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Organisation : VincentCare

Location : Melbourne (Northern Suburbs)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 15 Jul, 2019

About the role

The Commonwealth Home Support Program Social Worker role has been created to engage older people in the community who may be experiencing or at risk of homelessness and disadvantage, to improve or maintain their Mental Health, Physical Health, wellbeing and independence.

The role will perform a critical function for many older people who may be excluded from mainstream health services, social supports and opportunities, which impacts their functioning and independence in the community.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare

VincentCare Victoria is an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Northern Community Hub provides integrated services in the community housing sector, along with family violence services, case management services and youth outreach services.

Working with VincentCare:

A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including:

  • Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Choice of Superannuation fund
  • Family friendly and flexibility
  • Study leave
  • The Ozanam Scholar Bursary

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelor Degree in Social Work; eligible for AASW Registration
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience practicing as a Social Worker
  • Experience creating personalised plans with clients which are strengths based, effective, holistic and owned by the client
  • Experience working with older people, or people who have prematurely aged due to a lived experience of homelessness
  • Experience working within a Primary Health setting
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

How to apply for this role

Position Description : VincentCare Social Worker

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Social Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

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