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Community Service Worker/Support Worker - Broken Hill

Apply now Job no: 984654
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Full Time Position
  • Great Benefits!
  • Broken Hill Location

About Mission Australia

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

We are looking for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting and assisting young people. The successful applicant will provide case management support to young people at risk of homelessness or who are already homeless.  This includes the provision of individual case management, family support, group work programs and provision of information and supported referral.

Provide outreach services to Menindee. (A copy of the position description is provided below).

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to new referrals
  • Support clients affected by domestic and family violence
  • Support clients with immediate housing needs
  • Work with clients to create individual support plans to support transition to independence
  • Provide ongoing case management and review
  • Provide opportunities for clients to access information from the service to assist in their progress towards goals.
  • Work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders
  • Internal and external record keeping
  • Contribute to the effective functioning and development of the service through involvement in projects, contribution to team forums, and training and development of staff.

 Qualifications & experience

  • Tertiary Qualification and / or relevant experience in the human services industry
  • Knowledge and experience working with client issues relating to homelessness including domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health etc
  • Demonstrated experience in case management
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating groups
  • Computer literate in a windows environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Senior First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Current NSW Driver's License

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.  

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.

Benefits  

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 15% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers: Coles, Harvey Norman, Apple, Dell & many more
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close 18th of December 2018.

For further information, please contact David Bailey, Team Leader on 08 8084 3704.

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

Please click on the below link to read the Position Description:

Download File Support Worker PD - Broken Hill.docx

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