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Community Support Worker (Casual)

Organisation : Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

Location : Sydney (Surry Hills)

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Profession : Client Services, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, LGBTIQ+

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 26 Sep, 2021

About the role

About the role

The Community Support Worker requires solid experience engaging and assisting clients with their daily living skills. In this role you are a truly purpose-driven professional whose personal values are aligned to ours. You are a team player and treat everyone with respect. More specifically, to be successful in this role you will:

  • abide by BGF and Client Services team’s established policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • work cooperatively and collaboratively with BGF’s Caseworkers, Case Managers and other service providers to achieve improved health and wellbeing outcomes for your clients;
  • deliver high quality support services to meet the identified needs of BGF clients living in the community by performing a variety of duties including medication prompting, shopping, light cleaning, meal delivery, as well as taking clients to their appointments;
  • help clients overcome social isolation;
  • proactively develop and maintain client relationships that facilitate progress towards planned and agreed levels of independence and participation; and
  • write case notes on client contact and outcomes for client record keeping purposes.

In addition, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services (either completed or in progress)
  • Current, valid driver’s licence with an unblemished record
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Provide or undergo a ‘Working with Children’ clearance
  • Undergo a Police Records Check (arranged through BGF)
  • Provide COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued by the Australian Government (Due to the public funding arrangement we require all employees to be vaccinated at this point of time)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

About us

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia's longest running HIV charity. Founded in 1984, BGF provides emotional, financial and practical support to people living with HIV (PLHIV). HIV treatment has come a long way since the 80s, but with a diverse new generation of PLHIV facing stigma reminiscent of the 80s, the need for support remains strong. BGF works to change social attitudes around HIV, to reduce fear, discrimination and stigma and promote acceptance and understanding, working also at a systemic level to influence policy and service development.

Our vision

To help people with HIV to thrive.

Our mission

BGF provides high quality clients services and health promotion programs, as well as advocating with and for people with HIV.

Our values

Compassion, Solidarity, Empowerment and Inclusivity

For more information about BGF please visit our website: https://www.bgf.org.au/

Join our team of dedicated professionals working in the community to support people living with HIV to build and maintain their independence.

How to apply

Please submit your current resume and a covering letter. Please read the full position description carefully and briefly explain why you think you are suitable for the role by addressing the key areas of responsibility.

We advise you to submit your completed application as early as possible and not to wait until the deadline.  We will start the shortlisting process as we receive applications.

A full Position Description is available 

Should you have any questions please contact Motofumi Kotsuka via email to bgf@bgf.org.au

BGF is an Equal Opportunity employer and encourages persons with a lived experience of HIV to apply.

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Please quote in application: Community Support Worker (Casual) via Pro Bono Australia.


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