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Homeshare Program Coordinator


Employer: Care Connect
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Community Development, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 August, 2019.
Applications close: 30 August, 2019.

  • Abbotsford
  • Full time maximum term contract until end June 2020
  • Predominately office based role in Abbotsford, with various home visits

About Care Connect

As an independent home care specialist, Care Connect have been helping people live independently at home and stay connected with their family, friends and community for over 24 years. We are a not-for-profit organisation approved to provide government funded Home Care Packages, Commonwealth Home Support Program including the Homeshare Program.

At Care Connect we value collaboration, courage, authenticity, respect and excellence. These values are modelled by our team, as we work with each other, our clients and our partnered service providers.

About the Role

We are seeking a kind, enthusiastic community care professional to promote and coordinate our Homeshare program. As a Homeshare Coordinator, you will work collaboratively with clients to find suitable volunteers for a shared living arrangement in lieu of 10 hours support each week. In this role you will:

  • Raise awareness and promotion of the Homeshare program;
  • Undertake promotion, liaison and networking to recruit appropriate clients (householders) and volunteers (homesharers) for the Homeshare program;
  • Develop appropriate resources for the promotion of the program and deliver presentations as required;
  • Maintain program waiting lists, respond to enquiries about the program and conduct initial screening for eligibility and suitability for the program;
  • Undertake thorough assessment of potential participants in the program, including assessment of applicants eligibility, suitability and decision making capacity. Assessments include conducting interviews, home visits, reference checks, and police checks;
  • Conduct regular reviews to ensure suitable matches.

About You

To be successful in the role you will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of and experience in the delivery of person-centred practices and program delivery
  • Experience in recruiting volunteers and coordinating volunteer programs
  • Knowledge of the National Standards for Involving Volunteers in Not-for-Profit Organisations
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills in managing self and a busy program
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (listening, written and verbal), and liaison skills
  • Ability to maintain professional standards whilst building relationships to support people to live independent and fulfilling lives
  • Confidence in delivering public presentations, community networking and liaison and in promoting a program or service
  • Experience with meeting KPIs in a performance-driven environment

Qualifications:

  • A tertiary qualification in community development/health or welfare or a relevant discipline, or a related field
  • In the absence of completed tertiary qualifications, a minimum of 3 years experience in the delivery of person-centred practices in non complex and/or complex case management

We Offer

  • Laptop and phone provided for client visits
  • Access to pool car
  • Flexible working environment with an understanding, supportive and positive team
  • Competitive salary including salary packaging options

Additional requirements:

  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Care Connect and a valid Working with Children Check provided by the applicant, as requested
  • A statutory declaration is required, confirming residency in a country other than Australia Depending on the information provided a international police check/s may also be required
  • Part of our selection process requires the completion of psychometric assessments
  • Current drivers license
How to apply for this job

If this role sounds like you, click here to apply.

Do you have questions? Contact Naomi at careers@careconnect.org.au, using the subject line: Homeshare Coordinator 29-HSC-ABB-SG enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Supporting materials  Homeshare Coordinator _Position Profile_Aug 2019.pdf