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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.

  • Street Fundraisers wanted, Immediate start!

    Wesley Marketing, Fundraising and Volunteering /

    Join our new in-house fundraising team! Unique opportunity to work directly with Wesley Mission!   

    • hourly rate from $22 to $29 an hour plus bonuses and superannuation
    • genuine opportunity to have a positive impact
    • part of a strong growing organisation
    • ongoing learning and development opportunities

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We currently have an exciting opportunity for energetic and passionate individuals to join our new in-house face to face fundraising team.

    If you have excellent communication skills, love talking to people and passionate about doing all the good you can then this is the role for you.

     

    About the role

    This is a new position within our expanding Fundraising team and is responsible for face to face donor acquisition on the streets and in shopping centres. This role will be working alongside like-minded team members within Sydney and greater NSW area. In addition, this role contributes to raising awareness of Wesley Mission within the community.

    Wesley Mission will invest in those individuals who show initiative and potential. We provide caring support to our team and recognise and reward staff accordingly.

     

    Essential criteria

    • experience in face to face sales or fundraising
    • proven ability to easily build rapport with a diverse range of people
    • ability work under pressure while meeting and exceeding the targets
    • high level of customer service skills
    • excellent communicator, enthusiastic and motivated, with public speaking and presentation levels

     

    Desirable criteria

    • non for profit related work experience
    • have a passion for the charity work or related issues

     

    Sponsorship and permanent full time positions are available for the right candidate.

    Candidates on the working holiday visa are welcome to apply.

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Employment Application pack below.

    If you have what it takes to succeed in this new role we would love to hear from you. Please email your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to:

    Olga Nikitina

    Email: Olga.Nikitina@wesleymission.org.au

     

    Wesley Misison is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirms its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

     

    Employment Application
  • Street Fundraising Team Leader wanted, Immediate Start!

    Wesley Marketing, Fundraising and Volunteering /

    Join our new in-house face to face fundraising team! Unique opportunity to build your own team working directly for Wesley Mission!   

    • hourly rate $29 an hour plus bonuses and superannuation
    • opportunity to build your own team
    • role based in Sydney and NSW
    • genuine opportunity to have a positive impact
    • part of a strong growing organisation
    • ongoing learning and development opportunities

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organization making a real difference in the community. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and passionate individual to lead and coach our new in-house face to face fundraising teams.

     

    About the role

    This is a new position within our expanding Fundraising team and is responsible for face to face donor acquisition and leading teams of fundraisers on the streets and in shopping centres. This role will be responsible for motivating and coaching team members to achieve and exceed daily and weekly targets.

     

    Essential criteria

    • experience in face to face sales or fundraising
    • experience leading and coaching teams of face to face fundraisers
    • ability to work under pressure while meeting and exceeding agreed targets
    • proven ability to easily build rapport with a diverse range of people
    • high level of customer service skills
    • excellent communicator, enthusiastic and motivated, with public speaking and presentation levels

     

    Desirable criteria

    • non for profit related work experience
    • have a passion for the charity work or related issues

     

    Sponsorship and permanent full time positions are available for the right candidate.

    Candidates on the working holiday visa are welcome to apply.

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Employment Application pack below.

     

    If you have what it takes to succeed in this new role we would love to hear from you. Please email your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to:

    Olga Nikitina

    Email: Olga.Nikitina@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 children can feel safe and valued.

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Employment Application
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

    Wesley Hospital Ashfield / 17 January 2017

    • permanent part-time and casual positions available
    • based in Ashfield
    • private psychiatric hospital
    • friendly and attractive working environment

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission has a real mission – to change the lives of those in need. Wesley Hospital Ashfield has gained an excellent reputation in the private and public sector and is known for providing quality care and maintaining ethical values whilst operating as a commercial activity.

    Wesley Hospital Ashfield is a 38 bed mental health facility located in Milton Street Ashfield, offering an extensive range of inpatient and day patient services.

     

    About the role

    We have an excellent opportunity for Registered Nurses who are passionate about making a difference.   Do you have experience in the area of?

    • Eating Disorders,
    • Alcohol and Drugs or
    • General Psychiatry Unit

    Why not apply for our positions. You will be expected to work a rotating roster and be able to do morning and afternoon and night duty shifts. 

     

    Essential criteria

    • current AHPRA Nurses' Registration
    • experience working in Mental Health
    • ability to work with multi-disciplinary team
    • open to studies to continue education and skills
    • good interpersonal, oral and written communication

     

    Closing date

    Tuesday, 17 January 2017 by 5pm

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Position Description below.

