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Support Worker - Family Services

9 days ago

Ruah aims to promote measures to achieve equality. Section 51 of the Equal opportunity Act applies to this role.

Do you have experience working with domestic violence victims? Or have you just completed a relevant TAFE course?

We are looking for a casual support worker to join our family services team.

Ruah Community Services has been supporting and empowering vulnerable and disadvantaged people to create positive change in their lives for more than 60 years – leading innovation and delivering tailored, wrap-around support for people experiencing homelessness, family and domestic violence, mental health issues and, as a result, needing legal advice and support.

As a Support Worker you will work in a trauma informed way to support clients across our family services area. The focus of work is to support clients in crisis who are escaping domestic violence at our women's refuge in the Perth Metro area.

We have various shifts available, hours of operation are varied. Fit work around study or family commitments, we are a flexible workforce. The ideal candidates must be available evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays.

Penalty shifts apply for evenings, weekend and public holidays.

What we offer

  • A supportive team
  • Level 2 of the Social Home Care and Disability Services Award- from $36.40 per hour depending on experience
  • Salary packaging
  • Our technology is pretty awesome too

What we are looking for?

  • Completion of or progress towards a relevant qualification (Certificate II/III), and/or relevant work experience, and/or lived experience.
  • Ability to engage with individuals within different levels of needs and build and maintain a professional relationship.
  • Ability to work independently and contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Ability to model positive behaviors, emotional maturity, coping skills and resilience.
  • Good interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Understanding of basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and client reporting systems.
  • Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, mission, core values and the guiding principles of the organisation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, gender and social inclusion, particularly Aboriginal culture.

Knowledge/ experience of working with women escaping domestic violence will be highly regarded.

Candidate Notice: Ruah continues to evaluate the requirements of the WA Government’s Health Worker Directions for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. This position requires COVID-19 vaccination(s), an applicant and/or new employee will be required to provide evidence of their vaccination status in accordance with the Directions and/or applicable Ruah employment terms or policy.


How to apply

If you are interested in this position please click apply at the top of the page.

Closing date for applications- Monday, 4pm 11 July 2022

We are building a workplace where difference is embraced and encouraged - and to do this, we need people on our team who are representative of the clients we work with, who are passionate about change and courageous enough to stand up for what is right.

Everyone is welcome. Everyone belongs.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $36
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $39
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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