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Established 200 years ago, Wesley Mission is a Christian community service organisation. We’ve pioneered a diverse range of services that address the needs of the whole person, not just their current challenges. We look for a ‘fit’ in Wesley Mission staff with our vision and values. Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

  • Financial Counsellor/Educator

    Wesley Counselling Support Services / 30 July 2016

    • part-time position (2 days/week)
    • Wollongong location
    • provide vital support to the counselling team
    • opportunity to expand your skills

     

    About us

    Wesley Counselling Support Services provide vital support in a range of areas including gambling, financial and legal services.

    About the role

    In this role we are seeking a Financial Counsellor/Community Educator to work with people with gambling problems and their families in a part time position at our Wollongong location.

    Essential criteria

    • sound background and training in financial counselling
    • have experience and/or competency in delivering community education programs
    • demonstrated crisis telephone assessment and counselling skills
    • have an interest in and/or knowledge of problem gambling issues
    • be an accredited member of the Financial Counsellors’ Association of NSW (or working towards accreditation)
    • demonstrate highly developed communication skills in written and oral situations, with supportive & positive attitude toward all persons for whom there is responsibility, accountability or care
    • be computer literate, including the use of Microsoft Office
    • have a sound understanding and competency in data base functions
    • hold a current NSW driver’s license
    • demonstrates a commitment to the vision, mission and Christian principles of the Wesley Mission which support a values driven service culture

    Desirable criteria

    • sound background and training in general counselling
    • hold a TAA E qualification in Train the Trainer

    Remuneration

    Remuneration will be in accordance with the Social Community and Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (classification subject to the successful applicant’s knowledge, skills and experience). Generous salary packaging benefits are available

    Closing date

    Saturday, 30 July 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.

    Apply now

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    To enquire and submit an application, please contact:

    Charis Ringshaug

    Phone: (02) 9263 5577

    Email: charis.ringshaug@wesleymission.org.au

    Employment Application Position Description
  • Financial Counsellor/Educator

    Wesley Counselling Support Services / 30 July 2016

    • full time position
    • located at Sydney CBD
    • provide vital support to the counselling team
    • opportunity to expand your skills

     

    About us

    Wesley Counselling Support Services provide vital support in a range of areas including gambling, financial and legal services.

    About the role

    In this role we are seeking a Financial Counsellor/Community Educator to work with people with gambling problems and their families in a full time position at our Wollongong location.

    Essential criteria

    • sound background and training in financial counselling
    • have experience and/or competency in delivering community education programs
    • demonstrated crisis telephone assessment and counselling skills
    • have an interest in and/or knowledge of problem gambling issues
    • be an accredited member of the Financial Counsellors’ Association of NSW (or working towards accreditation)
    • demonstrate highly developed communication skills in written and oral situations, with supportive & positive attitude toward all persons for whom there is responsibility, accountability or care
    • be computer literate, including the use of Microsoft Office
    • have a sound understanding and competency in data base functions
    • hold a current NSW driver’s license
    • demonstrates a commitment to the vision, mission and Christian principles of the Wesley Mission which support a values driven service culture

    Desirable criteria

    • sound background and training in general counselling
    • hold a TAA E qualification in Train the Trainer

    Remuneration

    Remuneration will be in accordance with the Social Community and Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (classification subject to the successful applicant’s knowledge, skills and experience). Generous salary packaging benefits are available.

    Closing date

    Saturday, 30 July 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.

    Apply now

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    To enquire and submit an application, please contact:

    Charis Ringshaug

    Phone: (02) 9263 5577

    Email: charis.ringshaug@wesleymission.org.au

    Employment Application Position Description
  • Financial Counsellor/Educator

    Wesley Counselling Support Services / 30 July 2016

    • part-time position available (4 days/week)
    • located at Ashfield and Sydney CBD office
    • provide vital support to the counselling team
    • opportunity to expand your skills

     

    About us

    Wesley Counselling Support Services provide vital support in a range of areas including gambling, financial and legal services.

     

    About the role

    In this role we are seeking a Financial Counsellor/Community Educator to work with people with gambling problems and their families in a part time position at our Wollongong location.

    Essential citeria

    • sound background and training in financial counselling
    • have experience and/or competency in delivering community education programs
    • demonstrated crisis telephone assessment and counselling skills
    • have an interest in and/or knowledge of problem gambling issues
    • be an accredited member of the Financial Counsellors’ Association of NSW (or working towards accreditation)
    • demonstrate highly developed communication skills in written and oral situations, with supportive & positive attitude toward all persons for whom there is responsibility, accountability or care
    • be computer literate, including the use of Microsoft Office
    • have a sound understanding and competency in data base functions
    • hold a current NSW driver’s license
    • demonstrates a commitment to the vision, mission and Christian principles of the Wesley Mission which support a values driven service culture

     

    Desirable criteria

    • sound background and training in general counselling
    • hold a TAA E qualification in Train the Trainer

     

    Remuneration

    Remuneration will be in accordance with the Social Community and Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (classification subject to the successful applicant’s knowledge, skills and experience). Generous salary packaging benefits are available.

    Closing date

    Saturday, 30 July 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.

