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First Nations Traineeship - Community Services - Various Locations

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • A number of exciting new opportunities are available with our First Nations Traineeship program!
  • Join a team of dedicated professionals to kickstart your career in the Community Services Sector
  • Make a real impact to people's lives whilst gaining vital skills, experience, and qualifications.
  • Southern Highlands, 2576, Wagga Wagga 2650, Cardiff 2285

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW considers that being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as authorised under section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, who's key values is to shape a more just and compassionate society

The Role

Vinnies is embarking on an exciting journey with the newly created First Nations Traineeship program in partnership with TAFE NSW. This opportunity will open doors to gaining new skills and help unlock a great potential career with Vinnies, helping the most vulnerable in our society. There are currently 9 full-time traineeships available in various NSW locations including Sydney Metro, Inner West, Wagga Wagga, Nowra, Southern Highlands, Coffs Harbour, Cardiff and Macarthur.

Your new role as Housing and Homelessness First Nations Trainee will include:

  • Completing a Certificate III Community Services including attending classes and completing assessments: including practical elements of the learning.
  • Providing a safe and welcoming environment for clients who live at or are accessing the services that Vinnies provide.
  • Offering client support in a respectful, non-judgmental, inclusive attitude and manner, always upholding, and respecting the rights of clients.
  • Assisting clients to follow relevant rules and procedures of the service.
  • Maintaining client records and case notes, both electronic and handwritten
  • Working within and always adhere to the Vinnies Services policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Willingness to undertake a Certificate III in Community Services.
  • Willingness to gain a first aid certificate.
  • An interest in supporting individuals and/or families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and may have underlying mental health, drug and alcohol addictions, trauma and/ or be fleeing Domestic and Family Violence.
  • Ability to maintain an ethical, yet non-judgmental, attitude towards clients & staff.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

If this sounds like you, apply now, as we are interviewing applications as they are received. Click here for the position description & submit your application with a resume and/or cover letter. Please click here for information on how to apply.

If you have questions about this role, please email Jake.Robertson@vinnies.org.au (Mentoring and Development Coordinator) using the subject line: First Nations Traineeship - Community Services - Various Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs and quoting: First Nations Traineeship/VIN2532.

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. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check*

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 backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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