Support Worker - Transitioning from Homelessness

Uniting WA
Perth
CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Community Services & Development
Housing & Homelessness Services
$37.53 per hour
Part time
Posted 2d ago

About the role

Tranby Engagement Hub

We provide day support to adults in crisis, homeless as well as people who are at risk of becoming homeless through the provision of a safe accepting and inclusive environment in which support, advocacy and referral can be provided.

Tranby is a safe, supportive environment where people are welcomed exactly as they are. We support people to develop the capacity and skills they need to move from crisis towards secure, long-term accommodation.

People do not require a referral to access Tranby’s services and can also see visiting services such the Community Centrelink Team, Mobile GP, Street Lawyer and Fines Enforcement Registry service from the Tranby day centre.

Our team provide essential services such as showers and food, and we also work 1:1 with people to understand their individual needs and support them to access the services that are right for them.

About you

We have 1 max-term part time position (51.6 hours per fortnight) for a period of 12 months and 3 casual positions available for team members who have experience working in homelessness who are highly motivated and committed to listen without judgement and walk alongside the people we support on their journey out of homelessness.

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

Part Time Position

  • Interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to advocate on behalf of people that are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
  • Provide 1:1 support; and follow up and complete complex referrals to accommodation, housing, and specialist services
  • Build and facilitate pathways and referrals to specific services ie mental health, AOD services and Incorporated Aboriginal Organisations
  • Team-orientated with a broad understanding of the drivers of homelessness
  • A national police clearance and first aid certificate

Casual Positions

  • Interpersonal and communication skills required to effectively work with people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds
  • Team-orientated with a broad understanding of the drivers of homelessness
  • Flexibility to work as across all of our programs if required
  • A national police clearance and first aid certificate

Working with Uniting

At Uniting, we exist to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We act with impact. We work to address the causes of vulnerability and disadvantage, and we stand for a just society where individuals and communities are valued and connected.

As an organisation, we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

We're a not-for-profit community services organisation of the Uniting Church Western Australia and part of the UnitingCare Australia network.

Our values

We're bold and respectful, compassionate and imaginative. And we'll support you to belong and thrive.

We value social and cultural diversity, and we're committed to a safe workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from First Peoples, people who have lived experience, people with a disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature age workers.

Uniting is committed to providing a nurturing environment where all children feel safe, valued and heard.

How to apply

Please apply through the SEEK website, providing a covering letter together with current resume. Shortlisting will commence immediately

A position description outlining further details will be available at https://unitingwa.org.au/join-the-team/ 

 

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following First Aid accreditations do you currently hold?
  • Please indicate if you would prefer the part time or casual position
  • Do you have experience working in the Homelessness Sector?

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