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Case Worker Homelessness Services

Apply now Job no: 985195
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • 2 year Fixed Term Contract - full time 38 hours per week
  • Located in Hornsby with frequent travel within Northern Sydney LGA
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

This position is located in our Hornsby office with frequent travel with the Northern Sydney LGA with a pooled vehicle. You will use your passion for reducing homelessness by supporting the community. Using your knowledge work on a variety of complex cases including Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol and mental health.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Provide client support on a variety of complex cases
  • Use your knowledge to provide recommendations and referrals
  • Collaborate with other programs to ensure the client is supported
  • Be trauma informed and use the methodology
  • Drive best practice in dealing with vulnerable people
  • Create reports to reflect on current cases and support your manager

Requirements for Success

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in homelessness
  • Relevant qualification in Social Welfare/Social Science or substantial experience
  • A valid NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • A valid paid working with children check (WWCC)

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File Community Service Employees Level 4.docx. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Wednesday 17 July 2019.

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