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The Arabic Seniors Social and Information Network is a service that provides social support individual and social support group to Arabic speaking background aged people in various Sydney West and South West Local Government Areas.

As the Seniors Group Coordinator you will be part of a team and responsible for ensuring the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) is effectively delivered to enhance wellness, independence and social connections to clients. This includes organising, co‐ordinating and following up on project related activities such as:

• providing social support individual e.g. home visit, shopping, and walking

• providing social support group activities such as: centre based social activities, excursions/outings, transporting clients to and from groups; introducing clients to relevant services; and liaising with stakeholders including service providers.


Applications CloseJune 24, 2024
Job Board
Job CategoryCare & Support Work
Job FieldAged Care
Employment BasisFull Time
Salary Range$80,000 — $90,000
LocationSouth West Sydney

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We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our growing service providing support to Arabic speaking seniors in the Western and South Western areas of Sydney. You will be part of the Community and Service Development Unit and will be responsible for:

  • Providing social support to individual relevant clients where needed in consultation with the line manager which may include home visits, walking, getting to appointments, and shopping.
  • Providing social support to groups of clients/participants which include activities, workshops, excursions/ outings, introduction to meal services and neighbour aid as well as information sessions in accordance with their needs.
  • Planning, organising and coordinating client-centred activities that reflect the cultural background and lifestyle choices of clients/participants that are rewarding, focusing on both maintaining skills and working towards regaining lost skills (e.g. physical activity etc.)
  • Consulting and coordinating with other members of the team in relation to client/participant transport matters including suitable locations for excursions.
  • Transporting clients/participants utilising Council’s buses to and from centres and activities and, where relevant or needed, organise for alternative transport.

For more details including the selection criteria, please download the attached position description.

Essential Criteria

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Relevant qualifications being a minimum of Certificate III in Individual Support/Ageing.
  • A current unrestricted driver’s license and access to a car
  • Strong driving and navigational skills, including the ability to drive a commuter sized vehicle in different weather and traffic conditions.
  • Experience working with aged people and their carers from diverse backgrounds, particularly those of Arabic speaking background.
  • Experience in casework, referrals and liaising with service providers.
  • Very good computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and client data management systems.
  • A satisfactory current (within 3 years) Criminal History (police check)
  • Very good verbal (English and Arabic) communication skills

Desirable Criteria

  • Holds a current First Aid Certificate
  • Very good  written communication skills in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the capacity to provide a warm and welcoming environment for seniors from diverse backgrounds, socio economic status and abilities.

Other Information

Employment conditions are as per the modern Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHCADS).

Salary is paid fortnightly and is at SACS Level 4.1 – 4.4 of the SCHCADS Award (currently $45.08/hr - $48.50/hr depending on experience). Employer superannuation contribution, travel allowance, and other relevant entitlements along with some above award conditions also apply.

Attractive Salary Packaging benefits are available.

How to Apply

If this sounds like the right position for you send your application to by 5pm on Monday 24 June 2024.

All applications must include:

  • a document addressing the selection criteria (found in the position description) to demonstrate how you meet the criteria of the role.
  • a copy of your CV or resume

For more information about this position contact Josette Bechara, Community and Service Development Manager 02 9709 4333

- Applicants may be required to undergo a driving assessment of the commuter bus as part of the recruitment process -

Arab Council Australia

Arab Council Australia is a secular community based organisation working
to bring about positive social change and improve the lives of the most vulnerable
people in the community.
We represent the interests of people from twenty-two Arab countries.
Our membership reflects this diversity and includes people of non-Arabic speaking
Since our establishment we have been providing a range of quality services such as:
family support, child protection, youth projects, social support to older people,
problem gambling and financial counselling, orientation and settlement, casework
and educational support to children, youth and families, and emergency relief
We work with diverse communities and across sectors and play a pivotal role in in
capacity and community building and in advocacy. We promote solutions through
consultations, research, education, and partnerships; we work inclusively across
diversity and in forging strong collaborative practices with community, government
and private sectors.

ContactJosette Bechara
Phone number 02 9709 4333
Email address;