Applications close:
June 9, 2020 9:00 am
Contact (please send queries to):

Cheryl Barnes or Naomi Webb

employment@quantum.org.au03 5120 2000
Advocacy & Support Worker
1EFT (38hours week) Fixed term to 31/12/2020 – SCHADS Award Level 5, located in Morwell
Quantum Support Services:

Quantum Support Services strives to positively improve lives within the Gippsland Community. Our aim is to improve lives by empowering people, particularly the vulnerable, to reach their full potential. At Quantum you’ll be joining a team of dedicated, likeminded people who want to prevent homelessness, ensure women and children are safe from violence and that children and youth have security and a place to call home. We are committed to building a workplace and community that encourages, supports, and values diversity.

Quantum Support Services has a strong values based culture and offers its employees many benefits including salary packaging, annual salary indexation, employee assistance program and training and development opportunities.

About the role:

The role of the advocacy and support worker is to provide early intervention to support social housing tenants to sustain their tenancies and reduce homelessness.  The focus is on achieving outcomes for tenants through early intervention and integrated service delivery. Support is delivered within a holistic case management framework involving an outreach approach. The role also encompasses private rental where the worker will provide quality tenancy services to financially disadvantaged Victorians and victims of family violence.

About you:

You will be part of the Advocacy & Support team, and it is mandatory to have knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act & the Victorian Civil & Administrative Rules & Regulations.  To provide advocacy and support services to Social Housing tenants and private tenants. You will also have a general understanding of client issues related to establishing and maintaining social housing tenancies and an ability to negotiate and liaise effectively with Real Estate Agents, community and government organisations and the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal members.

For further information in relation to this position, please contact Cheryl Barnes or Naomi Webb on 5120 2000.

To submit your application please send an email to employment@quantum.org.au

To apply please ensure you include in your application a cover letter stating the position title,  your key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description), current resume and 3 referee’s.

To be eligible for appointment to this position you must undergo a satisfactory National Police Records Check and an international criminal history check if you have resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last 10 years; and a Working with Children Check and hold a current Victorian drivers licence.

Requirements:

Applicants applying must state the Position Title in a covering letter, address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description, include a current resume and list three professional referees. To be eligible for appointment to this position you must undergo a satisfactory National Police Records Check and an international criminal history check if you have resided continuously in an overseas country for 12 months or more in the last 10 years; and a Working with Children Check and hold a current Victorian drivers licence.

Applications from Aboriginal people, people from a culturally diverse background, and people with a lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.  Quantum is committed to ensuring we are a child safe organisation.

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