- Job posted on: 1st Dec 2019
- Applications close:
The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society's mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a 'hands up' approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.
St Vincent de Paul Society NSW have partnered with Department of Communities and Justice ('DCJ') Housing and NSW Health to jointly coordinate outreach to rough sleepers in the Newcastle LGA. As part of this multi-disciplinary team, patrols and other visible activities will create easy opportunities for rough sleepers to connect with the outreach team. The support service includes prevention and early intervention, rapid rehousing, crisis and post crisis, transition responses, and intensive responses for people aged 16 and over who are experiencing rough sleeping in the Newcastle LGA.
The Case Worker is responsible for effective assertive outreach to post crisis support to rough sleepers, with the objective of providing case management and social supports that sustain them in housing. This includes Assertive Outreach street patrols which will occur outside of regular working hours. Primary responsibilities of the role include:
This role will report to the Manager - Matthew Talbot Homeless Service and Team Leader - DCJ Newcastle Assertive Outreach Team.
We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:
Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment toSafeguarding Children & Young People.
St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.