Woden Community Service (WCS) is a for-purpose organisation that has been providing community-based services for over 50 years. Our vision of ‘A caring community where everyone belongs’ is achieved through our values of Inclusion, Compassion, Hope, Responsiveness, Integrity and Social Justice.

We are seeking a committed and inspiring Care finder to join our team of three.

The Care Finder Program will provide specialist and intensive assistance to help people in the care finder target population groups, to understand and access aged care services and connect with other relevant supports in the community

Why WCS?

  • Fixed Term part time (25 hours per week) until 30 June 2024.
  • $44.92 per hour plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • 24/7 nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including 3 additional holistic service sessions
  • Ongoing professional development and a supportive team environment

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Relevant qualifications (e.g. social work, human services, aged care, community services or health) and/or relevant experience.
  • Local community connections (or an ability to leverage WCS’ established connections) with the care finder target population.
  • An understanding or willingness and ability to learn, about the Aged Care system,
  • Commitment to delivering person centred support that respects and responds to each person’s individual needs, preferences, values and life experiences, supports each person to lead in decision making, respects and facilitates optimal consumer choice.
  • A strong understanding of, and commitment to, cultural safety and trauma informed care
  • Extensive skills, knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to engage with older people experiencing complex issues related to housing, financial, health and care issues.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) including a friendly and approachable phone manner.
  • Strong attention to detail including effective organisational and time management skills.
  • Computer and data base skills.

Please click HERE for a full Position Description.

Under WCS policy, staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. During the recruitment process you will be asked to confirm your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved exemption.

To be eligible for employment, you must also have an ACT Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Card, working rights in Australia, and be willing to undertake background checks required for the position.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role HERE.  If a suitable applicant is successful in their application prior to this date the recruitment may close early.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact Hope.McMahon@wcs.org.au

Closing Date: 22 January 2023

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people living with a disability and/or have lived experience of disability. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.