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Community Connector

Organisation : Open Support

Location : Sydney

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Engagement, Disabilities, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 26 Jan, 2021

About the role

  • Permanent Part Time – 22.8 hours per week (min three days)

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and experienced community services worker to join the
Open Support team. As a Community Connector within the newly implemented Community
Connections program, you will provide social support and companionship to clients, with a focus on
building social confidence and capacity for ongoing independent connection. This will involve
undertaking a range of face to face and virtual activities with clients such as one-to-one visits and
outings, facilitating small group activities and accompanying clients to social events, until they are
ready and able to participate independently. The Community Connector will work in collaboration with
the Social Connection Case Manager, the client and other community resources and agencies to
identify and enable access to suitable social opportunities that are in line with the client’s needs,
capabilities and interests.
As the successful applicant, you will demonstrate your high level interpersonal communication and
active listening skills with clients who have diverse capabilities and backgrounds and be proactive in
providing opportunities for connection. Your relationship building skills will ensure positive
relationships with clients, colleagues and other service providers. The role will also require the you to
be confident in facilitating small groups with vulnerable people.
Experience in working within the aged care and/or mental health sector will be highly regarded.

Essential Criteria – Refer to Position Description

Benefits
If you are looking for a career with an organisation that is committed to making a difference to the
most vulnerable in our community, then this is the role for you. Open Support offers a supportive and
flexible working environment and unique opportunities for professional and personal growth. In
addition, a competitive salary packaging arrangement through Smart Salary is available to all
permanent employees.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Open Support

Open Support is a community service organisation committed to providing assistance to families in
need across New South Wales through the active participation of trained volunteers and staff. Open
Support supports the vulnerable in our society offering services that are professional, flexible and
responsive to emerging community needs.
As one of it’s key service areas, Open Support aims to address social isolation and loneliness. The
Community Connections program offers a range of interventions and opportunities for connection that
will assist people to establish and maintain meaningful social connection and in doing so, reduce
social isolation and increase wellbeing.

How to apply

Please ensure your application includes:
– Cover letter
– Up to date resume with 2 current referee contacts
– Response to the all criteria outlined in the position description
Please direct any enquiries to Kirsten Mead, Operations Manager, Open Support
kmead@opensupport.org.au


Please quote in application: Community Connector via Pro Bono Australia.


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