Homeless and Community Support Worker

Full Time Ongoing

Melbourne, Australia

Reference: 5686112

Are you looking for an ongoing role in community health?

Would you like to support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community?

Join us today and contribute to a shared goal of health and social equity!

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. We are committed to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faiths 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.

Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their roles. That's why we're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting.

About the role

The role of the Homeless and Community Support Worker is to provide support to people facing issues of homelessness including those at risk of homelessness and/or living in inappropriate accommodation. This role will support the client group through intake an assessment, interim response and casework, and site-based and assertive outreach activities.

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

Our ideal candidate will 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 an understanding of the issues affecting people experiencing homelessness.
  • An understanding of the Social Determinates of Health and Trauma Informed Care Practices and the principles of case management including care planning, comprehensive assessment, intake, advocacy and referral.
  • An ability to establish respectful professional relationships that have clear boundaries with consumers, staff and partner organisations.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Ben Quinn by email on ben.quinn@cohealth.org.au


Applications Close: 27 Oct 2021