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Initial Assessment and Planning Workers x2

VincentCare Victoria
  • 1 x 0.9 FTE 68.4 hours per fortnight
  • 1 x 0.8 FTE 45.6 hours per fortnight

Enjoy the benefits of working with a growing organisation offering career development, flexibility and an attractive annual salary package (including leave loading and superannuation). 

The Role

VincentCare Victoria is seeking an appropriately-qualified person to take on the position of Initial Assessment and Planning Worker. VincentCare recognises the profound importance of the IAP Worker role on further enhancing the client experience of the homelessness service system.

The Initial Assessment and Planning Worker plays an integral role within the homelessness service system and often acts as the first point of contact for most people seeking assistance. As a result, an IAP Worker is required to have advanced communication and interpersonal skills especially when working with people who are experiencing trauma and housing crisis. In addition, the role demands an ability to be innovative in providing a tailored response to individual clients while working within the existing homelessness service system. This role is ideally suited to those who are energised by working from a solutions-focused approach – working both autonomously and as part of an enthusiastic team. 

VincentCare Victoria

VincentCare Victoria is an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.

Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Northern Community Hub provides integrated services in the community housing sector, along with family violence services, case management services and youth outreach services.

Working with VincentCare

A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including: 

  • Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Choice of Superannuation fund
  • Family friendly and flexibility
  • Study leave
  • The Ozanam Scholar Bursary 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.

Selection Criteria:

Qualifications - Essential

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Community Services, Social Work, Housing Management or Youth Work 

Experience - Essential

  • Experience in working in a community or social services
  • Experience working within a team or care-team based approach when working with clients
  • Experience in providing support to clients who have experienced trauma or disadvantage

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • A demonstrated and personal commitment to working within an organisation that can affect immediate and lasting change as well as demonstrated experience in working from a person-centred, strengths-based approach
  • A demonstrated ability to generate innovative and client-focused service responses with limited resources
  • An enthusiastic and dynamic working style that is characterised by an ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively within a team
  • A personal commitment to ongoing learning and development as well as an ability to be self-reflective
  • A demonstrated ability to be agile and flexible, especially when managing multiple competing demands in a busy environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and trust with people who have experienced trauma, discrimination and distrust of services
  • Strong administrative skills including timely completion of client notes, an understanding of the importance of data collection and high degree of computer literacy
  • Current working knowledge of government, community and private sector housing developments, programs, policies & issues.  Knowledge of the Opening Doors Framework an advantage. 

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV together with a detailed and seperate response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description which is available via the Apply Now button.

Please submit your application through our website by clicking Apply Now.

Phone enquiries may be made to Manager IAP & Launch Site Grace Hyde on 0409 548 498 or 9304 0117.

VincentCare welcomes applications from people from diverse cultural & linguistic backgrounds including people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander.

All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.

The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.

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