Support Officer – Assistance with Care and Housing

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. 

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 Assistance with Care and Housing (ACH) program assists people in the Metropolitan area to access appropriate long-term accommodation and support and is specifically tailored to help those who are over 50 years of age and low income, over 45 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, living in insecure housing and experiencing homelessness. 

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Support Officer works with the ACH team to provide support to older people who are living in insecure housing, homelessness or risk of homeless. You will be responsible for linking program participants with the most appropriate range of housing and care services. 

Taking into consideration the qualifications, skills and experience of the successful applicant the salary offered for this position spans from $64,299.04 to $68,962.40 plus 10% superannuation. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will need a tertiary qualification in Community Services, Aged Care or a similar discipline together with demonstrated work experience. 

In addition, our ideal candidate has:

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with a diverse consumer group
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of homelessness and knowledge of the housing sector
  • The ability to advocate on behalf of consumers

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 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 be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check, have a current First Aid Certificate and a current 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. 

Applications close at 5pm Friday 3 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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