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Vinnies Administration Assistant Volunteer

St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn
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The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering 'a hand up' to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

Key Responsibilities • Administration duties such as data entry, stationary orders, mail deliveries and stock deliveries/pickups, as required • Meeting/greeting visitors and taking phone messages for Office Manager • Assisting with the development and continuous improvements of operations

Selection Criteria

Skills and Knowledge • A high level of customer service skills • An alignment with and empathy for people from all community sectors • Communication skills - written and verbal with a wide range of stakeholders • A sound level of computer skills in the ICT office environment.

Personal Attributes • High ethical standard, is trustworthy and confidential, works well individually and within a team • Consideration and respect for others and their views and adapts to changing environments • Enthusiastic, projects a positive image with good attention to detail, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Work Health and Safety Requirements • Covered shoes to be worn at all times whilst onsite • Manual handling of up to fifteen (15) kilograms with lifting, bending, reaching up and down • Ladder and trolley usage (pushing and pulling movements) • If driving a Society vehicle, a valid drivers license must be held and a copy provided • Personal protective equipment as required is provided and is to beused as instructed

Commitment to ethos of St Vincent de Paul Society • A clear understanding of the role and ethos of the Society and its objectives, along with evidence of a strong commitment to reflect its mission and values in all dealings with employees, volunteers, and those whom we assist.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international, lay Catholic organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing assistance to anyone in need. We are committed to recruiting dedicated, professional volunteers who have the skills and experience appropriate for this role.

For this reason, should you be interested in this role, we will need to collect the following information prior to you commencing in the role:

  • Resume
  • Photo ID such as Driver Licence
  • Vinnies Volunteer Application Form
  • Vinnies Volunteer Assignment Agreement
  • WWVP Card

We need to have reasonable confidence that members, volunteers and employees, particularly those who have access to vulnerable persons we are assisting, are of suitable character and do not expose these persons to unacceptable risk. Therefore, volunteers may be required to have a WWVP Card. If you don't have one, we will help you apply for it. Please note that we handle all personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1998.