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Initial Assessment & Planning Worker

Launch Housing
  • Contribute to a life changing program
  • Full time, fixed term until 30 July 2022, immediate start
  • $74,910 base (Prorata) + super + NFP salary packaging
  • Wellbeing days (5 days on top of annual leave)

About Launch Housing

Launch Housing is a secular Melbourne-based community organisation that provides homelessness services and life-changing housing supports to disadvantages Victorians. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations, we want to end homelessness and are committed to creating lasting societal change to help those most in need in our community. In a country as wealthy as ours no one should be homeless.

Your impact on the community

The IAP - Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) position primarily undertakes initial assessments with people who are using the MSIR Facility and who are experiencing housing crisis, homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. These assessments are used to inform housing triage, planning and referral with the individual or household, which may include referral to emergency accommodation for those in crisis, provision of housing related financial assistance, information, prioritisation, service system navigation and completion of social housing applications.

As an IAP Worker, you are the first point of contact with our clients. You will report to the Specialist IAP Coordinator and will:

  • Undertake provide initial assessment of housing and support need, information and assistance to people utilising the MSIR within the Opening Doors Framework
  • Provide client-centred services to persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness, including crisis intervention, assessment, prioritisation, assistance to secure crisis accommodation, assistance to secure or maintain long term accommodation, distribution of financial assistance and linkages to appropriate support services
  • Advocate on behalf of those experiencing homelessness to ensure that services are relevant, flexible and accessible to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Operate in an extremely high-volume, responding to the needs of homeless people, many of whom are experiencing crisis

For further information on the role please refer to the position description attached below.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will hold a tertiary qualification in human services, social work or other relevant disciplinary. You will be empathetic and have experience working with people with complex needs from diverse backgrounds. You will have a high level of emotional resilience and skills in working with people who are marginalised and disenfranchised.

It is highly advantageous if you have experience in the provision of homelessness services and/or previous work experience in the AOD sector &/or with the PWID community.

What we offer you:

  • Working for a value-based organisation with a clear mission and vision
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged
  • Wellbeing days (5 days on top of annual leave)
  • Purchased Leave options
  • Paid Parental Leave (both primary and secondary carer)
  • Not for Profit salary packaging
  • Free and Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How to Apply

Please see the full position description attached below. To apply for this opportunity, click Apply Now. Please include a cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria and CV. If you would like additional information on this role, contact Erin Mulcaire at Erin.Mulcaire@launchhousing.org.au using the subject line: Initial Assessment & Planning Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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.

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.

Ref code: 5726809.

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