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Support Worker - Crisis accommodation for young mums

  • 500190
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Part time closed period contract

Role Overview

This position is offered on a  part-time basis 3 days per week - Tues, Wed & Sunday

  • Tues & Wednesday 3:30pm - 11:30pm followed by an inactive Sleep-over; Sunday - 7:30am - 3:30pm 
  • Penalties will be paid for shifts worked outside of core hours 

This Support Worker is responsible for the provision of safe and appropriate accommodation and support services to residents through the delivery of high-quality care to service users.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with intake and assessment where relevant to the role
  • Develop and monitor support plans/individual case plans, based on Services Practice Guidelines
  • Provide individual assistance for clients (young pregnant mothers and babies) in line with support plans and identified goals

Specialist Homelessness Services SHS Youth of Uniting provides 3-month crisis service accommodation, case management and support to 16 to 24 year old expectant mothers or mothers and their children who are at risk of, or are experiencing homelessness. Including providing support to young mothers to gain housing, parenting information, childhood development, specialist community support and access to parenting groups. 

About you in the role

  • Certificate IV (minimum) in Community Services, Mental Health, Youth Work or other relevant field
  • Hold a current NSW WWCC and First Aid Certificate
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues 
  • Experience working with vulnerable people, relevant to the service (young mothers and babies)
  • Knowledge of best-practice for Specialist Homelessness funded Services
  • Ability to think on feet and support young women work through complex issues
  • The role is designated for a female under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act. You will be required to have a current drivers license, Working With Children Clearance and undergo a National Police Check

Benefits & culture

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. 

  • Salary packaging entitlements (pay less tax)
  • Ongoing training & development, including cultural awareness training
  • Career progression & development opportunities

Should you have any questions, please contact Rose Rivera from Uniting's Talent Acquisition Team at 

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

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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