- Leading community services organisation
- Frankston location
- Full Time (76 hrs per fortnight), Maximum Term (until February 2021)
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
About the opportunity
This position is a part of the Towards Home Plus Team, a joint initiative led by NEAMI and partnered with Launch Housing, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, Uniting ReGen, Bolton Clarke and Melbourne City Mission. The position will be based in Frankston.
The team offers a holistic, assertive outreach support service to people who are homeless and rough sleepers. It provides intensive, flexible, responsive, client focussed support featuring a multidisciplinary team approach with the aim of assisting clients to successfully sustain housing, improve physical and mental health and develop connections within the local community.
To be successful in the role you will have tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, nursing or other relevant allied health discipline, certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work or 4 key competencies in AOD, qualifications in dual diagnosis or willingness to undertake, as well as demonstrated experience working in the AOD and/or dual diagnosis clients.
How to apply
If this sounds like you, apply today by emailing the below to email@example.com:
- Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
- Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
- Address the Key/Core selection criteria
Applications close on Tuesday 26 March 2019
Get in touch
T: 03 9384 8831 – Leonie Ryan
Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working with Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working with Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.
Key Selection Criteria
- Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences.
- Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment.
- Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
- Significant experience working with AOD or dual diagnosis clients.
- Demonstrated skills and experience providing drug and alcohol assessment, assertive outreach, counselling and case management activities.
- A demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the key issues affecting the homelessness or at risk of homelessness.
- Knowledge of /understanding of the link between trauma and homelessness.
- Ability to liaise and effectively communicate with a wide manage of stakeholders including the ability to consult, liaise and negotiate with clients, carers, family members, general community and professionals
- Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values (this is mandatory in all Uniting position descriptions).
- A sound understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness and a commitment to working with people who are disadvantaged within the community.
- An ability to work sensitively and effectively with people who are homeless and in housing crisis.
- An understanding of the specialist homelessness system in the Geelong region including current forms of housing assistance.
- Well-developed interpersonal communications, advocacy, negotiation and conflict management skills.
- Proven ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team and contribute to a positive team culture.
- Demonstrated high level of energy, enthusiasm, reliability, resilience and flexibility.
- Demonstrated communication skills especially in the areas of communicating plans, negotiating agreements, resolving conflict and following up arrangements.
- Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders, including clinical and non-clinical staff and consumers carers, family and/or friends.
- Current Drivers Licence