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Organisation : VincentCare

Location : Melbourne (North Melbourne)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 14 Oct, 2019

About the role

Greenlight Supportive Housing Worker

Fixed term 2 years, full time

Enjoy the benefits of working with a growing organisation offering career development, flexibility and an attractive annual salary package up to $77,597 (including leave loading and superannuation). 

The Role:

VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to take on the position of Greenlight Supportive Housing Worker for GreenLight Supportive Housing Program, a new partnership provided by Sacred Heart Mission, VincentCare Victoria and the Salvation Army Adult Services. 

GreenLight Supportive Housing program will work with people making the transition from chronic homelessness and rough sleeping to placement in longer term housing to address their unique experience of homelessness and the individual health and wellbeing factors to maintain their housing. The key outcome is stable housing for people and no return to homelessness.

The GreenLight Supportive Housing Program will provide tailored brief intervention, floating support, and case management and service coordination services through a multi-disciplinary team, including case managers, mental health clinicians, and peer support resettlement workers to 684 people across the inner Melbourne area in 2019- 2020 with a focus on assisting people to stay housed. 

GreenLight has been funded for two years through the Victorian State Government’s Rough Sleeper Action Plan until February 2021.

This role provides assertive engagement, brief intervention, case management and service coordination with people who have experienced chronic homelessness and/or primary homelessness. The role will work to ensure that the service provided is person centred, effective in achieving client goals, program outcomes, and are of the highest quality in accordance with VincentCare’s values and legislative and funding requirements. 

VincentCare Victoria:

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. 

Inner Melbourne Community Hub provides a range of accommodation and support services, including crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol case management, and adult outreach. 

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:

  • Appropriate degree qualification relevant to the delivery of community services e.g. Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy or equivalent. Candidates with Diploma qualifications and outstanding relevant experience may be considered;
  • Demonstrated experience in case management (anticipated at least 2 years recent experience);
  • Experience in assisting clients to navigate different service systems to meet their needs;
  • Proven ability to effectively manage challenging behaviours and respond to crisis situations;
  • Sound knowledge of a variety of theoretical frameworks and strategies applicable for working with clients with complex needs;
  • Knowledge of recovery principles and the ability to apply them in broader casework practice;
  • Good interpersonal skills including both verbal and written communication.
  • A full Victorian motor vehicle licence is required. 

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description which is available at https://hcm613.peoplestreme.net/vincentcare/erec_external.asp.

Please submit your application through our website at https://hcm613.peoplestreme.net/vincentcare/erec_external.asp.

Phone enquiries may be made to Lisa Shearer on 0438 583 417

Applications close: 5.00pm Monday, 14 October 2019.

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.

The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : VincentCare

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