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After Hours Support Worker

Launch Housing
  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Multiple casual roles available, immediate start
  • $39.65 per hour + 25% casual loading + super
  • East St Kilda location, close to public transportation, shops, and cafes
  • Working Holiday Visa Holders are welcome to apply

Why join Launch Housing

At Launch Housing our mission is to end homelessness, we are committed to helping those most in need in our community. Launch Housing is a secular Melbourne-based community organisation with over 400 staff and 13 locations. We provide homelessness services and life-changing housing supports to disadvantaged Victorians. In a country as wealthy as ours no one should be homeless. Join us and help create lasting societal change.

Launch Housing is working to become more trauma informed and as a leading employer in the homelessness sector, it is important to let you know that you may hear stories of distress, hardship, trauma, or violence when working with us. We encourage you to reflect on how this may impact you when considering to apply for the role. Sustaining the Health & Well-being of our staff is our priority. We provide adequate training & supervision, Wellbeing Days, and access to Employee Assistance Program.

What you'll do

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.

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. Our East St Kilda site provides emergency accommodation for people who identify as female and are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

What you'll bring

To be successful in this role, 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.

Special conditions:

  • Launch Housing is relying on exceptions contained in sections 28, 60 and 88 of the EO Act to employ and accommodate women and those who identify themselves as women at this site.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid Covid-19 Vaccination Exemption certificate, Working with Children and police checks are mandatory at Launch Housing.

How to Apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the How to Apply instructions. If you need additional information about this role, please contact Oula Ibrahim at Oula.Ibrahim@launchhousing.org.au, using the subject line: After Hours Support 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.

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