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    Full time Support Worker

    Coast Shelter is a leading Central Coast not for profit charity assisting families, adults and young people with complex issues arising from their experience of homelessness, abuse, neglect or violence. Our organisation provides a range of innovative services to assist people to reach their full potential and restore hope in their lives.

    As a result of staff movements within Coast Shelter, we are recruiting a Full-Time Support Worker for our Rondeley Domestic Violence Response Program. Rondeley is an intensive fast-paced program providing practical and moral support, as well as accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence.

    Success in the role will demand an understanding of the causes and impact of homelessness and an empathic approach to those in our community who may find themselves on the outer: homeless and disadvantaged.

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

    Relevant Tertiary qualifications and experience in a comparable role supporting women and children with complex needs as a result of domestic violence, abuse or neglect.
    A thorough understanding of domestic violence and homelessness in the context of women and children.
    The proven ability to work under pressure whilst maintaining a calm and professional approach.
    Demonstrated success in working as part of a team and also working unsupervised.
    The ability to conduct casework within a trauma-informed care framework.
    The flexibility to work various shifts with variable start and finish times and be on call when required.

    In order to be considered, you must have a valid and current unrestricted driver's license, First Aid Certificate, Police and Working with Children Checks.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you have the skills and experience to succeed in the role and would like to make a difference in the lives of our clients, please apply by providing;
    Covering letter addressing the essential criteria.
    Resume

    Please apply through our SEEK ad.

    For more information, please contact Shayne Silvers, Operations Manager, on 02 4325 3540.

    To be female is a genuine requirement for this position under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Refuge Program Manager

    We are seeking a full-time female program manager to lead a small team in the provision of crisis accommodation and support to single women and women with children. The position will manage our Women and Children's Refuge located in the Gosford area which comprises three self-contained units, four family rooms, and several outreach properties.

    The position is responsible for ensuring the program delivers strength-based case management, trauma-informed care, and client-centric approaches to lead effective outcomes and focused practice. To be successful in the position you will have extensive experience supporting women and children with complex needs as a result of domestic violence, abuse or neglect and address the following:

    ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

    Relevant tertiary qualifications and 5+ years’ experience in a comparable management role.
    Demonstrated case management experience and ability to lead effective and outcomes focused practice.
    Extensive knowledge of the issues in women's homelessness, including current practices in the NSW context of responses to domestic and family violence.
    Experience in coordinating, managing and facilitating group programs and workshops.
    Demonstrated ability to write accurate, clear and informative reports and ability to communicate positively and confidently with a wide range of people.
    Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders, to build and participate in effective partnerships for the benefit of community, clients, programs, and organisation.
    Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain a service of quality that is a place of safety, security, comfort and confidentiality for clients.
    Demonstrated ability to be self-directing, plan and prioritise workload and show initiative.
    Ability to attend to on-call matters and support events out of normal office hours.

    All offers of employment are subject to mandatory compliance checks including employment references, working with Children and National Police check.

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you want to make a real difference in the lives of our clients, you are encouraged to apply by submitting;
    Covering letter addressing the essential criteria.
    Resume

    Please apply through our SEEK ad by August 31st 2018.

    For more information, please contact Shayne Silvers, Operations Manager, on 02 4325 3540.

    To be female is a genuine requirement for this position under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Aboriginal women are strongly encouraged to apply.