Do you have a genuine commitment to the community services industry? We are currently seeking an imaginative, courageous, and responsive Community Support Worker committed to high-quality service to join our client’s team located in Geelong. Our client seeks to partner with people (those with disabilities, frail aged people, young people, families in need, those who are homeless, those experiencing mental illness, etc.), to help them change their lives for the better. This is a rewarding career as you have the opportunity to make a lifetime impact in the lives of others.
In your role, you will focus on enhancing the lives of people in need. You will work as part of a cohesive team to facilitate the delivery of quality services and work to achieve positive outcomes with clients in a positive and proactive environment. You will help support the wellbeing of identified individuals by being a liaison and working with other centres and agencies in developing and implementing effective problem solving plans for clients and their families or working directly with clients to ensure they receive the services they are in need of. Each day will be different and you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals. Your goal will be to ensure that those in need are heard and supported, and that they have everything they need to continue to make a positive contribution to society.
Assists individuals and their families through emotional support advocacy and guidance in developing and using their own potential to more adequately meet their social, health, emotional, and economic needs
Determines eligibility for service to meet client needs and refers cases requiring a professional assessment to the appropriate individual
Provides general information and referral services to clients
Develops, plans, and leads groups of a less complex nature in response to community and client
need, in consultation with centre social workers
Required Skills and Experience:
Certificate IV in Community Services, Cert III in Disability are preferred but not essential
First Aid Certificate
Ability to develop positive relationships with clients and to support their individual care plans as appropriate
Experience working with frail aged, or at risk aged and younger people with a disability
Strong interpersonal and human relationship skills while being attentive to the needs of others
Quick-thinking ability to problem solve and adapt and work effectively in a variety of settings
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highly developed innovative and creative thinking abilities, problem solving abilities, compassion, empathy, and professionalism
Desired Skills and Experience:
Intermediate computer skills
Proven ability in working with conflict and resolving problems
Clinical supervision and staff development opportunities
Attractive salary packaging options
Knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of those in need
Job Type: Casual
Job Ref: 96259
How to apply:
To apply for this role please submit your resume below. Successful candidates will be contacted for a phone interview then onto a face to face interview with the client.
To be considered for this opportunity you must have a legal entitlement to work in Australia & hold a valid VIC driver licence. Criminal record checks with the VIC Police, working with children checks, prior employment checks & functional assessments are part of the recruitment process. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.