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Outreach Officer (Assistance with Care and Housing)

  •  Permanent full-time position available now – 76 hours/fortnight
  • Above award leave benefits, excellent salary packaging and free car parking
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance with a supportive management team

We are seeking a passionate and engaging Outreach Assistance with Care and Housing (ACH) Officer to work with clients to meet their accommodation and support needs by providing practical assistance, information and referrals.

Community Services #1 (CS#1) is profit for purpose, managing and delivering a range of services designed to meet community needs for over 35 years. We seek out passionate and motivated people who are keen to join our agile, fun, responsive organisation, and who share our view of community.

We are seeking an Outreach ACH Officer to support seniors who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access appropriate and sustainable housing, community care and other support services. The successful applicant will develop a support plan and link support for clients in a goal focussed client management relationship. The applicant will establish and maintain connections with other Services to ensure clients have linkages to specialist support services.

Outreach Support Officer rewards:

  • Permanent full time position – 76 hours/fortnight
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award, Social and Community Services Level 4
  • Base hourly rate between $36.62 and $39.40, commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus 9.5% super
  • PBI salary packaging increases take home pay by thousands of dollars annually through decreased tax liability
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing program
  • Free parking at Head Office

Outreach Support Officer requirements:

  • Demonstrated equivalent Certificate IV qualifications in relevant fields such as Community Services or Social Housing, or equivalent work experience
  • Sound knowledge of the Commonwealth Home Support Program and disability services
  • Sound knowledge of the effects of homelessness, and issues affecting clients who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise effectively with other agencies and organisations, and to relate to individuals in need of support
  • ACT Working with Vulnerable People card
  • Current drivers licence and own car

You will be:

  • Genuinely interest in working with older people, and passionate about enabling active, independent living in the local community
  • An excellent communicator with advanced community engagement and relationship-building skills
  • Comfortable working off-site to meet and assess clients in their own homes
  • Someone with excellent administration and computer literacy

If this sounds like you, apply now! Applications close Sunday 28 February, so indicate your interest now by submitting your resume with a cover letter to CS1recruitment@communityservices1.org.

For more information about the Outreach ACH Officer role, please call Amy (Operations Director) on 02 6126 4722 and check out the Outreach ACH Officer Position Description.

For more information about our recruitment process, please call Chloe (People and Culture) on 02 6126 4721.