Saturday, 11 June 2016

St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland,Homelessness Support Worker Jobs in Australia



2 Positions
(Part Time and Full Time options available)
Gladstone based

The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland is currently seeking two Homelessness Support Workers in the Gladstone region.  Full Time and Part Time options available.

About the Position
The Homelessness Support Workers, based in Gladstone, are responsible for providing a high standard of case management, advice and support to assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access safe, afford
able and stable accommodation and to overcome barriers which have contributed to their homelessness and/or risk of homelessness.  Position duties are to be performed in accordance with the Society's policies, procedures and philosophy of St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland. 

Benefits
The successful applicants will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package (salary package option available), position stability, training and development opportunities and job satisfaction working with a friendly and supportive environment.

How to Apply
To be consider for this position, applicants must specifically address the following selection criteria:

  1. Tertiary level qualifications and/or equivalent demonstrated experience in community services, social work or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated capacity and knowledge to work within relevant legislation including Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act, State Housing Act, and Workplace Health and Safety and within the program guidelines relating to the delivery of Specialist Homelessness Services.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and capacity to provide effective case management relating to issues of housing affordability, disadvantage, homelessness, discrimination, special needs and an understanding of the needs of people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  4. Ability to maintain compliance with programs, policies and procedures and to utilise case management and data systems efficiently.
  5. Ability to work within the philosophy of the St Vincent de Paul Society and in accordance with policy and procedures to promote the values and mission of the Society.

The successful candidates will be required to satisfactorily complete pre-employment checks which includes a National Criminal History Records Check and Working with Children Suitability Card.A current Driver's Licence is essential.

Still interested?  Please submit your CV and Cover Letter addressing selection criteria by COB 20 June 2016.  If you would like to view the Position Description please visit our website: www.vinnies.org.au.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.

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