Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are recruiting for two fixed term contract positions within our Housing Program:

  1. Intake Support Worker
  2. Intensive Housing Support Worker

Both fixed term contract positions are full-time (75 hours per fortnight) and paid at a SCHCADS Award Level 5. Zig Zag offers generous above Award employment conditions and salary sacrifice is available.  These fixed term contract positions are made available through the Immediate Housing Response to Families funding to 30 June 2023 from the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.

Zig Zag are seeking two skilled workers with experience in the provision of housing support services to young people aged 16-25 years who are experiencing homelessness and/or at risk of homelessness, including accessible, flexible and responsive mobile support services to assist young women in their own home, in temporary living situations (e.g. couch surfing), in other supported accommodation, in a community setting, or public space (e.g. sleeping rough), to support young women to gain and / or sustain a tenancy. The Intensive Housing Support Worker will work collaboratively and supportively within the Zig Zag Housing Program team to provide high-quality housing support services to young women including young pregnant and/or parenting young women.

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 degree qualification in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology, Behavioural Science, or other relevant discipline.
  • 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.
  • A clearly defined practice framework that incorporates intersectional feminist and social justice perspectives.

 Applications close by 9.00am Monday 16 January 2023. The Position Descriptions including Selection Criteria for these positions can be viewed here: Intake Support Worker PD 2023 Housing Program and here: Intensive Housing Support Worker Position Description 2023. The Recruitment Process Information can be viewed here: Recruitment Process Information 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 positions please contact Stephanie (Manager, Zig Zag) by email manager@zigzag.org.au.