    Apply now

     

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    To enquire and submit an application, please contact:

    Charis Ringshaug

     

    Phone: (02) 9263 5577

    Email: charis.ringshaug@wesleymission.org.au

    Employment Application Position Description
  • Catering Assistant

    Wesley Taylor, Narrabeen / 22 July 2016

    • permanent part-time position available
    • immediate start
    • located at Narrabeen

     

    About us

    Situated in Narrabeen, Wesley Taylor is a Wesley Mission operated aged care facility and Retirement Village. This service is part of Wesley Mission, a large high profile Christian charitable organisation with over 400 different programs of care in NSW.

     About the role

    We are currently seeking experienced Catering Assistant to join our committed team in providing exceptional service to our residents.

     Successful applicant must be prepared to work a variety of Kitchen/Dining room shifts including Morning, Afternoon and Evening and also be willing to train and undertake duties as a cleaner, when required.

     Essential criteria

    • experience in working in a Dining Room/Kitchen setting, preferably in an aged care facility
    • knowledge of kitchen and cleaning processes, systems and equipment, including HACCP
    • excellent communication and time management skills
    • demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
    • good understanding of WH&S and Infection control

     

    Desirable criteria

    • a food handling certificate
    • Aged Care experience

     

    Closing date

    Friday 22 July 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

     Apply now

    To enquire and submit an application, please contact us:

    Paul O’Connell

    Email: paul.o'connell@wesleymission.org.au

    Applications must include resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria

    Employment application
  • Aboriginal CHSP Sector Support and Development Officer

    Wesley Mission / 22 July 2016

    • part-time position available (30 hrs/week)
    • great opportunity to work in one of Australia’s fastest growing and innovative sectors.
    • located in Hunter Region
    • generous salary packaging

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission has been serving the community for over 200 years.  It is one of Australia’s largest welfare organisations.

    About the role

    We are currently seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced person who will be primarily responsible for informing Aboriginal communities in the Hunter Region of services available as part of the Commonwealth Home Support Programs (CHSP) and Community Care Support Programs (CSSP) including existing regional transport services. This will include supporting and assisting CHSP and CCSP service providers to develop relationships with Aboriginal communities in the Hunter Region. A vital responsibility of this role will be to assist the addressing of access, equity and cultural barriers and the promotion of inclusive service provision with service providers in the Hunter Region. This position will be based in Newcastle.

    The role will involve substantial travel throughout the Newcastle and Hunter Region.

     Essential criteria

    • must have confirmation of Aboriginality
    • an understanding of Aboriginal communities and mainstream services
    • demonstrated knowledge of CHSP  and CCSP, legislation, guidelines and current issues
    • excellent oral and written communication skills to promote the service at community forums and/or meetings
    • demonstrated networking and liaison skills when working with Aboriginal communities
    • relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent work experience
    • demonstrated  ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • excellent computers skills and be competent in using the Microsoft Office suite
    • have effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
    • current NSW drivers licence

     

    Desirable Criteria

    • knowledge of Aboriginal communities, organisations and service providers in Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
    • experience in CHSP and CCSP service management.
    • knowledge of CHSP Community Care Common Standards or a commitment to learn
    • previously worked for a community based organisation
    • research and analytical skills

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010 (SCHADS) with generous salary packaging opportunities based on past achievements and experience.

    Salary details: SCHADS 5 NAPSA Grade 4 – Pool car supplied

    Closing date

    Friday, 22 July 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values

    Apply now

    To enquire and submit an application, please contact us.

    Michael Pigram

    Sector Support Training Coordinator

    Ph: (02) 4915 3600

    Address:  16 Wood St Newcastle West NSW 2302

    Email: michael.pigram@wesleymission.org.au

    Applications must address the essential and desirable criteria, and include “Application for Employment” Form

    Wesley Mission considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

    The successful applicant will be well presented, professional and enjoy accepting challenging tasks.

    Employment Application Position Description
  • Trainer

    Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Services / 22 July 2016

     

    • Make a real difference in saving lives!
    • Sydney based
    • Involves extensive national travel, including some weekends
    • Salary packaging gives this role the edge


    About us
    Wesley Mission has been a leader in the suicide prevention field since 1963, establishing the Lifeline movement and Wesley LifeForce.

    About the role
    This is a role that offers many rewards for committed individuals. Facilitating and delivering suicide prevention training to community members and targeted professionals around Australia, you will be largely autonomous whilst managing specific deliverables. You will need solid experience as a Trainer and Facilitator, and may have a nursing, teaching, or counselling background. Mental health training experience will be highly regarded, however comprehensive training in Wesley Mission’s programs will be provided.


    Essential Criteria

    • experience working in mental health or counselling
    • demonstrated experience in delivering effective adult education programs
    • superior facilitation/presentation skills
    • able to travel extensively in NSW and nationally
    • hold a current NSW drivers licence

    Desirable Criteria

    • current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • a passionate attitude to adult training and education
    • accreditation as an ASIST or Mental Health First Aid trainer

    Remuneration is in accordance with the Social Community and Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Level 5. Generous salary packaging benefits are available.

    Closing date
    Friday 22 July 2016

    Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Criminal Record Check. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm our values. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Apply now
    For further information please contact Maria Krohn.
    Tel: (02) 9857 2661

    Please submit your cover letter addressing all selection criteria and current resume to lifeforce@wesleymission.org.au

     

    Employment application Position Description
  • Central Coast Sector Support and Development Officer

    Home and Community Care - Central Coast / 22 July 2016

    Home and Community Care - Central Coast

    • full-time (38 hrs per week)
    • based in Newcastle
    • great opportunity to work in one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission has been serving the community for over 200 years.  It is one of Australia’s largest welfare organisations.

    About the role

    We are currently seeking the services of a suitably qualified and experienced person who will be primarily responsible for building the capacity of Central Coast Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and Community Care Support Program (CCSP) service providers in delivering their services based on best practice.  This will include supporting the development of service providers through promotion of collaboration and partnerships and service support guidance. This position will be based in Newcastle.

    The role will involve substantial travel throughout the Central Coast.

    Essential criteria

    • demonstrated experience and understanding of Commonwealth Home Support programme (CHSP) and Community Care Support Programme (CCSP)
    • being able to visualise and promote best practice in the development of a strong, cohesive (holistic) community care system
    • understanding of relevant legislation, guidelines and current sector reforms
    • demonstrate the delivering of information, training and support to individuals and groups on both change management and implementation issues
    • excellent oral and written communication skills
    • demonstrated ability to network and develop working relationships that foster collaboration and partnerships with the sector
    • tertiary qualifications or relevant work experience
    • proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • excellent computer skills and be fluent in the Microsoft office suite
    • effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
    • hold a current NSW drivers licence

     

    Desirable Criteria

    • knowledge of Central Coast community, organisations and service providers
    • knowledge of the not for profit sector
    • knowledge of Home Care Standards
    • previously worked for a community based organisation
    • knowledge of available resources and tools to support with sector development
    • community development experience and demonstrated evidence of being a ‘voice’ for community care providers

    The successful applicant will be well presented, professional and enjoy accepting challenging tasks.

    Remuneration

    Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010 (SCHADS) with generous salary packaging opportunities based on past achievements and experience.

    Salary details: SCHADS 5 NAPSA Grade 4 – Pool car supplied

    Closing date

    22 July 2016

    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). Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply

    For further enquiries or to obtain an information pack please contact Michael Pigram or download a position description.

    Send written applications addressing the essential and desirable criteria together with the prescribed ‘Application for Employment Form’ to Michael Pigram, Sector Support Training Coordinator.

    Michael Pigram

    Tel: 02 4915 3600

    Email: michael.pigram@wesleymission.org.au.

    Address:  16 Wood St Newcastle West NSW 2302

    Application for employment Position description
  • Carer Recruitment and Support Officer

    Wesley Dalmar Out of home Care / 22 July 2016

     

    • Full time position
    • Bella Vista location
    • Generous salary packaging


    About the role

    These positions offer a challenging and rewarding opportunity to recruit, assess and train new foster carers, as well to offer support and review existing carers.

    Essential Criteria

    • degree in Social Work, Social Welfare, Psychology or other related discipline
    • at least of 2 years’ experience in the Out of Home Care field
    • high level of skill in assessment and analysis and ability to write complex reports at a very high professional standard
    • excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • ability and interest in presenting training
    • ability to work efficiently and productively in high demand environment with deadlines
    • willingness to work flexible hours including some evening and weekend work
    • current unrestricted driver’s license

    Desirable Criteria

    • experience in foster care assessment, training and recruitment preferably having used Step by Step assessment tool and Shared Stories Shared Lives foster care training package
    • experience in child protection


    Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff and opportunities for professional development. Salary and conditions of employment are based on the Social Community Home Care and Disability Award with generous salary packaging opportunities.

    Closing date
    Friday 22 July 2016

    Preferred applicants will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and Criminal History Record Check.
    Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm our values. Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

    Apply now
    For further enquiries or to obtain an information pack, please contact Susan Milgate. Applications must be submitted by email and include a current resume and cover letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria.

    Email: susan.milgate@wesleymission.org.au
    Telephone: (02) 8805-7200

    Written applications must address the selection criteria and be directed to Jason Schaumann, Program Manager at Jason.schaumann@wesleymission.org.au

     

    Employment application
  • Youth and Family Team Leader / Coach

    Youth Hope - Blacktown / 28 July 2016

    • Blacktown location
    • Full time Permanent
    • Car + Super + Salary Packaging Benefits

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Youth Hope is an exciting new and innovative program being rolled out to support Young People aged 9-15 and their families through the Penrith and Blacktown areas.

    About the role

    Youth Hope works with children and young people who have been assessed as being at Risk of Significant Harm. The Youth and Family Coach will be key in being on the frontline of service delivery and assisting to create positive life outcomes in the lives of young people.

