Safe House Support Worker

Programs Team

The Safe House Support Worker is part of the Programs Services Team of Mawarnkarra Health Service. The service’s objective is to provide holistic, primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of the West Pilbara region.

LOCATION

20 Sholl Street, Roebourne, WA 6718.

LINE MANAGER

Safe House Team Leader

SENIOR MANAGER

Programs Manager

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The employee shall work shift work.
The ordinary hours of shifts are:
 Day shift 6:30am – 2:45pm
 Afternoon shift 2:30pm – 10:45pm
 Sleepover shift 10:30pm – 6:45am (sleepover allowance and 4hrs paid work)
 On Call Allowance

Other conditions of employment are identified in your contract for employment.
All Mawarnkarra employees are required to comply with all policies in force at the time of commencement of employment and those implemented from time to time.
As part of the orientation program, employees are required to sign declarations and agreement pursuant to policies of the Health Service.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The focus of a Safe House Support Worker is to provide a strong support system and a safe environment for clients escaping family and domestic violence and homelessness. This should be achieved whilst working under the supervision and direction of the Safe House Team Leader.

SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Prior experience in a similar role and proven case management experience.
  • Ability to liaise with, develop relationships, advocate for and case manage clients who are escaping family and domestic violence or at risk of becoming homeless.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and the clients.
  • Ability to provide support in highly stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively on a day to day basis and in a crisis situation.
  • Ability to negotiate complex issues with clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with other service providers, both internal and external.
  • Initiative to seek the advice and support of the Safe House Team Leader and other staff when necessary.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • An active driver’s license to transport people in motor vehicles in a safe manner.
  • Commitment to ongoing participation in education, professional development, evidence based research and quality assurance.

DUTIES

  1. Undertake assessment, monitoring, planning and advocacy of Safe House Clients:
  • Ability to work with clients to create comprehensive and achievable case management and care plans.
  • Provide appropriate and timely assessments based on client needs and act according to the assessment.
  • Provide link-up services to clients and provide support and assistance to clients through this process.
  • Participate in client case management and undertake all responsibilities as per the care and case management plans of clients.
  • Refer clients appropriately to other services within and external to Mawarnkarra Health Service.
  • Provide clients with information about the services they are being referred to and provide support as necessary to clients attending said services.
  • Follow-up with clients on a regular basis as per their case management plan.
  • Initiate client contact where appropriate and necessary.
  • Provide support and assistance to clients within the Safe House environment consistent with the policies of Mawarnkarra.
  • Work effectively and appropriately with all Safe House clients.
  • Provide support and assistance clients requiring housing, family services and assistance with various government departments.
  • Advocate the needs of clients to a variety of services such as WA Housing, Centrelink, WA Mental Health Services and Family and Community Services.
  • Assist clients to improve daily living skills such as budgeting, drug and alcohol awareness and confidence building skills.

2. Manage client files:

  • Regular management of client records.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of record keeping.
  • Record all data on clients as required by Mawarnkarra

3. Program responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Safe House Team Leader, facilitate and initiate group meetings and support services that involve clients, families and community members in respect to the Bringing Them Home Program.

4. Professional responsibilities:

  • Maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.
  • Participate in and contribute to the fulfilment of operational needs of the organisation as they arise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and compliance with all Mawarnkarra policies and procedures.
  • Participate in maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Other duties as directed by management.

EDUCATION

Attend and participate in the professional development program and relevant external seminars and conferences, as approved.

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Consent to undergo a Working with Children Check and a National Police Certificate. Employment is conditional pending the outcome of these checks.

Current valid driver’s license

Current CPR Certificate

COVID-19 Vaccinated

All employees are required to adhere to the Smoking policy and be willing to undertake a random drug and alcohol screening.

Please email your resume and application for a role through to hrofficer@mhs.org.au. You will receive confirmation that your application has been received. Should we progress your application to interview, we will contact you to arrange.

MHS may commence appointment proceedings immediately, appoint by invitation or make no appointment at all. This opportunity is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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