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Housing Support & Outreach Worker

AnglicareSA - Creswick, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Competitive rates: $35.72 - $39.74 p/hr (dependent on qualifications + experience)
  • Generous motor vehicle allowance in addition to base pay rate
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • Part Time (30.4 hours p/week)
  • Based in Creswick (VIC)
Who are we?

Wintringham is a specialist not-for-profit company providing an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to elderly men and women who come from a homeless background. We employ over 800 staff and operate from multiple offices in Melbourne, Regional Victoria and Hobart. Our regional team of Carer’s, Case Managers, Outreach Workers, Care & Support Workers and Recreation staff provide holistic care and support to clients who live independently in their own homes.

Your new role

Wintringham is currently seeking a dynamic and proactive Housing Support & Outreach worker to join our tight-knit and friendly team at our Grampians Office (located in Creswick) on a Part Time basis. In this role, you will be responsible for the assessment of elderly homeless people residing in the Loddon Mallee and Grampians Regions as well as assisting clients to find appropriate services and housing including linking into longer term Wintringham supports. Your roster will be as follows:

Week 1&2: 4 days per week (30.4 hours) – days flexible

Your responsibilities and duties will include:
  • Assessing potential clients, taking into account their history, circumstances and preferences
  • Advocate for the needs of older people, who are experiencing disadvantage and discrimination.
  • Coordinating the referral, nomination and housing support to a number of clients living in transitional housing properties and assisting them to obtain long-term accommodation and support services
  • Encouraging and supporting clients to make decisions regarding their use of services and to manage their own health and welfare needs
  • Develop effective working relationships with other key service providers including Aged Care Assessment Services, Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Counselling and other community services.
  • Enhance the social contact of isolated clients by providing social support or linking and referring them into social and recreational activities
Wintringham’s response to COVID-19

Client and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. If you gain employment with Wintringham, you will be provided with all necessary personal protective equipment in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer throughout your working day. We have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure that our staff as well as our clients are kept safe in the community.

What is in it for you?

We are committed to offering an enjoyable, safe and flexible workplace that provides a work-life balance. When you are working with Wintringham, you will have access to the following benefits:
  • Access to exclusive not-for-profit salary packaging: salary package your personal expenses up to the amount of $15,900.
  • Continuous development: we believe in giving our staff the skills they need and will keep you up to date with yearly qualifications such as behaviour management, first aid, CPR and manual handling. We offer many growth opportunities and have a strong internal recruitment program.
  • Free access to wellbeing services + discounts to retailers: When you are employed at Wintringham, you will have access to our Employee Assistance Program, Staff wellbeing portal as well as discounts to some of Australia’s leading retailers.
We are looking for candidates with the following:
  • A qualification in Social Work, Social Sciences, Welfare or equivalent
  • Outreach skills including the ability to locate and establish rapport with both socially isolated people and people with challenging behaviours.
  • Experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours
  • An understanding of the Housing and Homelessness Service sector My Aged Care, NDIS and other relevant service systems.
  • A current drivers licence
  • Proven commitment to excellence, accountability and innovation in best practice service delivery in the fields of homelessness and housing support.
  • Well-developed communications skills and the ability to with engage people from varying backgrounds.
  • First Aid Certificate
This sounds great! How do I apply?

For more information about this role, a copy of the Position Description can be accessed .

Applications can be directed to Rosemary Marsh (Coordinator – Housing & Homelessness Support) and submitted by filling out the required information below.

Please upload your documents in PDF Format

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 11th April 2021

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.

Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.

Applicants must be willing to undertake an influenza vaccination within the 2021 calendar year in order to be considered for this role.

Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation. We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.

We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.

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About Wintringham

A passion for social justice

Wintringham is a Victorian-based not-for-profit welfare company specialising in the housing and care of older people who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness.

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