    Essential Criteria:

    • tertiary qualification(s) in psychology, counselling, social work, social science or related fields;
    • proven team  leadership skills including: experience in supervision of staff; monitoring service provision to be in line with program targets and organisational policy and procedure, recruitment, induction and orientation of staff, performance management and team development;
    • sound understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children and families in child protection and early intervention models of service provision;
    • high level ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with professional groups including community Services and other government and non-government stakeholders;
    • working knowledge of and commitment to 10 Practice Principals of Family Work (FaMS), evidence based practice, child centred practice and Action Learning;
    • ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) organisations and communities;
    • commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S principles;
    • flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays;
    • current NSW or National driver’s licence

     

    Desirable Criteria:

    • working knowledge of the Youth and Family Support sector in the Penrith and Blacktown local government area
    • experience in using Structured Decision Making tools for family assessment
    • experience in managing electronic files and databases

     

    Remuneration:
    The salary range for this position is based on the SCHADS award, level 6. Salary will include a vehicle and salary packaging benefit. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.25%.

    Closing date

    5.00pm 28 July 2016

    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 and Criminal Record Check.  Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.  Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    How to Apply:
    Download an application pack here or contact Chloe Somerfield if you have any queries.

    Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume with current referees and an Application for Employment Form. If this is not done, the application will not be considered. Interviews will be conducted on 9 August 2016

     Chloe Somerfield

    Email Chloe.somerfield@wesleymission.org.au

    Employment application
  • Specialist - Domestic Violence

    Brighter Futures Metro West / 25 July 2016

     

    • Part-time (32 hours) contract positions till June 2017
    • Domestic Violence Specialist
    • Mental Health Specialist
    • Drug and Alcohol Specialist

    About us

    Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work & with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good.

    About the role
    As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Brighter Futures program funded by NSW Family and Community Services provides voluntary child focused targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join committed teams that are well respected in the sector.

    Positions will be based in the Metro West area in Blacktown, Dundas and Penrith.

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualification(s) in psychology, counselling, social work, social science or mental health related fields;
    • experience in working in a child protection framework and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a specialised role
    • demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships of trust and cooperation and problem solving to support improved outcomes for children and their families
    • a working understanding of family support, early intervention, family preservation and child protection models of work with children and families
    • high level ability to liaise, network and maintain solid working relationships with a variety of professional and community groups and government departments
    • high level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case summaries and completing child protection reports
    • high level self-management, critical analysis and organisational skills
    • experience in using standardised assessments tools and developing safety and action plans
    • current Working With Children Check for employees
    • current NSW driver licence

     

    Desirable criteria 

    • experience in managing electronic files and data bases;
    • experience in developing and facilitating training for teams;
    • demonstrated knowledge of specialised services in mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence support in the Metro West area of Sydney

     

    Remuneration
    Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Social, Community, Home care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 7 plus superannuation, salary packaging benefits and a fully maintained vehicle.

    Closing date
    25 July 2016

    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 and National criminal history record check.  Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. 

    Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    Apply now

    When applying, please indicate which Specialist role you are applying for and your preferred office location based on the three sites in the Metro West Area.

    Please visit: Click on link below to obtain an application pack for this position. All applications must address the essential and desirable criteria in entirety and complete the Application for Employment form.

    If you have any queries please contact us:

    Sharon Kumar
    Tel: (02) 4723 9279

    Applications are to be emailed to:sharon.kumar@wesleymission.org.au.
    Interviews will be held on: 2 – 4 August 2016

    Application Pack
  • Specialist - Mental Health

    Brighter Futures Metro West / 25 July 2016

    • Part-time (32 hours) contract positions till June 2017
    • Domestic Violence Specialist
    • Mental Health Specialist
    • Drug and Alcohol Specialist

    About us

    Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work & with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good.

    About the role As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Brighter Futures program funded by NSW Family and Community Services provides voluntary child focused targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join committed teams that are well respected in the sector.

    Positions will be based in the Metro West area in Blacktown, Dundas and Penrith.

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualification(s) in psychology, counselling, social work, social science or mental health related fields;
    • experience in working in a child protection framework and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a specialised role
    • demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships of trust and cooperation and problem solving to support improved outcomes for children and their families
    • a working understanding of family support, early intervention, family preservation and child protection models of work with children and families
    • high level ability to liaise, network and maintain solid working relationships with a variety of professional and community groups and government departments
    • high level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case summaries and completing child protection reports
    • high level self-management, critical analysis and organisational skills
    • experience in using standardised assessments tools and developing safety and action plans
    • current Working With Children Check for employees
    • current NSW driver licence

     

    Desirable criteria 

    • experience in managing electronic files and data bases;
    • experience in developing and facilitating training for teams;
    • demonstrated knowledge of specialised services in mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence support in the Metro West area of Sydney

     

    Remuneration Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Social, Community, Home care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 7 plus superannuation, salary packaging benefits and a fully maintained vehicle.

    Closing date 25 July 2016

    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 and National criminal history record check.  Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. 

    Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    Apply now

    When applying, please indicate which Specialist role you are applying for and your preferred office location based on the three sites in the Metro West Area.

    Please visit: Click on link below to obtain an application pack for this position. All applications must address the essential and desirable criteria in entirety and complete the Application for Employment form.

