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Please click here to view a short video related to this role.Social Futures are seeking an individual with a strong understanding of emerging issues, trends, and barriers facing communities of the Northern Rivers Region & respective LGA’s. The ideal candidate will have an expertise in assisting residents to secure long term employment outcomes and a demonstrated understanding of local industries and employment markets.As a Program Worker within the Housing and Employment team, you will be required to assist participants experiencing housing instability, identify and access appropriate support, education and employment opportunities. You will work collaboratively with key stakeholders, service providers and participants, building capacity and linking with opportunities for skills development, with the ultimate goal of empowering participants in achieving economic participation and housing independence.Your customer service is second to none and you will be an advocate for those you are working with including delivering on services, but not limited to, case management and wrap around support, coaching and mentoring, assisting clients to access work experience placements, job placements and providing work retention support.You will have a track record for meeting and/or exceeding targets, you are innovative, proactive and your experience working with social, community and/or aboriginal housing tenants and those experiencing barriers and challenges to enter the private rental market will be held in high regard.What Social Futures Offers:A responsive and family friendly workplaceAccess to banked hours leaveAttractive salary packaging optionsRegular supervision and supportOngoing training and developmentSocial Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability. Social Futures currently serves more than 80% of regional New South Wales.Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply.Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children and National Police Check clearances are mandatory requirements for all staff.Applications close 4:00pm Friday 25 September 2020.Click the green APPLY Button Below only if you have accessed our website: careers.socialfutures.org.au  Please note applying directly through Seek.com will result in an incomplete application, and the selection criteria not addressed which will result in your application not progressing. For further information, please contact Jahdon Quinlan on 0419 499 705 Australia - NSW Lismore & Far North Coast

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