About the opportunity
The purpose of this role is to operate within a support service ‘shopfront’ and networking to provide information, referral, outreach, crisis and case management services and community development through proactive strengths-based casework, home visits and networking; that are driven by the needs and issues encountered by men with children & couples with children experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Macarthur, Camden and Wollondilly regions.
This position is offered on a fixed term full-time contract for 12 months. You will work in the Tahmoor and Campbelltown area.
- Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences and at least 2 years demonstrated relevant work experience with men and their families
- Demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on homeless men and couples with children
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive, honest and productive relationships with young people and families. Demonstrated experience in developing a support plan, provide casework support and follow up
- Ability to provide effective assessment and referral for a variety of issues and facilitate men and couples with children access to services that will meet their needs
- Demonstrated commitment to services driven by the needs of young people
- Ability to initiate and develop positive connections with relevant agencies, programs and services in local communities
- Excellent communication skills including-advocacy, mediation, conflict resolution, and written skills
- Proven computer skills including word processing, accessing emails and internet and the willingness to be trained in a data collection system
- Ability to work cooperatively in a team and support other team members; managing time and administration responsibilities
- Ability to contribute to program development and evaluation
- Ability to work flexible hours
- Current driver’s licence and willingness to use own or private vehicle (with comprehensive insurance) for work related travel if required, and willingness to transport service users
- First aid certificate
- Competencies in implementing a strength based solution focused framework
Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
We work together to ensure that every employee can be the best they can be. We value you and will support you in your life and in your career by:
- Supplying ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue improve and learn new skills
- Ensuring a family friendly workplace and flexible working hours
- Providing an attractive salary which is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience plus super with Not for Profit Salary Packaging also available
- Offering an accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing
If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organisation excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.