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Program Officer, Housing Support - Kalgoorlie

Australian Red Cross
  • Full time role, based in Kalgoorlie, until June 2021
  • Work for the world's largest humanitarian movement
  • Flexible work arrangements & generous salary packaging
  • Effective delivery of two housing support programs

About us

Australian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian movement in the world seeking to build a better society based on people helping people.

About the role

This position is responsible for the provision of housing support programs, which assist people exiting supported accommodation services and people leaving mental health treatment programs to obtain suitable accommodation and develop the skills to maintain and retain their housing successfully. The position is responsible for seeking and assessing referrals, providing intensive individualised case management support for program participants and for maintaining program records. The position requires overnight travel to Esperance on a regular basis, stopping at Norseman and other communities as required for program delivery.

What you’ll bring

  • Understanding of and respect for Aboriginal culture and the ability to work with and support Aboriginal participants in a culturally safe way.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the factors impacting on the health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals, families and communities in the Goldfields region.
  • Skills and experience in working effectively with a wide range of client groups, including people with mental illness, families, young people and people with complex support needs who are affected by homelessness or inadequate housing.
  • Skills and experience in delivering strengths-based case management and group activities and the ability to support vulnerable people to access services and to obtain, retain and maintain appropriate housing.
  • Ability to work effectively with partner organisations and to represent the program at external meetings, as required.
  • A Working with Children check is a mandatory requirement for this role

Why work for us?

Work for purpose, know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

You can access flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.

Further information

For further enquiries please see position description below or contact Aidan Tansey on 0466 429 586.

Closing date: 09:00am Thursday, 02 July 2020 - AEST.

Find the Position Description here.

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