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Support Worker

Advertiser: Coast ShelterMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
6 Aug 2018
Location
Gosford & Central Coast
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Housing & Homelessness Services

Coast Shelter is a leading Central Coast not for profit charity assisting families, adults and young people with complex issues arising from their experience of homelessness, abuse, neglect or violence. Our organisation provides a range of innovative services to assist people to reach their full potential and restore hope in their lives.

As a result of staff movements within Coast Shelter, we are recruiting a Full-Time Support Worker for our Rondeley Domestic Violence Response Program.

Rondeley is an intensive fast-paced program providing practical and moral support, as well as accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Success in the role will demand an understanding of the causes and impact of homelessness and an empathic approach to those in our community who may find themselves on the outer: homeless and disadvantaged.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications and experience in a comparable role supporting women and children with complex needs as a result of domestic violence, abuse or neglect.
  • A thorough understanding of domestic violence and homelessness in the context of women and children.
  • The proven ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a calm and professional approach.
  • Demonstrated success in working as part of a team and also working unsupervised.
  • The ability to conduct casework within a trauma-informed care framework.
  • The flexibility to work various shifts with variable start and finish times and be on call when required.

In order to be considered, you must have a valid and current unrestricted driver's license, First Aid Certificate, Police and Working with Children Checks.

HOW TO APPLY

If you have the skills and experience to succeed in the role and would like to make a difference in the lives of our clients, please apply by providing;

  • Covering letter addressing the essential criteria

  • Resume

For more information, please contact Shayne Silvers, Operations Manager, on 02 4325 3540.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices and the principles of cultural diversity. Coast Shelter strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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