- Institution: Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited
- Institution Description:
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.
- Job Description:
We have an exciting opportunity for a number of 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.
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
Brendon Wotherspoon or Debbie Jones-Taylor – Homelessness Team Leaders. T: (03) 9051 3000