Housing Support Workers - Supported Accommodation Program - Seddon - Tenders Global

Housing Support Workers – Supported Accommodation Program – Seddon

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  • Posted 6 months ago



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  • Multiple positions available, 12-month fixed term roles
  • Work for a multi-award-winning iconic community health organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options to reduce your cohealth taxable income
  • Ref code: 64997902

So why cohealth?

cohealth leads the way in reducing health and social inequity in partnership with people and the communities in which they live. Named Premier’s Health Service of the Year (Primary) and the Supporting LGBTIQ+ Health Service at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards, cohealth’s 1000 staff demonstrate courage, leadership, innovation, and agility in their commitment to providing inclusive and culturally safe health services that protect the human rights of all people of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, cultural backgrounds, faiths, and abilities.

Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging. Our aim is for everyone to thrive in their role.

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About the role

This position sits within the Homeless Services Cluster. Building on this practical foundation, the Support Housing Worker also works with renters, as they are ready, around more aspirational goals, e.g., employment, volunteering, exploring interests, reconnecting with family, building friendships, connecting to community.

The Supported Housing Worker will engage both internal and external services such as AOD, Mental Health, Aboriginal Cultural Safety, Family Violence and Allied Health when a client arises. Please refer to the attached position description for more information.

Your duties include:

  • Establish and maintain links with other key local agencies, local community and provide secondary consultations as required
  • Develop and implement client-directed, strengths based individual client care plans and service packages
  • Work collaboratively with client to conduct comprehensive assessments, identifying needs, aspirations, and goals of clients
  • Link individuals into appropriate ongoing community services, including mental health services, social support services and health services

What cohealth offers:

  • Generous salary packaging options to suit you – tax free amount of up to $15,900 p.a (mortgage, rent, or credit cards) and a further $2,650 p.a (meal, entertainment expenses and holiday accommodation). Salary packaging reduces your cohealth taxable income, meaning you pay less tax on your cohealth income
  • A generous rewards program from our salary packaging provider
  • Exciting Parental leave benefits
    • cohealth offers primary carers 14 weeks paid parental leave upon completion of only 6 months of continuous service
    • Eligible co-workers will continue to receive superannuation on unpaid parental leave as well
  • Novated Leasing available
  • Counselling services for you and your immediate family through our EAP-Access provider, and mindfulness, resilience, and wellbeing programs
  • We offer inclusion, equality, and opportunity in a workplace where making a difference counts (based on our guiding principles and values)

Our ideal candidate:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification such as Social Work or equivalent experience in the housing, mental health, disability, or welfare sectors
  • Demonstrated experience in working with clients who have a history of homelessness and multiple and complex needs, as well as a sound understanding of the key issues affecting people experiencing homelessness
  • An understanding of the Social Determinants of Health and Trauma Informed Care Practices
  • An understanding of the principles of case management including care planning, comprehensive assessment, intake, advocacy, and referral

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check, a Working With Children Check (WWCC), complete a Statutory Declaration, evidence of legal rights to work in Australia, and evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 (3 doses). Additionally, some roles will also require current AHPRA registration and/or NDIS Worker Screening Clearance.

Roles that are determined to be Risk Category A or B [staff that have direct and/or indirect contact with body substances and are at higher risk of occupational exposure to infections] will be required to provide evidence of immunisation assessment including Influenza prior to commencement [A] or within 12 weeks of commencement [B]. This is in accordance with the Victorian Minister of Health Mandatory Vaccination Orders for COVID-19 and legislated requirement for influenza vaccination.

Application Process

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. Please note you will be asked to upload your CV/resume and answer the Key Selection Criteria in the Cover Letter.

We will be conducting interviews for this role as suitable applications are received.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Andrea Calleja, [email protected] using the subject line: Housing Support Worker – Supported Accommodation Program – Seddon enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached. 

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