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Senior Family Support Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing via Big Splash

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $83,608 per annum (pro-rata) + super

Application closing date : 5 Mar, 2021

About the role

Join Melbourne’s most progressive housing and homelessness organisation!

  • Two vacancies available
  • Fixed-term (through to June 2023), Part-time role (68.4 hours per fortnight)
  • Working across St Kilda and South Melbourne
  • Salary: $83,608 per annum (pro-rata) + super
  • Additional wellbeing leave and salary packaging
  • Flexible working environment

We are currently seeking Senior Family Support Workers to join an exciting new project – Homeless Mothers and Babies (HMB). The HMB project will offer a pathway out of homelessness for pregnant women and new mothers. It aims to assist mothers to enhance the health and wellbeing outcomes for themselves and their babies, access support services, gain independence and break the cycle of homelessness.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency approach, you will support pregnant women and new mothers who have been homeless for up to 12 months. The support provision will deliver enhanced case management, mentoring, advocacy, opportunities, information and referral pathways to help break the cycle of homelessness.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a relevant tertiary qualification in human services, and direct experience in the delivery of services to clients with complex needs, who are pregnant and experiencing homelessness. You will have the ability to work therapeutically with pregnant women and new mothers 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, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative housing practices, this exciting and 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

How to apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, click the Apply Now button. If you need additional information regarding this role, please contact Octavia Hall on (03) 8626 5500.

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 unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

Please quote in application: Senior Family Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

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