Peer Settlement Support Worker

Job No: SHM734
Location: St. Kilda

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Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission assist hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care and support. We are in this for the long haul - we are committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives. Everyone is welcome at our table.

The GreenLight Supportive Housing Program is run in partnership with VincentCare, and Salvation Army. We support people who have experienced chronic homelessness including rough sleeping to establish a home and community connection, provide specific interventions to sustain tenancies, and will support underlying health and other issues that may impact on people staying housed.

Your new role

The functions and activities undertaken by the Peer Settlement Support Worker relate to resettlement and stabilisation after a period of homelessness.

This part time position will work with clients to make their house their home. This role also receives support and will contribute to the Council for Homeless Persons (CHP) Peer Support Resettlement Project (PSRP).

Click here to download a copy of the position description. 

Your day-to-day

  • Utilise persistent and assertive engagement techniques to establish and maintain a peer relationship with GreenLight clients
  • Manage a number of key activities working in an outreach capacity
  • Work in partnership with other GreenLight Program staff including Health and Wellbeing Workers and Supportive Housing Workers.
  • Monitor, progress, and achieve program targets and outcomes.
  • Support CHP Peer Resettlement Project evaluation activities.

The person we're looking for

The successful candidate will have:

  • A lived experience of resettling in a home after experiencing homelessness
  • Wellways Peer Support Foundation training, SHARC Peer Worker Training or equivalent
  • A strong commitment to social justice, human rights and client centered practice
  • Ability to facilitate active engagement with clients in all aspects of recovery and service delivery
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • A good team player with the ability to work autonomously

The perks of the job

  • A part-time position, 19 hours per week within a supportive Team 
  • Structured training and professional development, group reflective practice, regular line supervision, and access to an employee assistance program
  • Ending your workday knowing you’ve made a difference
  • Salary packaging expenses like your rent, holiday accommodation and dining out: up to $15,990 pre-tax
  • Structured training and professional development and regular line supervision
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave

Come and Work with us

To join our team, simply scroll down and apply now with your cover letter, resume and key selection criteria. The key selection criteria can be found in the position description. 

For more information about the role, contact Claire Kruger, Supportive Housing Programs Manager, or 0424 751 182

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Sunday 26 June 2022

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found suitable candidates.

SHM is committed to equal employment opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive workplace.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.  

All appointments are subject to Police Checks and certain roles require additional pre-screening as outlined in the position description. Sacred Heart Mission complies with all industry standards which entails many of our roles to require a NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Sacred Heart Mission requires all its staff, volunteers, directors and contractors to be fully COVID 19 vaccinated, recognising the important role this plays in our ability to continue to support the communities we serve and to keep all of us safe.


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