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COVID-19 Policy

Please note, before you submit an application to work at Wayside Chapel that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For more info, click here and get in touch with any questions. 

Specialised Services Manager

New role leading a multidisciplinary team across our Employment and Prisons programs and helping establish Primary Health and Women's programs.

The Specialised Services Manager is a newly created position at Wayside, leading a portfolio which includes our Employment Pathways, Prisons Program and soon to be launched Primary Health services. It also has responsibility for a Women’s Program and safe space which is in development. These services will provide essential, singularly focussed care and support for our visitors as identified through our Front line and Aboriginal Cultural Centre teams. 
   
You will have experience in leading a multi-disciplinary team to deliver broad ranging support services as well as experience developing frameworks of care and providing excellence in reporting and case management. As a green-field role, this is an exciting opportunity for someone who likes to build and grow services while empowering a team providing life changing support for some of the most vulnerable in our community. 
   
This role reports to our Head of Programs and will be a key member of the Programs leadership team. This team is going through an exciting period of growth and change including a recently implemented new model of care. You will be adept at managing multiple priorities and timelines, and be able to move seamlessly between strategic / operational planning and team management and support 
   
Key Responsibilities 
 
Policy and Planning 

  • Lead strategic and operational planning for the Specialised Services portfolio and manage the implementation of those plans. 
  • Work within the senior team and directly with other roles within Wayside for the development of policy initiatives concerning visitor care 
  • Actively contribute to the objectives of the Visitor Services Plan 
  • Lead and foster a culture that values professional standards including visitor focused and outcomes-centred care 
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships, both internally and externally, in advancement of visitor outcomes and Wayside’s reputation. 

Team Leadership 

  • Support team members regarding their development within their respective professions 
  • Ensure the development of team members through people management processes including learning and development and work planningProvide direction for the overall portfolio, and provide support and regular supervision to team members with respect to their service plans and obligations to their profession 
  • Work closely with Clinical Leads to design and implement systems and processes to ensure efficient allocation of clinical resources at the local levelProvide supports to each of the practice areas within the portfolio including advice and direction on relevant policy decisions, and assist each practice group with respect to planning initiatives, and expanding clinical activities 
  • Monitor on an ongoing basis the delivery of services in line with the clinical priorities and the Visitor Services Plan 
  • Develop and implement administrative support systems and frameworks, including reviewing policies and procedures, to support the operations of the team 
  • Actively promote health and safety, and take reasonably practicable steps to control risks, ensuring a safe workplace for visitors, staff, and volunteers. 

About you 

  • Tertiary Qualification(s) in a related discipline 
  • Experience in managing services that address complex client needs 
  • A highly developed understanding of the needs of society’s vulnerable groups, especially women in crisis; the health issues facing the homeless community; and the issues facing individuals regularly engaged with the criminal custodial system. 
  • Experience in managing multiple concurrent projects and/or services and a demonstrated understanding of the complexities of managing a multidisciplinary team 
  • Experience in service planning and project coordination 
  • A demonstrated understanding of outcomes-oriented service delivery 
  • Experience forming teams, creating a positive work culture and defining direction within a new service offering

To apply, please follow the link. Include your CV and a covering letter detailing your motivations and relevant experience. For more information, please reach out to Tom Stevenson, Talent Lead [email protected] 

Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

View the full position description here. 

Care Coordinator – Evening Team

Provide essential care and support to our visitors as part of our close knit evening team

The Care Coordinator works on the front line at our Community Services Centre (CSC) at Kings Cross. You will work alongside team members to proactively support and empower visitors to identify and work towards achieving their personal goals. 
   
You will possess an understanding of the needs of people experiencing homelessness including mental health and AOD. It is also desirable you have experience in de-escalations, incident reporting and conflict management. Ultimately, you have a passion for improving outcomes through care, open communication and excellence in case management. You’ll thrive working in a supportive and inclusive team.  
 
