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Community Worker

Ruah Community Services

About us

For 60 years Ruah has been transforming the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community through services in the areas of housing and homelessness, family and domestic violence and mental health. Our staff go boldly toward not just helping people who are homeless, but ending homelessness. Ending domestic violence. Changing the lives and creating opportunities for people experiencing mental health issues. Ruah chooses to work with the most vulnerable and challenged because it makes a difference.

About the job

Ruah are seeking a Community Worker to join Street to Home on a full-time, fixed-term basis until 30 June 2021 with the possibility of extension.

The Street to Home Program works with adults who are homeless, sleeping rough or who are at risk of becoming homeless. The program aims to assist Perth’s most vulnerable and marginalised individuals by providing direct support as well as linking clients to other local community supports. Clients of the Street to Home Program often have intersecting, complex issues that can include; mental health, AOD, financial hardship and domestic violence. 

The role is based at the Ruah Centre (Northbridge) but requires working as a mobile service around the Perth area, providing support to clients. Working as a Community Worker involves strong case management skills, representing Ruah within the community and working within Ruah’s “no wrong door’ approach within the areas of housing, homelessness, family, domestic violence, justice and mental health.

Full time hours are 38 hours per week worked between Monday – Friday 7am – 7pm.

Who are we looking for?

  • Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, mission, core values and the guiding principles of the organisation
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, gender and social inclusion, particularly Aboriginal culture.
  • Well-developed organisational skills including time management and setting priorities
  • Relevant Tertiary Degree in a related discipline and/or relevant work experience (3 plus years) which demonstrates strengths in the criteria listed below.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a recovery and personal support model to achieve positive client outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships, liaise and advocate effectively with a range of community stakeholders in the delivery of a service.
  • Ability to engage and maintain professional relationships with clients with multiple needs and issues.
  • Well-developed computer skills in the Microsoft office suite program and Client Care system.

For further selection criteria please refer to the position description on our website. Click on the 'work with us' tab.

What you need to know

For further information please contact:

Edel O’Neill
Mobile Outreach Coordinator
edel.oneill@ruah.org.au using the subject line: Community Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs

Ruah has a passion for welcoming diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We are unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

We reserve the right to close applications early.

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