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Careers | The Benevolent Society

Support Worker

  • Full time position based in Penrith, NSW 
  • TRP $66k - $72 incl super + $15 900pa Salary Packaging  
  • Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH options available 

We are Australia’s first charity, providing a range of  Disability, Child, Youth and Family and Aged Care services across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. We are a not-for-profit and non-religious organisation that has assisted people, families and communities to achieve positive change since 1813. 

About the role 

Our Fostering Young Lives (FYL) team provides children in out of home care with the opportunity to thrive. We support them, their carers and their birth parents to create a safe and secure environment so these children have a safe place to land. 

As our Support Worker, you will support the Case Managers by contributing to the development of case plans and support children to achieve outcomes in their case plan.  

Duties 

  • Contribute to the development of client plans and support interventions with the support of senior staff. 
  • Support Case Managers and other senior staff to coordinate contact visits, contact schedules, conduct contact visits and complete contact visit reports, as required  
  • Provide transport for clients and carers, for example to appointments, school, or to contact visits. 
  • Coordinate special events and programs such as school holiday programming, groups and Christmas parties, in consultation with the Team Leader. 
  • Provide other administration support for the team as required, e.g., meeting records and developing correspondence. 

Our Benefits 

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in: 

  • Salary Benefits - In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 pa pre tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and package vehicles! 
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours  + laptop & phone provided to work remotely + 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees 
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years  
  • Wellness-  Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program +  opportunity to purchase additional leave  
  • Professional development - Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities 

Skills and Experience 

  • Cert III or IV in a welfare related field or completing your Degree in Social Work or Psychology 
  • Knowledge of and at least 12 months experience working with children and families with complex needs 
  • A good understanding of child protection and child development 
  • Highly trustworthy with excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Great communication and documentation – the evidence trail is important 
  • Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle) 

Apply below today! 

Contact Vanessa on 0402 121 248 for a friendly confidential discussion. 

 

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TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.