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Social Worker - Support Coordinator - Newcastle


Employer: abrs
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: GLBTI & Sexual Health, Housing & Homelessness, Indigenous, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 22 May, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

Our client is currently looking for a passionate, motivating and friendly Social Worker to take up a post as a Support Coordinator in a LGBTI service supporting people living with HIV.

This role will involve:

  • Provide a range of services such as care coordination, counselling, referral and advocacy to clients presenting a range of health needs relating to HIV, gender, sexuality, domestic and family violence, housing & mental health
  • Maintain a caseload of care coordination clients
  • Develop and implement care plans for complex
  • Provide counselling where required
  • Maintain and develop a range of stakeholder relationships in order to refer clients to other services
  • Advocate on behalf of clients on a daily basis, this could be helping them navigate a health care system for example.
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team to stay on top of changes affecting the lives of clients living with HIV

They are looking for a Support Coordinator who is non-judgemental, empowering to others with a community minded approach, the ability to support internally and also refer to other services when needed.

The requirements for this role include:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working in a community, health or vulnerable people based setting supporting complex clients with a range of difficulties e.g Mental Health, AOD, Homelessness, Domestic and Family Violence.
  • Tertiary qualification, ideally Social Work or a Human Services related degree
  • Ability to work in a multi disciplinary team and be a team player within this growing organisation
  • Proven skills in advocacy, counselling and case management
  • Previous experience of working with Aboriginal Communities, People Living with HIV, Sexual Health, LGBTI or at risk of homelessness clients advantageous
  • Willingness to make connections with various stakeholders and ensuring the service is well connected and accessible through out the community
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal in order to help clients navigate services and make appropriate referrals.
  • Non judgemental, friendly but assertive nature
  • Commitment to working 3 days per week (21 hours)
  • NSW driving licence is required along with the willingness to undertake a Police Check.

Additional information:

Please note this is a 6 month contract with the possibility of extension.

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