Housing Connect Assessment Worker


full-time position (12 months) based in Burnie

Anglicare Tasmania is a
non-profit organisation providing a wide range of community
services to the people of Tasmania. We are part of the national
Anglicare Australia network of organisations. Anglicare advocates
for social justice and aids people in times of need. We provide
programs relating to health, housing, families, drug and alcohol
treatment and support and more.

The Assessment Worker is
responsible for ensuring that collaborative, high quality, client
focused assessment services are provided by the regional Housing
Connect service. This role undertakes comprehensive assessments of
people’s housing and associated needs, ensuring appropriate
support services are engaged and/or supported referrals are

To be successful in this
position you will need knowledge of multi-disciplinary issues
relating to homelessness such as; poverty, unemployment, health,
family violence, substance use and other social factors which
impact on vulnerable or at risk people as well as up-to-date
knowledge of the private rental market, Residential Tenancy Act,
local housing sector, national housing and homelessness policy
framework and relevant privacy legislation.

You will also need a good
understanding of concepts of social justice, social inclusion and
empowerment and their application to practice as well as high level
assessment skills of people in need and the ability to ascertain
the required level of support needed to establish and/or sustain
long term housing.

What we offer

  • an
    attractive salary including Salary Packaging 
  • a 7%
    Graduate Loading payable where you hold a degree in a relevant
  • professional development
  • a
    friendly and supportive work environment

The Position Description can
be found below.

For further information
about this position please contact Liz Leslie – Housing
Connect on 0439 224 779 or lizl@anglicare-tas.org.au during
business hours.

The successful applicant
will be required to:

  • have a
    Tasmania Police Schedule 1 National Police Certificate (no
    older than 12 months and not an annulled
  • provide
    an International Police Check if you have resided for 12 months
    or more outside of Australia after the age of 16;
  • have a
    current Working with Vulnerable People Registration (employment
  • undertake a satisfactory
    Anglicare assessed medical

On commencement the
successful applicant will be required to undertake our structured
Safeguarding Children Training program.

Applications close
SUNDAY, 27th September 2020, at 6.00pm.

If you are interested in
joining our team, please click on the ‘apply for this
link below to commence your application. You
will be required to submit an up to date resume and cover letter
which outlines your relevant skills for the role.

PLEASE NOTE: Other vacancies
that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this
selection process.


Division: Housing Connect & Supported Residential Services Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time Published On: Wednesday, September 16 2020 Closing Date: Sunday, September 27 2020 Position No: 001188 Location: Burnie Apply for this job



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