Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for a part-time, fixed term contract position of Intake Support Worker within our Sexual Assault Program. This contract position is paid at a SCHCADS Award Level 5. Zig Zag offers generous above Award employment conditions and salary sacrifice is available. 

The Intake Support Worker is responsible for providing support to young women aged 12 – 25 years who have experienced sexual violence and /or are experiencing homelessness or housing instability, including young parenting women.  The role’s key responsibilities include initial intake and youth focused safety and support needs assessment, specialist information provision and warm referrals, brief practical and planned support and advocacy, and outreach contact where appropriate. This position will provide a high standard of ethical, respectful and culturally safe and appropriate service delivery to young women and any accompanying children, ensuring the principles of confidentiality, accountability and transparency are upheld. This role will also ensure that a high level of record keeping, data collection and reporting requirements are managed in a timely manner.

The Intake Support Worker is also responsible for providing brief practical and planned support, using collaborative approaches to improve outcomes and support available to young women who have experienced sexual violence, and/or are experiencing homelessness or at high risk of entering homelessness, and support young women to sustain their tenancies in either social, community, or private rental housing settings.

Zig Zag employs women only, EEO exempt. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from diverse cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. It is a requirement under Zig Zag’s organisational policy to be COVID19 vaccinated (minimum 2 doses) unless a genuine exemption applies. 

Applicants must have:

  • Bachelor level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or the Social and Behavioural Sciences.  Post-graduate qualifications will also be highly regarded.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the provision of case management support, and/or therapeutic counselling and support to women or young people affected by sexual violence, domestic and family violence, and/or homelessness.
  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s license.
  • Possession of a current Working with Children Blue Card.
  • Sound level of computer literacy including a working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office 365 programs, namely Word and Outlook.

Applications close by 9.00am Monday 16 January 2023. The Position Description including Selection Criteria can be viewed here: Intake Support Worker Sexual Assault Program PD 2023. The Recruitment Process Information can be viewed here: Recruitment Process Information – Intake Support Worker, Sexual Assault Program 2023. Please note in advance:  if you do not follow the directions provided in the Recruitment Process Information your application will not be considered.

For more information about the position please contact Stephanie (Manager, Zig Zag) by email manager@zigzag.org.au.