Key Aspects of this role: 
Working with visitors 

  • Build rapport with visitors and identify presenting needs; 
  • Conduct initial assessments, identify goals with regard for visitor strengths, and develop plans to improve visitor wellbeing; 
  • Regularly review care plans to assess progress and additional needs; 
  • Assist visitors to make informed decisions by providing options and reasonable advice with consideration of the presenting circumstances of the visitor; 
  • Coordinate care for visitors which may include liaising with multiple social, health, housing, financial and legal services, making appropriate referrals and advocating for optimal outcomes; 
  • Assist frontline staff with managing visitor behaviour and offer support during critical incidents; 
  • Promote independence, self-determination and self-worth in visitors through one-to-one and community engagement. 

 Service delivery 

  • Collaborate and work effectively with other programs within Wayside for the advancement of visitor care objectives; 
  • Participate in case planning and case review meetings; 
  • Participate in interagency meetings when required and ensure Wayside offers a consistent and professional presence. Explore opportunities to expand relationships and collaborative work with local service providers; 
  • Develop content and facilitate therapeutic groups when appropriate; 
  • Operate with regard to trauma informed principles; 
  • Operate within a harm minimisation framework when working with visitors engaged in high-risk behaviours. 

Administration, reporting & WHS compliance 

  • Record accurate and timely data and information and effectively use available systems. This includes internal systems to record program statistics, CIMS, visitor flags and other systems utilised in interagency meetings; 
  • Develop and maintain detailed visitor files including needs assessments, care plans, brokerage and case notes;
  • Ensure all reports and administrative tasks are completed to a professional standard;
  • Comply with all Wayside WHS policies/procedures and instructions, reporting any hazards or safety issues and performing all tasks in a manner which guards against risk to self and others within the workplace; 

You will have: 

  • Undergraduate qualifications in Social Work/other relevant disciplines or substantial experience working in Community Services; 
  • Experience working with at-risk populations and understanding of related issues, both practical and systematic (including but not limited to Juvenile Justice, CALD, trauma, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs); 
  • High level interpersonal communication and problem solving skills; 
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise and supporting Wayside culture; 
  • Interest in working in a not-for-profit and alignment to Wayside’s mission and values 

Hours 
This is role in our Hub Team. Shift Hours are 1.30pm-9.30pm, 7 days a week. There is a requirement for this role for you to be available for Saturdays and Sundays, however weekend work is shared across a large team on a rotating basis. 2 to 4 shifts per week are available. 
   
Application and Recruitment Process 

Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet these selection criteria, via the link in the job ad. 
   
Please also include your available hours and days in your cover letter. 

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away. 
 
Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment

You can view the full position description here. 

Community Service Worker

Multiple roles available – apply now!

We are seeking to expand our existing team of Community Services Workers, and are looking for dedicated and passionate people to join our welcoming and inclusive team. We have two community service centres located in both Kings Cross and Bondi Beach, which are open during the day and evening, 7 days a week. 

We are hiring a number of roles and are seeking people to work a variety of shifts, which will include weekday and weekend work during daytime hours and evening hours up until 9:30pm. 

The Community Services Worker is responsible for welcoming visitors to Wayside, ascertaining and responding to their immediate needs such as practical assistance and crisis referrals, and maintaining a safe space including appropriate management of incidents. 

Key Responsibilities 
Greet visitors, build rapport, conduct basic assessment of need and direct visitor flow through the service; 

Provide visitors with information on Wayside services and other local services; 

Manage the provision of practical assistance including allocation of showers, toiletries, emergency clothes and emergency meals; 

Provide crisis support and respond to immediate visitor issues such as lack of housing, mental health crises and other health emergencies; 

Refer visitors to care coordination staff when appropriate; 

Maintain a safe environment through monitoring visitor behaviour and managing incidents as they arise, including dealing with aggression and AOD/overdose; 

Develop and deliver various activities to assist with visitor engagement; 

Promote independence, self-determination and self-worth in visitors through one-to-one and community engagement. 

