Once in a generation project! Working together, giving hope to prevent and end homelessness.
In 2020, The South Australian Government announced a significant reform agenda for the homelessness sector. In response the Toward Home Alliance was formed by some of the most experienced agencies working within the sector. The Toward Home Alliance brings together Aboriginal Community Services, Baptist Care SA, Lutheran Care, Mission Australia, Sonder, and The Salvation Army.
Toward Home Alliance in collaboration with the South Australian Housing Authority (SAHA) has identified a need for transformational change in the way services support people affected by homelessness. The Toward Home Alliance strategy focuses on shifting homelessness services from crisis management to early intervention and prevention. We recognise that every position within the Toward Home Alliance has a vital role to play in reducing homelessness
And this is where you come in!
We are looking for Access Workers who will work across the alliance partners via outreach and fixed locations. In this role, you will be the first point of contact for new and existing clients into homelessness support services. You will be trained to the VI SPDAT screening tool to assess clients presenting needs and commence the development of case plans and referral pathways.
It is hands on, diverse and dynamic, working on a roster basis between various locations in Adelaide South and City where each day will be different.
In addition to your advanced case management experience, you will have a high level of interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the homelessness sector and the challenges faced by people who are experiencing homelessness is critical for this role.
In addition, you:
- Have a Tertiary Level Qualification in Community Services, Social Work, Psychology or similar field (this will be highly regarded)
- Hold a current Working With Children Check and Safe Environments for Children & Young People Certificate (or obtain)
- Hold a current South Australian Driver’s Licence
- Possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel)
This is a unique opportunity for job satisfaction offering full-time and part-time employment. In addition to improving quality of life every day, your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and the support of a passionate team.
As part of your application, please provide a cover letter that evidences your case management experience in the Homelessness sector or similar environment.
You can download a Position Description and apply via Lutheran Care’s Recruitment Hub
As part of your application, please provide a cover letter that evidences your leadership experience in the Homelessness sector and success in driving complex change.
LC Level 4
Multiple positions available
These positions will work from LC and various Alliance offices in the city and southern Adelaide region
Applications close 12 noon 31 May 2021
Enquiries to Karen Harvey, Executive Manager Specialist Services, Email email@example.com or 0419 239 266
Applications close Monday May 31 2021 at 12noon