ID: 161740

Homeless House support worker

Homeless Regular - more than 6 months Dandenong VIC

About this opportunity

Avalon Homes for The Homeless programme initiative was set up 2 years ago to provide housing for the homeless. Based on the Housing first model, our goal is to offer a home first then provide ongoing tailored support. Our aim is to provide stability, support and security to empower people to take control of their own lives. So far, we have 6 homes, consisting of a 4 bedroomed and 3 bedroomed house and 4 flats in Dandenong. There are a variety of people in our homes including single mothers with 2-3 children, a young couple, a single man. Each house will have a supporter whose role is to ascertain what is needed by the tenants and how they can access this through the wide Avalon Network. This may include help with budgeting, cooking, job searching, shopping and much more. The role of our Home support worker will involve developing a trusting relationship with the tenants involved and offering support where needed.

If you feel that you have the skills to support someone who is trying to get their lives back on track and who has experienced homelessness please get in touch and discuss the role further with us.

Additional requirements

Driver's Licence (C) . National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

Experience dealing with people. A desire to help people who are in challenging circumstances.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

A few hours two to three times a week. Preferably in person but can also be over the phone if necessary. There are no set hours, time is flexible according to the needs of the individual.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Companionship & Social Support
  • Mediation & Advocacy