Case Worker

Job No: VIN2754
Location: Newcastle


  • Opportunity to make a difference in a purpose-led organisation 
  • SCHCADS Award Level 4, $74k - 80k (depending on experience) 
  • Salary packaging tax-free benefits| increases pay package to up to 97k!

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose mission  it is to shape a more just and compassionate society. 


The Role: 

Vital role providing Case Work support to people accessing Vinnies Matthew Talbot Homeless Service. The Matthew Talbot Homeless Service provides support to homeless men and men with children across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. 

Your responsibilities:

  • conducting initial intakes and assessments and providing crisis intervention where appropriate
  • Engage with persons sleeping rough and/or those people in danger of becoming homeless.
  • Refer clients to appropriate external services and link to life skill and educational programs
  • Advocate on behalf of the client at Government Departments, Courts and other service providers.
  • Undertake home visits with clients located in temporary or transitional accommodation
  • Provide a safe/welcoming environment for clients who are accessing the service and assist them to follow the services rules and procedures. 
  • Where appropriate develop case plans with the clients, provide ongoing support to achieve the case plan and monitor, review and follow up the case plan.

This role will report to the Manager Homelessness and Housing.

To be successful, you will need: 

  • Minimum TAFE Certificate IV or currently undertaking tertiary study, in welfare or related field
  • Previous experience providing support to marginalised and vulnerable people support to homeless persons
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of issues relating to homelessness including domestic violence, family breakdown, mental illness, drug, alcohol, gambling addictions and also awareness of appropriate local community support services for homeless clients. 
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills & sound computer skills
  • Ability to use sound judgement and act appropriately in crisis and emergency situations
  • NSW driver licence - flexibility to travel to meet clients needs. 
  • St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination. Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment


If this sounds like you, don’t wait - apply now, we are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the position description

 Information on how to apply. 

If you have questions about this role, please email on quote: Case Worker, VIN2754


The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check. 

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.



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