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Bushfire Recovery Support Worker - Bairnsdale

Windermere Child & Family Services

About the you and the role

In association with the Victorian State Government of Health and Human Services and the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), Windermere’s Bush Fire Recovery Service aims to assist community members of North East Victoria and the Gippsland region.

The Victorian Bushfires Case Support Program will provide dedicated support to help affected families access the services and information they need to recover and start rebuilding their lives. As a Recovery Support Worker, you will aid our consumers in navigating various local and additional support services. Working remotely and from our offices in Bairnsdale, you will be responsible for intake assessment, plan development, referrals and advocacy for consumers based in East Gippsland.

Due to the crucial need of such services and the high volume of consumers, we have a full-time fixed term position available until December 2021. This position is perfectly suited for Support Workers with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a trauma related program or similar field.

To be successful for this role, you will posses:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Welfare or relevant equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in case management, intake and assessment experience preferably in a trauma related program

Applicants who are highly motivated, enjoy a diverse fast paced challenging position and share our strong values to help strengthen our community are encouraged to apply.

Workplace culture - what staff are saying

Over 80% of our staff tell us that we have a happy workplace with a team dedicated to supporting our consumers and each other.

“Windermere’s values resonate with me and there is a strong sense of shared commitment to achieving our service gaols across the team. The management team are great to work with, collaborate and considered about the best way to respond to the needs of the team and consumers as they arrive.”

“I love Windermere as a company and I am so proud to say I work for Windermere, which is never something I have had in the past – I feel like Windermere makes a difference in so many people’s lives, including my own.”

Why Windermere?

Windermere fosters a culture of flexibility, support and wellbeing. We have a wide range of workplace benefits including:

  • Flexible work hours and ways of working
  • Rostered days off
  • Above Award Personal Leave and 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Gifted days off (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Flexible Leave Scheme (50/52)
  • Study leave and opportunities for professional development
  • Generous salary packaging

Windermere honours the ongoing cultural and spiritual connections, heritage, customs and beliefs of Aboriginal people, and pays respects to Elders past and present.

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