Homelessness Services Worker ( Aboriginal Tenants at Risk Program)

Full Time
Applications have closed
  • Full Time (38 hours) or Part Time (Minimum 0.6 EFT- 22.80 Hours)
  •  Ongoing position
  • Access to paid and unpaid cultural and ceremonial leave
  • Based in Ballarat
  • Competitive, above award rates
  • Tax-free salary packaging benefits (up to $15900 per annum), 9.5% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading and access to a fleet vehicle
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Flexible, family friendly environment

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This is an identified Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. As such this employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Our opportunity

We are currently looking for Homeless Services Worker (ATAR Program) to join our great team.

The Homelessness Services Worker (ATAR Program) will support Aboriginal people providing advice, advocacy and referral services assisting tenants to resolve housing disputes. You will support Aboriginal Tenants in public and community housing including Aboriginal Housing Victoria.

This role is well suited to an individual who is motivated and passionate about making a difference in other people’s lives. The successful applicant will join a team of committed individuals supporting clients experiencing homelessness.

About you

Creating community connections is your gift. You are a proud Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander who is passionate about assisting Aboriginal families. You enjoy building relationships with Aboriginal families and other key stakeholders involved in an Aboriginal person’s life. This is a standalone position supported by a knowledgeable and experienced team. You are willing to learn and develop within the position.


Whilst tertiary qualifications (Cert IV, Diploma or Degree) in Social Work, Welfare Studies, Psychology or other relevant area would be advantageous, we would prefer a passionate individual with experience in the sector or a new graduate who is keen to learn and grow into this role.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Samantha Stonehouse, Team Leader Housing & Homelessness on (03) 5337 3333.

How to apply

Apply through Cafs online portal https://www.cafs.org.au/available-positions  Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position. The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

  • How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  • What is your experience / knowledge in the implementation of current theoretical and practice approaches to address family violence?
  • What will you bring to the role?

Please note applicants are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application.

Applications for this position close Midnight Tuesday 6th of October, 2020.

We will be actioning applications as they are received so please apply early. 

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check.

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