Support Worker

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Uniting Communities Incorporated

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Join our team as a Support Worker in the Staying at Home Program and provide high-level support and engagement during our enriching retreats.

As a Support Worker, you will work closely with customers to identify their areas of interest and social engagement, encouraging and supporting their participation in various activities throughout the 3-day, 2-night retreat.

You will also collaborate with the Retreat Lead to ensure the seamless operation of retreats across metro and regional South Australia, providing essential overnight support.

This is your chance to be part of a dedicated team, making a real difference in the lives of those affected by dementia, all while enjoying the fulfillment of a rewarding and impactful role.

Join us and help create memorable experiences and meaningful connections for our customers!

Key Responsibilities

  • Organise and manage various day trips as part of the program, such as visits to local cafe, shops or attractions.
  • Support smooth running of retreat through activities such as preparing morning and afternoon tea and setting up for meals.
  • Share and extend information to customers and their family or carers about community resources and opportunities for customers to participate actively in community life.

About you

  • Certificate III in Individual Support, Community Services or equivalent qualification and experience
  • Experience in working with people living with dementia is highly regarded as part of this role.
  • Experience in a Community Services role and a passion for working with others and bettering your community.
  • Volunteering Experience is heavily regarded.

Due to the nature and requirements of this role, you will potentially be required to be away from Adelaide at retreats for several days at a time.

About Us

Uniting Communities is a leading not-for-profit organisation, working across South Australia through more than 90 community service programs. Our team of over 2000 staff and volunteers support and engage with more than 30,000 South Australians each year. We strive to build compassionate communities and great lives through community strengthening, quality service delivery and advocacy.

Why Work For Us?

  • In addition to your salary, you can package up to $15,900 per year pre-tax and additionally a $2,650 Meals and Entertainment card.
  • How could working for a Not-For-Profit impact your take home pay? Visit our salary packaging provider for details  Access Pay
  • 12 Weeks Paid Maternity Leave
  • 1 Week Paid Cultural Leave for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Staff
  • 1 Day of Community Engagement Leave

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What Next?

Please attach a cover letter addressing your passion for working with people in the community and a current resume.

Closing date is midnight 14th July. Apply early; closing date subject to change.

Respectfully, no agencies please.

As an organisation, we are committed to protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are required to work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks.

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