    If you have any queries please contact us:

    Sharon Kumar
    Tel: (02) 4723 9279

    Applications are to be emailed to:sharon.kumar@wesleymission.org.au. Interviews will be held on: 2 – 4 August 2016

    Application Pack
  • Specialist - Drug and Alcohol

    Brighter Futures Metro West / 25 July 2016

    • Part-time (32 hours) contract positions till June 2017
    • Domestic Violence Specialist
    • Mental Health Specialist
    • Drug and Alcohol Specialist

    About us

    Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work & with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good.

    About the role As part of Wesley’s Community and Family Care group, the Brighter Futures program funded by NSW Family and Community Services provides voluntary child focused targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join committed teams that are well respected in the sector.

    Positions will be based in the Metro West area in Blacktown, Dundas and Penrith.

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualification(s) in psychology, counselling, social work, social science or mental health related fields;
    • experience in working in a child protection framework and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in a specialised role
    • demonstrated ability to engage and build relationships of trust and cooperation and problem solving to support improved outcomes for children and their families
    • a working understanding of family support, early intervention, family preservation and child protection models of work with children and families
    • high level ability to liaise, network and maintain solid working relationships with a variety of professional and community groups and government departments
    • high level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case summaries and completing child protection reports
    • high level self-management, critical analysis and organisational skills
    • experience in using standardised assessments tools and developing safety and action plans
    • current Working With Children Check for employees
    • current NSW driver licence

     

    Desirable criteria 

    • experience in managing electronic files and data bases;
    • experience in developing and facilitating training for teams;
    • demonstrated knowledge of specialised services in mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic violence support in the Metro West area of Sydney

     

    Remuneration Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Social, Community, Home care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 7 plus superannuation, salary packaging benefits and a fully maintained vehicle.

    Closing date 25 July 2016

    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 and National criminal history record check.  Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. 

    Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    Apply now

    When applying, please indicate which Specialist role you are applying for and your preferred office location based on the three sites in the Metro West Area.

    Please visit: Click on link below to obtain an application pack for this position. All applications must address the essential and desirable criteria in entirety and complete the Application for Employment form.

    If you have any queries please contact us:

    Sharon Kumar
    Tel: (02) 4723 9279

    Applications are to be emailed to:sharon.kumar@wesleymission.org.au. Interviews will be held on: 2 – 4 August 2016

    Application Pack
  • Welfare Worker | Reception (Shift Workers)

    Wesley Mission Specialist Homelessness Services / 25 July 2016

    Wesley Mission Specialist Homelessness Services

    • casual positions
    • Inner City Sydney

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community

     

    About the role

    Would you like to be a part of a team who are dedicated to whatever it takes for as long as it takes? Join a team who presents a deliberate first impression contributing to optimism and hope, developing rapport and trust with our guests when they enter our doors.

    An opportunity exists for an experienced, motivated and teachable person to join our team in its work providing direct care and support to our guests and others who are accessing our mixed emergency accommodation, Edward Eagar Lodge, including at times assistance with activities of daily living.

    This is a demanding, but rewarding role requiring initiative, collaboration, creativity, resilience and genuine compassion. It will involve responding as appropriate, to perceived risks, hazards and emergencies in relation to health or behaviour of our guests. The emergency accommodation is based in Surry Hills and involves working within a rotating roster, is open 24 hours, 7 days a week including public holidays.

     

    Essential criteria

    • qualifications and experience in fields / disciplines relevant to the provision of quality customer service and supportive services at Edward Eagar Lodge
    • an ease in providing warm and credible empathy to people who are homeless
    • proven aptitude in areas such as customer service and guest relations
    • great communication skills and strong administrative competencies in computer literacy, documentation, data collection etc.
    • proven ability to perform in complex and challenging community welfare settings with flexible and creative approaches to work
    • tested personal attributes such as resilience, patience, initiative, compassion and commitment to self-care
    • ability to embrace Wesley Mission’s values and to work within its codes of ethics and conduct, and to work respectfully alongside the mission and values of partner organisations

     

    Desirable criteria

    • informed appreciation of person-centred principles, trauma and its implications for our care and practice
    • experience in multidisciplinary teams
    • helpful local, sector or organisational knowledge

     

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 and salary packaging is available.

     

    Closing date

    5pm 25 July 2016

    Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm the Mission’s values. Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will need to possess a current driver licence, Apply First Aid Certification, and satisfy relevant security checks including, but not limited to a Working with Children Check.

     

    Apply now

    Please contact us for more information.  Applications should include a current resume and a cover letter addressing each of the selection criteria.

    Vanessa Daniels

    Email:vanessa.daniels@wesleymission.org.au

    Tel:     0409 039 744

  • Team Leader

    Wesley Dalmar Out-Of-Home Care - Coffs Harbour / 3 August 2016

    Wesley Dalmar Out-Of-Home Care

    • full-time position
    • challenging and rewarding opportunity
    • based in Coffs Harbour

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community.

     

    About the role

    Wesley Dalmar OOHC offers a challenging and rewarding opportunity to an experienced professional. Duties include supervising staff and working with children, their foster carers and natural families.  The development of new initiatives in Out-of-Home Care in conjunction with management will be encouraged. The agency provides regular supervision and support for all staff and opportunities for professional development.

