Specialist Homeless Services – Support Worker


Glen Innes, Inverell

Position Type:

Part Time

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are currently looking for a permanent part time/casual Specialist Homeless Support Workers to be based in Inverell/Glen Innes region on a PPT (25 hours per week) basis.

The successful applicants will be required to work as part of a team that help vulnerable people in crisis and those at risk of homelessness to remain in long-term safe accommodation and to break the cycle of homelessness in the Inverell/Glen Innes areas. It is also a requirement to have the knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal communities, societies and cultures in NSW. Pathfinders encourage applications from people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. The successful applicant will need to be willing to advocate on behalf of Aboriginal young people and their families in providing cultural support.

The successful applicants will also provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families. The successful applicants will be required to build strong relationships with Aboriginal agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections.

This position is Level 4 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Modern Award (“the SCHDSI Award”). Salary is negotiable dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.

All applications must include the following components:

• Applications addressing the selection criteria as provided in the job package.

• An updated resume including details of at least two recent work related referees.

• Current Working with Children Check

• Current Police History Check

• Current Driver’s Licence.

Please download the job package to apply for this position.

Closing Date Friday, 29 March 2024 at 5:00pm.

Applicants who do not provide all of the above will not be considered for an interview.

Applications should be lodged by email to hr@pathfinders.ngo and should be addressed to the Human Resource Manager.

Pathfinders is committed to being a safe environment for children and young people and is a mandatory reporting organisation. Pathfinders is a nonsmoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practices of Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity For further information, please Contact Janatha McKay – SHS Coordinator on janatham@pathfinders.ngo

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