     

    If you are keen to work where you can really make a difference, 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:

    Catherine Andrews

    Phone: 0429 470 868

    Email: catherine.andrews@wesleymission.org.au

    Address: 91 Milton Street, Ashfield NSW 2217

     

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

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description
  • Client Services Coordinator (TACP PLUS)

    Wesley Home Care & Disability / 31 January 2017

    • permanent full-time
    • based in the Sydney metropolitan region
    • competitive remuneration package (with generous salary packaging)
    • training opportunities
    • new and exciting program

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission has been ministering to a community with lifestyle needs for over 200 years. Our community includes the vulnerable and marginalised. It includes people who are lonely, hurt and fragile, the homeless, living with mental illness, elderly, living with a disability and unemployed. We believe it takes love, faith, and commitment to engage actively in the lives of those around us. Our services are as diverse as the needs we face, so we shape our programs, activities and services to support those most in need – whoever they are. 

    Wesley Home Care & Disability assists aged people and those living with a disability to lead fulfilling lives, encouraging those supported to maintain independence and achieve their unique social, physical and spiritual needs.

     

    About the Program and role:

    The Client Services Coordinator is a newly created position within Wesley Home Care and Disability, specifically working within the TACP PLUS Program. The TACP PLUS Program is a joint Commonwealth and State Government funded initiative. The program aims to assist older people regain physical and psychosocial functioning after a hospital stay. A key aim of the Program is to avoid readmission to hospital or a premature admission to residential aged care for older people who have had a recent hospital stay.

    The Program aims also to assist individuals with complex needs, younger people with disabilities, and their carers to live in the community and to access necessary supports. Three additional community-based services are also provided within this Program including ComPacks – a non-clinical support service, Dementia Support Service – flexible and in home day respite and the Community Care Team.

    The Program covering the Inner West Region is delivered by Wesley in partnerships with Sydney Local Health District and covers areas of Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Strathfield, and part of the City of Sydney.

     

    Essential criteria

    To be successful in this position, candidates must be able to demonstrate the capability to meet the criteria outlined below:

    • absolute commitment to client centred care and support where courtesy and respect are essential
    • minimum 3 years general administration experience including operation of client management databases, Windows proficiency, Microsoft Suite (especially word, excel and outlook), record management and prompt response to telephone queries and requests
    • experience with the scheduling of rosters or demonstrated transferable skills
    • strong communication skills to liaise effectively with a wide range of people in different capacities
    • ability to work within organisational quality management systems
    • ability to follow organisational policies, procedures and guidelines
    • ability to implement and deliver improvement measures
    • high level organisational skills, including a proven ability to meet deadlines and reporting requirements
    • proven ability to work independently and as part of an effective results driven team
    • active participation in on call roster duties

     

    Desirable criteria

    • experience in an aged care/community setting
    • knowledge and experience in coordinating telephone referrals and providing necessary information regarding community services to clients
    • experience in the development and maintenance of staff rosters or similar

     

    Demonstrated behaviours

    • willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values
    • ability to engage and inspire a passionate team through clear decision making and the provision of a supportive and collaborative management style
    • demonstrated ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
    • relates well to a range of people with sound listening and problem solving skills
    • confident professional with strong initiative and business acumen
    • displays emotional maturity and resilience

     

    Remuneration

    A competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging, is available. Wesley Mission offers flexible working conditions to enable work-life balance. 

     

    Closing date

    Tuesday, 31 January 2017 by midnight

     

    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 to EOI-TACP@wesleymission.org.au [using the subject line Client Services Coordinator (TACP PLUS)].

     

    Applications that do not address all the selection criteria will not be considered.

     

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

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description
  • Service Team Leader (TACP Plus)

    Wesley Home Care & Disability / 31 January 2017

    • permanent full-time position
    • Sydney metropolitan region
    • new and exciting program
    • training opportunities

     

    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.

    Wesley Home Care & Disability assists aged people and those living with a disability to lead fulfilling lives, encouraging those supported to maintain independence and achieve their unique social, physical and spiritual needs.

     

    About the Program

    The TACP PLUS Program is a joint Commonwealth and State Government funded initiative. The program aims to assist older people regain physical and psychosocial functioning after a hospital stay. A key aim of the Program is to avoid readmission to hospital or a premature admission to residential aged care for older people who have had a recent hospital stay.

     

    About the role

    The Service Team Leader is a newly created position within Wesley Home Care & Disability, specifically working within the TACP PLUS Program. The position forms part of the TACP PLUS management team responsible and accountable for achieving key business and financial performance indicators for the Sydney Local Health District (the customer) and their Transition Aged Care Program (TACP) PLUS contract. An emphasis on high quality service delivery is required to ensure the centrality of client needs being met and customer satisfaction being achieved. The position will provide leadership and management of Care Workers. 

     

    Essential criteria

    • minimum of Certificate IV in Aged Care, Disabilities, Case Management or Service Coordination
    • demonstrated ability in promoting services and building relationship and community engagement
    • high level customer service skills
    • excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
    • experience in case management/account management/client assessments with particular emphasis on negotiations that bring together conflicting requirements and expectations into agreement
    • experience managing on and off site teams; with knowledge and experience in staff recruitment, induction and training
    • experience in driving and implementing process standards in a multi-system environment
    • demonstrated ability with report writing, managing budgets and quality control
    • high level computer literacy in the Microsoft suite
    • high level organisational skills
    • ability to participate in on call duties
    • an unrestricted NSW drivers’ license and ability to drive a Wesley Mission vehicle as required

     

    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. Wesley Mission offers flexible working conditions to enable work-life balance. 

     

    Closing date

    Tuesday, 31 January 2017 by midnight

     

    Apply now

    Please find the Position Description here.

    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 email: EOI-TACP@wesleymission.org.au using the subject line Service Team Leader.

     

    Applications that do not address all the selection criteria will not be considered.

     

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

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description
  • Physiotherapist

    Wesley Home Care & Disability / 31 January 2017

    • permanent full-time
    • based in the Sydney metropolitan region
    • competitive remuneration package (with generous salary packaging)
    • training opportunities
    • new and exciting program

     

    About us

    Wesley Mission has been ministering to a community with lifestyle needs for over 200 years. Our community includes the vulnerable and marginalised. It includes people who are lonely, hurt and fragile, the homeless, living with mental illness, elderly, living with a disability and unemployed. We believe it takes love, faith, and commitment to engage actively in the lives of those around us. Our services are as diverse as the needs we face, so we shape our programs, activities and services to support those most in need – whoever they are. 

    Wesley Home Care & Disability assists aged people and those living with a disability to lead fulfilling lives, encouraging those supported to maintain independence and achieve their unique social, physical and spiritual needs.

     

    About the Program

    The TACP PLUS Program is a joint Commonwealth and State Government funded initiative. The program aims to assist older people regain physical and psychosocial functioning after a hospital stay. A key aim of the Program is to avoid readmission to hospital or a premature admission to residential aged care for older people who have had a recent hospital stay.

    The Program aims also to assist individuals with complex needs, younger people with disabilities, and their carers to live in the community and to access necessary supports. Three additional community-based services are also provided within this Program including ComPacks – a non-clinical support service, Dementia Support Service – flexible and in home day respite and the Community Care Team.

    The Program covering the Inner West Region is delivered by Wesley in partnerships with Sydney Local Health District and covers areas of Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Strathfield, and part of the City of Sydney.

     

    About the role

    The Physiotherapist is a newly created position within Wesley Home Care & Disability, specifically working within the TACP PLUS Program. The position forms part of the TACP PLUS team responsible for providing clinical support in collaboration with the Service Team Leaders, Registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist.

    The main responsibilities of the role are:

    • Provide an evidence based Physiotherapy service within a person centred, reablement focussed culture that supports individuals to maintain/optimise functional capacity, prevent deterioration, maximise quality of life and engage with community and social activities.
    • Conduct person centred comprehensive assessments that identify the clients’ functional capacity, strengths, reablement interventions and assistive equipment requirements with lifestyle goals and to reduce the likelihood of hospital readmission.
    • Develop person centred, individualised client focused therapy/care plans in partnership with the client and their carer/advocate and the Wesley Service Team Leader.
    • Prescribe and provide support and education to clients, their carers and the Wesley Home Care team regarding preventative health interventions (i.e. falls prevention), chronic disease self-management strategies and assistive equipment.
    • Maintain current knowledge of contemporary Physiotherapy practice and healthcare issues, and ensure all clinical practice is in accordance with the relevant legislative requirements, professional code of ethics, professional code of conduct and available evidence.
    • Ensure effective and efficient daily workload planning including travel, documentation, reporting and administrative duties.
    • Implement, as appropriate, and adhere to all Wesley Home Care and Disability and organisational policies and procedures.
    • Regularly review and evaluate client therapy/care plans to ensure identified goals are achieved and quality of life and healthy ageing is promoted.
    • Collect defined measurements necessary to ensure client outcomes and provide feedback to referring agencies regarding the quality of their care plans from a Physiotherapy perspective.
    • Maintain a safe and healthy workplace and demonstrate leadership through active participation in work health and safety.
    • Provide information and education to clients and their families about preventative health (i.e. falls prevention), chronic disease self-management strategies and assistive equipment.

     

    Essential criteria

    To be successful in this position, candidates must be able to demonstrate the capability to meet the criteria outlined below:

    • current registration as a Physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
    • minimum 3 years’ experience working as physiotherapist
    • demonstrated ability to provide care and service underpinned by the principles of Person Centred Care and customer service
    • experience with client assessment, caseload and change management and relationship building skills
    • well-developed negotiation and communication skills, written and verbal, as well as excellent time management and organisational skills
    • demonstrated experience working with frail and elderly people and people living with a disability
    • analytical and problem solving skills
    • sound experience using Microsoft Office and client management software applications
    • current understanding of the community care sector, wellness philosophy and the application of re-ablement strategies
    • a current unrestricted NSW driver’s license

     

    Remuneration

    A competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging, is available. Wesley Mission offers flexible working conditions to enable work-life balance. 