     

    Essential criteria

    • degree in social work, psychology or equivalent
    • flexibility to work some evenings and occasional weekends
    • current driver licence
    • ability to work as part of a team and independently
    • experience in working with children and families
    • experience in Out of Home Care
    • knowledge of NSW Out-of-Home Care Standardsand a commitment to maintaining accreditation
    • experience in staff supervision
    • ability to see the big-picture while maintaining attention to detail
    • flexible, motivated team leader with an engaging can-do attitude

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and conditions of employment are based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

     

    Closing date

    Wednesday 3 August 2016

    This is a child-related position and appointment is conditional on a satisfactory Criminal history record check and a current Working with Children Check. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.

     

    Apply now

    If you have what it takes to make a success of this role we would love to hear from you. Please email your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to apply.

    For an information package, please contact us.

    Lesley Toseland

    Tel: (02) 6681 5622

    Email:  Lesley.toseland@wesleymission.org.au

     

    Email applications to:  Lachlan.aird@wesleymission.org.au

  • Assistant Coordinator x 2

    Wesley Out of School Hours Care – Quakers Hill and Riverstone / 31 July 2016

    Wesley Out of School Hours Care – Quakers Hill and Riverstone

    • full-time positions
    • Quakers Hill and Riverstone locations
    • vibrant and busy centres

     

    About us

    Wesley Out of School Hours Care is an operation of Wesley Mission a not for profit organisation providing high quality Before & After School Care and Vacation Care for school age children of the Quakers Hill, Seven Hills West and Riverstone communities. We are passionate about the wellbeing of the children in our care and aim to provide a home away from home environment that is warm, safe and caring for the children, staff and families of our centres.

    About the role

    Our Quakers Hill service is a vibrant and busy centre which runs from our own purpose built facility and caters for up to 150 children at each session. We are located in the grounds of Quakers Hill Public School.

    Our Riverstone centre is a recent exciting addition to our services and is located within the grounds of Riverstone Public School.

    As an Assistant Coordinator you will work in a full time capacity (38 hours/ week) no split shifts, have experience in working with school aged children, a professional and cooperative approach to working with staff, families and the school community, be highly motivated, enthusiastic, energetic and creative and dedicated to providing children with the best possible childhood experiences. You will be in charge of the day to day operation of the respective services and will need the ability to work as part of a team

    Essential criteria

    • Cert III in Children’s Services or Diploma in Outside School Hours Care
    • sound working knowledge of the Education and Care Services National Regulation and Law, School Age Framework, “My Time, Our Place” and the National Quality Framework.
    • ability to direct the development, planning, implementation and review of innovative, stimulating, high quality programming for the service
    • strong written and verbal communication skills
    • strong leadership with excellent organisational and time management skills
    • knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety
    • current Working with Children Check
    • current First Aid certificate
    • completion of Department of Education approved Child Protection Training or willingness to complete
    • Diploma in Children’s Services or Diploma in Outside School Hours Care
    • proficient computer skills
    • current Certified Supervisor Certificate
    • Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificate

     

    Desirable criteria

    • Diploma in Children’s Services or Diploma in Outside School Hours Care
    • proficient computer skills
    • current Certified Supervisor Certificate
    • Asthma and Anaphylaxis Certificate

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and working conditions will be in accordance with the Children’s Services Award (depending on experience and qualifications) plus generous salary packing opportunities.

     

    Closing date

    1.00pm Sunday, 31 July 2016

    Preferred applicants will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission, and will require a current Working With Children Check.  Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.  Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

    All successful applicants need to be available for an interview at our Quakers Hills location.

     

    Apply now

    Applications should include a cover letter and resume and must address each of the selection criteria and be submitted to Leanne Gavellas via email.

    Leanne Gavellas

    Email:leanne.gavellas@wesleymission.org.au

  • Occupational Therapist

    Home Modification and Maintenance Service - Dundas / 22 July 2016

    Home Modification and Maintenance Service

    • based in Dundas
    • car Supplied for work use
    • make a difference to the lives of those who require in home support
    • full-time, but requests for part-time will be considered

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community.

    About the role

    An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) to work within Wesley Mission’s Home Modification and Maintenance Service (HMMS) based at Dundas. Wesley’s HMMS service supports people with disabilities and the frail and aged to remain in their own homes through modification of living environments.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • conduct functional assessments in client homes & reports in a timely manner
    • design and produce functional design plans based on client assessments
    • coordinate & allocate referrals, including those to OT brokerage services, and monitor quality as required
    • ensure OT services maintain compliance with relevant legislation & prescribed service delivery guidelines under funding agreements
    • provide professional support & OT advice to HMMS staff within the portfolio
    • establish, maintain & participate in networks & partnerships with relevant Government authorities & key stakeholders relevant to the Home Modification Industry

     

    Essential Criteria

    • degree in Occupational Therapy and Registered with the Australian Health Practitioner regulation Agency (AHPRA)
    • experience with client assessment, caseload & change management & relationship building skills
    • excellent communication skills, written and verbal, as well as excellent time management and organisational skills
    • demonstrated experience working with people with a disability and with the frail and elderly
    • analytical & problem solving skills
    • current unrestricted NSW driver license

     

    Desirable criteria

    • knowledge & experience in Home Modification & Maintenance Services

     

    Closing date

    Friday 22 July 2016

     

    Apply now

    ALL applications MUST address the Selection Criteria. Applications not addressing the Selection Criteria may be over looked.

