Vinnies Support Centre Coordinator - Bankstown

Job No: VIN2051
Location: Bankstown, NSW


  • Permanent, full-time 
  • Based in Bankstown
  • SCHCADS Award, Level 4, hourly rates range from $35.64 to $38.56 depending on qualifications and experience

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. 

Directorate overview

The Vinnies Support Centre Coordinator role is in the Membership, Volunteers and Regional Operations Directorate and is part of the Regional Operations team that is responsible for local implementation of conference engagement; member engagement; volunteer engagement; WE CARE process; regional leadership; community engagement; community needs analysis; and enabling functions coordination.

The Vinnies Support Centre provides referral to relevant support services and it has an emergency food pantry for people experiencing disadvantage and are seeking our assistance.  A dedicated team of trained client support staff and volunteers deliver services to people we assist. 

The Role 

The Vinnies Support Centre Coordinator will oversee all activities at the Centre, in addition to client support services also include: volunteer management and training; networking with the community; and administrative assistance to regional members.

The Vinnies Support Centre Coordinator will:

  • ensure that sufficient trained staff and volunteers are available to deliver client services as required
  • ensure that the food pantry is fully stocked at all times and the Centre complies with WHS and food handling regulations
  • support the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers for various roles within the centre
  • work closely with internal stakeholders to ensure that the centre is able to undertake emergency relief activities as needed
  • support the Team Leader in growing its membership network; in developing and maintaining quality relationships with government and community agencies
  • participate in community events and local programs to promote the Society's good works.

This role will report to the Team Leader, Vinnies Support Centre.  Please click here for a copy of the Position Description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s in social sciences, education, social work, psychology, welfare, health studies or related area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in assessment within disadvantaged communities and individuals.
  • Experience working with disadvantaged communities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively lead and develop a team.
  • Experience managing and leading volunteers.
  • Experience in training employees or volunteers.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, internet, emails and database systems.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills.
  • NSW Driver Licence.

Come and join our team!

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free. 
  • In addition to excellent learning and development opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide potential to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Gayl Purchase (Regional Director, Metro), quote: Vinnies Support Centre Coordinator, Bankstown/VIN2051.

 Applications close at 11 pm on 20 October 2020

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and responses to the Role-specific criteria outlined in the Position Description.  

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and 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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