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June

Community Connector

ST VINCENT'S PRIVATE HOSPITAL - Darlinghurst, NSW

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Contract Type: Temporary Part Time - 22.8 hours per week (min three days) - 3 month contract with possibility to extend. Immediate start required.
  • Award & Classification: SCHADS Award - SACS Level 3


About Open Support

Open Support is a community service organisation committed to providing assistance to families in need across New South Wales. Open Support offers services that are professional, flexible and responsive to emerging community needs.

As one of it's key service areas, Open Support aims to address social isolation and loneliness. The Community Connections program offers a range of interventions and opportunities for connection that will assist people to establish and maintain meaningful social connection and in doing so, reduce social isolation and increase wellbeing.

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and experienced community services worker to join the Open Support team. As a Community Connector within the newly implemented Community Connections program, you will provide social support and companionship to clients, with a focus on building social confidence and capacity for ongoing independent connection. This will involve undertaking a range of face to face and virtual activities with clients such as one-to-one visits and outings, facilitating small group activities and accompanying clients to social events, until they are ready and able to participate independently. The Community Connector will work in collaboration with the Social Connection Case Manager, the client and other community resources and agencies to identify and enable access to suitable social opportunities that are in line with the client's needs, capabilities and interests.

As the successful applicant, you will demonstrate your high level interpersonal communication and active listening skills with clients who have diverse capabilities and backgrounds and be proactive in providing opportunities for connection. Your relationship building skills will ensure positive relationships with clients, colleagues and other service providers. The role will also require you to be confident in facilitating small groups with vulnerable people.

Experience in working within the aged care and/or mental health sector will be highly regarded.

Essential Criteria - Refer to Position Description

Benefits

If you are looking for a career with an organisation that is committed to making a difference to the most vulnerable in our community, then this is the role for you. Open Support offers a supportive and flexible working environment and unique opportunities for professional and personal growth. In addition, a competitive salary packaging arrangement through Smart Salary is available to all permanent employees.

To Apply

Important: Please ensure your application includes:

  • Up to date resume with 2 current referee contacts
  • A separate response to each selection criteria outlined in the position description

Please direct any enquiries to Megan Stevens, Social Isolation Program Manager, Open Support mstevens@opensupport.org.au

Closing Date: 11th June 2021. Please note that as an immediate start is required, the closing date may move forward if suitable candidate is found sooner.