- Melbourne • Northern Suburbs Melbourne
- Job posted on: 8th Dec 2021
- Applications close:
The Good Samaritan Inn delivers crisis and transitional accommodation and support to victim survivors of family violence and women experiencing homelessness in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. GSI delivers these services through the provision of supported accommodation and outreach services.
An exciting opportunity is available to join an established organisation dedicated to providing crisis services for women and children experiencing family violence.
The Case Support Workers primary role is to provide a trauma-informed, non-judgmental, emotional, and practical support to women and children who have experienced family violence and homelessness. Most of this support will take place whilst women and families are residing at the Good Samaritan Inn’s crisis accommodation facility.
Support Work involves a variety of tasks including welcoming women and families to the service and providing an intake function, undertaking ongoing risk assessment and safety planning, liaising with external agencies, and ensuring that the environment is friendly, culturally inclusive and client focused. Support work with women and children also involves leading play and other creative activities, group work, de-escalating behaviours and responding calmly and supportive to people in crisis. In addition to these tasks, this position involves practical responsibilities such as making up rooms, cooking and cleaning.
This position consists of shifts during the week, weekend, and overnight (sleep-over). As such, this position will be required to be performed both within a team environment and in a solo capacity with On-Call support as required.
Please see the full Position Description.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.
A position description is attached.