    For an application kit and further information, contact Frank Riggio.

    Frank Riggio,

    HMMS Service Manager

    Wesley Property Services

    Email: frank.riggio@wesleymission.org.au

  • Psychologist/Clinical Psychologist Registrar

    Mums and Kids Matter - Liverpool LGA / 1 August 2016

    Mums and Kids Matter

    • pilot program NSW Health
    • full-time
    • based in Liverpool LGA

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Mums and Kids Matter is a ground breaking and exciting pilot program at Wesley Mission, that aims to support mothers living with severe and persistent mental illness and their children aged 0-5.

     

    About the role

    Mums & Kids Matter is currently looking for a registered psychologist or a clinical psychologist registrar to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, based in our 24 hour residential service.

    As a mental health professional, you will work closely with a mother and her children to help identify needs, conduct mental health interventions, support daily living activities and build on parenting and independent living skills in the mother’s natural setting.

    The program is underpinned by a basic belief that retaining intact families, rather than having children placed in out of home care, is beneficial for the child, for the mother and immediate family, and for the community.

     

    Essential Criteria

    • Medicare registered psychologist or clinical psychology registrar
    • demonstrated experience assessing and conducting interventions with clients with complex mental health needs
    • demonstrated experience in a mental health setting and/or
    • demonstrated experience in educating and involving parents, carers and others to facilitate the normal development and learning of children and helping children aged 0-5 years achieve their developmental milestones.
    • knowledge and commitment to working in person centred recovery oriented approach
    • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
    • must hold a current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence
    • understanding of child protection issues
    • must be available to work a rotating roster

     

    Desirable Criteria

    • experience working within multidisciplinary teams, including working in settings that adopt both a medical/clinical model as well as a therapeutic approach
    • coaching experience
    • understanding of family focused planning
    • experience working with and assessing the needs of families with children 0-5 years
    • working knowledge of child and family support services

     

    Remuneration

    The salary range for this position is based on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 5.   Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

     

    Other benefits

    • access to discounted Bupa Health and Travel insurance
    • career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
    • attractive tax saving salary packaging, sacrifice up to $15,900 of your yearly income
    • study leave and financial assistance through our Educational Assistance Scheme for eligible staff
    • access to free personal and professional support program

     

    Closing Date

    Monday 1 August, 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission and must hold a current Working With Children Check. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values.

     

    Apply now

    For further information or to submit an application, please contact us

    Jodie Watson

    Phone: (02) 9608 9629

    Email:Jodie.Watson@wesleymission.org.au

    Please be sure to address all the selection criteria.  Previous applicants need not apply.  Come find your purpose as part of an organisation where success is measured in changed lives.

  • Occupational Therapist

    Mums and Kids Matter / 1 August 2016

    • pilot program NSW Health
    • permanent full time position
    • based in Liverpool LGA

     

    About us

    Mums and Kids Matter is a ground breaking and exciting pilot program at Wesley Mission that aims to support mothers living with severe and persistent mental illness and their children aged 0-5.

    Mums & Kids Matter is currently looking for an occupational therapist registered with AHPRA to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, based in our 24 hour residential service.

    About the role

    As an allied health professional, you will work closely with a mother and her children to help identify needs, support daily living activities and build on parenting and independent living skills in the mother’s natural setting.

    The program is underpinned by a basic belief that retaining intact families, rather than having children placed in out of home care, is beneficial for the child, for the mother and immediate family, and for the community.

    Essential criteria

    • AHPRA registered occupational therapist
    • demonstrated experience assessing and conducting interventions with clients with complex mental health needs
    • demonstrated experience in educating and involving parents, carers and others to facilitate the normal development and learning of children, helping children aged 0-5 years achieve their developmental milestones
    • knowledge and commitment to working in person centred recovery oriented approach
    • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
    • must hold a current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence
    • understanding of child protection issues
    • must be available to work a rotating roster

    Desirable criteria

    • experience working within multidisciplinary teams, including working in settings that adopt both a medical/clinical model as well as a therapeutic approach
    • coaching experience
    • understanding of family focused planning
    • experience working with and assessing the needs of families with children 0-5 years
    • working knowledge of child and family support services

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5 and salary packaging is available. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

    Other benefits

    • access to discounted Bupa Health and Travel insurance
    • career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
    • attractive tax saving salary packaging, sacrifice up to $15,900 of you yearly income
    • study leave and financial assistance through our Educational Assistance scheme for eligible staff
    • access to free personal and professional support program

    Closing date

    Monday, 1 August 2016

    Apply now

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

    Jodie Watson

    Phone: (02) 9608 9629

    Email: Jodie.Watson@wesleymission.org.au

    Employment Application
  • Registered Nurse

    Wesley Vickery / 29 July 2016

    • full time and part time positions
    • generous salary packaging benefits
    • based in Sylvania

    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 health services.

    About the role

    We now have a great opportunity for experienced Registered Nurses to join our team supporting our 69 residents to enrich their lives.

