Recovery Support Worker – COVID-19 Support

About the role

We are seeking part time, fixed term Recovery Support Workers who will work in our temporary eight bed support service for people who are sleeping rough and have tested positive for COVID-19. The role will provide practical and emotional support to consumers accessing the service whilst they quarantine for a three-month period, with possibility of extension.

The Support Worker will work with a Security Officer with limited supervision and some on-site nursing support.

The role will work 56 hours per fortnight over four shifts from Monday to Sunday.

The base salary offered for this position is $29.12 per hour (or $57,541.12 per annum pro rata). A $10,000 retention bonus is available for the 3 month period with a portion paid for each month of satisfactory service in the role.

About you

To be successful, you will need a tertiary qualification in Community Services, Mental Health or related discipline (minimum Cert III) or working towards a degree in a related field together with demonstrated experience. 

You will need to be comfortable working in full PPE daily, confident to work as a lone support worker with minimal supervision with the ability to take initiative.

While your skills and experience are important to us, your values and attitudes are crucial to your success at St Bart’s. We are looking for a candidate who is compassionate and whose values align with St Bart’s  – Empowerment, Innovation, Commitment, Collaboration and Social Justice. We are looking for someone who can help us create and maintain 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 have or be willing to obtain a current satisfactory National Police Clearance, first aid certificate and a current ‘C’ Class Drivers Licence.

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.

To apply, please submit your current resume and a cover letter that 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 about the role, please contact Gayle Knight on 9323 5100.  

St Bart’s reserves the right to close the application period at any time, so you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

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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