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Residential Support Worker Roles – Part Time & Casual Roles Available

Apply now Job no: 984538
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Part Time (24 hours per week) & Casual roles /24 x 7 Rotating shifts Availability)
  • Dubbo Location

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 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're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

Mac River Rehab Centre is a residential rehabilitation program for 13 to 18-year-old adolescents with alcohol and other drug problems. The aim of the program is to provide a 3-month residential drug and alcohol treatment program to young people, whose use of alcohol and other drugs places them at risk of significant harm and offending.

The support worker roles will be vital in supporting our clients with their daily living skills, delivering programs, supervising clients undertaking schooling, working in the garden, exercise and life-skill programs that assist young people when they re-enter the community. We need our support workers to be available for a 24 x 7 rotating roster.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Support the progress of clients towards the achievement of their casework goals in conjunction with case management staff
  • Provide education and guidance to clients on appropriate social and living skills
  • Supporting clients with complex and challenging behaviours to engage in programs, education and pro-social activities
  • Assist in the organisation and facilitation of small groups
  • Ensure the supervision and safety of clients throughout admission

Requirements for Success

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in the community services industry
  • Experience working with young and/or vulnerable people; particularly those with complex or challenging behaviours
  • Understanding of the impacts of substance misuse and offending behaviour
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in organising and facilitating group activities
  • Current NSW drivers licence
  • Able work rotating shifts including nights and weekends
  • Good computer skills, High level of numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and ability to keep up to date client records

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

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.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

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.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information please contact Yvonne Warman 0490 078 686, feel free to view the Job Description via Download File Part Time Residential Worker Mac River.pdf.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight by Tuesday, 20th November 2018.


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