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Support Workers - Katherine Sobering Up Shelter

Mission Australia
  • Casual positions
  • Katherine, Northern Territory
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

Katherine Sobering Up Shelter (Yarrlalah) provides overnight accommodation to men and women over 18, assessed as under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and delivered to the shelter by NT Police or Night Patrol. Shelter staff provide client referrals to other services which may be able to assist client focus group improve their lifestyles.

As a Support Worker, you will provide care to intoxicated clients admitted to the shelter, including but not limited to, completing admission and discharge procedures and evaluating clients to determine whether the shelter is the safest place to sober up.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Undertake assessment and referral of clients
  • Act as an advocate for clients
  • Take all relevant steps to ensure client outcomes are achieved
  • Documenting activities or occurrences in reports and/or letters

Requirements for Success:

  • Certificate III in Alcohol and other Drugs (Or ability to obtain)
  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Computer Literate in MS Office applications
  • Experience in a similar role preferred

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au using the subject line: Support Workers - Katherine Sobering Up Shelter enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description. For further information about working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications are shortlisted as they are received. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered. Thank you

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