- Job posted on: 13th Aug 2019
- Applications close:
VincentCare Victoria is seeking a person to take on the position of Engagement Worker – Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Diversity Portfolio who has experience and qualifications to work from a client centred approach with homeless, and/or marginalised single adults within the new Ozanam House accommodation and Homeless Resource Centre. This position has a specialist portfolio focus on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and the community and is subsequently seeking a person with experience supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are experiencing homelessness.
The Engagement Worker – Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Diversity Portfolio will work within a multi-faceted team based at the new Ozanam House redevelopment and has a primary focus on supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients within the Homeless Resource centre and accommodation units. The redevelopment brings together a suite of homeless services together in one building providing a range of support to people aged over 18yrs including health and treatment services, drop in support (i.e., meals, laundry facilities), case management and initial assessment and planning. The accommodation also on site encompasses 60 crisis accommodation beds, 48 transitional units and 26 Independent Living Units for people experiencing homelessness.
The role aims to provide a safe and supportive drop in and accommodation environment and to co-ordinate the practical aspects of the Homeless Resource Centre and on-site accommodation. Engagement workers provide a variety of supports to clients ranging from assertive engagement, monitoring, managing challenging behaviours and facilitation of planned activity groups. The Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander focus of this Engagement worker role will also encompass identifying potential partnerships and referral sources with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander services to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, and provide secondary consults and capacity building to staff.
The role sits within the Engagement team and workers must demonstrate unconditional positive regard and develop genuine, non-judgemental and predictable relationships with people through their journey of crisis, recovery and growth.
VincentCare Victoria is an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
Inner Melbourne Community Hub provides a range of accommodation and support services, including crisis accommodation, drug and alcohol case management, and adult outreach.
A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including:
Diversity and Inclusion
We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.