Family Support Workers - Goldfields (Kalgoorlie or Esperance)

Salary: $75,664 - $80,770 per annum pro rata (including salary packaging)

Contract: 2x Permanent full time (37.5 hours per week) & 1x Permanent part time (22.5 hours per week)

Job Type: Regional Programs

Employer: Wanslea Family Services

Location: Kalgoorlie or Esperance

Family Support Workers - Goldfields (Kalgoorlie or Esperance)

Wanslea has been selected as a Community Partner to deliver the Thrive service in the Wheatbelt and Goldfields regions.  Thrive is a new support program for Aboriginal housing and public housing clients. It will take a holistic approach to enhance people’s lives by looking at the wider needs of the individual. It will have a stronger focus on early intervention, supporting people to identify and tackle problems before they become too great.

Thrive will support stable homes that provide a secure foundation for life by connecting people to social and economic support which will help grow inclusive and accessible communities

Family Support Worker– Thrive service

Wanslea is seeking a dedicated and skilled Family Support Worker to provide high quality support and help families in the Thrive service in the Goldfields. This Family Support Worker is responsible for supporting and helping families maintain their tenancy as well as referring them to other programs while building informal support networks and connecting them to their community.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience working with families where substance abuse, domestic/family violence and/or mental issues are present. They must have a sound knowledge of Aboriginal families and an understanding of Aboriginal family functioning.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services, Community Development, Early Childhood Education and/or equivalent experience working in this field
  • Current “A” class Motor Driver’s Licence and a roadworthy motor vehicle licensed at the Standard Rate
  • Current Working with Children Card
  • Satisfactory current National Police Clearance


Wanslea has a strong commitment to providing great working conditions within a dynamic and supportive team with a competitive salary. Additionally, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for professional development. 

If you have a genuine passion for supporting and empowering children and their families, and a sound understanding of the early childhood development and disability fields, then don’t miss out on these outstanding opportunities!

Wanslea is an inclusive employer. We welcome and encourage applications from suitably qualified culturally and linguistically diverse candidates, people who may have a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and sexually and gender diverse people. 

The application details and competency profile are available on at

All enquiries for the above position are to be directed to People and Culture:

Please address the Selection Criteria in your cover letter

Job Description

Application Information

Emailed applications will not be accepted. Please apply online via seek

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Applications close: Sunday, 25 August 2019

Wanslea reserves the right to close the advertisement prior to this date so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.


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