Overview

Permanent Part Time (15.2 hours) |Weekend night shift
Located in Surry Hills NSW
Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 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 are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment.

Your Opportunity

Assist with daily operation of the crisis units incorporating a living skills program whilst maintaining vigilance in personal safety and awareness, whilst offering the highest level of care and support.

Your key responsibilities will be to:
Provide practical support to crisis clients including provision of food and equipment for food preparation.
Respond to any emergency/crisis situations by accessing required internal or external support service.
Ensure that important client information is communicated with Unit Coordinators in regard to the circumstances and needs of clients.
Be able to work with minimal supervision

Requirements for Success

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:
Experience in working in a residential setting.
Comprehensive understanding of the issues and needs of service users particularly homelessness.
Current Senior First Aid Certificate.
Good written and verbal communication skills.

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

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)
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.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au.

Next Steps

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

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Support Worker – PD – December 2020.docx

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