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Male Outreach Caseworker

South East Women & Children's Services (SEWACS)

Applications Closing: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 17:00

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.

DUTIES

  • 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
Details
Category: Social Work
Field: Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: South Coast
About us

SEWACS is a community based organisation providing holistic homelessness, domestic violence, and youth support services across Bega Valley and Eurobodalla Shires.

SEWACS is working toward ending homelessness and the elimination of domestic and family violence in a community where all people are treated with respect and live in a safe and secure environment.

Position is based in Moruya.

Position details
Qualifications:

§  A minimum qualification of Diploma Community Services Welfare or equivalent extensive experience

Essential Selection Criteria:

Essential skills and experience required

  • A minimum qualification of Diploma Community Services Welfare or equivalent extensive experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with homeless people or people at risk of homelessness due to domestic and family violence
  • Ability to work safely in an outreach service and prioritise the workload of multiple clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a case load of at least 60 clients per year.
  • Ability to work with disengaged men who have experienced trauma.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of housing products to secure tenancies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues pertaining to domestic and family violence and the impacts of violence on women and children.
  • Strong case management skills and working with complex issues.
  • Awareness of the specific issues arising for Aboriginal people and people from non-English speaking background, people with disabilities and children experiencing domestic violence
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of staff, clients and other service providers
  • Comprehensive computer skills in email, data entry and word documents.
Desirable Selection Criteria:

Other Requirements

  • Successful ‘Working with Children’ and Criminal History Police Checks
  • Current Drivers Licence (manual)
  • Undertake a 6 month probationary work contract
  • Be available to work flexible hours
  • Able to attend training as requested.
Other Information:

Please provide in your application

  • A cover letter
  • Relevant information addressing the selection criteria (listed above)
  • The names and contact details of two recent work referees
  • A current resume
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Julie
Contact Email: Dannevig
Contact Phone: 0447150590
How to apply

For further information please contact: 

Julie Dannevig

Regional Manager

02 4474 3226 / 0447 150 590 manager@sewacs.org.au

Applications for this position should be emailed to the Regional Manager by:

5pm Friday 16th March 2018

Date posted: 27 February 2018

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