The City of Perth Homeless Services in the Inner City Directory has been updated and reprinted and is now available. Here

The directory is a “one stop shop” self help information guide for homeless persons or those at risk of homelessness that require information on where to seek assistance and for agencies assisting homeless persons or those at risk of homelessness.

The directory contains the following information:

   ·            Quick telephone contacts including emergency, accommodation and

      refuges, outreach assistance for rough sleepers, general and crisis

      counselling, health and medical.

   ·            Listing of organisations by service offered and location map.

   ·            Low cost meals.

   ·            Medical, Department of Human Services (Centrelink) and legal

      assistance.

   ·            Advice.

   ·            Guide to assisting homeless people in public places.

The self help directory advises persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to seek support from one of the three Day Centres located in the inner city. The Day Centres provide a range of support services to help persons dealing with homelessness. These day centres are: Ruah Day Centre, Tranby Day Centre, Passages Resource Centre (Youth 12 to 25 years).

Copies will be distributed directly to organisations. In addition the Homeless Services in the Inner City Directory will be distributed through the City of Perth Customer Service Desk, City of Perth Library, i-city Kiosk, Citiplace Community Centre and Citiplace Rest Centre and by the City of Perth Community Services team.

Organisations can request hard copies of the directory via email to info.city@cityofperth.wa.gov.au with details of quantity and address or by telephoning 9461 3145.

The printing of this publication has been supported through sponsorship by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support.

The City of Perth would like to thank the organisations that have supported the fourth reprint of the directory.

 

Tom Pavlos  |  Community Development Officer Community Services  |  City of Perth

Jacaranda Community Centre – Indigenous Parenting Services.

The purpose of the program is :

  • Support to increase Aboriginal school attendance for improved education outcomes of Aboriginal children.
  • Support to improve youth transitions to further education and work.
  • Improve the parenting skills of Aboriginal Families and to reduce the number of children being taken into care and/or where possible allow reunification to occur.
  • Assisting in the education and health needs of Aboriginal families under the Family Support Program.
  • Support Aboriginal families to identify and work towards achieving their individual goals.

Extent of Authority:

The person is directly responsible to the CEO and is required to work under general directions of the CEO but work under daily direction of the Indigenous Family Support Team Leader.

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

1. Aboriginal – preferred, please note your heritage or demonstrate extensive skills in working with Aboriginal people and acceptance by Aboriginal people.

2. Ability to work as part of a team in a Non-Government environment and work closely with the other workers.

2. Must have the ability to work independently and use own initiative.

3. Be comfortable with home visits and willing "to get your hands dirty" when working with clients in their own homes.

4. Full drivers licence for agency vehicle.

5. Must have the ability to write clear and concise file notes and reports.

6. Computer literacy and knowledge of the Word program as you will be required to input information onto a database.

7.Excellent interpersonal skills and clearly demonstrate the ability to deal sensitively with clients complex/special needs.

8. Able to demonstrate good time management skills

9. Federal Police clearance and Current Working with Children’s Check or the ability to apply for one.

10. Resume to be attached ( does not need to be long).

11. Able to demonstrate experience with liaising with outside organisations. The ability to undertake a wide range of advocacy tasks in the areas of Welfare and Community services is considered essential.

12. Ability to organising/chairing meetings with partnership agencies such as Housing, Centrelink, Parenting Program Agencies and other community meetings at Jacaranda when necessary

13. Must be confident to work with clients with issues such as housing, education, recreational, drug, health and alcohol issues as well as Centrelink  or any other agency that is required.

14. Emphasis will be on supporting families to have their children attend school regularly and further education.

 

DESIRABLE:

 

1. Qualifications in the Community Services Sector or similar occupation.

2. Or relevant work experience in a similar field of work.

3. Knowledge of relevant resources.

 Jacaranda is a family friendly employer who specialises in working with Aboriginal Families. Please apply if you can clearly demonstrate the ESSENTIAL criteria for the vacancy.

Applications close on 2nd April 2015 at 5.00pm.

 

Reference: FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

            Email to info@jacarandacc.org.au 

Lotterywest ER Grant applications can be submitted at any time of year from 31 March 2015! 

This replaces the previous annual closing date for submissions and has been introduced following positive feedback from the extensive consultation that occurred late last year with the sector. 

We hope this approach will be more convenient for your organisation.  If you would like further information or to discuss how it might work for your organisation, please contact Natalie Venables, Grants Officer on 9340 5257, toll free on 1800 655 270 or Natalie.venables@lotterywest.wa.gov.au   

Application forms and further information is available on our website: www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants