Work with us
To help end homelessness for every person who walks through our doors, with care and without judgement.
The team at Hutt St Centre deliver a wide variety of professional and support services to assist people facing homelessness and disadvantage. The team comprises people with experience and qualifications including Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Aged Care, Finance, Marketing, Communications and Administration. There are currently 40 people employed at Hutt St Centre, predominantly within Client Services.
Be part of an exciting new program at Hutt St Centre that aims to permanently end homelessness for up to 600 people through this program, with long-term intensive case management, housing and employment pathways.
The Aspire Program is unique as it is based on the housing-first model and designed to focus on strengthening community engagement and employment participation. Program participants will be provided stable accommodation, job readiness training, pathways to employment and life skills development. Importantly, they will also have the long-term support of a dedicated Case Manager who will help them connect with wider support services and identify and achieve their aspirations. The program is funded by a Social Impact Bond (Aspire SIB), the first in South Australia, and the third in Australia.
About the role
As a Case Manager in the Aspire Program, you will support clients on a longer term basis, to address the life issues that have caused and perpetuated their homelessness. This will be achieved through housing, social engagement, education, employment, skill development (life and employment) and improved wellbeing. This will be driven by each individual clients’ needs and goals, as expressed in a case management plan.
This position is a contract position in line with funding arrangements with a July commencement date.
Your key responsibilities are:
- Provide innovative and collaborative solutions for long-term management through engaging clients towards successful outcomes
- Develop, coordinate and implement a case management plan in consultation with, and agreed by, the client and other relevant stakeholders
- Take referrals and screen to assess eligibility and refer as necessary those who do not fit the guidelines
- Provide a comprehensive assessment to determine client strengths and needs
- Regularly monitor and review case plans and service interventions with clients and the team leader
- Collect appropriate statistical data for contribution to research, needs assessment and data analysis. Ensure case notes are update regularly and outputs are entered into the record management system
Your Skills and Experience
You will have demonstrated case management experience with a working knowledge of confidentiality and information sharing guidelines. Your ability to build rapport and work in a client-centred way is essential for this role. You must have previous experience in the development and maintenance of case plans and be willing to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team. You will have the ability to collect appropriate statistical data for contribution to research, needs assessment and data analysis. Your previous experience in the homelessness sector would be highly regarded, however is not essential.
You must be tertiary educated in the social services field and hold a current Australian driver’s licence. You must have a DCSI screen with less than 12 months validity, or be willing to undertake this check.
Working at Hutt St Centre
We offer our employees salary packaging, learning and development opportunities, a confidential Employee Assistance Program and a friendly and passionate team who are driven by making a difference to help end homelessness.
A copy of the position description can be found here.
Please contact Melanie Denford on 8418 2500 for more information, or forward your application, including a covering letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close: Friday 26 May 2017.
Assertive Outreach Case Manager
We have an exciting case management opportunities in our StreetCrew team, which will involve the active seeking of, and outreach to, people who are sleeping rough throughout Adelaide CBD and its surrounding parklands. You will refer rough sleepers for Intake and Assessment, provide advice and advocacy and secure crisis accommodation where possible or as required.
The positions are available until 30 November 2017.
You key responsibilities will include:
- Locate and identify rough sleepers through assertive outreach
- Identify and prioritise the most vulnerable and unwell for intensive support
- Carry out street level service delivery
- Provide advice, advocacy, assessment and referrals as appropriate, including the discussion of crisis accommodation options, and the securing of crisis accommodation and other housing options
- Assisting to access health care as required
- Provide referrals through to the HSC Intake and Assessment Service
- Provide education and information for clients on the range of services available to them
- Undertake initial and ongoing assessment of clients
- Identify risks and address any Duty of Care issues
- Ensure that stringent, confidential, accurate client records are kept, stored and transported in an appropriate manner and that this is recorded in a timely manner
You will have demonstrated assertive outreach experience combined with demonstrated one to one case management experience. Your tertiary qualifications in social work, community services or a related field is essential.
In addition you will have:
- High level of written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to build rapport with both internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to work under pressure and prioritise competing needs for clients
- Ability to develop flexible responses and creative interventions
The position description is available here. Applications should include a covering letter and CV.
Enquiries: Melanie Denford, HR Advisor om 8418 2500.
Lifestyle and Health Assistant
As a member of Hutt St Centre's Aged City Living program, the Lifestyle and Health Assistant will facilitate group activities and provide practical support to vulnerable homeless and at risk aged clients. With a client centred philosophy, you will deliver health improvement and activity programs that support clients to ensure that they live healthy, active and fulfilling lives.
This position is a part time position (4 days per week) until 30 June 2018.
Working in consultation with the Lifestyle and Health Coordinator, your key responsibilities will include:
- Facilitating group activities with a diverse range of aged care clients,
- Supporting clients to maintain their health and wellbeing through the provision of centre based day care, social support, meals and transport.
- Working with the Lifestyle & Health Coordinator to plan for and meet the social needs of clients through group activities and individual support.
- Delivery of support to clients to maintain their health and wellbeing through the provision of centre based day care, social support, meals and transport, and;
- Working with the Lifestyle & Health Coordinator to plan for, and meet the social needs of, clients through group activities and individual support.
Skill and Experience
Your qualification of a Certificate IV in Lifestyle in Leisure and Health (or equivalent), or a Diploma or Bachelor of Diversion Therapy is essential for this role. In addition you will require a current driver's licence and must be willing to undergo a police check.
Your creative talent, and your demonstrated interest in homelessness services or providing support to vulnerable and marginalised individuals would be advantageous but is not essential.
People who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please forward a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter outlining how you believe your skills will allow you to succeed in this role.
Click here to view a copy of the position description.
Applications close: Wednesday 31 May 2017 at 5pm.
For any further enquiries please contact Melanie Denford, Hutt St Centre
on 08 8418 2500 or email email@example.com