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Housing Connector - Doorways

  • 497488
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time closed period contract

About the Opportunity

This role is a full time, closed period contract of 12 months. 

This is a role within the Doorways Central Coast team. You will work within a team environment providing information, referral, "drop in support", crisis services, and strengths-based casework that is driven by the needs of people sleeping rough on the Central Coast. You will be responsible for working with people sleeping rough to assist them to access safe affordable housing.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Work with local government and non local government service providers to develop referral pathways to best meet the needs of the individual and families who are sleeping rough
  • Provide telephone and face to face advice and information, needs assessments, referral support, case coordination, outreach and short intervention support for rough sleepers
  • Set up communication systems between housing providers so that organisations and programs are linked together to have clear communication
  • Assist in the development, maintenance and review of the GHSH model in line with the specified service requirements of the Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) Practice Guidelines.
  • Provide data and reports to DCJ to meet evaluation and reporting requirements.
  • Assess the needs of families and individual family members, identify appropriate service responses and facilitate referral and engagement with those services.
  • Advocate on behalf of service users and provide outreach services to rough sleepers

What you need to succeed

  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications including social sciences, welfare or other areas of study relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues; issues facing vulnerable families
  • Demonstrated ability to actively engage people in crisis using a client-centred approach. Skills in communication and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess families/individual needs using a strengths-based approach.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and to travel within the region to meet the needs of families as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively with colleagues (internal and external).
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, time management skills, flexibility, ability to handle crises, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to make sound decisions about the extent and timeliness of the support required.
  • Current driver’s licence and willingness to use own or private vehicle (with comprehensive insurance) for work related travel if required, and willingness to transport families and children.
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working with homeless people and families

Should you have any questions, please contact Soraya Kauhiva from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 867 721 / skauhiva@uniting.org  for more information.

Applications Close: Thursday, 9 December 2021.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks. Uniting 

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