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Support Worker

Launch Housing
  • Contribute to a life-changing program
  • Overnight role with hours of 10pm-7.30am
  • 7 shifts per fortnight on permanent roster
  • Fixed term until September 2023
  • $74,910 base (Pro-rata) + super + not for profit salary packaging ($15.000)
  • Penalty rates apply for overnight and weekend shifts

Why join Launch Housing

Our mission is to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the go-to organisation in homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community. There are many benefits of working at Launch Housing including:

  • Contributing to useful and rewarding work and giving something back to the community
  • Paid Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave)
  • Purchased Leave options
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Free and Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training and career growth opportunities across Launch Housing

What you'll do

We are currently seeking a passionate Support Worker to join our dedicated team at Sumner House. This is currently being operated as a COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Facility (CIRF) for people experiencing homelessness. The site accommodates persons who are required to isolate due to having a COVID positive diagnosis.

Soon the site will be transitioning to the Better Health and Housing Program which will provide support to people who are experiencing both homelessness and chronic health conditions in an effort to stabilise both their health and housing through an integrated model of support.

Support Workers provide a safe and supportive environment to clients, providing consideration of the residents' individual and diverse needs whilst encouraging the residents' independence, empowerment, autonomy and dignity. The role will be based in Fitzroy.

What you'll bring

It is expected that the successful candidate will bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in human services, social work or other related disciplines
  • Experience in the delivery of support services to people with complex needs relating to homelessness
  • Demonstrated understanding of housing and homelessness policy, context and systems
  • Experience in the homelessness sector
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others towards effective client solutions
  • Experience in responding to critical incidents and emergency procedures including defusing client behaviour
  • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

How to Apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the 'How to Apply' instructions. Please submit a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and your CV.

If you need additional information about this role, please contact Heidi Sanford at Heidi.Sanford@launchhousing.org.au or 0429 157 043 or Jessica McMeniman at Jessica.McMeniman@launchhousing.org.au or 0438 781 931. Please email using the subject line: Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

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