     

    Closing date

    Tuesday, 31 January 2017 by midnight

     

    Apply now

    This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Wesley Mission’s new and innovative TACP PLUS Program.

    The position description is available below.

     

    Please send your résumé and a one-page cover letter addressing how you meet the essential criteria listed above to EOI-TACP@wesleymission.org.au, using the subject line Physiotherapist.

     

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

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description
  • Financial Counsellor

    Wesley Counselling / 20 January 2017

    • permanent part-time position (4 days/week)
    • based in Ashfield

     

    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 role

    We are seeking a Financial Counsellor to work with people with gambling problems and their families and anyone else affected by problem gambling. Wesley Mission will provide additional training in the areas of problem gambling and financial counselling as required.

     

    Essential criteria

    • minimum 3 years’ experience and training in financial counselling
    • counselling skills
    • interest in and/or knowledge of problem gambling issues
    • accredited member of the Financial Counsellors’ Association of NSW (FCAN) or working towards accreditation
    • highly developed communication skills in written and oral situations, with supportive & positive attitude toward all persons for whom there is responsibility, accountability or care
    • computer literacy
    • current NSW driver’s license

     

    Desirable criteria

    • financial counselling supervisor experience

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, 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

    Friday, 20 January 2017

     

    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:

    Charis Ringshaug

    Email: charis.ringshaug@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 children can feel safe and valued.

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description Employment Application
  • Disability Support - Training & Placement Coordinator

    David Morgan Centre / 18 January 2017

    • part-time position (30 hours/week)
    • based in Dundas
    • off-site work required at times
    • support employees with a disability in meaningful work
    • superannuation and salary packaging available

     

    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 Mission’s David Morgan Centre has supported people living with disability to work in meaningful employment for over 40 years. As an Australian Disability Enterprise, the David Morgan Centre supports employment for people with disability in areas of contract packaging, cleaning, gardening, hospitality and clerical work.

    An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced disability support worker to join the David Morgan Centre team as a Training & Placement Coordinator.

     

    About the role

    The successful applicant will:

    • provide vocational and behavioural support for employees with an intellectual disability
    • support person centred planning around vocational and social goals
    • provide on the job training and support employees to achieve their goals in the workplace
    • support the wage assessment process under the Supported Wages System
    • support employees through the NDIS process
    • liaise regularly with employees, their families and carers

     

    Essential criteria

    • Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, or an ability to obtain within 12 months
    • Cert III or above in a disability related field, or an ability to obtain within 12 months
    • current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence – Class C minimum
    • demonstrated experience working with people demonstrating challenging behaviours
    • strong written and verbal communication skills
    • ability to problem solve and to make decisions within corporate guidelines
    • experience developing and implementing individualised plans with a person centred focus

     

    Desirable criteria

    • experience working within an Australian Disability Enterprise
    • a knowledge and understanding of the NDIS and related issues

     

    Closing date

    Wednesday, 18 January 2017 by 5pm

     

    Apply now

    All applications must address the selection criteria. Applications not addressing the selection criteria may be overlooked.

     

    Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, an application pack or to submit an application, please contact:

    Rick Lyddiard, Operations Manager – Wesley Employment Services

    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 children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Employment Application
  • Financial Counsellor / Capability Worker

    Wesley Counselling / 25 January 2017

    •  part-time position (15.2 hours/week)
    • based in Taree – Mid North Coast

     

    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 role

    An exciting opportunity exists on the beautiful NSW mid north Coast.

    We’re seeking the services of a highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced Financial Counsellor to work with people experiencing financial stress.

    The primary objectives of the Financial Counsellor (Capability Worker) are:-

    • to provide financial counselling options and assistance to consumers in financial crisis
    • to provide Financial Literacy Education Programs to the community

     

    Essential criteria

    • sound background, training and experience 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 and positive attitude toward all persons for whom there is responsibility, accountability or care
    • 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
    • excellent time management, multi-tasking and follow-up skills
    • computer confidence, especially using Microsoft Office and Word
    • be able to meet all Working with Children and security/police clearance checks

     

    Desirable criteria

    • sound background and training in general counselling
    • minimum 3 years’ experience in financial or general counselling
    • hold a TAAE qualification in Train the Trainer

     

    If you have what it takes to succeed in this role we would like to hear from you.

     

    Remuneration

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

     

    Closing date

    Wednesday, 25 January 2017

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Position Description and Employment Application below.