    This role will provide clinical support to our residents. A genuine person centred approach is essential to the success of this role as we respond to the changing needs of our residents.

    The positions are for afternoon shifts as we expand our clinical care model. A minimum of two shifts a week is preferred.

    Essential criteria

    • current AHPRA registrations as a Div 1 Registered Nurse
    • an understanding of the changing needs of residents in Aged Care
    • working knowledge of ACFI processes and requirements
    • working knowledge of computer based care programmes
    • excellent communication skills
    • being able to liaise with other health professionals, relatives and staff
    • excellent time management skills

    Closing date

    Friday, 29 July 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    Apply now

    To apply, please submit your CV/resume and cover letter addressing all the selection criteria via email.

    Corlette Todd

    Email: corlette.todd@wesleymission.org.au

    Employment Application
  • Educator

    Wesley Out of School Hours Care /

    • casual position
    • located in Quakers Hill, Riverstone and Seven Hills West\
    • vibrant and busy centres

    About us

    Wesley Out of School Hours Care is an operation of Wesley Mission a not for profit organisation providing high quality Before and After School Care and Vacation Care for school age children of the Quakers Hill, Seven Hills West and Riverstone communities. We are passionate about the wellbeing of the children in our care and aim to provide a home away from home environment that is warm, safe and caring for the children, staff and families of our centres.

    Our Quakers Hill service is a vibrant and busy centre which runs from our own purpose built facility and caters for up to 150 children at each session and is located in the grounds of the Quakers Hill Public School. Our Riverstone centre is a recent exciting addition to our services and is located within the grounds of Riverstone Public School. And our Seven Hills West Service is in a dedicated building which is cosy and colourful and caters for up to 26 children at each session located at Seven Hills West Public School.

    About the role

    As an Educator you will work as part of a team assisting other Educators to care for up to 150 school age children. You will have a cooperative approach to working with staff, families and children of the service, be motivated, enthusiastic, energetic and creative and dedicated to providing children with the best possible childhood experiences.

    Essential criteria

    • Current Working with Children check or willingness to obtain
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Experience in working with children
    • Good communication and relational skills with children, staff and families

    Desirable criteria

    • Certificate III/IV in Children’s Services
    • Current NSW drivers licence
    • A working knowledge of the National Quality Framework and ‘My Time, Our Place’

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Children’s Services Award (depending upon experience and qualifications).

    Closing date

    Wednesday, 10 August 2016

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    How to apply

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

    Leanne Gavellas

    Email: leanne.gavellas@wesleymission.org.au

     

     

    Employment Application
  • Training Administrator

    Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Program / 5 August 2016

    • permanent full time position
    • based in Carlingford
    • provide vital support to suicide prevention trainers
    • do challenging with like-minded people

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Wesley LifeForce is a national suicide prevention program which delivers suicide intervention training and supports communities to develop localised suicide prevention initiatives.

     

    About the role

    We are seeking a highly organised and efficient administrator whose primary responsibility will be to provide outstanding administrative support to suicide prevention services staff at Wesley Mission. Your success in this role will be dependent not only on your administrative skills, but also the extent to which you get involved in promoting the program to key members of the community.

    You will most likely have previous experience in administrative or office management roles in a small to medium business, or in a not for profit enterprise. You will be self-motivated and confident in building relationships.

     

    Essential criteria

    • excellent written and oral communication skills
    • excellent customer service skills
    • ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
    • proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
    • demonstrated ability to think for yourself and work autonomously

     

    Desirable criteria

    • proven administration experience

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, within a salary range of $45,000-$50,000 (classification subject to the successful applicant’s knowledge, skills and experience). Generous salary packaging benefits are available.

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 5 August 2016

     

    Apply now

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

    Maria Krohn

    Phone: (02) 9857 2661

    Email: lifeforce@wesleymission.org.au

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

    Employment Application
  • Trainer/Assessor

    Wesley Lifeforce Suicide Prevention Program / 5 August 2016

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. Wesley LifeForce is a national suicide prevention program which delivers suicide intervention training and supports communities to develop localised suicide prevention initiatives.

     

    About the role

    This is a role that offers many rewards for committed individuals. Facilitating and delivering suicide prevention training to community members and targeted professionals around Australia, you will be largely autonomous whilst managing specific deliverables. You will need solid experience as a Trainer and Facilitator, and may have a nursing, teaching, or counselling background. Mental health training experience will be highly regarded, however comprehensive training in Wesley Mission’s programs will be provided.

     

    Essential criteria

    • experience working in mental health or counselling
    • demonstrated experience in delivering effective adult education programs
    • superior facilitation/presentation skills
    • able to travel extensively in NSW and nationally
    • hold a current NSW drivers licence

     

    Desirable criteria

    • current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
    • a passionate attitude to adult training and education
    • accreditation as an ASIST or Mental Health First Aid trainer

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5 (classification subject to the successful applicant’s knowledge, skills and experience). Generous salary packaging benefits are available.

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 5 August 2016

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Position Description below.

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria.

    For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

    Maria Krohn

    Phone: (02) 9857 2661

    Email: lifeforce@wesleymission.org.au

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.