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Housing Support Worker – Churches of Christ in Queensland

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Housing Support Worker

Kenmore QLD, Australia

  • Part-Time
  • Kenmore
  • Supportive team environment

Churches of Christ Housing Services Limited, Kenmore

6 month part-time opportunity

  • $37+/hr + super + salary packaging + retail discounts
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Supportive leadership and friendly team

About the role

As our Housing Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing case management services for households in crisis. Reporting to the Regional Coordinator, you will complete a variety of challenging and rewarding tasks that directly impact the lives of individuals and families.

You will assess and prioritise client’s needs, develop and maintain case management plans and assist with household budgeting. These you will undertake for the primary goal of supporting clients to transition to suitable longer term housing solutions. You will also be responsible for completing monthly and annual reports as well as conducting and implementing risk assessments and strategies.

The position entails home visits and providing mobile support to families in crisis accommodation in the North Brisbane and Logan regions from an office base of Kenmore.

About you

Empathy is second nature to you, and you are compassionate toward vulnerable individuals. You have a welcoming disposition that renders you capable of forming positive relationships that foster growth and development.

You have the confidence to work alone in the field, following safe work practices, and also to work transparently and collaboratively with a team to achieve shared goals. With well-developed communication skills you liaise comfortably with a range of internal and external stakeholders. You are a problem solver, capable of troubleshooting on your feet.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications for the role will consist of:

  • Community service diploma or similar tertiary qualification, with substantial relevant experience commensurate with role requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability and confidence to conduct strengths-based, solutions oriented case management plans and support with families in crisis;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain client specific case management data and produce relevant reports;
  • Knowledge and understanding of homelessness and the contributing social factors.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

Churches of Christ Housing Services is a leading provider of housing solutions for individuals and families facing housing stress and homelessness. We are one of the most diverse and successful growth providers in Queensland managing a portfolio in excess of 1200 properties we are responsible for housing more than 3000 people and providing homelessness advice and assistance to many more.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You’ll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button. For further information, please contact Christine Preston on 3327 1674.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications close: Friday 12 November 2021

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