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Casual Engagement Officer

Job title: Casual Engagement Officer

Company: VincentCare

Job description:

  • Casual Engagement Worker
  • Inner Melbourne location at Ozanam House

The Role:VincentCare Victoria is seeking an experienced and qualified person to take on the position of a Casual Engagement Worker within the new Ozanam House accommodation and Homeless Resource Centre.The role aims to provide a safe and supportive drop-in and accommodation environment, and to co-ordinate the practical aspects of the Homeless Resource Centre and on-site accommodation. Engagement workers provide a variety of supports to clients ranging from assertive engagement, monitoring, managing challenging behaviours and facilitation of planned activity groups. The Engagement worker will work within a multi-faceted team and has a primary focus of facilitating engagement and participation of clients within the service.The role sits within the Engagement team and workers must demonstrate unconditional positive regard and develop genuine, non-judgemental and predictable relationships with people through their journey of crisis, recovery and growth. A strong service delivery focus of engagement and participation to support people in their recovery journey out of homelessness is the core work of the team.VincentCare Victoria:VincentCare Victoria is an award winning organisation established to provide a range of accommodation and support services to people that are facing disadvantage throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.Our aspiration is to be the leader in providing care, hope and advocacy for those facing disadvantage. Our purpose is to create opportunities and lasting change for the most marginalised. VincentCare is well equipped to provide a continuum of services that effectively meet the needs of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.Working with VincentCare:A key strategic priority is attracting and retaining skilled and committed employees aligned to our values. VincentCare has over three hundred dedicated, talented and enthusiastic staff working across a range of programs and services and offers a number of benefits including:

  • Career Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Packaging
  • Choice of Superannuation fund
  • Family friendly and flexibility
  • Study leave
  • The Ozanam Scholar Bursary

Diversity and InclusionWe are committed to the principles of social justice and aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the range of needs and issues affecting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Experience in direct service delivery within the human services field.
  • An empowering approach, demonstrating flexibility and initiative, in working with homeless individuals.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, including knowledge of conflict resolution.
  • Ability to be available to work a rotating roster including weekends, evenings, and public holidays.
  • Evidenced administrative accuracy and detail, including timely data entry.

How to apply:Applicants must submit their CV together with a response to each of the key selection criteria in the position description available below.Phone enquiries may be made to Stella Giordano, Manager – Coordination, Engagement & Participation 0437 962 538.Applications close: Wednesday 12th of June at 5pm.All appointments within VincentCare Victoria are subject to satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance reference checks. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.All appointments are subject to disclosure of any relevant employment history of formal disciplinary action for improper or unprofessional conduct taken by current or previous employers or any other integrity body within or outside Australia.The incumbent for this position must have and maintain a current Victorian Working with Children Check or equivalent.

Expected salary: $41.52 – 44.68 per hour

Location: North Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Thu, 30 May 2024 01:01:30 GMT

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