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Homeless And Community Support Worker

Talent Propeller - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


(Ongoing - Up to 38 hours per week )


So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better-performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

About the role

The Homeless & Community Support Worker is a diverse role that aims to provide support to people who are facing issues of homelessness including those at risk of homelessness and/or living in inappropriate accommodation such as rooming houses and caravan parks. The position also provides support to people facing significant barriers to accessing services so that they feel confident in and supported by the service system. The Homeless Health and Support Service is based at sites in the Inner North and Western Metropolitan regions of Melbourne.

Your daily duties will vary but your main focus will include:

  • Work collaboratively with clients and the EAPSS team to conduct comprehensive assessments, identifying the needs, aspirations and goals of clients
  • Link individuals into appropriate ongoing community services, including mental health services, social support services and health services
  • Support individuals with their transition from emergency accommodation into longer-term secure, stable and affordable housing
  • Support individuals to improve their daily living skills via a client-centred goal-directed approach

About you:

  • You have a relevant tertiary qualification such as Social Work or equivalent experience in the housing, mental health, disability or welfare sectors
  • Experience working with clients who have a history of homelessness and multiple/complex needs, and a sound understanding of the key issues affecting people experiencing homelessness
  • An understanding of the Social Determinates of Health and Trauma-Informed Care Practices
  • An understanding of the principles of case management including care planning, comprehensive assessment, intake, advocacy and referral

Application process

Click on apply now to be directed to our careers page. You will be asked to upload your CV/ resume and answer the questions provided on Talent Propeller.

For any questions about the role please contact Ben Quinn by emailing ben.quinn@cohealth.org.au

Applications close: 20 Jun 2021

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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