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MissionBeat- Community Liaison- 12 hours per week (Ashfield & Inner CBD)

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Work type: Permanent (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

MissionBeat Community Liaison - Ashfield & Inner CBD

  • Fixed term contract until 2020 
  • Role commencing in January 2019
  • Part time opportunities available -12 hours per week
  • Monday – Sunday Roster ; shifts available: 7am-10am or 6pm-9pm

About Mission Australia

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

Missionbeat has been serving Sydney’s homeless for 39 years, working to help break the cycle of homelessness. The iconic van patrols the inner Sydney streets seeking out those in distress and offering them support. We transport homeless men, women, children, families, intoxicated or drug affected men and women to safe services, to ensure their wellbeing and meet their immediate needs.

Due to a growth period, Missionbeat has an exciting opportunity to join the Missionbeat street patrol team.  You will work across a Monday to Sunday roster and the shifts are 7am-10am or 6pm-9pm. Evening and weekend penalty rates apply.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking for a start in their community service career or those looking for an opportunity to give back to the community.

  • Provide practical support to crisis clients including food and clothing
  • Attend street patrol calls and pick up homeless, intoxicated, and/or drug affected persons who are in public places
  • Refer and transport clients to appropriate accommodation or support services
  • Liaise with case managers to arrange appointments for clients

 Qualifications & experience

  • Have a strong understanding and empathy of homelessness issues with a particular focus on drug and alcohol
  • Good communication skills with the ability to handle difficult situations
  • Possess a high level of compassionate and a non-judgemental approach
  • Prior experience or background in social service, counselling, community service highly regarded
  • Ideally you will be studying towards qualifications in social service or related fields
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence- Mandatory
  • Senior First Aid Certificate, or willingness to obtain

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
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service

 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.

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close on 31st of December 2018 and you can expect to hear back from our Recruitment Team towards the beginning of the new year.

Download File CSW 2 CS Missionbeat Community Service Worker July 2018.doc

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