Aboriginal Recovery Support Worker

About Us

Since 1963, St Bart’s has been standing by the side of Western Australians experiencing homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and hardship.

When we first started, St Bart’s was a small homeless shelter for men, we are now providing support to more than 530 vulnerable people through a range of services including aged care and transitional accommodation.

Our goal is to provide safe, supported accommodation and services to people who need it the most, regardless of background, age, gender or ethnicity. We value our people – employees, volunteers, partners and stakeholders and we appreciate the contribution they make to the lives of our consumers.

About the role

The Reconnecting Lives Program aims to assist St Bart’s consumers to achieve long term housing success through an innovative, housing-led and person-centred approach.

As the Aboriginal Recovery Support Worker, you will emotionally and practically support consumers while they take steps to achieve their goals of finding and sustaining long-term accommodation and living independent in the community. This includes assisting with independent living skills and tasks.

Taking into consideration the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful applicant the salary offered for this position spans from $57,541.12 to $62,777.52 per annum plus 10% superannuation.

About you

St Bart’s recognises Aboriginality as a genuine requirement for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) descent, identify as ATSI and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.

We are looking for someone with a tertiary qualification, minimum Certificate III in Community Services or Mental Health or related discipline, or working towards a degree in related field together with experience.

Our ideal candidate also has well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.

While your skills and experience are important to us, your values and attitudes are also crucial to your success at St Bart’s. We are looking for a candidate who is compassionate and feels aligned with the St Bart’s values of Empowerment, Innovation, Commitment, Collaboration and Social Justice who can help us with our goal of creating and maintaining a workplace that fosters inclusion, diversity and a commitment to excellence.

As we work with vulnerable people, the successful candidate will be required to show proof of influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations unless a medical exemption is provided. The successful candidate must also possess a current National Police Clearance or have a willingness to obtain one, a current first aid certificate and a WA “C” Class Drivers Licence.

Why join St Bart’s?

In addition to joining a professional and dedicated team with passion and commitment to our values and making a difference within the community, the benefits of working with us are:

  • Four weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Up to three days additional flexible leave days per year
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 as available to Not for Profit organisations
  • Corporate discounts and memberships

How to Apply

We want to know about you, why you want to work with us, and how your skills, qualifications and experience align with the position requirements. Please click Apply Now and submit your current resume and cover letter which demonstrates your suitability for the position.

You are also welcome to deliver a hard copy application to 7 Lime Street East Perth.

For further information please contact Sara Zanella, Reconnecting Lives Manager on (08) 9323 5170.

Applications close at 1700 on 6th December 2021.

St Bart’s is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTI and people with a disability. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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