Homelessness Connections Officer

Homelessness Connections OfficerThis is a full-time fixed term contract position (12 months) Connecting people to deliver services to our community.We currently have a role for someone who would not look the other way when meeting people who are experiencing homelessness or sleeping rough in our community. We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference to our community through engaging with people, listening to their individual stories and backgrounds, and providing support.The City of PAE is concerned about the safety and wellbeing of people who are homeless and/or sleeping rough in the City, including the impact on residents, businesses, and visitors.At the City of PAE, we work Better Together to deliver meaningful outcomes, we Grow & Improve our work every day, to ensure we Make a Difference for our community. Our organisational values underpin our constructive culture. We are supportive, we take on challenges, seize opportunities, build great relationships and we are proud of what we deliver for our community. We are connected!The City of PAE values the diversity of the people we employ and serve. Diversity at the City of PAE means a workplace where individuals are recognised, respected, and engaged in ways that develop and harness everyone’s strengths.We provide excellent working conditions with job security, flexible working arrangements and support for professional development.The Homelessness Connections Officer will foster a strategic and coordinated approach to addressing homelessness and rough sleeping within the City through:Key responsibilities of the position include:Assertive outreach and case work with affected individuals and families.Working with local organisations to develop agile, flexible, innovative, and effective responses to homelessness and rough sleeping; andContributing to the development and implementation of strategic and longer-term responses to homelessness, including a Regional Housing Strategy and Zero Functional Homelessness Project, together with other strategic forums and groups.The successful applicant will have:Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness and rough sleepers, or people experiencing disadvantage.Have great communication skills to talk with people from diverse and challenging backgrounds.Have delivered innovative projects and initiatives to support people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping.Be a good communicator, empathetic, well organised, and able to manage their time effectively.Have a positive attitude, willingness to work and support a range of teams within and outside of Council.Hold relevant qualifications and/or significant experience in the sector/relevant sectors.More information can be found in the Position Description located below.This is a Level 5 position which has a current salary range of $93,189 - $97,398 (plus Super).Confidential enquiries can be directed to Leanne Davis-King, Community Services Leader on 0439 866 935.To apply, simply complete the application process by clicking the ‘Apply’ button and attach your cover letter and resume. Applications close 5pm on Monday 16th May 2022 The City of PAE values diversity and inclusion and we welcome employees with a mix of background, characteristics, experiences, professional skills, and perspectives.#bettertogether #growandimprove #makeadifferencePosition Description - Homelessness Connections Officer 93189 AUD Port Adelaide 5015