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Support Worker

LocationHighgate, WA 6003
Work TypeCasual
Positions1 Position
Published At:a month ago
Job no: FGFXA

Ruah aims to promote measures to achieve equality. Section 51 of the Equal opportunity Act applies to this role. 

Our mission is open hearts and bold strides.

Ruah Community Services has been supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create positive change in their lives for more than 60 years – leading innovation and delivering tailored, wrap-around support for people experiencing homelessness, family and domestic violence, mental health challenges and, as a result, needing legal advice and support.

Do you have a passion for people and empowering the vulnerable and disadvantaged create positive change in their lives?

You're in the right place. If you're looking to make change in the lives of others in a meaningful way. We are recruiting a casual Support Worker to work in our Women's Refuge which operates on a 24/7 basis which requires availability for both days & night shifts which include weekends.

As a Support Worker you will work in a trauma informed way to liaise with Support Coordinators and provide capacity building support as determined by the client’s recovery goals. This position provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women escaping family and domestic violence (FDV) with complex needs, through crisis accommodation in a women’s refuge. The role requires familiarity and knowledge as well as understanding of diversity, gender and social inclusion, particularly Aboriginal culture. This role is an opportunity to provide crisis assistance including support in mental health and homelessness. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of intersecting mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence issues.

As well as the above experience, we will be looking for:

  • Completion of a relevant qualification in Mental Health or Community Services (Certificate III or IV), and relevant work experience.
  • Ability to engage with individuals within different levels of needs and build and maintain a professional relationship.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Ability to model positive behaviors, emotional maturity, coping skills and resilience.
  • Good interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Understanding of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and client reporting system.
  • Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, mission, core values and the guiding principles of the organisation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, gender and social inclusion, particularly Aboriginal culture.  

What do we offer you ?

  • An opportunity to work with a passionate and highly skilled team.
  • A chance to work alongside supportive human beings who genuinely want the best for you and your career. 
  • Our technology is pretty awesome.
  • Flexible working hours (if applicable).
  • An extensive learning and development program.
  • Opportunities to be active in the Ruah Community such as participating in a wide range of working groups, joining us at Pride events, being a part of a range of cultural events to promote and support reconciliation and much much more!

Required Compliance Documents

  • Current drivers’ license
  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Certificate

Ready to make meaningful change?

If you are interested in applying please click apply at the top of the page. Please submit a cover letter of no more the 2 pages along with a current CV.

Closing date for applications- 26th April 2024

If the suitable candidate is successful prior to this date the ad will close early.

For further information or a confidential discussion about the position please contact Team Lead:

Tahnae Le Cras (tahnae.lecras@ruah.org.au) - 0466 867 357

Ruah has a zero tolerance against child abuse and are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, and their right to feel safe and be safe across all areas of our organisation.

We are building a workplace where difference is embraced and encouraged - and to do this, we  need people on our team who are representative of the clients we work with, who are passionate about change and courageous enough to stand up for what is right. 

Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs.

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