Casual Case Worker

Women's Community Shelters

Applications Closing: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 09:00

HKWS is dedicated to supporting and empowering women to take control and move forward with their lives. Our clients are supported with client-centric case management and are encouraged and supported to pursue opportunities to secure safe and affordable accommodation, education, training and financial security.  An understanding of the homelessness sector, awareness around current issues and practices in domestic violence and good knowledge base of housing pathways are key skills for this role.


The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter operates 7 days a week and therefore flexibility for early mornings, weeknights, weekends and potential on call as required from time to time is essential.  This position would suit women living in the local area.

Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Housing & Homelessness
Employment basis: Casual
Job Location: Sydney CBD, North Sydney, North Shore, North West Sydney, Sydney Wide
About us

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter (HKWS) is a crisis accommodation service for up to 10 women without dependent children, who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence, or other issues.

The service has been open since February 2015 and we are seeking experienced case workers to cover shifts.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:


Essential criteria:

  • Demonstrated experience within the community services sector in a support worker capacity, preferably women's support
  • Demonstrated understanding of client-centric practice
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively to develop tailored client solutions
  • Availability across day and evening shifts, including weekends
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to use online case management systems
  • Current first aid certificate or capacity to acquire one before commencement
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Current Police Check
  • The right to live and work in Australia
Other Information:

Our services are provided only to women. We consider being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) and sections 30 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth).

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Lieske Dowd
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 02 9539 6859
How to apply

Please send your resume and a covering letter which explains how your work experience addresses all essential criteria listed above to: 

Date posted: 29 April 2019

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