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At Hobart City Mission we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, diverse and encouraging organisation, which is only possible through our great team. 

We have paid roles in a range of areas, including administration, community care, program coordination, retail, counselling and disability services.

Vacant Employee Positions

Overnight Residential Support Worker – Small Steps

  • Casual Position
  • Generous salary packaging benefits (increase your net salary by legally reducing the tax you pay!) 
  • Supportive and Professional Development Culture

Small Steps is a live-in supported accommodation, parenting and life-skills program for young mums aged 15-25. The program allows the mums to focus on growing their parenting skills and bond with their baby.

We are seeking a dedicated Overnight Residential Support Worker to join our team. Reporting to the Program Leader, you will provide high-quality support to small steps residents, addressing individual needs and fostering independence, abilities, community participation and overall quality of life. You will use sound judgement to solve problems and make decisions within clearly defined activities, routines while adhering to policies and procedures. Additionally, it entails the responsibility of promptly informing the Program Leader of any necessity to file a Mandatory Report if a child is deemed to be unsafe.

About the role:

  • Attend meetings or debriefing sessions with the Program leader as required
  • Collate information on overnight incidents for reports
  • Support residents in developing self-improvement, life skills, and advocate on behalf of clients when appropriate
  • Liaise, negotiate and work with individuals from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • Provide program information to residents and their families
  • Assist in protecting children at risk by monitoring the level of risk to infants of families engaged in the program
  • Report any significant night disturbances that may occur to the Program Lead
  • Prioritise tasks, manage competing demands, and work effectively under pressure
  • Efficiently follow through on tasks until completion or as otherwise agreed upon by the Program Leader 

 About you: 


  • Relevant experience in working with young mothers, children and other vulnerable people would be an advantage, including some knowledge regarding child development
  • Have a genuine interest and understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by young single mothers, including the issues that may impact their ability to achieve life goals
  • Have consideration, understanding and respect for the residents and their families
  • Recognise the importance of consultation, where applicable, and collaborate with colleagues, managers, external parties and other stakeholders
  • Appreciate the need to use initiative and find positive solutions in response to identified needs
  • Able to work autonomously and harmoniously within a broader team environment

Your dedication and commitment are rewarded with:

  • Pride that your work will positively impact the lives of our families
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • A friendly and supportive work environment, focused on your career/personal development

Hobart City Mission brings together people who want to give to and support those most in need in our local community, through the provision of client focused, holistic and innovative programs and services.  

Additional information about the role can be found in the Position Description on the Hobart City Mission website. If you have any further questions about the role or the recruitment process, please call Angelica or Denise on 03 6215 4200. 

HCM actively promotes diversity and inclusion in recruitment and employment. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI and people with a disability.  

Applications should include a cover letter and resume highlighting your suitability for the role. Applications should be submitted via Seek  or emailed to careers@hobartcitymission.org.au and marked Small Steps Overnight Residential Support Worker. 

The successful applicant must have (or the ability to obtain) a National Police Certificate (no older than 6 months) and a current Working with Vulnerable People Registration (employment category). 

Applications close Wednesday 19th June 2024 at 10am.