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Transition Worker – Boarding House Outreach Service

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Organisation : Community Restorative Centre (CRC)

Location : Sydney

Work Type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Community Support Services, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 28 Aug, 2018

About the Role

Transition Worker – Boarding House Outreach Service

(Maternity Leave position)

Are you passionate about providing case work transitional support for people leaving custody who also have complex needs? Would you like a role that is challenging and rewarding? Do you want to work in a strong team that is valued and supported?


An exciting opportunity exists for a Transition Worker to work in partnership with Newtown Neighbourhood Centre’s Boarding House Outreach Service, based in Sydney’s Inner West.

  • 38 hours per week
  • 12 month maternity leave contract
  • Rate of pay equivalent to SACS Award Grade 4 year 4 ($71,761 gross per annum plus super and generous salary packaging options)
  • Terms and Conditions of employment as per Level 4 Pay Point 4 of the SCHADS Award 2010
  • Based in Sydney’s Inner West


The position will provide a broad range of transitional outreach casework services for people who are involved in the criminal justice system, and are either living or intending to live in boarding houses, while experiencing multiple needs including homelessness, mental illness, cognitive impairment and AOD issues. Casework services are delivered on an outreach basis. The position is generally Monday to Friday with some flexibility between 8am and 6pm, and occasional out-of-hours work to be performed as required.


Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience directly related to the provision of intensive support to people with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated high level skills and experience in outreach casework and case management.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with people with complex issues who are involved in the criminal justice system and knowledge of the NSW correctional system and the complex issues and barriers faced by people upon release.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication as well as computer skills including ability to competently use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Sound knowledge and established links to accommodation and support services in the Sydney metro area.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working within a trauma informed framework.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  • Demonstrated alignment of values and way of working with clients with those of CRC.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
  • Current NSW Working With Children Check.
  • Legal right to work in Australia.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated cultural competency and knowledge of issues relating to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities.
  • Knowledge of current child protection issues and legislation.


We are committed to achieving a diverse and culturally safe workforce, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from CALD backgrounds.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Community Restorative Centre (CRC)

The Community Restorative Centre (CRC) is a community based agency that has been delivering services to people affected by the criminal justice system for 67 years. We work hard to create an environment that encourages professional development and respect for staff to provide effective services for our clients.

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Please quote in application: Transition Worker – Boarding House Outreach Service via Pro Bono Australia.


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