Support and Advocacy Worker

Employer: Micah Projects

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 21 June 2021

Job Description:

Micah Projects is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing services and opportunities in the community to create justice and respond to injustice. We engage with people experiencing adversity due to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, disability and all forms of discrimination.

Micah Projects works to break down barriers that exclude people from housing, healthcare, employment, meaningful connections, and to give people a voice. We assist and support individuals or family including children, to resolve crisis, break social isolation. Micah Projects is an equal opportunity employer and promotes access to positions to individuals from a diverse range of social and cultural groups.

The Support and Advocacy Worker works predominantly between 6am to 12am to respond to advocate for and support people to:

  • Provide transport support to homes, diversionary centers, or other safe accommodation.
  • Access/maintain permanent and affordable housing.
  • Be safe and comfortable within their home.
  • Access support, social and health services
  • Empower and foster independence and interdependence through participation, and access to appropriate resources, opportunities and services within the community.

This is a permanent, part time role that will require weekend and public holiday work, with a minimum of 19.8 hours of work available per week and is classified under the SCHADS Award as a Level 2.

Street to Home provides support to individuals, couples and families experiencing chronic homelessness such as sleeping rough in public space or in cars move into long term housing with supports. This team embraces and applies a housing first framework by delivering an assertive outreach service to people who are sleeping rough and in their homes.

We are seeking candidates with the following skills & experience:

  • Demonstrated engagement and interpersonal skills, through taking a non-judgemental approach when working with a diversity of people particularly those in crisis situations and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • The ability to use effective communication skills both verbal and written to advocate with both community and government services, document information accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Ability to work in Australia.

Please visit https://micahprojects.elmotalent.com.au/careers/micahprojects/job/view/16 to apply for this position. The deadline to receive applications is 5pm, Monday 21 June 2021.

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Name: Annabel Nichols