- Melbourne > Preston
- Job posted on: 9th May 2022
- Applications close:
Are you an experienced professional who takes a person-centred and strengths-based approach to working with people, with a commitment to capacity building? Want to do meaningful place-based work with the people of Darebin?
DIVRS’s Emergency Relief and Community Support Program works with community members who are in immediate crisis, experiencing financial stress or experiencing issues including housing, homelessness, family violence, legal matters and mental health. We have trained volunteer community support workers, social work and community services students on placement who provide people with information, advocacy, referrals, support and access to food, bill help and no interest loans. We do so over the phone and in person.
The Complex Case Manager will provide short to medium term case management for people who are experiencing multiple and complex issues, with the aim of building capacity and empowering people to take action as is right for them. You’ll be providing case management from DIVRS and Reservoir Neighbourhood House with fortnightly or monthly clinics at a couple of other locations in Darebin to address place-based disadvantage. There may be some out of hours and weekend work to attend community events.
With your experience, you will mentor placement students and the community support workers to best support and work with people and share knowledge and learning.
As you’ll be working across the Darebin community, you’ll be able to identify issues, themes, trends and gaps and make recommendations to address these.
The role is flexible and can be worked between 0.6 FTE and 1 FTE. The role is funded for 12 months full time or pro-rata over a longer period if part-time. Possibility of extension subject to obtaining funding. To enable this, you will write an evaluation report towards the end of the period with recommendations for the future.
Complex Case Management
Working together and mentoring
Employment is subject to relevant checks.
You will be joining an organisation that is energetic, passionate, innovative and champions social justice and sustainability. We value all people from all walks of life. As a team, we co-create a culture of connection, communication, learning, respect and making time for joy in our day.
The Emergency Relief and Community Support Team meet each morning to discuss cases and processes and have many guest speakers to build knowledge about services and organisations we refer people to. They also build in time for debrief and reflection.
DIVRS is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organisation that delivers free services and programs to vulnerable populations in the City of Darebin. We connect people to opportunity, community and support. We reduce financial stress and social isolation. We increase access to community information and build capability. We promote health and well-being, inclusion and sustainability. We create opportunities for community participation. DIVRS offers a service that is free, confidential and impartial and recognises peoples’ right to make their own decisions.
To submit your application, click Apply Now. We will be reviewing applications as they come in.
Please call Fiona Scoullar, Health and Wellbeing Program Leader on 9480 8215 or 0498 262 180 if you’d like to discuss this opportunity.
A position description is attached.