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Outreach Support Worker - Fleurieu

Junction Australia
  • Part-Time (0.7 FTE)
  • Fixed-term contract through until 30 June 2023
  • SCHaDS Social and Community Services - Level 4

Do you possess a caring and committed approach to engaging with clients?

Do you enjoy a complex and agile work environment?

Join the Junction team and start making a difference today!

About Us:

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year through housing and community services including domestic violence and crisis support; child protection; homelessness programs and counselling. Our strong focus on prevention and early intervention is underpinned by a range of thriving local groups and programs.

Together, we are improving lives and building strong, resilient and connected communities.

The Opportunity:

The Outreach Support Worker - Fleurieu is responsible for the provision of supports and interventions that are effective in improving outcomes for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. You will manage your own caseload and liaise with a wide range of agencies, groups and individuals to provide high-quality, mobile, flexible and client-focused homelessness support services across the Southern Fleurieu region.

Your sound communication skills will be highly valued in providing assistance, advocacy and information to the individuals we support and wherever possible, empower them to maintain their tenancies. You will be reliable, proactive and professional with demonstrated experience in case management of children, adolescents and families presenting with varied and complex needs.

You will be a valued part of our close-knit team which is highly regarded for delivering quality homelessness support services in the Fleurieu region.

Meet some of our amazing staff here!

About You:

  • Certificate IV Community Services or equivalent and substantial experience in the field – essential
  • Ability to develop case plans within an established case management model - essential
  • An understanding of crisis intervention and crisis management strategies and techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of the social issues relevant to homelessness - including the determinants and effects of homelessness
  • Understanding of the complex needs of children, adolescents and families at risk of homelessness together with the impact/effect of other issues such as domestic violence, mental health, etc.

What We Offer:

  • A supportive, flexible work environment with a strong focus on staff well-being
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • You are Amazing Day – an extra day of leave to spend however you want!
  • Access to wholesale prices on selected products at Harvey Norman

You Will Need To:

  • Complete our online application process
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check
  • Hold a current First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a current Safe Environments Certificate
  • Undergo pre-employment testing as part of the recruitment process
  • Hold a current unencumbered Australian driver’s license and be willing to drive

How To Apply:

To apply for this role, please click Apply Now button to be redirected to our careers page. Please fill out the questions and add your resume, cover letter, and relevant qualifications and certifications; make sure you have this ready before you apply.

A position description is attached and for further confidential inquiries contact Deb Robinson, Group Leader, Housing, Homelessness & Domestic Violence (Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island) on 0438 231 659.

Junction is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Junction is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child and family abuse.

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