     

    For further enquiries or to obtain an information pack, please contact:

    Barbara Rowe

    Phone: (02) 4915 3602

    Email: barbara.rowe@wesleymission.org.au

     

    To be considered for this great role, please submit your cover letter along with a written application specifically addressing each of the essential and desirable criteria together with the prescribed ‘Application for Employment Form’ and your current resume to:

    Paul Procter, Operations Manager

    Email: paul.procter@wesleymission.org.au

    Address: 15 Denison Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302

     

    Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description Employment Applicaiton
  • Caseworker / Groupworker

    Brighter Futures Blacktown / 20 January 2017

    • permanent full-time position (38 hours/week)
    • based in Blacktown
    • make a real difference!

     

    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. As part of Wesley’s Family and Community Services group, the Brighter Futures program provides targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system.

    Brighter Futures is currently seeking the services of:

    • Caseworker / Groupworker (Blacktown) 38 hours per week

     

    About the program

    The Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program is funded by NSW Family and Community Services and is a voluntary, child focused program.  Brighter Futures aims to promote strong, functional and well supported families within the community. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join a committed team’s that is well respected in the sector.

     

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
    • demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial contact,  build relationships of trust and cooperation
    • demonstrated knowledge and experience working with families in a strengths-based, solution-focused approach and child centred, family focused integrated service framework
    • working knowledge of issues relating to Family Violence, Child Protection, parent Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Parenting Skills, Child Behaviour Management, learning difficulties, parental mental health and social isolation
    • current Working with Children’s Check and NSW or National Driver’s Licence

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5 salary range, plus superannuation and salary packaging.

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 20 January 2017

    Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

     

    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:

    Kristy Samuelu

    Phone: 02 8887 4800

    Email: kristy.samuelu@wesleymission.org.au

     

    All applications must address the essential and desirable criteria in entirety. If this is not done the application will not be considered.

     

    Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description Employment Applicaiton
  • Flexicare Support Assistant

    Frank Vickery Village / 27 January 2017

    • part-time position (16 hours/week; 2 days)
    • 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, 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

    Frank Vickery Village is a self-care retirement village and home to over 230 residents. Our Flexicare Department provides a range of services to our residents including (but not limited to), domestic cleaning services, dining room meals, vital-call response and short-term post hospital care.

     

    About the role

    Due to a departmental realignment, a part-time position of 16 hours per week (2 days) has become available in the Flexicare Department at Frank Vickery Village, Sylvania.  

    With a supportive team of 15 staff, the Flexicare Department is an integral part of the daily operations of Frank Vickery Village. If you are passionate about providing outstanding service and want to work in an environment that is fast paced but also caring and compassionate, you should consider applying for this position.

     

    Essential criteria

    To be considered for this role you will require:

    • Cert III in Aged Care (or similar qualification)
    • the ability to commence work at 7am 
    • demonstrated experience working with older people
    • demonstrated experience in domestic assistance and/or hospitality
    • above average communication skills, both verbal and written
    • ability to work independently to meet deadlines and as part of a team
    • current First Aid Certificate (or an intention to obtain within 1 month of commencement)

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 27 January 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. Applications that fail to address the selection criteria as outlined above will not be considered. Electronic applications are preferred.

    To submit an application or for an employment pack, please contact:

    Frank Vickery Village

    Phone: 9532 8000

    Or Email: karen.stevenson@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 children can feel safe and valued.

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including a criminal record history aged care check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description Employment Application
  • Casual Personal Care Assistants

    Wesley Taylor, Narrabeen / 27 January 2017

    • casual positions available
    • based in Narrabeen
    • make a difference in the community

     

    Are you looking for a role where you can say “I made a difference today”? Then look no further!

     

    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

    Situated in Narrabeen, Wesley Taylor is a Wesley Mission operated aged care facility and Retirement Village. We are currently seeking experienced Personal Care Assistants to join our committed team in providing exceptional care to our residents.

     

    Essential criteria

    • demonstrated experience as a Personal Care Assistant, or equivalent position in the Aged Care environment
    • Cert III or IV in Aged Care
    • current First Aid Certificate
    • an understanding of the Aged Care Accreditation Standards and continuous improvement process
    • ability to work independently and part of a team
    • excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
    • commitment to training and professional development
    • ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
    • experience working within an exceptional client service culture
    • passionate and committed to the Aged Care arena with the ability to work in a team environment
    • sound computer skills
    • experience with electronic care management systems

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 27 January 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:

    Olivier Valente

    Phone: (02) 9913 7040

    Email: olivier.valente@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 children can feel safe and valued.

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Employment Application
  • Group Work Coordinator/Caseworker

    Wesley Brighter Futures / 23 January 2017

    • permanent part-time (34.2 hours/week)
    • based in Penrith
    • salary + car allowance + super + salary packaging benefits

     

    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

    Make a real difference!

