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Administration Support

LOCATION: Parramatta

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation co-founded and led by male survivors of child sexual abuse, along with their family and friends. SAMSN employs qualified staff to provide a trauma informed and culturally safe approach in its groupwork programs, individual support and counselling, community engagement and peer support. We believe male survivors can recover from child sexual abuse, support others to thrive and be leaders for change.

Our work is grounded in principles of trauma-informed care and the following values:

Hope: The courage to believe in what’s possible

Dignity: We honour each other’s inherent worth

Connection: Together we achieve

Community: Engaging the power of networks for growth

SAMSN is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with disability to apply.

THE ROLE:

We are looking for an Administration Support Person with excellent communication skills to join our team.  The ideal candidate will have a friendly and approachable disposition with a willingness to contribute and work in a small cohesive team.

This position is a 0.8 FTE and is for a fixed term up to 30th June 2024, with the option of an extension depending on further funding.

Working closely with the General Manager, you will have a positive presence in the workplace and assist SAMSN to make a real difference in the lives of men and their families.

THE ROLE WILL REQUIRE:

To be considered for this role, you will have prior experience and have excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and Outlook).

This role reports to the General Manager.

Position Selection Criteria                                                                              

Essential

  • A positive, friendly and professional disposition with the ability to liaise with people at all levels
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to problem-solve
  • Advanced MS office skills and previous CRM experience
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Advanced attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A current National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Desirable

  • An understanding of the effects of child sexual abuse
  • Experience within the Not-for-profit sector.

REMUNERATION:

  • Remuneration may be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • This position is eligible for generous salary packaging benefits

Please note: To apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

WHAT WE OFFER:

We offer a small, diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment, and a team of hardworking and committed service providers. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills.

For more information about the position please contact Les Spencer, General Manager.

To apply please submit your resume and a separate cover letter addressing the selection criteria and why you are suitable for this role. Email your application to Les Spencer, General Manager on 02 8355 3711 or email les@samsn.org.au

Applications without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

If you are looking for a challenge and want to work with a small and dedicated team, we’d like to meet you!

Planned Support Worker - Case Management

LOCATION: Parramatta

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

Organisational Context:

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation co-founded and led by male survivors of child sexual abuse, along with their family and friends. SAMSN employs qualified staff to provide a trauma informed and culturally safe approach in its groupwork programs, individual support and counselling, community engagement and peer support. We believe male survivors can recover from child sexual abuse, support others to thrive and be leaders for change.

Our work is grounded in principles of trauma-informed care and the following values:

Hope: The courage to believe in what’s possible

Dignity: We honour each other’s inherent worth

Connection: Together we achieve

Community: Engaging the power of networks for growth

SAMSN is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with disability to apply.

About the role

The Role:

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic individual with the right mix of qualifications, skills and experience to join the SAMSN team as a Planned Support Worker. In addition to providing individual support, this position will be part of an exciting endeavour to make SAMSN services more accessible and applicable for men with disability and their supporters.

This position is a 0.8 FTE and is for a fixed term up to 30th June 2024.

You will make a real difference in the lives of men and their families, supporting them in addressing their ongoing needs. With a specific focus on supporting men with disability, this will include responding to new referrals, conducting assessments of client needs in collaboration with the client and facilitating internal and external referrals, including warm referrals to other services. As part of a Redress Support Service, the role will provide information, support, and guidance to male survivors in order to assist them to access the National Redress Scheme.

Whilst the role includes ongoing individual co-advocacy and support to male survivors and their families, SAMSN values the voice of the survivor and aims to encourage and promote self-advocacy and independence in those we support.

Individual supervision, training and professional development will be provided as part of the role.

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualification (Bachelor’s degree) in social work, social welfare, psychology or related discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and impacts of child sexual abuse across the lifespan, including mental health issues, drug and alcohol issues, and relational difficulties
  • Experience in supporting people with disability and established networks within the disability sector
  • Demonstrated experience of working with trauma informed principles
  • Experience in providing case management and/or counselling to survivors of childhood trauma
  • Experience with responding to people in distress/crisis
  • Knowledge of and experience of dealing with organisations and systems that provide key services and referrals such as Centrelink, housing, health services and victim services
  • Good verbal, written and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage your own caseload including prioritising competing demands

Desirable:

  • Experience working with male survivors and understanding of the specific impacts of CSA for men
  • Experience working with people who have experienced childhood trauma and are living with disability
  • Experience and knowledge of supporting survivors access the National Redress Scheme and relevant support services/organisations
  • Understanding of the NGO sector

Classification and remuneration:

  • SCHCADS Award, Level 5
  • Remuneration may be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • This position is eligible for generous salary packaging benefits

Successful applicants will be required to have a current National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Please note: To apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

What we offer

We offer a small, diverse, inclusive and flexible environment, and a team of hardworking and committed service providers. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills.

How to apply:

If you have any queries about this role please contact, either by email elvis@samsn.org.au or telephone 02 8355 3711.

Address your cover letter to the Planned Support Team Leader, Elvis Caus and email your application along with the responses to the Selection Criteria to elvis@samsn.org.au.

Please note: Your application will only be considered if you address the selection criteria.

Project Lead: Engaging Male Survivors with Disability

LOCATION: Parramatta

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports adult male survivors of child sexual abuse, along with their family and friends. SAMSN employs qualified staff to provide a trauma informed and culturally safe approach in its groupwork programs, individual support and counselling, community engagement and peer support. We believe male survivors can heal and recover from child sexual abuse, support others to thrive, and be leaders for change.

Our work is grounded in principles of trauma-informed care and the following values:

Hope: The courage to believe in what’s possible

Dignity: We honour each other’s inherent worth

Connection: Together we achieve

Community: Engaging the power of networks for growth

SAMSN is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with disability to apply.

THE ROLE:

We are looking for a passionate and dynamic person with the right mix of qualifications, skills and experience to join the SAMSN team as a Project Lead in an exciting endeavour to make SAMSN services more accessible and applicable for men with disability and their supporters.

This position is for 18 months, 4 days per week, and we are open to consider flexibility

You will be part of a great team at SAMSN to:

  • Build the project from inception, including establishing co-design with service users and a steering group
  • Identify & engage with key stakeholders
  • Review and develop SAMSN’s existing services and resources to increase accessibility for male survivors with disability
  • Develop services and resources to support supporters (family and friends)
  • Work as part of the SAMSN team to fulfill SAMSN’s aims and values

THE ROLE WILL REQUIRE:

  • A good understanding of child sexual abuse
  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in training, community development, social work, or related disciplines
  • Experience in working in the disability sector
  • Ability to network and work collaboratively with a wide range of people and organizations
  • Ability to work autonomously and responsibly
  • A valid National Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and cultural safety

REMUNERATION:

  • Remuneration may be negotiated and commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • This position is eligible for generous salary packaging benefits

Please note: To apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia.

WHAT WE OFFER:

We offer a small, diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment, and a team of hardworking and committed service providers. As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills.

Appropriate professional development will be provided as part of the role.

If you have any queries about this role please contact Julie Blyth, Community Engagement Manager, either by email julie@samsn.org.au, or telephone 02 8355 3711.

SAMSN acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respect to Past, Present and Future Elders.

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