Work With Us

We’re always on the lookout for talented and caring individuals to join our team in a range of capacities. Keep an eye on this page for information and vacancies.

Employment and Volunteering

We’re always keen to welcome new people to our team.  Any current vacancies will be listed below. Thank you for your interest.

Job Opportunities

Program Worker Driver License Access Program. Maitland, Newcastle and Hunter

We are currently seeking to employ a motivated and passionate person to join our Settlement and Multicultural Services Team to deliver the Driver Licensing Access Program in the Greater  Newcastle area in partnership with Northern Settlement Services. Some tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Improve road safety outcomes among settlement communities by supporting them to meet the program requirements,
  • Build effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, community members and clients across Greater Newcastle that reflect GCAIS’s vision and mission and contribute to the successful implementation of the program.
  • Provide culturally appropriate support and resources that assist settlement communities
  • Improve access to employment
  • Increase equity of opportunity to obtain a driver license and to be safer and legal road user;
  • Liaise and consult as required to promote and engage stakeholders with key projects;
  • Maintain records and reports as required;
  • Ensure that feedback mechanisms are in place to collect data for service reporting and as input to quality service improvement;
  • Work effectively under the direction of the Program Coordinator, to coordinate and deliver the program;
    This role is 19 hours p.w.
    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by no later than 4th July 2022 through SEEK .

Program Coordinator- Learner Driver Mentor Programs

We are currently seeking to employ a motivated and passionate person to join our Settlement and Multicultural Services Team to co-ordinate our driving programs across Greater Sydney.
Tasks include:

  • Provide direction, guidance and leadership to Program Workers
  • Improving road safety outcomes among settlement communities by supporting them to meet the scheme requirements,
  • Providing culturally appropriate support and resources that assist newly arrived refugees.
  • Improving access to employment for newly arrived refugees.
  • Facilitating cultural learning opportunities for program volunteers.
  • Work collaboratively with project stakeholders
  • Build effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, community members and clients across all sites that reflect GCAIS’s purpose and contribute to the implementation of the programs
  • Work with the Settlement & Multicultural Services Manager and finance staff to ensure project budgets remain on track and that records relating to project costs are kept up to date at all times.
  • Ensure project promotional materials are kept up to date and accessible at all times
  • Ensure all files, documents and funders’ reporting requirements  are kept secure and completed as per the funding contracts and agreements.
  • This role is a combination of working on site and from home where feasible.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by no later than 4th July 2022 through SEEK

Support Workers

Gymea Community Aid & Information Services (GCAIS) is located at Gymea and assists frail aged people to lead fulfilling lives by providing services funded through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). We offer quality care, encouraging clients to maintain independence, while catering for their social and physical needs.

We are currently in need of Support Workers to join our team.

To be a part of this growing and reputable organisation, you will be performing the following tasks:

  • Transporting clients to appointments
  • Assisted Shopping
  • Light Housework
  • Meaningful socialisation
  • Completion of documentation

Applicants will need to have most of the following to be successful:

  • Certificate III in Community Care or Aged Care or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience working with frail aged people, people with dementia and complex needs, preferably in a community setting
  • Experience in monitoring clients and reporting behavioural or health changes
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently
  •  An understanding of WH&S issues and risk management for client home-based care and during transport of clients
  • Registered Motor Vehicle and Current NSW Drivers licence
  •  Ability to work a casual roster – days and hours to suit

Position is subject to award conditions under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 as Home Care Worker Grade 3.
– Kilometre allowance is included.
– Salary Packaging Opportunities and Training Provided
– Sutherland Shire Location
– Flexible working hours
– Providing care to real people with real needs

For enquiries contact Rnapolitano@gcais.org.au.

Applications are to be forwarded to Reception@gcais.org.au

Successful applicants will be subject to a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Volunteering

Volunteers are the backbone of our community and our organisation, so if you’d like to make a difference please view our list of current volunteer vacancies.

Watch the video for what it is to Volunteer for GCAIS.

Garden Club Member

Our Community Garden, situated next to the Gymea Community Hall is already planted and full of healthy produce. It needs ongoing care and attention to maintain its good looks. Working with a team of approximately 6-8 people, you will help with raking, weeding, trimming and general maintenance of the garden tubs. The garden club meet every Tuesday during school terms. Find out about gardening events on our What’s On page.

To find our volunteering with this group, contact Brenda, BEggleton@gcais.org.au

Learner Driver Volunteers

The Driver Licensing Access Program helps people on humanitarian visas gain confidence behind the wheel.
DLAP is looking for passionate, bright-minded volunteers to join our program and assist newly arrived refugees obtain their NSW license-lend a helping hand and change a family’s life forever. Areas where DLAP and the local program, DriveTime are operating are:
Gymea
Fairfield
Bankstown
Liverpool
Parramatta

Contact our driver programs  Project Coordinator on 0478 748 387 or email drivetime@gcais.org.au to find out more. DOWNLOAD the Flyer

Walking Group Coordinators

Be a part of this Health and Wellbeing initiative at Gymea Community Aid

This position works alongside our Local Walking Coordinators and utilises the framework and tools of the Heart Foundation Walking organisation. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one day per week or fortnight. Our current groups walk on  Thursdays and Fridays from Gymea and Taren Point with a Nature Walk walking in Sutherland, also on Fridays.

The Walker Organiser and Coordinators are responsible to:

  • Design the walk routes and completing the walk
  • Communicating about questions and support for the group
  • Ensuring walkers register and agree to the participant terms and conditions
  • Recording attendance and reporting to Heart Foundation Walking
  • Organise the “end of walk” social activity such as morning tea/coffee/lunch

Interested volunteers should contact Joanne Cracknell, jcracknell@gcais.org.au, Rowena Condon rcondon@gcais.org.au or call 0295249559 for more information.

Board

Please email reception@gcais.org.au if you are interested in joining our volunteer Board.

Board Openings

At GCAIS, we value the experience and willingness to support our organisation of local community members. Contact us at Reception@gcais.org.au to understand more about the role of the Board.

There are no vacancies at this stage.

Student Placements

From time to time we are able to assist tertiary students with a placement in one of our services. For more information, please email reception@gcais.org.au.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer work experience to secondary school students.

Student Placement Positions

No positions currently available.