Production Casual

Wesley Social Enterprises

  • casual on-call position
  • based in Dundas
  • work alongside supported employees.

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Packing has been supporting employees living with a disability to achieve growth and satisfaction in a meaningful workplace for nearly 50 years. Wesley Packaging provides contract packing services to around 30 customers. With Therapeutic Goods Administration and Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Licences, compliance includes detailed completion of documentation daily. Packaging tasks may include labelling, packing to small and large cartons, assembly of stands and trays, weigh checks, container unloads and processing and hand gluing of cartons using hot melt glue guns.

A fast paced and dedicated commercial business, the service retains a focus on providing real employment for close to 80 employees with intellectual disabilities. We do all the good we can to support our employees to develop skills, enjoy a socially inclusive workplace, and fulfil their workplace and social goals.

About the role

We are looking to build a pool of casual employees to be called upon to fill high volume packing jobs in the lead up to the Christmas period. Hours vary as required, with minimum shifts of 3 hours. Work will generally be between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday, but may offer Saturday morning work from time to time as the needs dictate. You will enjoy working along side our supported workforce in a fast-paced environment.

The successful applicant will:

  • work effectively within a team environment
  • be willing to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and enthusiastically advocate our Word and deed ministry
  • work quickly and with a keen eye for detail
  • maintain a clean and ordered workspace
  • Follow directions within a well-documented and regulated environment
  • support employees with often challenging behaviours to complete their work
  • be reliable and at times on-call for short notice shifts.

Essential criteria

  • good literacy and numeracy skills
  • good regard for Work Health and Safety, particularly around manual handling
  • ability and willingness to complete GMP training
  • ability and willingness to perform repetitive and manual tasks
  • good manual dexterity to work with small items
  • ability to identify faulty goods and to bring to the attention of management
  • available for on call work.

 Desirable criteria

  • experience working with people with an intellectual disability
  • experience working in a GMP environment
  • physically fit to unload shipping containers, including the safe removal of heavy items at times
  • current Forklift Licence, and demonstrated experience driving a forklift in a warehouse setting.

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Supported Employment Award Grade 4.

Closing date

9th October 2022, by 5pm.

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing ALL the selection criteria. Applications not addressing the selection criteria may be over looked.

Please submit your application to:

Rick Lyddiard, Operations Manager, Wesley Social Enterprises

Email: rick.lyddiard@wesleymission.org.au

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which our clients feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number, an NDIS Worker Screening Check and a Criminal History Record Check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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