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Assertive Outreach Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (St. Kilda)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $69,065 + Super (pro-rata)

Application closing date : 16 Sep, 2019

About the role

  • Work with Melbourne’s most progressive housing and homelessness organisation 3x permanent positions and 2x fixed-term positions (until June 2020) and additional casual Assertive Outreach Worker roles available.​
  • Based in St. Kilda and Elizabeth Street, close to public transportation, shops and cafes.
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working environment!

 

We are seeking a dedicated and passionate Outreach Worker to join the Rough Sleeper Initiative team, which is aimed at assertively engaging with and supporting people sleeping rough in the inner metro. This program provides a response for people who are hard to reach, entrenched and who may have complex needs.

The Outreach Worker will work closely with a number of service providers to deliver an assertive and persistent street level approach to outreach in order to identify, engage and work with clients to achieve sustainable outcomes; primarily rapid access to housing and intensive support, to assist clients to settle into their housing.

 

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, take accountability for their work outcomes and be able to form and maintain strong relationships; all essential ingredients to working collaboratively with clients and other organisations to achieve common goals.

In return, you will be offered a competitive salary with salary packaging available and generous staff benefits such as additional leave days and the chance to contribute to the positive and supportive culture at one of Melbourne’s largest housing and homelessness organisations.

 

Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Launch Housing has an ambitious and singular mission to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. Launch Housing is a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the ‘go to' organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : job_description_4847810

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the 'How to Apply' instructions. If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Mark Fitzgerald on 0416 517 511 ormark.fitzgerald@launchhousing.org.au.

 

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check and Police check. Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.


Please quote in application: Assertive Outreach Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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