    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. As part of Wesley’s Family and Community Services group, the Brighter Futures program provides targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system.

    The Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program is funded by NSW Family and Community Services and is a voluntary, child focused program.  Brighter Futures aims to promote strong, functional and well supported families within the community. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join a committed team’s that is well respected in the sector.

     

    About the role

    Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a working with children’s check and criminal record history check.

     

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science, Early Childhood Education or related fields
    • proven skills and a strong track record in group work program design, delivery and evaluation
    • sound understanding of the range of issues faced by vulnerable children and families in child protection and early intervention models of service provision
    • ability to liaise, develop and maintain relationships with partner agencies and 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, NSW), 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  child and family support and child protection sectors in the Western Sydney area
    • experience in using Structured Decision Making tools in work with Families and Children
    • experience in managing electronic files and databases.

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5, with capacity for salary packaging and the provision of a fully maintained motor vehicle available for private use. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

     

    Closing date

    Monday, 23 January 2017

    Interviews will be held on Thursday, 2 February 2017.

     

    Apply now

    Please find an Application Pack, including Position Description below.

     

    Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume with current referees and an Application for Employment Form to sharon.kumar@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 children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Application Pack
  • Caseworker

    Wesley Brighter Futures / 27 January 2017

    • full-time (38 hours/week)
    • based in Penrith
    • salary + car allowance + super + salary packaging benefits

     

    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

    Make a real difference!

    Wesley Mission has a real mission – to reach out to a community with real needs. Through witness, work and with the help of supporters we can turn lives around for good. As part of Wesley’s Family and Community Services group, the Brighter Futures program provides targeted support to vulnerable families with children aged 0-8 years to prevent them from entering or escalating into the child protection system.

    The Brighter Futures Early Intervention Program is funded by NSW Family and Community Services and is a voluntary, child focused program.  Brighter Futures aims to promote strong, functional and well supported families within the community. This is a dynamic and challenging opportunity for an experienced professional to join a committed team’s that is well respected in the sector.

     

    About the role

    Wesley Mission provides regular supervision and support for all staff as well as range of opportunities for professional development and staff benefits. This is a child-related position and preferred applicants will be required to undergo a working with children’s check and criminal record history check.

     

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualification(s) in Psychology, Counselling, Social Work, Social Science or related fields
    • at least 2 years’ experience in completing family strengths and needs assessment that involves the identification and analysis of safety and wellbeing concerns for children
    • demonstrated ability to engage families at the point of initial service contact, build relationships of trust and cooperation, problem solve and resolve conflict
    • 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
    • demonstrated knowledge and experience in working with children and families experiencing Domestic Violence, Child Protection issues, Parent Drug and Alcohol Misuse, Parenting Skills , Child Behaviour Management, Learning Difficulties, Parental Mental Health and Social Isolation
    • flexibility to work some evenings and occasional Saturdays
    • current NSW or National driver’s licence

     

    Desirable criteria

    • working knowledge of an evidence based case management system
    • working knowledge of the local child and family support sector for the area which you are applying
    • experience in using Structured Decision Making tools for family assessment
    • experience in managing electronic files and data bases
    • cultural competence and experience working alongside CALD and Aboriginal families

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 5, with capacity for salary packaging and the provision of a fully maintained motor vehicle available for private use. Superannuation is paid in addition at 9.5%.

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 27 January 2017

    Interviews will be held on 1- 2 February 2017.

     

    Apply now

    Please find an Application Pack, including Position Description below.

     

    Please submit a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, your resume with current referees and an Application for Employment Form to sharon.kumar@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 children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Application Pack
  • Maintenance Officer

    Wesley Taylor Narrabeen / 10 February 2017

    • part-time position
    • based in Narrabeen
    • Reputable Aged Care Facility and Retirement Village

     

    Are you looking for a role where you can say “I made a difference today”? Then look no further!

     

    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 role

    Situated in Narrabeen, Wesley Taylor is a Wesley Mission operated aged care facility and Retirement Village.

    We currently have an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Maintenance Officer. The duties will include: 

    • performing routine corrective maintenance throughout the village
    • maintaining the preventative maintenance schedule and liaising with contractors
    • participating in the completion of an annual safety inspection of units, common areas and grounds
    • ensuring external areas and grounds are clean and safe

     

    Essential criteria

    • have a trade qualification or extensive relevant experience
    • sound knowledge of WH&S practices and requirements
    • good customer service skills
    • demonstrated knowledge and working experience with preventative maintenance programs
    • ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
    • ability to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and contractors 
    • sound computer skills
    • experience working within an exceptional client service culture
    • passion and commitment to the Aged Care arena with the ability to work independently and part of a team

     

    Closing date

    Friday, 10 February 2017

     

    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:

    Olivier Valente

    Phone: (02) 9913 7040

    Email: olivier.valente@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 children can feel safe and valued.

