Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Assertive Outreach Worker

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Work type: Maximum Term Part Time
Location: Ballarat
Categories: Crisis and Homelessness

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part-time (0.8 FTE), Maximum term position until 30 June 2023

About the opportunity

The position will provide provide Assertive Outreach model of support in the Ballarat area to people experiencing homelessness who are sleeping rough, with the aim of providing/securing long-term safe housing.

The Assertive Outreach worker will establish connections with people who are sleeping rough, build trust and provide person-centred services on terms that the individual is comfortable with. It is believed that this approach will work to promote social inclusion of people who have multiple issues impacting their housing status.

This program recognises that many clients will not have standalone homelessness issues, but contributing factors that will require tailored, extensive support to enable them to move forward. This position may require some work outside of normal business hours.

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About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A minimum of Diploma of Welfare or other relevant tertiary qualifications, experience & or knowledge of the welfare sector.
  • Extensive knowledge of the homelessness sector, including services, supports and allied services that are available to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in engaging and working with people who are marginalized and disadvantaged, who may be disengaged from the community, with sensitivity to their unique situation.
  • Experience in working in the mental health &/or AOD field would be beneficial.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address key/core selection criteria according to position description.

Applications close on Thursday, 18 August 2022

Get in touch

For more information regarding the role, please reach out to Stacey Park, Team Leader on 0466 858 776.

About Uniting
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us:

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

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