Warehouse General Hand

Job No: VIN834
Location: Unanderra, NSW

  • Full time position / permanent, 38 hours per week
  • Based in Unanderra, NSW

The St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling. Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values http://www.vinnies.org.au/page/About/Mission__Vision .

Service Overview 

The Wollongong Central Council covers the area from Glenfield in the north to Ulladulla in the south and west to the Southern Highlands. There are a number of low socio-economic areas including broad acre housing estates in Campbelltown and areas of need in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.  The Wollongong Central Council operates a number of special works including Mental Health, Community Development and Accommodation Services. 

The Wollongong Diocese currently has 25 Centres. Vinnies Centres provide furniture, clothing and household goods to families and people in need and are being assisted by conference members. Centres are also a valuable resource for people on low incomes, enabling them to buy quality clothing, furniture and other household items at an affordable price.  The Unanderra Warehouse is a new centre for receiving bulk deposits of recyclable drink containers to be counted and sorted onsite using specialised equipment. The warehouse serves the Wollongong region and forms part of NSW Container Deposit Scheme.

About the Role

The Warehouse General Hand position is primarily responsible for the general housekeeping and security within the warehouse to ensure the safety of staff and volunteers.  The role is also responsible for checking the conditions of equipment and reporting faulty items that require repair; monitoring the volume of recyclable containers held in bulk bins on site and seeking collection/replacement as needed by contracted business partner.  Read more about this role.

What you need to be successful in this role

  • Experience within a warehouse function
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also independently
  • Proven interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work with both employees and volunteers
  • Understanding or work, health and safety requirements within a warehouse environment
  • Physically capable of lifting and carrying items in a safe and WHS compliant manner
  • Experience in using forklifts and be in possession of current Forklift Licence
  • Willingness to work within the ethos and mission of the Society
  • Current Drivers Licence

Conditions of Employment

The conditions of employment are governed by the Retail and Distribution Enterprise Agreement 2015. The position is classified as Team Member Grade 2 and the hourly rate is $24.24.

Pre-employment Checks 

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks that include two (2) reference checks, a Health Declaration and National Criminal History Check. You will also be required to present evidence of right to work in Australia.

The Society are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Prior to employment, you will be required to have a Working with Children Check, further information can be found in the  Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

What we Offer

  • By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s live.
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW is proud to offer generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax free.
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic team of employees and volunteers

 How to apply Online

 Your application will include the following:

  • Cover letter: State why you are applying for this opportunity.

  • Current curriculum vitae: This will include your qualifications and a brief history of your employment / work experiences. 

To apply online, please follow the prompts below - answer the questions and attach your cover letter and CV. (Note:  We do not accept applications sent to the HR email address.)

If you have questions about this role, please email to hr@vinnies.org.au with the subject line Warehouse General Hand (Unanderra) / VIN834.

  Applications close at 11:30 pm on 27 February 2018

 St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW is an Equal Employmet Opportunity Employer

 The Society is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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