Selection Criteria – About you: 

TAFE level qualifications in Community Services Work, Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs or other relevant area and/or extensive experience in the areas of addressing the needs of disadvantaged populations 

Experience working with at-risk populations and understanding of related issues, both practical and systematic (including but not limited to Juvenile Justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD, trauma, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs) 

Knowledge of and ability to operate with regard to trauma informed principles 

Initiative, flexibility and the ability to work in a demanding environment 

Ability to work as part of a team with a commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise and supporting Wayside culture 

Understanding of community-based model of care and commitment to the mission, vision and values of Wayside. 

Application and Recruitment Process 
Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria, via the link in the job ad. 

Please also include in your cover letter youravailable days/times for work and whether you have a preference for full time or casual.  

Applications will enter a candidate pool, from which a shortlist will be made based on merit, interest, availability and need of the organisation. 

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away. 

 

Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. 

You can view the full position description here. 

Care Coordinator – Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Applications will be reviewed right away so please apply now!

The Care Coordinator operates within our Aboriginal Cultural Centre and is responsible for proactively supporting and empowering visitors to identify and work towards achieving their personal goals. 

You will possess a deep understanding of the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and a passion for improving outcomes through care, open communication and excellence in case management. You’ll thrive working in a supportive and inclusive team.   

About the role:  

Working with visitors 

  • Build rapport with visitors and identify presenting needs; 
  • Conduct initial assessments, identify goals with regard for visitor strengths, and develop plans to improve visitor wellbeing; 
  • Regularly review care plans to assess progress and additional needs; 
  • Assist visitors to make informed decisions by providing options and reasonable advice with consideration of the presenting circumstances of the visitor; 
  • Coordinate care for visitors which may include liaising with multiple social, health, housing, financial and legal services, making appropriate referrals and advocating for optimal outcomes; 
  • Assist frontline staff with managing visitor behaviour and offer support during critical incidents;  
  • Promote independence, self-determination and self-worth in visitors through one-to-one and community engagement. 

Service delivery 

  • Collaborate and work effectively with other programs within Wayside for the advancement of visitor care objectives; 
  • Participate in case planning and case review meetings; 
  • Participate in interagency meetings when required and ensure Wayside offers a consistent and professional presence. Explore opportunities to expand relationships and collaborative work with local service providers; 
  • Develop content and facilitate therapeutic groups when appropriate; 
  • Operate with regard to trauma informed principles; 
  • Operate within a harm minimisation framework when working with visitors engaged in high-risk behaviours. 

 Administration, reporting & WHS compliance 

  • Record accurate and timely data and information and effectively use available systems. This includes internal systems to record program statistics, CIMS, visitor flags and other systems utilised in interagency meetings; 
  • Develop and maintain detailed visitor files including needs assessments, care plans, brokerage and case notes; 
  • Ensure all reports and administrative tasks are completed to a professional standard; 
  • Comply with all Wayside WHS policies/procedures and instructions, reporting any hazards or safety issues and performing all tasks in a manner which guards against risk to self and others within the workplace; 

You will have:  

  • Undergraduate qualifications in Social Work/other relevant disciplines or substantial experience working in Community Services; with a specific focus on and expertise in working with Aboriginal and Torres straight islander communities.  
  • Experience working with at-risk populations and understanding of related issues, both practical and systematic (including but not limited to Juvenile Justice, CALD, trauma, homelessness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs); 
  • High level interpersonal communication and problem solving skills; 
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise and supporting Wayside culture; 
  • Interest in working in a not-for-profit and alignment to Wayside’s mission and values 

This role works business hours, Monday to Friday, with occasional outside of hours work required to meet the needs of our visitors.  

  

Application and Recruitment Process 
 

Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria, via the link in the job ad. 

 

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away. 

 

Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. 

You can view the full position description here. 

Barista – Community Cafe

Applications will be reviewed right away so please apply now!

Experienced Barista required for our Community Café. Potts Point location. Work with purpose in the community. 

  • Make a difference in your community 
  • 4-5 shifts a week 
  • Great rate with Salary Packaging Benefits 

 

The Wayside Community Café is the hub of our community, serving affordable wholesome meals to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable as well as staff and the local community. 
   
