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Initial Assessment and Planning Worker

Organisation : Haven; Home, Safe

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Haven; Home, Safe

At Haven Home Safe we are working hard to create a world where the housing crisis and homelessness are not realities of our time.  Our organisation is on a journey to provide more homes, more support and this means our customers must be at the heart of everything we do.  As a for-purpose organisation and Australia’s only integrated affordable rental housing and homelessness services provider, we work to connect people with housing options and support so they can find and keep a place to call home.

About the role

The Initial Assessment and Planning Worker will assist families and individuals who are homeless or about to become homeless, to obtain adequate accommodation through the provision of housing information, direct financial assistance or targeted referral within the service system. You will be responsible for tasks such as building links with the local real estate sector to enable early intervention with households at risk, providing time limited outreach interventions to support tenancies and first level case management.

As the successful candidate you will have qualifications in a related discipline such as social work. You will haveknowledge of the sector and of the contributing factors that lead to homelessness. As a person that is committed to ensuring that all our disadvantaged clients are provided a well-rounded service you also understand the importance of sensitivity and privacy in all cases. If you are looking for an opportunity to work for an organisation that cares, apply now!

How to apply

For a detailed description of the position to apply for this position and to access the key selection criteria, please go to or email

Haven; Home, Safe requires all its staff, volunteers, directors and contractors to be fully COVID 19 vaccinated, recognising the important role this plays in our ability to continue to support the communities we serve and to keep all of us safe.


Please quote in application: Initial Assessment and Planning Worker via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing


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