- Institution: Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited
- 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.
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