Housing and Homelessness Case Worker

MHACA is seeking a Housing and Homelessness Case Worker who will work across MHACA’s housing and homelessness programs specifically the Tenancy Support Program (TSP) and the Housing and Psychosocial Support Program (HPSP).

The TSP is a person-centred, short-term program that supports people who are homeless or facing homelessness to find safe and secure accommodation. The Program develops a tailored plan to meet the specific needs of people and to help sustain their tenancies including through advocacy, case management, financial planning and referrals to other services.

The HPSP is based on the Housing First principles to deliver focused intervention aimed at assisting people to access stable housing with coordinated wrap around support arrangements. The objective of the project is to provide a stable environment that fosters the participant’s recovery and supports them to stabilise their housing situation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with individuals whose tenancy is at risk by supporting them to build skills and the knowledge necessary to maintain long-term stable tenancies.
  • Support those experiencing homelessness to access appropriate housing and overcome barriers to securing and maintaining tenancies.
  • Work with individuals to manage tenancy issues such as financial arrears, property standards, anti-social behaviour, and adherence to the conditions of the tenancy agreement.
  • Provide appropriate and correct tenancy related information to program participants.
  • Conduct assessments of new program participants and work with them to develop individualised support plans to maximise their chances of maintaining their tenancies.
  • Create and maintain up to date detailed client files, case notes, case management plans and reports on program participants.
  • Conduct referrals for program participants to appropriate programs and services both within and outside of MHACA.
  • Collaborate with other community partner organisations to achieve the participant’s recovery goals.
  • Build capacity, utilise a strengths-based approach and encourage self-determination and resilience.
  • Advocate on behalf of program participants and negotiate with Government and non-Government Services, landlords, co-tenants, and other housing providers.

Download the Position Description and Selection Criteria.

For further information please contact Edson Chigaba on (08) 8950 4600 or edson.chigaba@mhaca.org.au

Applications must address the Selection Criteria and include a resume and contact details of 3 current referees.

Please forward to HR@mhaca.org.au or deliver to 14 Lindsay Avenue, Alice Springs.

Applications close 4pm 17 May 2024.

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MHACA participated in the Go Rainbow Against Discrimination community event at the Todd Mall this morning with a health promotion stall. The event was organised by the Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council (NTHAC) and joined by local services that support LGBTQIA+ community members. 

MHACA acknowledges that discrimination can have a significant impact on mental health, and we support the right to safe, accessible and culturally appropriate services. To find out more about IDAHOBIT, visit idahobit.org.au

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