Jesuit Social Services has been working for over 40 years delivering support services and advocating for improved policies, legislation and resources to achieve strong, cohesive and vibrant communities where every individual can play their role and flourish.
Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential. We work where the need is greatest and where we have the capacity, experience and skills to make the most difference.
Our Justice programs provide support for people involved in the justice system or who are exiting adult prisons and/or Youth Justice Precincts, assessed as high risk/need, with limited social and family networks, limited accommodation and post-release support options and often with multiple and complex health concerns.
Our approach to working with those involved in the criminal justice system uses empowerment as a key practice principle, with a focus on skills and strengths rather than deficits, and self-determination and responsibility rather than dependency.
The MCRF will provide an accommodation option for men assessed as suitable for a residential facility, with a strong focus on risk and community safety. The facility will provide accommodation for post-release offenders and parole release offenders. To be eligible, men will need to have no immediate access to suitable housing on release from prison (no other available options. It is proposed that all serious sex offenders and high risk violent offenders be excluded from eligibility for the facility.
This program is a partnership between Corrections Victoria and Jesuit Social Services. Jesuit Social Services will deliver pre- and post-release case management and transition support to men at the facility, including access to longer term housing, assistance to attend health services, access to learning and vocational opportunities and links to cultural support. The focus of the work is to support men successfully transition to independent living in their communities of choice.
We seek a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic individual to deliver housing focused case management and outreach support to men on the program. This role will be based onsite at the Maribyrnong Community Residential Facility (MCRF) with outreach services delivered across metropolitan Melbourne. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and implementing housing plans and exit strategies for men residing at the facility; by supporting them to access and establish medium and long housing options in the community.
The role will suit candidates with the following skills and experience:
The Position Description can be found here
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Applicants must respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees.
Applications close 5.00pm 2 July 2021.
Applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date and may be subject to change without notice.
Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation.
Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.
You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.