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Assertive Outreach Worker – 3 x Vacancies

Organisation : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne (CBD & St Kilda)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Development, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 69,065 per annum + Super

Application closing date : 15 Dec, 2019

About the role

Available Vacancies:

  • 1 X Permanent, Full-time at Elizabeth Street
  • 1 X Fixed-term (until 30th June 2020), Full time at St Kilda
  • 1 X Fixed-term (6 months), Part-time (45.6 hrs/fortnight) at St Kilda

Salary: 69,065 per annum + Super (pro-rata, where applicable)

Join us and share our Vision

We believe housing is a basic human right that affords people dignity. Everyone has a right to a home and it is our job to make this happen.

This is a rewarding and challenging role for someone who wants to contribute to our mission to end homelessness.

What Can We Offer You?

  • Working for a values-based organisation with a clear mission and vision
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged through
  • 5 days wellbeing leave (on top of annual leave)
  • Salary packaging

The Role

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.

About You

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. The candidate should also have demonstrated understanding of the principles of case management and housing service system and also demonstrated ability to build positive rapport with people from diverse backgrounds.

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. Launch Housing is a strong, single, focused voice on homelessness driven by the values of Empowerment, Fresh Thinking, Agility, Leadership, and Courage.

How to apply for this role

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To apply for this job go to: www.launchhousing.recruitmenthub.com.au & enter ref code: 4956203.

Applications close 15 December 2019 at 10pm


To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the link below. If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Mark Fitzgerald on 8598 1170

Please mention which vacancy you are applying for in your application.


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 - 3 x Vacancies via Pro Bono Australia.

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