The Community Café is also a social enterprise that forms part of Wayside’s youth employment pathway program, Wingspan. Young adults from Wingspan work within the café to develop valuable skills and to overcome barriers to sustainable employment, before transitioning out into jobs of their choosing.  
   
We are looking for an experienced Barista/All Rounder who believes and shares in Waysides mission of ‘Love over Hate’ and will have an uncompromising belief in the value of each young person, and in their ability to succeed in their employment goals.   
   
Your responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day management and supervision of the Café (on a roster with one other supervisor) 
  • Supervision of Wingspan Program trainees including formal and informal training and completion of work based assessments 
  • Upholding exemplary standards of service and customer/visitor experience 
  • Ensuring the café remains a cost efficient and smooth-running operation   

 

You will have:

  • At least 6 months experience as a Barista. Ability to manage multiple coffee orders and general café front of house duties. 
  • The kindness, empathy and patience required to supervise and train inexperienced or new team members 
  • A desire to be of service to some of our most vulnerable community members, including people experiencing homelessness and social isolation 
  • Flexible, open, can-do attitude 
  • A desire to make a real difference in our community 

 

Benefits

  • Competitive pay including salary packaging options 
  • Varied work where no two days are the same and each interaction is meaningful 
  • Fun team who don’t take themselves or their jobs too seriously 

 

Shifts  

Mornings – 5 shifts per week 

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care, and support for people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964. Today, under the banner of Love over Hate, Wayside runs two community services centres, an outreach service, mental health programs, two community cafés, and an Aboriginal Program.   
 
Our programs and support services are designed to ensure that the most marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services, as well as offering a place where people are welcome just to ‘be’.

Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. 

Casual Chef – Community Cafe

Produce hearty seasonal fare for our Kings Cross Community Café. 30 hours per week.

Casual Chef/Cook  

  • 30 hours of work per week  
  • Make a difference by producing amazing meals for our community 
  • Great rate of pay and benefits  

Experienced Chef/Cook required for casual position. Immediate start available for the right person.

The Wayside Chapel Community Café is the hub of our community. We serve affordable, hearty, wholesome meals to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable as well as staff and the local community.  

We are looking for an experienced, motivated, and professional Casual Chef/Cook who believes and shares in Waysides mission of ‘Love over Hate’.  

You will be working 30 hours per week across a range of shifts with some weekend work required. Location will primarily be in Potts Point with the occasional shift in Bondi Beach. 

The Chef must work closely with the Café Management and Kitchen Staff to assist in managing all kitchen activities. The role affords and requires a high level of versatility, with new menus being designed daily, based on availability of produce. This position requires the employee to work calmly and professionally in a varied and fast-paced kitchen environment, and to communicate well with all team members and suppliers. Ad hoc duties will be required at times, as directed by management. 

Your responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate and support the Community Cafes’ continued commitment to creation of exceptional dishes based upon the fundamental principles of nutrition, taste, variety, freshness, and aesthetics.  
  • Drive and maintain the Community Cafe culture and brand throughout the kitchen by communicating effectively as a professional, developing positive work relationships and leading team efficiency and culture.  
  • Motivate staff to perform to the best of their ability.  
  • Check preparation lists for each shift.  
  • Ensure all prepared dishes meet required standards.  
  • Ensure the knowledge and practice of Food Safety techniques, storage and labelling at all times.  
  • Ensure correct storage, labelling and rotation of deliveries and stock is upheld at all times throughout the day and instil “First in First out” FIFO, in accord with WHS standards. 

 

You will have:  

  • A number of years experience as a Chef/Cook and the ability to work flexibly across our two locations (Potts Point and occasionally at Bondi Beach) 
  • A commitment to producing excellent food  
  • A desire to be of service to some of our most vulnerable community members, including people experiencing homelessness and social isolation  
  • Flexible, open, can-do attitude  
  • A desire to make a real difference in our community  

 

Benefits  

  • Competitive pay including tax break benefits (salary packaging)  
  • Varied work where no two daysare the same and each interaction is meaningful  
  • Fun team who don’t take themselves or their jobs too seriously  

 

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care, and support for people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964. Today, under the banner of Love over Hate, Wayside runs two community services centres, an outreach service, mental health programs, two community cafés, and an Aboriginal Program.   
 
