Careers at the Brotherhood

Community Support Worker

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy, Melbourne
Categories: Aged and Disability Support

We’re looking for a professional Community Support Worker with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a Permanent full-time basis, working 38 per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - 
a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


THE ROLE

The Community Support Worker works as part of a team to support and assist people with dementia, disabilities, socially isolated and older people to participate and engage in community life. At the Brotherhood the first responsibilities of care are to enable consumers to flourish. Our model of service is based on the Enhancing Capabilities Approach which is to ensure that our clients live in a trusting environment that provides the opportunities and choices that enable them to live lives they have reason to value.

  • Provide care and support as identified in the client’s Care Plan. Care and support may include respite, household tasks, dressing and undressing, grooming, toileting, accompanied personal shopping, and meal preparation.
  • Actively support and promote wellness and reablement goals
  • Support carers by providing meaningful and enjoyable experiences to a client to promote social connectedness and encourage physical activity as documented in the Care Plan.

Salary will be in the range of $61,985.52 - $67,631.28 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an Community Support Worker who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant qualification such as Certificate III in Individual support or Aged Care or equivalent
  • Experience/training in working with/assisting older people, people with disabilities and/or dementia demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of people from different economic and diverse backgrounds
  • Proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve objectives
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people across all levels both internally and externally
  • Well-developed time management and organisational skills including the ability to plain workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License and an ability to drive a mini bus
  • Experience in developing, organising, facilitating and evaluating inclusive community, recreation and leisure activities
  • Hold a valid food handling certificate of willingness to obtain one within the first few month of employment
  • Customer service focused
  • Must be able to  speak Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin etc.)

BENEFITS

  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program

CULTURE

BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

 

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Dustin Pham on 0419047060 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Sunday, 9 October at 11.55pm 

To view the Position Description, please click here.

 

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.

 

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

Position Description

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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