- Melbourne > Footscray
- Job posted on: 14th Jan 2022
- Applications close:
Since opening our doors in 1982 to share a meal with the most vulnerable members of the community, we have evolved into an independent non-profit organisation renowned for effectively helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives. At the heart of everything we do, we recognise everybody is unique. No matter where people are in their journey, we are here to support them and we do not give up.
Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission (SHM) assist hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care and support. We are in this for the long haul - we are committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives. Everyone is welcome at our table.
Homefront is a program of SHM Women’s Services and is committed to a gender specific response to the needs of people who identify as women (Cis and Trans). You will provide support to residents experiencing homelessness and other associated issues. Homefront provides crisis accommodation, support and case management to those residing at the accommodation service in addition to outreach support to women living in the community.
As a part-time Support Worker, you are responsible for providing support to the women residing in the crisis accommodation facility. You will primarily staff an after-hours roster that includes, solo evening, sleepover, and weekend shifts.
You will play a vital role in supporting women to experience a positive stay at Homefront whilst they work towards securing housing that is safe and sustainable. Some of your key stakeholders will include hospitals, the crisis assessment team, homelessness services and the On-call Manager.
While the office is located at St. Kilda East, the temporary site will be at Footscray.
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Please refer to the attached Position Description prior to applying.
For more information about the role, contact Regina Wloch - Homefront Program Coordinator, phone 0459 990 060.
Sacred Heart Mission's Women's Services programs provide specialist services to vulnerable women experiencing homelessness and disadvantage - covered under Section 88 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC).
As a welfare service, Sacred Heart Mission is entitled to a general exception under Section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 to employ people identifying as female for Women's Services Programs.
Sacred Heart Mission requires all its staff, volunteers, directors and contractors to be fully COVID 19 vaccinated, recognising the important role this plays in our ability to continue to support the communities we serve and to keep all of us safe.