Our programs and support services are designed to ensure that the most marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services, as well as offering a place where people are welcome just to ‘be’ 
   
Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. 

Wayside Café Supervisor

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

The Wayside Café, Kings Cross is a low-cost café serving fresh, wholesome and delicious food to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable people. Café meals are not free but they are very affordable, with items ranging from 20c to $4. 

The Wayside Café is also a social enterprise that forms part of Wayside’s employment pathway program, Wingspan. The young adults who partake in the program develop valuable skills that help them overcome personal barriers, before transitioning into the mainstream workforce. 

The role of the Social Enterprise Cafe Supervisor is a unique and exciting one. A fundamental aspect of the role is to create and nurture a vibrant and safe café environment, a place where visitors and staff alike will return to enjoy time and time again. To enhance visitor experience and enjoyment, the café will host a weekly series of activities and events. The Café Supervisor role is key in the successful execution of these.

To learn more, view the full job information pack here. 

Application and recruitment process

Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria.

Applications will enter a candidate pool, from which a shortlist will be made based on merit, interest, availability and need of the organisation.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away.

Op Shop Assistant Supervisor

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

The Opportunity

Wayside Chapel are looking for two Assistant Supervisors. One for each of our social enterprise op shops, located in Potts Point and North Bondi.

These are some of Sydney’s most popular second-hand clothes destinations, with a curated range of eclectic, fashion leading, quality bargains. The Op Shops are also a social enterprise that function as a key component of Wayside’s employment pathway program, Wingspan.

The young people work within the Op Shops to develop skills, gain experience, and develop an understanding of themselves as a worker, and then transition out into jobs of their choosing in the mainstream workforce. The Op Shops are run by a diverse group of people who pride themselves on their supportive and inclusive workplace culture and the exemplary customer experience they provide. 

   

About you

You are an adaptable and innovative team member, with effective communication skills and the ability to listen actively and to offer critical feedback. You role model professional behaviours and have a positive, authentic, inclusive personality which you bring to work with you every day.

You have initiative and can inspire staff and maintain a vibrant workplace culture. You are drawn to challenges and enjoy striving towards targets and creating new innovative methods to reach them. You have an interest in fashion and have a great eye for detail.

  

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience of 2+ years in managing a team to achieve KPI’s and targets, ideally in a retail or customer facing business
  • Experience and interest in supporting and working with youth-at-risk or vulnerable people
  • Experience in training and development of staff on the job
  • Experience and understanding of operating an e-commerce business model
  • Strong communication skills and ability to keep communication professional, open and constructive, and mediate conflict as required
  • Ability to build rapport with diverse types of people, and be openly non-judgmental, considerate, respectful, and kind

   

Desirable skills: 

  • Knowledge, study, or work experience related to mental health in the workplace
  • Experience managing social media platforms and running social media campaigns
  • Knowledge of fashion, brands, pricing and quality
  • Familiar with MS Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint as well as e-commerce sites such as Shopify

   

You will need to be available to work at least 30 hours per week, and have some availability across all the hours our shops are open. Both locations are closed on Sundays.

If this sounds like the role for you, apply today. We would love to hear from you.

Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. You must have full work rights in Australia to be considered.

Op Shop Retail Assistant (Casual)

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

Iconic not for profit and op shop destination. Work with purpose each day in our retail social enterprise team:

  • Work in a fun, diverse team
  • One of Sydney’s favourite op shop destinations
  • Casual Retail Assistants – minimum 2 shifts per week, availability to work weekends required

 

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964.

Wayside Chapel are looking for casual Retail Assistants to join our Op Shop(s) located in Potts Point and/or Kings Cross

These are some of Sydney’s most popular second-hand clothes destinations, with a curated range of eclectic, fashion leading, quality bargains.  The Op Shops are also a social enterprise that function as a key component of Wayside’s youth employment pathway program, Wingspan. 

