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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne (Mount Waverley)

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 26 Oct, 2020

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Two full time positions; one ongoing & one maximum term to November 2021 (parental leave replacement)
  • Based at Mount Waverley

As part of our Homelessness Services Program, the HOPE (Housing Options Program Eastern) team provides early intervention outreach support to families, single adults and couples who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. The team assists clients to access and maintain housing, and address the support needs that contributed to their homelessness.

The HOPE Transitional Support Worker provides engaging case management support to clients from a diverse range of backgrounds, helping them to break the cycle of homelessness. The role is co-located at DHHS and Centrelink offices for 2 days per week and undertakes transitional support duties for 3 days per week.

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Diploma of Community Services, Welfare Work or a related discipline. A Bachelor or Master of Social Work qualification would be advantageous.

You will also have:

  • Previous experience within the homelessness services sector or community housing
  • Demonstrated experience in case management
  • An understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Knowledge of the Specialist Homelessness Information Platform (SHIP)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and well being of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services. 

How to apply

Position Description : PD - HOPE Transitional Support Worker

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Transitional Support Worker – Homelessness Services via Pro Bono Australia.



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