Case Worker

Job No: VIN2765
Location: St George Sutherland

 

  • Salary packaging benefits - increasing pay package to $91 - 97k (dependent on experience) 
  • Great learning and development programs and clear pathways to internal progression.
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

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: 

The Case Worker will provide support to people accessing Vinnies homelessness and housing services including undertaking case work with homeless people and/or persons in danger of becoming homeless. If you have a background in Family/DV services & a passion for making a positive impact on people’s lives then this job is for you.

Your responsibilities:

  • conducting initial intakes and assessments and providing crisis intervention where appropriate
  • Working closely with the client to develop case plans that include ongoing support, review, and follow up; crisis intervention as required
  • referring clients to appropriate external services such as those that provide life skill and educational programs
  • providing crisis intervention where appropriate 
  • Supporting and assisting clients in a way that promotes independence, empowerment and prevents a return to homelessness
  • undertaking home visits, advocating on behalf of the clients where required, and supervising client activities
  • maintaining accurate and up-to-date client records and case notes.

This role will report to the Manager Homelessness and Housing.

To be successful, you will need: 

  • The St Vincent de Paul Society considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).
  • 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 Liza.barlow@vinnies.org.au on quote: Case Worker, SGS/VIN2765

 

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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