Casual Support Worker - Fred's Place
- Casual, work as required
- Based in Tweed Heads, NSW
- SCHCADS Award - Level 3, hourly rates range from $31.75 - $34.04 depending on qualifications and experience, plus casual loading where applicable
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 ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
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.
Fred’s Place operates as a daytime homeless care and support service (with no on-site accommodation) for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Tweed Heads region. It provides a range of intervention and prevention services from basic personal needs to a range of integrated professional ‘in house’ support services and/or outreach services.
The Support Worker will assist in the daily running of the site and provide a variety of support to clients at Fred's Place. You will work closely with the Case Workers 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
- providing case work support as directed and in cooperation with Case Workers
- advocating for clients with external agencies on a needs basis
- undertaking a variety of tasks i.e. serving meals, supervising activities, transporting clients and other accommodation related tasks
- maintaining daily Communications Book and other documentation as required e.g. client records and case notes
The Support Worker will report to the Team Leader - Fred's Place. 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.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated customer service skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations.
- Current first aid certificate.
- Ability to maintain an ethical, yet non-judgmental, attitude towards residents and staff, and commitment to this.
- Sound knowledge of WHS legislation as it relates to the workplace.
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 opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential 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 Femke Romeijn (Assistant Team Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting: Casual Support Worker - Fred's Place/ VIN2310.
Please click here for Information on how to apply.
Applications close at 11:00 pm on 5 May 2021
Please submit your application attaching your Resume and a cover letter with your responses to the Role-specific Criteria outlined in the attached Position Description.
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.