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After Hours Support Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing

Location : Melbourne (St Kilda East)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

                                                                                  St Kilda East

  • Fixed Term, Part-time (21.5 hours per fortnight) Until Feb 2022
  • East St Kilda location, close to public transportation, shops, and cafes
  • From $74,910 (Prorata) + super + salary packaging option
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave, flexible working environment!

The Shift timings are:

  • Week 1: Wednesday Sleepover Shift
  • Week 2: Monday Sleepover Shift and Saturday Day Shift 

Your Impact

We are currently seeking enthusiastic women to join Launch Housing Women’s only team at our East St Kilda site in the role of After Hours Support Worker. Our East St Kilda site provides emergency accommodation for people who identify as female and are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. This is one of the few homeless services in Victoria that employs and accommodates women only. The facility includes 15 single client rooms and offers short-term accommodation for up to 8 weeks,
individual support, and advocacy services for women 18 years and over. This program focuses on supporting women in crisis to work towards a stable future.

As an After Hours Support Worker, you will be empathetic and enthusiastic about making a difference to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. You will have the ability to juggle competing demands in a crisis setting with women who have significant issues requiring support such as AOD, mental health, trauma, disability, and homelessness.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have relevant tertiary qualifications and experience working in an after-hours role in Crisis Accommodation. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be passionate to work and support some of the most vulnerable women in Victoria.

If you are passionate about working in a women’s only environment and have experience working in a Crisis Accommodation setting then this is the role for you!

Culture & Benefits

We believe housing is a basic human right and our values of empowerment, fresh thinking, agility, leadership and courage underpin everything we do. If you want a career where you can make a real difference, and you are passionate about our mission to end homelessness, then consider working
with Launch Housing! Our employees are spread across 14 different sites within metropolitan Melbourne.

In return, we offer great staff benefits including:

  • Work for a value-based organisation with a clear mission and vision
  • Additional Wellbeing days on top of annual leave + Purchased Leave options
  • Paid Parental Leave (both primary and secondary carer)
  • NFP Salary packaging significantly reducing tax
  • Training and professional development opportunities

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing

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

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the 'How to Apply' instructions.

If you would like additional information
regarding this role, please contact Vanessa Hulands on 0427 795 493.

Special conditions: Launch Housing is relying on exceptions contained in sections 28, 60 and 88 of the EO Act to employ and accommodate women only at this site.

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

Launch Housing is committed to child safety and 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.


To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, go to: & enter ref code: 5648438. 


Please quote in application: After Hours Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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