Casework & Support Worker – Specialist Homelessness Service

Casework & Support Worker – Specialist Homelessness Service

Houses to Homes – a Specialist Homelessness Service within CatholicCare Western Sydney & The Blue Mountains – is seeking a full-time (38 hours per week Monday to Friday) Transition Casework and Support Worker. 

The Houses to Homes team is responsible for the provision of services to empower pregnant and parenting young women aged 16 – 25 years, and their babies/children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services include transitional housing and support to access long term housing options, case management and support, home visits, parenting/living skills/tenancy support in the Blacktown/Hills and adjoining LGAs.

Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications or commensurate experience in Social Work, Social Welfare, Community Services, Youth Work, Case Management, Health or related discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strength based casework principles, trauma informed case management experience and commitment to SHS best practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the differing levels of support needs for pregnant and parenting young women with babies/children to achieve positive sustainable housing outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in accessing affordable housing options for clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues
  • Competent computer skills and ability to effectively use a computer-based case management database system
  • Willingness to work within the ethos of CatholicCare and act at all times in accordance with the CatholicCare Code of Conduct
  • Documented current NSW Working With Children Check clearance
  • Own motor vehicle with comprehensive insurance
  • Current full driver’s license
  • Current First Aid Qualifications (desirable)

Please note: Holding a current Working with Children Check and completing a National Criminal History Record Check clearance are requirements of this position.

CatholicCare is a child-safe and child-friendly organisation – all staff must comply with our child-safe policies and Code of Conduct.  The successful applicant will be required to comply with the relevant provisions of the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

If this sounds like you, apply join our friendly team in this rewarding role!

To apply for this position, please submit to h2h@ccss.org.au your:

  • Resume,
  • Cover letter and
  • A document clearly addressing how you meet each of the Selection Criteria.

Applicants who do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

For specific enquiries please contact Houses to Homes on 8843 2555.

CatholicCare is a smoke free environment

Applications close. Friday 25 September 2020

Remuneration. SCHADS Award Level 4. Salary packaging is available