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 looking for a passionate and dedicated Support Officer to join our Team. This is a newly created role within our Children’s Services team.

The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the team including recruitment, assist in the writing of Strategic Inclusion Plans and submitting claims for inclusion funding. This position will also attend services to help support the implementation of inclusive practices.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications associated with Early Childhood and/or Primary School Education.
  • Sound understanding or practical knowledge of the work undertaken in the Children’s Services Sector.
  • Experience with writing and implementing strategic inclusion plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all MS Office Suite, with the ability to learn other applications e.g., Qikkids, Deputy, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to use IT equipment, tablets, and smart phones.
  • Strong attention to detail, time management, problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills that ensure effective sharing of information and support to staff and management.
  • Proactive approach including being a motivated self-starter and having the ability to work flexibly and effectively within a team and under minimal supervision.
  • Reliable, punctual, and mature attitude to work.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the importance of personal and professional boundaries, ethical behaviour, policies, and procedures.
  • Current first aid certificate (HLTAID012) in an education and care setting (including asthma and anaphylaxis).
  • Current Driver’s Licence and access to private vehicle.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours, if required.

Why WCS?

  • Full time, permanent position
  • Annual salary of $77,839.97 plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per year) plus meal and entertainment cards
  • Paid shutdown leave on standard working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Study Leave for permanent employees for related courses
  • 24/7 nationally recognised Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including 3 additional holistic service sessions

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.

Click HERE for a full position description

To apply – Please submit your resume outlining how your skills and experience meet the essential requirements of this role HERE . Applications without this requirement will not be considered.

Closing Date: 1 December 2022.

For more information about WCS and services that we provide, including Youth & Family, Community Development, Housing and Homelessness, Disability, Mental Health and Aged Care, please visit our website at www.wcs.org.au .

WCS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.