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Support Worker, Women's Refuge

UnitingCare West is committed to achieving justice, hope and opportunity for all, and works with people and communities so those most in need can belong and thrive.  It is a not-for-profit community services organisation and part of the mission of the Uniting Church in Australia and UnitingCare national network.

Our women's refuge service based in Fremantle provides support, case management and accommodation for women who have experienced family and domestic violence. Women accessing our program also often experience issues related to domestic violence such as mental health and/or substance abuse. We are currently looking for a highly committed and driven individual to join the team in a part time Support Worker role on a fixed term contract starting mid January until June 2018. 

The successful candidate will be both suitably experienced and qualified in working with women seeking assistance as a result of family and domestic violence, and any resulting mental health or substance abuse issues.  An understanding of the cycle of violence and its effects on individuals and families is essential. You will work alongside other staff members to provide support, case management, referrals and advocacy services to clients. The ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a small team is an essential part of this role. Experience in the use of the SHIP database and facilitating small groups will be highly regarded

You will have the opportunity to further your skills and learning by attending relevant internal and external training sessions. 

The hours of work are 30.4 hours per fortnight, worked over 12 hour shifts over 7 nights per fortnight with approximately 4.5 active hours paid at $31 per hour, and 8 hours paid at the sleep shift rate of $10.75

A current 'C 'class driver's licence and a National Police Clearance are essential.

When applying, you should include a covering letter addressing the following criteria:

  • Experience and qualifications in the area of Family & Domestic Violence;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Assessment and case management experience;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of professional boundaries;

Please apply through SEEK by including a cover letter and a current resume with your application. Interviews will be held over the next few weeks until the successful candidate is identified.

Working within our values of Empathy, Respect, Integrity, Inclusiveness and Commitment UnitingCare West provides the support and development for you to belong and thrive.  Benefits of working with us includes 5 weeks annual leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, access to salary packaging and a great team environment. The role attracts a salary of $61,511 per annum (pro -rata) plus super.

We value social and cultural diversity and are committed to a safe workplace and strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers. 

UnitingCare West is also committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

To be successful in your application you will need to demonstrate a capacity and willingness to work within the Christian ethos of UnitingCare West.


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