providing a safe and welcoming environment for clients who live at, or are accessing the service
  • performing tasks associated to the maintenance of the site, including inspection of rooms/units, checking linen supply, collection of payments when required etc 
  • undertaking a variety of tasks i.e. serving meals, supervising activities, transporting clients; supervising programs and activities
  • maintaining client records and case notes

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

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Appropriate Certificate or equivalent experience or currently undertaking tertiary study, in a related field
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • 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
  • 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
  • Current NSW Driver 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.

If you have questions about this role, please email to, quoting job number and position title:  Casual Support Worker (Shoalhaven)/VIN1366.

 Applications close at 11:30 pm on 14 February 2019

Please submit your application attaching your Resume and your

responses to the Essential Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.

Information on how to apply.


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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