Specialist Homelessness Services Sleepover Worker – Casual

Specialist Homelessness Services Sleepover Worker – Casual

We’re always looking for amazing people to join our team at CatholicCare. Are you who we’re looking for?

  • Based in Western Sydney
  • Join our vibrant team with supportive management and positive culture
  • Values driven with strong personal and organisational values alignment

We are currently seeking Casual Specialist Homelessness Service Sleepover worker in Western Sydney! You will be responsible for the provision of empowering services to pregnant young women and young mothers, 16 – 25 years, and their babies/children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. These services include semi-independent transitional housing and support and living and parenting skills support services


About the Role:

The Specialist Homelessness Service (SHS) Casual Sleepover Worker role supports young pregnant women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Support provided enables clients to build on their strengths in the areas of: parenting; relationships; financial management; household organisation; livings skills; healthcare; crisis management; effectively resources for future needs as identified with the client.

This role promotes protective behaviors skills within clients and ensures positive parent-child relationships are developed. It focuses on developing a high level of protective behaviors to prevent escalation into the Child Protection system. Please refer to position description for full details.


About You

To be successful in this position you will need:

  • Extensive skill and experience in trauma-informed support for a variety of clients with knowledge of the differing levels of support needs for pregnant young girls and young mothers with babies/children to achieve positive parenting and sustainable housing outcomes
  • To provide trauma-informed empowering support to pregnant girls and young mothers and their children in our semi supported transitional housing
  • Experience working remotely with a high degree of autonomy and drive.
  • Current First Aid and CPR qualifications
  • A current driver’s licence and own a registered and insured vehicle
  • Ability to communicate effectively and an understanding of the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse and emerging communities.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a genuine desire to support our clients to live their lives to the fullest.


Work Perks

  • Ongoing training and development (face-to-face and online learning)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Plus, meaningful experiences through empowering people, their families and carers, and the wider community


About CatholicCare

At CatholicCare Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains we are committed to making sure no one is left behind.

We have the people, the resources, and the plans in place to make a real difference in the lives of people who find themselves facing difficult circumstances.

We are a team of people who are passionate about what we do and truly care about people – no matter where they come from, what they look like or how they see the world.

CatholicCare is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities. If you would like to discuss accessibility requirements, preferred communication methods and/or adjustments please contact careers@ccss.org.au.

If successful, you will be required to provide your current NSW Working with Children Check and National Criminal History Check clearances prior to commencing with CatholicCare.


How to Apply

If you are passionate about working with the community and want to experience a role that is both challenging and rewarding, we would love to hear from you!

  • Submit your application via email (Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria and Resume). Email: careers@ccss.org.au, using the subject line: Casual Specialist Homelessness Services Sleepover Worker. Please refer to position description here
  • If you are shortlisted, you will take part in a 10-15-minute phone screen
  • Be invited to come along to an interview where CatholicCare will determine your suitability for the role
  • Your reference checks
  • A verbal offer followed by necessary safety, employment and compliance screening
  • Offer of employment and determine when you can start and join the team!


CatholicCare is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults and that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have an equal right to protection from abuse. We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.