- Melbourne > St Kilda East
- Job posted on: 25th Nov 2021
- Applications close:
Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high-quality housing to an innovative range of support, education, and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research, and innovation to drive widespread change.
We are currently seeking enthusiastic women to join Launch Housing Women's only team at our East St Kilda site in the role of After Hours Support Worker. Our East St Kilda site provides emergency accommodation for people who identify as female and are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. This is one of the few homeless services in Victoria that employs and accommodates women only. The facility includes 15 single client rooms and offer short term accommodation for up to 8 weeks, individual support, and advocacy services for women 18 years and over. This program focuses on supporting women in crisis to work towards a stable future.
As an After Hours Support Worker, you will be empathetic and enthusiastic about making a difference to people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. You will have the ability to juggle competing demands in a crisis setting with women who have significant issues requiring support such as AOD, mental health, trauma, disability, and homelessness.
For further information on the role please refer to the position description.
You will have relevant tertiary qualification and experience working in an after-hours role in Crisis Accommodation. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be passionate to work and support some of the most vulnerable women in Victoria.
If you are passionate about working in a women's only environment and have experience working in a Crisis Accommodation setting then this is the role for you!
We acknowledge Lived Experience as unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply!
If you want a career where you can make a real difference, and you are passionate about our mission to end homelessness, then consider working with Launch Housing! Our employees are spread across 14 different sites within metropolitan Melbourne.
In return we offer great staff benefits including:
Please see the full position description attached below. To apply for this opportunity, click Apply Now.
If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Vanessa Hulands on 0427 795 493.
Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.
Special conditions: Launch Housing is relying on exceptions contained in sections 28, 60 and 88 of the EO Act to employ and accommodate women only at this site.
Launch Housing is committed to child safety and is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.
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