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Support Worker

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • SCHCADS Level 3: $31.75 to 34.04 + super + salary packaging + shift allowances.
  • Part-time, Max Term Contract (14 hours per week)
  • Not for profit - tax free salary packaging benefits!

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission  is to shape a more just and compassionate society.

We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values driven team environment and culture.

Your new role:

As a Support Worker, you provide support to clients of Homelessness and Housing Services including supporting clients at the site location and to assist in the entry and assessment of new clients at the site, and in the daily running of the site.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Provide a variety of supports to clients and work in cooperation with the case management division in a way that is consistent with a client's case plan.
  • Maintain daily records and assist in all aspects of providing accommodation services for clients to an established quality standard.
  • Ability to cover a variety of rostered shifts over a 24/7 period based on operational requirements if necessary.
  • Ensure that client support is consistent with the Client Service Delivery Model (CSDM), including demonstrating support consistent with trauma-informed care practice
  • Providing respectful, non-judgmental, and inclusive support, upholding and respecting the rights of clients at all times.
  • Provide case work support as directed and in cooperation with case workers, and support clients in the implementation of their case plans
  • Advocate for clients on a need basis with external agencies.

To be successful, you will need:

  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
  • Appropriate Certificate or equivalent experience or currently undertaking tertiary study, in a related field.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work a rotating roster covering day, afternoon and sleepover shifts
  • Current first aid & safe food handlers certificate (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current NSW driver licence.
  • St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination. Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment

Don't wait - apply now

We are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the Position Description.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Michelle Anderson on michelle.anderson@vinnies.org.au using the subject line: Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs, quote: VIN2771.

Information on how to apply.

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. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

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