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Initial Assessment & Planning (IAP) Worker – Medically Supervised

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Organisation : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 11 Nov, 2019

About the role

  • Work with Melbourne’s most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Full-Time, Fixed-term role through May 2020
  • SCHCADS Level 4
  • Based at the MSIR in Richmond close to public transportation, shops, and cafes
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging


About the role

The Initial Assessment & Planning (IAP) – Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) position primarily undertakes initial assessments and planning with people who are experiencing housing crisis, homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. This will involve working with people who are using the MSIR facility who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness through direct face-to-face contact. The position requires experience in the provision of IAP and a high level of emotional resilience and skills in working with people who are marginalized and disenfranchised.

The position is primarily based at the MSIR in Richmond, however, the position will also be linked with the Launch Housing IAP team and be required to attend team meetings and supervision at the Launch Housing Entry Point. The position is offered as a 6 month Contract position in accord with the pilot nature of the funding.


About you

To be successful in this role, you will be empathetic and able to relate effectively and sensitively to people from diverse backgrounds. You will use assessments to drive planning and outcomes with clients. You will be tertiary qualified in human services, social work or other relevant discipline and have a comprehensive understanding of the issues which those experiencing homelessness confront. A track record of working well in a team environment is also vital.

In return, you will be offered a competitive salary, salary packaging and generous staff benefits such as additional leave days, development opportunities and a great culture.


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. We are 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

Position Description : job_description_4921433

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Initial Assessment & Planning (IAP) Worker - Medically Supervised via Pro Bono Australia.




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