  

About you

You are an adaptable and innovative team member, with excellent communication and customer service skills. As one of our Retail Assistants you will bring to Wayside Op Shops an interest in fashion and have a great eye for detail. If you are looking for on-going shift work in a fun, supportive and diverse retail environment then we want to hear from you!

 

You will have: 

  • A knowledge of working in a customer facing environment, such as retail or hospitality
  • Understanding of store operations and maintenance, including daily reconciliation and cash handling
  • An eye for fashion and detail
  • Experience undertaking administrative duties including customer emails and queries and phone calls
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build rapport with diverse types of people, and be openly non-judgmental, considerate, respectful, and kind 

  

You will need to be available to work at least 14 hours per week and have some availability across all the hours our shops are open, including weekends.

If this sounds like the role for you, apply today. We would love to hear from you.

Please note that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. So, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. 
 
Offer of employment to the successful applicant is dependent upon completing a Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment. You must have full work rights in Australia to be considered. 

Heart Cafe Chef/Cook

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

Exciting opportunity to use your café experience in a social enterprise cafe, as part of one of Sydney’s most loved and well-respected Not-For-Profits

  • Fun, supportive and inclusive team
  • Beautiful Bondi Beach location
  • Salary Packaging benefits

 

An exciting opportunity to use your café experience in a social enterprise café, as part of one of Sydney’s most loved and well-respected Not-For-Profits.

  • Opportunity for Full-time, Part-time or Casual Contract
  • Great Bondi Beach location, swim in your break
  • We offer salary packaging benefits – reduce your tax and increase your take-home pay


Heart Cafe is Bondi’s first social enterprise café, where diners can enjoy delicious, local dishes while helping to bridge the gap from unemployment to mainstream employment for disadvantaged young people as part of Wayside Chapel’s Wingspan Project.

Our food is fresh, wholesome and seasonal with each dish reflecting the unique flavours, colours and lifestyle of Bondi. We have received amazing reviews from Sydney Morning Herald, Broadsheet and Concrete Playground, as well as overwhelming support from the community who believe in what we do.

A social enterprise that successfully combines a high-end Bondi café with an employment pathway requires a special staffing team.  We are a close knit and fun team who work together to maintain our reputation for exceptional food and customer service, whilst also upholding the highest standards of professionalism, respect for diversity, and unfaltering support for each other.

For more information on who we are and what we do, see links below:

heartcafe.com.au
waysidechapel.org.au/wingspan

About You

  • Previous café chef or cook experience
  • Ability to multi-task, to work in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal English communication skills
  • High level time management skills
  • Must work in accordance with food safety regulations

We pay award rates, plus have the added bonus of salary packaging, which gives you the opportunity to reduce your tax and increase you take home pay.

If you think you’d be a good fit for our team, please apply right away. Send us your resume and tell us why you’re the right person for the role.

Immediate start and lots of shifts for the right person!

Please note: You must have the legal right to work in Australia, and successful candidates will be required to complete a Working With Children Check and Police Check as a condition of their employment.

Heart Cafe Barista/Cafe All Rounder

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

About the Position

The Barista Café All-Rounder supports the Heart Cafe supervisor in achieving the commercial operations and social impact for the Heart Café. The barista promotes coffee consumption through education, sales and high-level quality coffee making. The barista café all-rounder will also be an integral part in successfully completing all day-to-day café duties whilst providing excellent customer service in the Heart Café. The social impact requires the Café all-rounder to provide support and assist in the training and development of the Wingspan project trainees and have a desire and strong understanding for working with young adults experiencing barriers to employment.

To learn more, view the job information pack here. 

Application and recruitment process

Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria.

Please also include in your cover letter your available days/times for work.

Applications will enter a candidate pool, from which a shortlist will be made based on merit, interest, availability and need of the organisation.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away.

Contact

Email: [email protected]

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