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Organisation : VincentCare

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Health – General, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 23 Sep, 2019

About the role

Commonwealth Home Support Program Social Worker

(Fixed Term – Full time)

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

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. 

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. 

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:

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 Emily Page, Commonwealth Home Support Program Senior Worker on 0409 459 022.

Applications close: 5.00pm, Monday, 23 September 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

How to apply for this role

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

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