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IAP Worker

Unison Housing

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, this may be the perfect role for you!

About Unison

Unison provides a diverse range of housing services across Victoria, including social housing, affordable housing, transitional housing and owners’ corporation services.

We believe that affordable housing is the foundation on which to build a life of value, and a good life takes more than just housing. A good life takes place in a community.

Unison also assists over 3500 people each year who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

About the role

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

Last year we assisted 6,000 people, 50% born overseas. 

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff that:

  • Provide a client centred and flexible service in line with Unison’s values of respect, positivity, people and accountability
  • Have good teamwork, reliability, and communication skills
  • Take a pro-active and constructive approach to assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Are empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • Has the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a diverse client, in crisis and /or on a low income, including people with complex and mental health needs and families.
  • Will contribute to the delivery of high-quality service to people in housing crisis. 

On Offer

  • Ongoing, Part time position (primarily based in Werribee)
  • Casual positions also available
  • Salary $76, 320 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated

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