Transitional Housing Worker - Specialist Homelessness Service

CatholicCare Western Sydney and Blue Mountains

Applications Closing: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 23:55

The CatholicCare Specialist Homelessness Service at Houses to Homes is seeking a full-time Transitional Housing Worker. The Houses to Homes team is responsible for the provision of services to empower pregnant young women and young mothers aged 16 – 25 years, and their babies/children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This position includes tenancy support, housing case management and home visits in the Blacktown/Hills and adjoining local government areas.

Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $66,000-$80,000
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

CatholicCare WSBM (CatholicCare) serves the community of Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. CatholicCare delivers a range of programs including Family Support, Pregnancy and Parenting Support and Housing, Family Relationship Services, Counselling, Neighbour Aid, Family Day Care, Aboriginal Services, Mamre Garden Services and Disability Services. CatholicCare respects the dignity, worth, diversity, cultures and beliefs of all people including the Australian Indigenous Community.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

•    Tertiary qualifications or commensurate experience in Social Work, Social Welfare, Community Services, Youth Work, Case Management, Health or related discipline.
•    Extensive experience in the housing and/or homelessness sectors.
•    Demonstrated skill and experience in accessing affordable accommodation options for clients.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of the differing levels of support needs for pregnant young girls and young mothers with babies/children to achieve positive sustainable housing outcomes.
•    Demonstrated skill and experience in all matters and issues relating to tenancy of properties, including liaising with property managers.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of strength based casework principles, case management experience and commitment to SHS best practice. 
•    Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues.
•    Competent computer skills and ability to effectively use a computer-based case management database system.
•    Willingness to work within the ethos of CatholicCare and act at all times in accordance with the CatholicCare Code of Conduct.
•    Documented current NSW Working With Children Check clearance.
•    Own motor vehicle with comprehensive insurance and current full driver’s license.

Desirable Selection Criteria:

•    Current First Aid Qualifications (desirable).

Other Information:

CatholicCare is a smoke free environment.

A police check will be conducted for any successful candidate. 

Contact details
Contact Name: Louise Masters
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 9837 2095
How to apply

Please send your response to the twelve Selection Criteria, your Resume and Cover Letter to 

Please note applications will be assessed as they are received and interviews may begin taking place before this date.

Date posted: 23 April 2019

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