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Senior Children’s Specialist Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing via Big Splash

Location : Melbourne (South Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 81,306 per annum (pro-rata) + Super

Application closing date : 6 Dec, 2020

About the role

  • Great South Melbourne location, close to the South Melbourne
  • Market, public transportation, shops and cafes
  • Salary: 81,306 per annum (pro-rata) + Super
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging\
  • Flexible working environment!

We are currently seeking a passionate Senior Worker to join the dedicated Children Specialist Support Services (HCSSS) team. The HCSSS team supports children and young people that have experienced trauma due to homelessness and/or family violence. The service provides a range of services including information and referral pathways, enhanced case management, therapeutic and recreational group work, psychological services, speech therapy as well as educational support.

This role provides outreach and case management services to support children and parents with complex needs. The goal is to re-build ruptured attachments and relationships. The Senior Worker will also provide support, secondary consultation and mentoring to other members within the team.


About You

To be successful in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification in human services or a related discipline with experience in delivery of services to clients with complex needs relating to homelessness. You will have the ability to work therapeutically with children and parents who are experiencing housing stress and have a trauma history. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated experience building positive relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Working in a dynamic and multi-disciplinary team, this challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing via Big Splash

Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high-quality housing to an innovative range of support, education, and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research, and innovation to drive widespread change.

How to apply

Position Description : 5281244

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Sara Lindstrom on 0400 166 477.

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 committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. 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: Senior Children's Specialist Worker via Pro Bono Australia.



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