Support Worker – Casual


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of women and children in Geraldton? Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling role where every day is different?

We are looking to expand our friendly team and are seeking a Support Worker to provide direct support to women and children residing at Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge as a result of family violence and/or other crisis.

This role is offered on casual basis and you will be called in to provide shift cover, sometimes at short notice. Chrysalis House operates 24/7 and as such, shifts can be weekdays, overnights, weekends or public holidays.

What we are looking for:

  • Completion of or progress towards a Certificate IV in Community Services and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Genuine kindness, understanding and an ability to engage well with women affected by family violence, sexual assault and other associated issues.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and issues surrounding family violence to the individual, community and society.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and autonomously.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and effective communication skills including conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to in building and maintaining professional boundaries and understands when to seek direction, support and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work compassionately and effectively with Aboriginal people and people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background.
  • Current St John’s Senior First Aid Certificate (or willingness to attain one).
  • Demonstrated computer literacy.

What we offer:

  • Excellent remuneration
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Supportive working environment
  • Desert Blue considers that being female is considered a genuine occupation requirement for the position under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 – Section 32. This allows for the exclusive employment of women in women specific services.

To apply please send a CV and a covering letter addressing criteria above to email

Applications close COB Friday 21st October 2022 although Desert Blue Connect reserves the right to commence the next stage of the recruitment process earlier.