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Volunteer Supervisor – Emergency Relief

Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 22 Apr, 2021

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 19 hours per week (Mon-Thurs)
  • Initially maximum term until 30 June 2022
  • Based at Burwood East

About the opportunity

Our Emergency Relief Program provides emergency assistance to people in need who are in crisis, or experiencing homelessness or hardship in the City of Whitehorse area. The program aims to ensure that consumers can access the basics they need to get through a difficult time.

As the Emergency Relief Support Supervisor, you will work closely with a team of committed volunteers to deliver emergency services to clients who present through the East Burwood Centre. The role will be responsible for recruiting, training, developing and supporting volunteer community workers. Importantly, the role will ensure that community workers are equipped with the necessary skills to effectively assess clients, and support clients to address their needs.

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a degree qualification social work or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Previous experience within the homelessness services or community services sector
  • Demonstrated experience supporting vulnerable people who present with various complex needs
  • Well-developed risk and needs assessment skills
  • Proven ability to effectively engage and collaborate with a volunteer workforce in a manner that recognises their contributions
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form effective working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current resume

Applications close Thursday 22 April 2021

Get in touch

Maidie Graham – Senior Manager, Crisis & Homelessness Services
T: 0423 022 875 (during business hours)

About Uniting

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

Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au 

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. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

How to apply

Please click on the apply now button for further details.

Please quote in application: Volunteer Supervisor - Emergency Relief via Pro Bono Australia.


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