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Transitional Support Worker – Homelessness Support Services

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Organisation : Uniting

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Other

Application closing date : 16 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Uniting

About the role

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Two permanent full time opportunities available
  • Based at Mount Waverley
About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for two passionate Transitional Support Workers to join our Homelessness Support Services Program. Within the Program, our HOPE (Housing Options Program Eastern) team provides early intervention outreach support to families, single adults and couples who are homeless, or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The team assists clients to access and maintain housing, and break the cycle of homelessness.

As a Transitional Support Worker, you will provide engaging case management support to clients from a diverse range of backgrounds. The role will empower clients to identify and address their individual support needs that contributed to their homelessness. The Transitional Support Worker will engage clients through outreach, assist clients to establish and maintain sustainable tenancies, and support them to access relevant resources and specialist services.

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 Diploma of Community Services, Welfare Work or a related discipline. A degree qualification in Social Work would be highly regarded.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated case management experience within the homelessness services and/or community housing sectors
  • Previous experience in assisting clients to access and maintain private rental housing
  • An understanding of relevant regulations and legislation including the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Knowledge of the Specialist Homelessness Information Platform (SHIP)
  • Strong communication, organisation and problem solving skills
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 person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume

Applications close Sunday 16 January 2022

Get in touch

Brendon Wotherspoon – Homelessness Team Leader
T: (03) 9051 3169

About 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 wellbeing 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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. 

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


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

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Aged_Care_and_Seniors, #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities, #Drug_Alcohol_and_Addiction, #Education_and_Employment, #Education_and_Training, #Employment_Services, #Families, #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy, #Health_–_General, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Humanitarian, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Media, #Men, #Mental_Health, #Social_Enterprise, #Women, #Youth_and_Young_People


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