    The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

  • Education Consultant

    Out of Home Care - Taree / 25 January 2017

    • full-time, maternity leave 6 month contract position (38 hours/week)
    • contract start date: 6 March 2017
    • based in Taree

     

    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 role

    Wesley Mission has a long established history in providing Out of Home Care across New South Wales.

    This exciting position entails supporting children and young people in foster care to achieve their educational potential. You would be working one to one with a range of students, providing school support and out of school tutoring. You will also be co-ordinating a team of educational mentors and offering direct support to case managers and foster carers.

    The agency provides regular supervision and support for all staff and opportunities for professional development. 

     

    Essential criteria

    • tertiary qualifications in Education
    • understanding of the educational needs of children in Out of Home Care
    • experience in working with children with behavioural difficulties
    • high level of oral and written communication skills for a variety of audiences
    • proven ability to deliver successful outcomes through consultation and negotiation
    • current unrestricted driver’s licence

     

    Desirable criteria

    • qualifications in Special Education
    • experience in teaching children in Out of Home Care

     

    Remuneration

    Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. Wesley Mission offers attractive salary packaging options and the role includes a fully maintained vehicle.

     

    Closing date

    Wednesday, 25 January 2017 by 5pm

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria below.

     

    For an information package or to ask specific questions around the role please call:

    Rachel Williams

    Phone: 0447 203 798

    Email: rachel.williams@wesleymission.org.au

     

    Applications must include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and updated resume and are to be sent to:

    Attention: Rachel Williams PO Box 218, Gosford NSW 2250

    OR Email Rachel at rachel.williams@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 children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description Selection Criteria
  • Labour Market Specialist

    Disability Employment Services / 23 January 2017

    • part-time and full-time positions available
    • based in the Greater Newcastle area
    • person-centred and outcome-oriented
    • support employees living with a disability to fulfil their goals

     

    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 Employment & Training (WE&T) is a five star employment service, ranking in the top 10 percent of Disability Employment Services (DES) nationally. As a result of this outstanding performance, WE&T is happy to be expanding services into the Greater Newcastle area from February 2017.

     

    About the role

    Working from sites in Wallsend, Newcastle West and Charlestown, and from outreaches in Salamander Bay, Raymond Terrace and Toronto, WE&T Labour Market Specialists will support job seekers to achieve their mutual obligation requirements, with a focus on achieving outcomes defined by the funding body. You will be joining a focused and dynamic team which works actively with our clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their lives.

    The successful applicant will:

    • support a person centred approach to achieve defined KPIs
    • help job seekers achieve positive outcomes
    • perform administrative tasks relevant to the funding agreement
    • build relationships with key stakeholders including job seekers, employers, employer groups and training organisations

     

    Essential criteria

    • an ability to work within and apply compliance structures to daily work
    • demonstrated ability to build effective and lasting relationships with key stakeholders
    • the ability to challenge job seeker attitudes and behaviour when required in a tactful and constructive manner
    • current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence
    • strong written and verbal communication skills
    • ability plan workloads effectively in an environment requiring sound administrative skills

     

    Desirable criteria

    • experience working within a government funded employment service

     

    Closing date

    Monday, 23 January 2017 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.

     

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

    Rick Lyddiard, Operations Manager

    Wesley Employment Services

    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 children can 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 and a Criminal History Record Check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Employment Application
  • Team Leader

    Disability Employment Services – Lower Hunter / 23 January 2017

    • full-time position (38 hours/week)
    • based in the Greater Newcastle area
    • person-centred and outcome-oriented
    • support employees living with a disability to fulfil their goals

     

    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 Employment & Training (WE&T) is a five star employment service, ranking in the top 10 percent of Disability Employment Services (DES) nationally. As a result of this outstanding performance, WE&T is happy to be expanding services into the Greater Newcastle area from February 2017.

     

    About the role

    The Team Leader (Lower Hunter) will oversee operations in sites at Wallsend, Newcastle West and Charlestown, and outreaches in Salamander Bay, Raymond Terrace and Toronto. Your role will include operational duties to support job seekers achieve fulfilling outcomes. You will be joining a focussed and dynamic team which works actively with our clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their lives.

    The successful applicant will:

    • lead and develop a small team across multiple sites and outreaches in the Lower Hunter
    • create and maintain strong networks within the Lower Hunter area to benefit operations of the Wesley Employment & Training Disability Employment Service
    • maintain a strong culture of compliance and support
    • help job seekers achieve positive outcomes
    • perform administrative tasks relevant to the funding agreement
    • report on performance and other issues to the Program Manager, DES

     

    Essential criteria

    • a demonstrated ability to lead and manage a small team across multiple sites
    • demonstrated ability to build effective and lasting relationships with key stakeholders
    • the ability to challenge staff and job seeker attitudes and behaviour when required in a tactful and constructive manner
    • current unrestricted NSW Drivers Licence
    • strong written and verbal communication skills
    • ability plan workloads, both for yourself and your team, effectively in an environment requiring sound administrative skills

     

    Desirable criteria

    • experience working within a government funded employment service

     

    Closing date

    Monday, 23 January 2017 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.

