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Transition Worker - Penrith


Employer: Community Restorative Centre
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Housing & Homelessness
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 23 October, 2018.
Applications close: 23 October, 2018. (Expired)

  • Full Time position based in Penrith
  • Contract to June 2020
  • SCHADS Award Level 4 Paypoint 4 ($71,761 gross per ann + sal pack/super)

Transition Worker – Nepean/Blue Mountains

Principle Function

The Transition Worker will provide transitional casework services and accommodation assistance to people exiting NSW Correctional Centres returning to live in the Nepean/Blue Mountains areas. The position will also work with people currently living in the community who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless if they have a history of criminal justice system involvement. Funded under the Going Home Staying Home reforms, the Transition Worker will provide a continuum of support aimed at addressing the complex and diverse needs of individuals transitioning from prison into the community. The Transition Worker will work closely with staff from Wentworth Community Housing. Casework services are conducted on an outreach basis with the overall aim of establishing secure, long term, independent accommodation for ex-inmates and people involved in the criminal justice system.  

Relationships

  • Accountable to the Board of Management through the Chief Executive Officer
  • Reports to the Manager of Transition Programs - GWS
  • Liaises with CRC Transition Workers and other CRC team members
  • Liaises and is co-located with our partner agency, Wentworth Community Housing
  • Liaise with all relevant program stakeholders  

Principal Roles

  • To support people with histories of criminal justice system involvement in the community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • To receive referrals and assess inmates pre-release from NSW Correctional Centres and other selected centres where appropriate for the CRC Transition Program.
  • To provide case-management to clients with the aim of maintaining medium and long term independent accommodation.
  • To work with clients with a range of offending histories, including violent offences, sex offences and offences against children.
  • To network and liaise with relevant Government and non-government agencies regarding the needs of people involved in the criminal justice system (with a focus on accommodation and other transition related issues).

Principal Duties

  • To assess referrals for inmates pre-release for the CRC Transition Program.
  • To conduct risk and need assessments of inmates pre-release and people involved in the criminal justice system in the community to establish long term needs.
  • To liaise with Wentworth Community Housing and other housing providers to source suitable accommodation for clients.
  • To provide support and case-management to clients in their own tenancies.
  • To provide telephone support and assistance to clients as required.
  • To assist with the organisation and movement of client property.
  • To work closely with partner organisations regarding operational and client outcomes.
  • To liaise and network with relevant government and non-government agencies to advocate and ensure appropriate service provision to clients.
  • To provide information to key government and non-government organisations re the issues facing offenders post release in order to increase access to services for the client group.
  • To work with clients in other CRC Services as required from time to time.
  • To provide content contributions for CRC publications and communications, such as the Annual Report, website and brochures, as required.
  • To ensure CRC policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • To take reasonable care for their own health and safety and the health and safety of others, and ensure they comply with any reasonable instruction by CRC management.
  • To maintain accurate statistics and records.
  • To attend all relevant CRC meetings.
  • To attend regular clinical supervision.
  • To attend relevant training and professional development programs.
  • To undertake other duties consistent with the functions and role of the position.

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from CALD backgrounds.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.