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Project Worker - Care Coordination - Community Connections & Belonging Project

Community Plus+ Queensland Incorporated

    ABOUT COMMUNITY, CONNECTIONS & BELONGING PROJECT

    Community Plus has partnered with Annerley Baptist Church to deliver the Community, Connections & Belonging Project. This project was developed from identified need through the Annerley Homelessness Network and is funded through Brisbane City Council’s Pathway out of Homelessness Grant Program. The project is designed to provide a local, integrated and holistic community-based response to support people out of homelessness to create a sense of belonging and community.

    Annerley Baptist Church has been established in the Annerley area for over 150 years and in recent years have had a focus on assisting people experiencing homelessness due to the increased need in the area.

    ABOUT THE ROLE:

    The role will be located in Annerley and will share the coordination of the Community Connections & Belonging Project with the Project Worker – Volunteer Coordination. The project is designed to facilitate community connections that fosters and harnesses a model of support based on care and relationship to assist people with sustainable housing as well as inclusion and belonging.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Co-coordination of the Community Connections and Belonging project by facilitating a place-based response to homelessness in the south side suburbs of Annerley, Yeronga, Moorooka and Rocklea.
    • Development of systems, policies and procedures to support the implementation of the Community Connections and Belonging Project
    • Provision of high-level care coordination to assist people experiencing insecure housing to access information and services etc to address barriers and explore pathways for secure and sustainable housing.
    • Support volunteers as community connectors to assist with aspects of care coordination
    • Undertake a community development approach that is participatory and enables people to be active in the design and delivery of the project
    • Develop partnerships with key stakeholders
    • Effective and regular communication with project partners; Community Plus and Annerley Baptist Church and Annerley Homelessness Network
    • Ensure compliance with funding and project targets.

    YOU WILL HAVE:

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelor level or higher degree in health services, social sciences or other related discipline
    • Extensive care coordination/case management experience with people with complex needs
    • Community development or strengths based practice framework.
    • Experience in coordinating projects that deliver purposeful outcomes.

    Skills & Attributes

    • High level knowledge of community development and community service sector and in particular housing and homelessness.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills that can develop genuine and meaningful relationships that creates collaborative and community based response to homelessness
    • Superior communication skills
    • Excellent organisational and time management skills
    • Strong ICT skills and demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office and social media platforms
    • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work autonomously and in a small team

    THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT MUST ALSO:

    • Current valid Open driving license and own transport.
    • Current Working with Children Check
    • Work outside normal working hours will be required to deliver this project.

    ABOUT COMMUNITY PLUS+ QUEENSLAND

    Community Plus operates West End Community House, Yeronga Community Centre, QSTARS Tenancy Advice Service and delivers community development outreach throughout the heart of Brisbane Inner South. Each centre provides and promotes active centres for strong communities by constantly listening, responding and evolving with the needs and wants of the communities they are part of. We care, we are respectful, we empower the community, we are proactive and we aim to make a difference.

    Community Plus is the ears of local communities within Brisbane's inner south and the voice of Brisbane's inner south to partners, stakeholders, other agencies and community members. We are active partners with local communities in place making.

    A position description is attached.

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