Recovery Support Worker, Indigenous Identified (SBH-154)

Due to an expansion in our services and to able to meet the needs of our consumers, St Bart’s is currently looking for a Recovery Support Worker who has an in-depth understanding of the Indigenous community and the ability to understand and support our Indigenous consumers in their recovery journey.

  • Job Reference: SBH-154
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time – 38 hours per week
  • Rosters: Monday – Sunday, 7am – 10.30pm including Off Duty On Call shifts (10.30pm – 7am)
  • Remuneration: $27.34 per hour (Level 2) PLUS allowances
  • Location: East Perth location, next to Claisebrook train station

This position will be working in St Bart’s Women’s Service where approximately 50% of our consumers are of an Indigenous background. In order to meet the needs of our consumers and assist them in transitioning into a more long-term, stable accommodation, St Bart’s is looking for a Recovery Support Worker with an in-depth understanding on the indigenous community and the issues they may be facing. Not only will you be supporting consumers, you will be providing information and knowledge to other team members to gain a deeper understanding on how to better support our current and future Indigenous consumers.

Your Core Responsibilities

This position primarily supports consumers experiencing mental health or other personal/social challenges in their recovery journey, building independence, meeting individual goals and providing support across a range of services. If you are someone who is recovery focused and passionate about supporting consumers to find a way out of homelessness, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Reporting to the Service Manager, Women’s and Family Services, your key responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day emotional, social and daily living support to all consumers
  • Consistently advocate for consumers to develop networks within the community
  • Supporting other team members in their communication and engagement with our Indigenous consumers
  • Support the team to create a culturally safe environment
  • Manage consumer safety and risk, and conduct associated incident and accident reporting as required
  • Participate in the overnight, Off Duty On Call Roster where you will assist consumers as needed
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate records of information and a range of administrative tasks regarding consumer support.

Employee Benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Training and career progression opportunities
  • Salary Sacrifice with Smart Salary 
  • HBF Private Health Corporate discounts and membership
  • Additional 3 days paid leave per annum (Mental Health days / Annual Shutdown)
  • Cultural and Ceremonial Leave
  • Opportunity to purchase 4 additional weeks annual leave per annum
  • Free annual Flu Vaccination
  • Employee Assistance Program

To be considered for this position, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold a minimum Certificate III in Community Services or similar
  2. Be a permanent resident of Australia or have current working rights to work in Australia
  3. Have a current and satisfactory Police Clearance (obtained within the last 3 months)

If you have the skills, experience and passion that we are looking for, apply today!

How to apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter. We want to know why you want to work for St Bart’s and how you think your skills and experience will add value. If you are having issues applying via the website, please send your application to

Appointment to this position is subject to the following:

  • Copies of all relevant documentation required in selection criteria
  • Satisfactory pre-employment checks including evidence to confirm immunity or commencement of vaccination course
  • Indigenous identified (St Bart’s considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander Female is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA))

At St Barts, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity. We actively encourage applications from any background. 

For further details regarding the position or for a confidential discussion, please contact Danika Yeong, Women’s & Family Services Manager on (08) 9323 5127.

St Bart’s reserves the right to commence the recruitment process and appoint to the position before the application closing date. Due to the volume of applications, St Bart’s will only be in contact with shortlisted candidates.

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