Want to join our team? 

A healthy workplace culture is hard to find, but here at South Eastern Community Connect we think we’ve pretty well nailed it.

Unlike many non-profits, we know the importance of effective communication.

We don’t leave our staff in the dark. We let them know what’s happening, and why, and involve you in key decisions.

Secondly, we are diverse. Our staff come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and this enhances our ability to support the community.

Thirdly, we believe in teamwork. No one is an island. We need each other to thrive. And at work, we’re a family that supports and learns together.

We’d love you to join our family if we’re the right fit for you.

With that in mind, we’re currently looking for a Casual Qualified Field Transport Driver / Bus Assistant to support our rapidly growing aged care service.

About South Eastern Community Connect

South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) is a non-profit organisation with community centres in Eastlakes and Mascot, Sydney.  Our services tackle the loneliness problem and equip people with skills for life.

The SECC team is here for the community, no matter the person’s age, cultural background or religion.

We are a great place to work because our CEO believes in fairness, justice, and compassionate leadership. Many of our staff have worked with us for over 20 years, and we continue to attract new team members as well who are regularly trained in communications, and skills relevant to their field.

We’re looking for a Casual Qualified Field Transport Driver / Bus Assistant who cares deeply about the health and wellbeing of seniors.

You will work collaboratively in a team environment across the Randwick, City of Sydney and Bayside LGAs to create community connections with our older population.

You will be flexible with your weekday hours, adaptable and willing to work across a range of aged care support roles.

Qualifications & Experience

  • LR or MR Driver’s License
  • Driver Authority
  • Certificate III in Aged Care, Home and Community Care or equivalent, and/or 2 years’ experience in age care
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to older people with empathy and understanding whilst ensuring the highest standard of care.
  • First Aid Certificate & CPR or willingness to obtain one
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Knowledge of the Eastern Suburbs local traffic, and ability to plan efficient travel routes
  • Excellent communication skills, and willingness to follow instructions
  • Basic finance and administration skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to work professionally as part of a team and also with minimal supervision

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Drive centre vehicles including cars, and buses
  • Collect and return vehicles to the designated parking area
  • Follow the prepared transport routes and to provide appropriate documentation
  • Operate hydraulic hoist and secure wheelchairs safely.
  • Ensure comfort and safety of clients during transit at all times, e.g. ensure all items bought onto the bus are secure at all times, heating / cooling appropriate to the group.
  • Ensure vehicles are clean and tidy, this includes cleaning the vehicle as soon as possible after a toileting accident or someone becoming unwell when on the bus
  • Maintain vehicles as required including diesel, oil and water levels and adequate tyre pressure
  • To assist in the planning/facilitation of group-based activities
  • Collect client contributions and issue receipts as necessary

Selection Criteria: Desirable

  • NSW Bus and Coach Operator Accreditation Scheme (BOAS) or demonstrated capacity and willingness to undertake BOAS training
  • Ability to speak a community language and experience working with people from diverse cultures.
  • Experience in community transport work
  • Knowledge or experience working with individuals with Dementia

The terms and conditions of employment are those applying under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry (SCHCADS) Award 2010 in conjunction with the National Employment Standards. This role aligns with the SCHADS award, 2.1 (casual rate)

How to apply

To apply for this role, send a cover letter and your resume to Anne Clatworthy, HR Manager at centrehrmanager@secc.sydney

Further enquiries: (02) 8338 8506

Police Check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required prior to appointment.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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