Family Support Worker Zest Care


Do you want to be part of our professional team of Family Support Workers?

If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, look no further.

  • Casual roles across Wollongong/Illawarra suburbs area. 
  • SCADS HC Level 3 Pay Point 2    
  • Salary packaging benefit 
  • Health and wellbeing programs
  • Flexible rostering and various shift lengths available

About the Role 

Zest Care is currently seeking for a passionate and experienced Family Support Workers across various Wollongong/Illawarra locations.

In this role you will provide support and assistance to families and ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children and promote family independence.

Working alongside the parents/caregivers you will provide protection for the children while engaging with all the children in your care.

Depending on your driving eligibility status including availability of the reliable vehicle and willingness to use your own vehicle to transport the participants, you can be considered as driving or non-driving Support workers.

About You  

You will be committed to family and person-centered approaches, fostering inclusion and involvement. To be successful in this role, you must have self-awareness, thoughtfulness, and resilience. Successful candidate will have experience working with Children/ Families within Community Services, Child Care, Social Support, Disability, or similar industry, including experience in managing challenging behaviours.

To be successful in this role, you will have the following:

  • Tertiary Qualification (or working towards) in Community Services, Child Care, Social Work, Mental Health or Disability OR equivalent experience
  • High levels of empathy and engagement and the ability to express both professionally
  • Familiar with babies and children, their development, and their routines
  • Understanding of people with disabilities, particularly Mental Health and their care requirements
  • Current Driver’s License with a reliable vehicle, willing to use own vehicle to transport the client
  • Current Car Registration
  • Current Car Comprehensive Insurance

Why join Zest Care

Zest Care joined Independence Australia Group to better serve our disability and family services recipients.

Independence Australia is a Social Enterprise with 60 years of expertise providing disability services to the Victorian community. Its mission is to help people with disabilities or other physical needs reclaim, retain, and expand their independence within a supportive community.

Together, we want to increase our service offering to improve our clients’ quality of life and build a larger, more sustainable in-home service, while keeping individualized services, flexibility, choice, and control.

What we Offer

  • Casual roles with flexible shifts – work in a way that works for you
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service.
  • An organization committed to quality, workforce innovation, training, continuous improvement, and professional development.
  • Team that genuinely cares for its consumers and staff
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate, and professional team members.
  • Opportunities to embrace a work/life balance
  • Rewarding career making a real difference.

Contact us if you have any questions about this position or the recruitment process at Zest Care and our IAG Talent Referral Incentive Program.

Pre-employment checks

Zest Care is committed to implementing safer recruitment practices, and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. Successful candidates who have completed the recruitment process will be required to complete the following:

  • Checks: Reference check, criminal check (no later than 3-6 months)
  • Clearances – WWCC
  • Certificates – First Aid
  • 3 COVID-19 Vaccinations 
  • Driver’s License 
  • Current Car Registration
  • Current Car Comprehensive Insurance

Zest Care is dedicated to creating a child-safe workplace. Safeguarding Children & Young People is one of our priorities.

 Apply now to find out more!

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