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Homeless Outreach Worker

Gympie, Australia

Reference: 6625871


At IFYS, our overarching goal is to foster an environment that nurtures the growth and development of all individuals who access our services. We strive to ensure that those who engage with our services feel valued, supported, and inspired. Equally vital is our commitment to cultivate the same sense of well-being among our dedicated staff members.

We firmly believe that our most valuable asset is our people, and as such, we continuously assess and enhance our framework of support. We readily implement new practices and procedures, such as the Sanctuary Model of Care, which actively promotes emotional, social, moral, and physical well-being for both our staff and clients.

About the opportunity

IFYS Accommodation Services has an exciting opportunity for a Homeless Outreach Worker to join the Accommodation Services team within the Gympie region, in a newly created position.

As the Homeless Outreach Worker, you will provide assertive outreach support to rough sleepers and individuals experiencing housing crisis, within a holistic and collaborative multi-agency model of service.

Our ideal candidate will possess a strong client-centred practice framework, have sound knowledge of local services and resources, and experience conducting intake assessments and delivering case management.

What's on offer?

  • Casual employment
  • Base hourly rate $46.69 + super
  • Rotating roster 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Excellent salary packaging options (package up to $15,900 per FBT year)
  • Organisational and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training provided
  • Free access to the CALM Premium App
  • Flight Centre personal travel discounts
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Provide place based assertive outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness
  • Support and refer clients to access and engage with services to address their individual needs
  • Work with other providers within a multi-agency team, to deliver a holistic and collaborative model of service
  • Assist individuals with applications for housing and their transition to longer-term accommodation options
  • Provide emotional, social and welfare support in a culturally safe, therapeutic and trauma informed manner
  • Timely and accurate completion of administrative tasks including (but not limited to): Maintenance of service user records, meeting minutes, completion of daily logs and required reporting

Requirements for the role:

  • Demonstrated professional experience delivering case management to individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, and the ability to build rapport quickly
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills within a multi-disciplinary setting
  • A Certificate IV or higher qualification in a relevant area of study is highly regarded
  • Experience working with people exhibiting challenging behaviours and complex needs
  • The ability to work independently to achieve client and program outcomes

Must hold or be willing to obtain if successful:

  • Valid Queensland Driver's License with no restrictions
  • QLD Working with Children Check (Paid Blue Card)
  • Licensed Care Suitability Check (LCS2)
  • National Crime Check (A new check will be completed through IFYS systems)

If you would like further information on this role or would like to talk to a Recruitment Officer, please call 07 5438 3000

Applications Close: 20 Jul 2024