Homelessness Support Worker

We are advertising for Homelessness Support Workers (several positions) to join our wonderful THA team at Morphett Vale / Christies Beach.

As the Homelessness Support Worker, you will be responsible for supporting clients who are ‘first time’ in the homelessness system, including those who are about to become homeless, or returning to the homelessness system after a period of 12 months or more, who are not currently in emergency or short/medium or long term accommodation.

This is a hands-on, diverse and dynamic role, where each day will be different.

You will have a high level of interpersonal skills in dealing with people from Cultural, Linguistic and Indigenous backgrounds as well as a knowledge of the homelessness sector and the challenges faced by people who are experiencing homelessness.

The aims and objectives of this role include:

  • Communicate effectively to engage and establish rapport with clients to achieve their goals through responsive and timely engagement.
  • Ensure and maintain privacy and confidentiality for all clients.
  • Provide high quality, client centred, strengths-based services to clients using a trauma informed and culturally responsive practice approach.
  • Provide homelessness support, ensuring appropriate referrals are allocated for each client which includes support, referral, advice and advocacy.
  • Work towards ‘rapid rehousing’ for eligible clients.
  • Provide information and support to connect families and individuals with appropriate referral pathways to address issues impacting on secure housing, such as mental illness, substance use, physical health and life skills.

Want to know more? Refer to the attached position description.

Homelessness Support Worker

  • Level 4
  • Full time and Part Time contract positions available
  • Morphett Vale / Christies Beach


To apply, or for information contact:

To apply, please submit your resume via Seek  (https://www.seek.com.au/job/59324751), along with a brief cover letter outlining your interest in, and suitability for, the role.

For more information about the role, please email Kristy Blackmore, Senior Manager, Toward Home –  kblackmore@lutherancare.org.au

Applications close Tuesday Dec 6 2022 at 5.00pm