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April

Assessment And Liaison Support Worker

UNITING COMMUNITIES ADELAIDE - Adelaide, SA

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Uniting Communities is a leading, inclusive not-for profit community services organisation working alongside more than 74,000 South Australians each year as they strive for bright futures and great lives. Through the dedication of over 1,500 passionate staff and volunteers, we offer a range of services to support the needs of individuals and our community to reduce inequality, improve wellbeing, overcome disadvantage and support people to live the best lives they can. We offer services across a range of areas including mental health and counselling; residential and community aged care; housing crisis and emergency support; disability services; services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; financial and legal support; drug and alcohol counselling; family relationships; and respite and carer support. Uniting Communities also operates a number of additional services and businesses including Goodwill, Lifeline Adelaide & U City. We value diversity and are committed to providing respectful, accessible services to all.

About the Role

This is an exciting time for Homelessness Connect and a great opportunity for you to be a part of a growing, dynamic and supportive team of professionals providing a telephone based support service to people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

The services runs 24/7 so the successful candidate will be required to work across a number of shifts including, afternoon, overnight and weekend shifts as part of the part time role.

This role is responsible for:

  • providing a trauma informed intake and assessment of clients presenting situation
  • referral to appropriate specialist homelessness service providers and other external agencies
  • provide advocacy for clients as required
  • support clients to successfully engage with services
  • access to crisis shelter accommodation

About You

You will have demonstrated experience in Community Services Sector as well as:

  • Diploma level qualifications or equivalent

  • Data Base entry, computer skills, time management 
  • Knowledge of the Homelessness sector, Domestic Violence awareness and an understanding of Youth culture 

About the Remuneration

The Salary range will be dependent on experience and/or qualifications. We provide generous salary packaging benefits that enable you to increase and maximise your take home salary. In addition, other available benefits include; paid maternity leave, early intervention Physio Program, and discounted private health insurance. Check out our benefits at www.unitingcommunities.org

Your Application

Please attach a cover letter addressing the Position Description and a current resume including the names of 2 referees.

As an organisation, we are committed to protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are required to work within our code of conduct and undergo relevant pre-employment checks.