Senior Recovery 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

Our Accommodation Units provide short-term community based traditional or respite accommodation for adults who are living with a mental health challenge. 

As the Senior Recovery Worker based at our Media Accommodation Unit, you will have the dual responsibility of overseeing the day to day operations of the unit, including staff supervision, plus offering case management and support services to the residents residing in the accommodation. 

This position is predominantly a lone working position and you will be required to take on a range of duties such as coordinating admissions, reporting, risk assessment, management of incidents and complaints and other tasks which contribute to service outcomes.

About you

To be successful in this role you will need a tertiary qualification in Social Science, Community Services or similar discipline (minimum Cert IV) together with relevant demonstrated work experience including knowledge of recovery principles and trauma informed practice. Experience working within a supported accommodation setting would be advantageous. 

In addition, our ideal candidate has:

  • Leadership skills and experience supervising staff 
  • Demonstrated assessment, planning and case management experience including identification and mitigation of risk factors
  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness and/or other personal or social challenges 
  • Strong communication and conflict resolutions 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, First Aid Certificate and “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 or to discuss the role, please contact Danica Hall, Service Manager on 0422 214 900.

Applications close at 5pm Monday 29 November 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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