Male Outreach Caseworker
South East Women & Children's Services (SEWACS)
The Male Outreach Case Worker position will work with the Program Manager, other staff and management to provide case management and wrap around services for men with and without children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of family and domestic violence.
The worker will assist individuals and families to build a strong and sustainable future through active and integrated case management, coordination of services, community linkages, support, advocacy and referral, and practical assistance to access to housing.
- Assisting clients who have complex support needs with practical support to secure safe housing. This includes completing paperwork for/with the client.
- To work in a busy crisis accommodation service and prioritise the workload.
- To manage a case load of at least 60 clients per year.
- To work with disengaged men who have experienced trauma.
- Provide comprehensive case management support to clients including crisis intervention and longer term wrap around services to stabilize clients.
- Provide ongoing practical and emotional support for clients, this includes providing advocacy for clients as required.
- Prepare, document and implementation case plans for every clients and the coordination of other services to support the client.
- Provide an information and referral service to non-government and statutory organisations, community organisations and individuals when requested
- Maintain the CIMS database and ensure accurate up to date and concise information is recorded for all clients
- Assess the appropriateness of referrals, both to and from the service. If necessary consult with other staff
- Organise and facilitate support groups
- Attend and present at network meetings.
- Transport adults and children in service vehicles to relevant agencies where appropriate