In line with section 51 of the equal opportunities act, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

The Program

Boorloo Bidee Mia is a supportive community environment provided by two Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO’s), Wungening and Noongar Mia Mia, and works with all stakeholders, including family and community, to improve the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness. The primary target of Boorloo Bidee Mia are Aboriginal residents, however, we are committed to a whole of community response to homelessness and a ‘No Wrong Door’ approach.

The facility

  • Perth CBD location
  • Close to public transport
  • New facility
  • Vibrant and welcoming team environment
  • Supporting, engaging and empowering community members
  • Supportive and community focused environment
  • Targeting Aboriginal residents however, committed to all community members experiencing homelessness
  • Dedicated ‘no wrong door’ approach

About the role

Support Worker Package

Reporting to the Coordinator, the Support Worker is responsible for providing culturally appropriate holistic support to residents. As the hostel is staffed 24/7 this position will be required t o work on a rostered basis including weekends and evenings and will be responsible for working within a team based case management model, to provide a range of support, advocacy and referral services to the residents. The Support Worker is often the first point of contact for new residents, helps them settle in, and provides practical support and responds to resident needs.

The Support Worker will manage a demanding and changing workload and competing priorities by maintaining best practice with guidance f rom organisational policies and procedures and the support of the team.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • The ability to work in a manner consistent with Wungening and Noongar Mia Mia values.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of issues pertaining to homelessness, family and domestic violence (FDV), mental health and AOD.
  • Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture, protocols, boundaries and demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Qualifications in a relevant discipline e.g., Welfare, Community Services, Social Work or Counselling or relevant work experience
  • Ability to manage crisis situations effectively.
  • Self motivated and self monitoring with ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Computer Literate and the ability to learn new technologies.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate; or will ingness to complete the training
  • Willingness to undertake personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
  • People with lived experience are encouraged to apply

Desirable

  • Aboriginality

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • Working with Children Card
  • Drivers Licence
  • Police Clearance

How to apply

Submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and resume to:

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation
[email protected]

OR

Submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and resume through:

Choice Once