     

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

    Rick Lyddiard, Operations Manager

    Wesley Employment Services

    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 children can 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 and a Criminal History Record Check). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Employment Application
  • Welfare Services and Support Programs Team Leader

    Newcastle Community Services Hub / 29 January 2017

    • full-time position (38 hours/week)
    • based in Newcastle
    • leaseback vehicle

     

    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 role

    We are seeking the services of a highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced person for the vacant role of ‘Welfare Services & Support Programs Team Leader’. This position is responsible for overseeing the operation and development of our Wesley Oasis Centre, and welfare support and assistance services from our Wesley McKenzie Centre. The position is also responsible for overseeing our Hunter and Central Coast Seniors Social Support programs, family and youth services.

    The role provides direct supervision to the following programs:-

    • Emergency Relief Support Worker
    • Oasis Centre Support Worker
    • Families NSW Dungog Family Centre Co-ordinator
    • Families NSW Westlakes Family Centre Co-ordinator
    • Central Coast Getting it Together Service
    • Wesley Newcastle Youth Services AOD Harm Minimisation Program
    • Community Visitors Scheme (Hunter and Central Coast)

     

    Demonstrated behaviours

    • compassionate, respectful and non-judgemental
    • highly organised
    • treat people with absolute dignity regardless of their life situation, circumstances or lifestyle
    • willingness to affirm Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and enthusiastically advocate our Word and deed ministry
    • demonstrated ability to work unsupervised as well as an effective team player with a positive can-do attitude
    • strong interpersonal skills
    • support the Operations Manager and Wesley Newcastle Leadership Team to promote and maintain a positive service culture
    • ability to drive the Wesley motor vehicles in accordance with all relevant policies and procedures
    • demonstrate a commitment to Wesley Mission’s vision, noble purpose and culture within your work environments, acting with unfailing integrity in the completion of your work
    • operate always within the strategic intent and Christian culture of Wesley Mission
    • ensure your work is courageously committed to our clients and their unique personal needs; at all times respect the gender, ethnicity, social background and religious beliefs of our clients
    • competency in documentation, data collection and report writing
    • displays emotional maturity and resilience

     

    Essential skills/knowledge/experience

    • possess relevant Diploma or Degree qualifications in  Social Work, Community Services, Social Welfare or related field
    • demonstrated skills and experience in leading and managing teams and staff supervision
    • demonstrated understanding and experience in continuous improvement processes
    • demonstrated previous knowledge and understanding of issues impacting on people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, have complex needs, challenging behaviours, vulnerable and/or disadvantaged
    • demonstrated knowledge of child protection legislation and experience in managing/ ensuring compliance in community services sector
    • demonstrate an ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • experience in building and maintaining effective professional relationships with stakeholders
    • competency in data collection, evaluation and report writing
    • have effective time management skills and an ability to meet deadlines
    • excellent computer skills and be fluent in Microsoft Office Suite
    • demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing program budgets
    • demonstrated skills and experience in reporting to funding bodies and fulfilling associated reporting requirements
    • demonstrated skills and experience in developing community programs, funding applications and tenders
    • demonstrated skills and experience in providing professional clinical support and supervision to staff
    • excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating confidence in working with people with complex issues
    • commitment to confidentiality and privacy principles
    • 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
    • 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
    • be able to meet all Working with Children and security/police checks

     

    Desirable skills/knowledge/experience

    • First Aid Certificate or a willingness to obtain
    • knowledge of Wesley Mission and it’s programs
    • knowledge of relevant community service providers and key stakeholders locally and regionally who are critical to the successful delivery of our services and programs in the Hunter and Central Coast regions

     

    If you have what it takes to succeed in this role we would like to hear from you.

     

    Remuneration

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

     

    Closing date

    Sunday, 29 January 2017

     

    Apply now

    Please find a copy of the Position Description and Employment Application below.

     

    For further enquiries or to obtain an information pack, please contact:

    Paul Procter

    Phone: (02) 4915 3611

    Email: paul.procter@wesleymission.org.au

     

    To be considered for this great role, please submit your cover letter along with a written application specifically addressing each of the Selection Criteria together with the prescribed ‘Application for Employment Form’ and your current resume to:

    Paul Procter, Operations Manager

    Email: paul.procter@wesleymission.org.au

    Address: 15 Denison Street, Newcastle West NSW 2302

     

    Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can 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).  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Position Description Employment Application