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Organisation : Merri Outreach Support Service (MOSS)

Location : Melbourne (Northcote)

Work type : Part-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Hourly

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Merri Outreach Support Service (MOSS)

Merri Outreach Support Service (MOSS) was established in 1989 with the aim of providing better access to support, housing, and social options for people who experience homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. The Agency also seeks to address the underlying social and structural causes of homelessness. This is the context from within which all decisions, policies, and office procedures are developed.

MOSS provides a range of services to homeless and marginalised, men, women, and children in the North and West Metropolitan Region. The Agency is committed to providing the delivery of holistic team case management to a high-needs cross-target group.

Merri Outreach Support Service has a strong commitment to research and community development and all staff are expected to participate in these activities. Consumer participation is highly valued in the planning and management of the Agency. MOSS currently offers a number of services to homeless people and people experiencing housing vulnerability through a range of programs. 

We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at MOSS.

About the role

The Assistant Volunteer and Community Development Worker role will work within the MOSS OPHRS (Older Persons High Rise Services) Volunteer and Community Development program, supporting The Digital Divide, Mentor Technology Program which programs for residents residing in high-rise housing, on the Holmes St estate. Digital Mentor Program:

The MOSS Digital Mentor Program recruits and trains community volunteers to work with residents of Barkly Street and Holmes Street high-rise estates, assisting them to learn basic and essential technology skills. The role requires someone who has a good understanding of the Volunteer sector, experience working with and supporting volunteers, awareness of the challenges faced by disadvantaged older people living in high-rise estates, good administrative skills, and the ability to be flexible and grow the program.

The principal role of the Assistant Volunteer and Community Development Worker will be to
work closely with the OPHRS, Volunteer & Community Development worker, in the following key areas:
• Promotion and recruitment of participants (residents and volunteers)
• Matching residents and volunteers
• Ongoing coordination of the program and provision of support to volunteers
• Relevant administrative tasks

How to apply

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Please quote in application: Assist Volunteer & Community Development Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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Sector: #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing
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