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Youth Focused Case Manager - Geelong

Melbourne City Mission

Summary

  • Utilise your Case Management skills in supporting clients in successfully sustain housing, improve physical, mental health and develop connections within local community
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • Competitive remuneration package with salary packaging benefits available

About the program

This position is a part of the Supportive Housing Team, a joint initiative led by Neami and partnered with Launch Housing, Uniting ReGen, Bolton Clarke and Melbourne City Mission. The team offers a holistic, assertive outreach support service to people who are homeless and rough sleepers. It provides intensive, flexible, responsive, client focused support featuring a multidisciplinary team approach with the aim of assisting clients to successfully sustain housing, improve physical and mental health and develop connections within the local community. While the personnel will be employed and supervised by the partner organisation they will report to the Neami Service Manager, who will supervise their work on a day to day basis.

About the role

To provide high quality support to young people who have been sleeping rough in the Geelong region. In instances where they may not be enough young people in the program, the worker will be expected to also work with adult clients of the program.

Duties of this role may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide high quality outreach based case management support to clients that is tailored to their individual needs
  • Represent Melbourne City Mission at forums and participate in working groups and regional network meetings, as directed by the Team Leader or Coordinator
  • Participate in regular formal and informal supervision with the Team Leader to identify practice issues, training and professional development options and participate in training and development activities

Skills and experience

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Welfare studies or related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in working with people who have experienced homelessness, particularly those experiencing primary homelessness
  • Demonstrated experience working within a case management and assertive outreach framework
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Well-developed communication, negotiation, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

Please refer to the position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

How to Apply

For more information, including a position description, closing date and how to apply, please click “apply for this job” to be redirected to our website.

For more details or assistance with application submission please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au using the subject line: Youth Focused Case Manager - Geelong enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening process as part of the MCM selection process. Appointments to MCM roles will be subject to the following safety screening checks (as applicable to the role): National (and International if applicable) Police Check (which includes Proof of Identity Check), Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Qualification Verification Check, Employment History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Right to Work in Australia and current and valid driver licence.

All costs associated with safety checks (except National Police Check) will be at applicants’ expense. MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the Victoria public health orders regarding COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures and applicants will be required to present acceptable proof of their vaccination status as part of their application.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please email recruitment@mcm.org.au.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

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