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Reference Number 13696
Position Title Support Worker
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Organisation Social Mission
Location Inner City Women & Family Accommodation Services Sydney
Award/Enterprise Agreement Soc Cmmty Hm & Dis Srvcs
Position Summary



  • Utilise your experience to assist women and children reach their goals
  • Become part of an organisation that really makes a difference
  •  Work in a supportive environment with great work/life balance
  • Excellent Training Opportunities
  • Casual position also available


The Salvation Army - Samaritan Women and Children Services (SWACS) provides supported accommodation where women with or without children can feel safe. Working with residents, aged 18+, most of whom have experienced complex trauma in childhood or through domestic and family violence.  SWACS offers opportunities for women and their children to exit out of homelessness and into independent housing. From crisis and transitional accommodation, right through to case management, education and training, living skills and outreach, SWACS works to re-establish choice, self-worth and confidence in a trauma informed environment, empowering people to move forward in their lives and make positive choices.

The Role:

The SWACS' team, located in Inner City, Sydney, assists people by providing emergency and supported accommodation with an emphasis on supporting women and children at risk or experiencing homelessness due to DFV to reconnect with community and secure independent housing. We are currently seeking casual DVRE Support Workers to join our dynamic, committed team, to work a rotating roster involving morning, evening, night and weekend shifts.


To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in welfare or relevant areas
  • Established knowledge & understanding of youth homelessness, relevant health, addiction & welfare issues and appropriate intervention strategies
  • Demonstrated experience in working with young people
  • Proven ability to develop & maintain rapport with young people
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including written, verbal, listening & networking skills, & the ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated computer literacy for use in client work & other documentation
  • Willingness to work within a Trauma Informed Care Framework
  • A current driver’s licence
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Empathy with The Salvation Army’s principles & ethos

In return you will be rewarded with excellent benefits, including regular supervision, clinical supervision and ongoing training.

Successful applications must include a current resume and a cover letter addressing the essential criteria listed above.

Applicants must also have the right to work in Australia, a current, full Working with Children Check and will be subject to a satisfactory National Police Check, it is also essential to have a current NSW class C driver’s licence for this position.

Please Note:
The filling of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This position is only available to women.

For more information about SWACS please see our website:


How to Apply - External Applicants
1. Click the 'Apply Now' button
2. Click the 'Register' button and complete online form
3. You will be sent an email - Follow the link in your registration email and login
4. Apply for the role on our job board

How to Apply - Current Salvation Army Employees
1. Click the Apply Now button
2. Click 'Login & Apply' button 
3. If you do not have a password, click the 'Forgotton password or username' link.
4. Enter your payslip email address and follow the prompts
(If you experience difficulties, please contact your local HR team.)

Contact Person Petra Jenkins
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
PD - DVRE Support Worker V1 13.08.18.doc Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AESDT) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.