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Caseworker - St George & Sutherland Shire

Wesley Homeless Services

  • full-time position
  • based in Sutherland
  • immediate start

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the role

An opportunity exists for an experienced, motivated and teachable person to join our small team of caseworkers responding locally to homelessness and homeless-risk in St George and the Sutherland Shire – dedicated to ‘whatever it takes for as long as it takes’ in supporting our homeless neighbours to leave homelessness for good.

This is a demanding but rewarding role; requiring initiative, resilience, collaboration, creativity, and genuine compassion. It will involve working from offices in Sutherland and neighbouring districts, in partner organisations, rough sleeper locations and in homes of our formerly-homeless or at-risk clients.  It will require travel across the districts in which we deliver services. It may include some earlier starts or later finishes in order to meet particular local needs. 

Applicants will need to possess a current Driver Licence, Apply First Aid Certification, and satisfy relevant security checks including - but not limited to - a Working with Children Check.

Essential criteria

  • qualifications and experience relevant to the quality provision of accommodation, care and support activities for a range of ages and circumstances
  • understanding of homelessness and an ease in providing warm and credible empathy to people who are at risk of, who are, or who have been homeless – often at their most distressed or vulnerable
  • ability to articulate practice that is person-centred, trauma-informed, culturally competent and respectful of diversity, and the role of case management in supporting permanent exits from homelessness
  • ability to perform in complex and challenging community welfare settings – flexible and creative approaches to work, matched with tested personal attributes such as resilience, patience, initiative, compassion and commitment to self-care
  • communication and administrative skills – computer literacy, documentation, data collection etc
  • ability to embrace Wesley Mission’s values and to work within its codes of ethics and conduct – and to work respectfully alongside the mission and values of partner organisations

Desirable criteria

  • local, sector or organisational knowledge
  • familiarity with sector practice guidelines, information systems and outcome measures

Remuneration

Salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, with generous salary packaging opportunities.

Closing date

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Apply now

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Caitlin Davis

Phone: 0417 761 817

Email: [email protected]

Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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