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Housing Support Worker (Case Manager)

South Melbourne, 2 Vacancies available!!!

South Melbourne

Reference: 5088686

Join Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation

  • Two Full-time, Fixed Term positions available
  1. June 2020 till 4th September 2020
  2. June 2020 till 2nd October 2020
  • Great South Melbourne location, close to the South Melbourne Market, public transportation, shops, and cafes
  • $70,792 per annum + Super
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working environment!

About Us

Launch Housing has an ambitious and singular mission to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. Formed in 2015 following a merger of two well-respected agencies - Hanover Welfare Services and HomeGround Services, we are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the ‘go to' organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

The Role

We are currently seeking a passionate Support Worker to join the dedicated team at our South Melbourne site, supporting families living in our crisis accommodation and in the community. The South Melbourne site includes 7 on-site self-contained units, and a number of off-site units, for families for up to three months. The service includes support in securing and maintaining medium to long-term housing and tailored support for parents and children. It provides specialist services for vulnerable children and families (including the Homeless Children's Specialist Support Service). The South Melbourne site is staffed during regular business hours, with occasional evening programs.

About You

The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in Social Work or a related discipline with experience in the social welfare sector and social policy/client support frameworks, working with clients who have complex needs, due to experiencing significant challenges e.g. trauma, mental health, substance use, family violence. The successful candidate will have experience providing case management support with an emphasis on practical assistance to maintain housing and an in-depth understanding of housing and homelessness policy, context, and systems.

Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the 'How to Apply' instructions. If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Emily Courtenay on (03) 8626 5500.

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check and Police check. Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.