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Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer - Way2Home

Neami National

Full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness in Australian society

About the role

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position
  • Full Time, Maximum Term contract until 30 June 2021
  • CSD Level 3 from $73,434 - $79,010 pa (pro rata) + salary packaging

The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer will provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing homelessness who are sleeping on the street or who are at risk of losing their tenancy once housed. Your connection with the Aboriginal community in the Inner City of Sydney and the wider Aboriginal community along with your strong understanding of why people become homeless will be valuable in this role with Neami Way2Home.

Core duties

  • Street outreach, engaging with people sleeping rough, to help them into safe housing
  • Develop trusting and professional relationships with people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Assist consumers to engage in their community whilst supporting them to develop living skills
  • Work with individual strengths, identify goals and support them to work towards their goals
  • Participate fully as a team member, working within best practice and Workplace Health and Safety policy
  • Working with community services and programs to support people to exit homelessness and maintain their tenancy and connect to their community

Mandatory requirements:

  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Australian Working Rights
  • Drivers licence
  • Police check (refer to PD) – disclosable outcomes considered

About Neami National

Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental illness to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded. Neami National is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We are an environmentally conscious organisation.

Incentives include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Induction and extensive Learning and Development Program
  • Regular Practice Development sessions and coaching with your supervisor
  • Salary Packaging providing tax benefits available for living and entertainment expenses
  • Excellent conditions including paid parental leave, a monthly accrued day off, generous long service leave, wellness and gratis leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to apply:

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The terms and conditions of the role are listed in the position description. If you have any further questions not addressed in the advertising words or position description, please contact:

Eimear Walsh, Service Manager: 1800 505 501.

No recruitment agencies candidates need apply.

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