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Welfare Officer - Kununurra

1 position(s) | As soon as possible

Job # 29407 Location WA - Regional
Duration Ongoing Suburb Kununurra
Industry Administration Direction 800 kms South of Darwin
Hours per week 2-20   ($25-30)

Job Description:

About Us

The Job Shop, has been in operation since 2005. We operate a dynamic and unique employment agency specialising in providing staffing solutions using permanent residents, seasonal workers, travellers and students. We fill a range of positions mainly in Western Australia and the Northern Territory but do have regular clients in the Eastern States. The industries our business operates in are; Agriculture (including mixed farming, horticulture and silviculture) Aquaculture, Hospitality, Trades and Labour (construction & machinery operation), Administration and Events.

In February 2017, we became an “Approved Employer” under the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). This program allows for seasonal workers from Timor Leste and other, mostly Pacific Islands nations, to work in Australia for up to 9 months.

Objective of the Role

To build genuine rapport with each Seasonal Worker during their stay in Australia to ensure they are productively performing at work and enjoying the cultural exchange that living in Australia under the SWP provides.

The Welfare Officer will be responsible for:

  • Develop trust, respect and clear communication channels with each seasonal worker
  • Providing social support for seasonal workers
  • Identify any issues that may be impacting on seasonal workers. It may be work related, social, family or other
  • Encourage the seasonal worker to integrate into the community via church, sporting and other community and social activities

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate proven capacity to:

  • Develop their own and others’ understanding about the Seasonal Workers Programme
  • Communicate effectively with seasonal workers and have highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Show sensitivity to seasonal workers experiencing personal, social or work related problems.
  • Liaise effectively with colleagues regarding pastoral concerns with the seasonal workers.
  • Ensure confidentiality and privacy in accordance with policy and protocol.
  • Provide weekly reports to Managing Director

Terms and Remuneration

This position is casual and the range of commitment could be from 2 hours per week up to 20 hours depending on the number of Seasonal Workers in your location. Hourly pay rate $25-$30.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of this position to kununurra@thejobshop.com.au

For further information contact the Kununurra office on 08 9168 1500. Opening hours are Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.00pm.

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