Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre Inc are now recruiting for a permanent position of Intensive Housing Support Worker within our Housing Program. This new position is part-time (64 hours per fortnight) and remunerated at a SCHCADS Award Level 5. Zig Zag offers generous above Award employment conditions and salary sacrifice is available.

Employee Benefits

Zig Zag is a highly regarded organisation that is committed to a safe and supportive work culture that promotes best practice. Zig Zag offers employees above Award employment conditions that include:

  • Flexible work arrangements to support work / life balance
  • Additional 2 weeks annual leave to support worker health and wellbeing
  • Additional personal / carer’s leave to support working women
  • Additional long service leave
  • Generous provisions for professional development, training and supervision

Position Details

Zig Zag are seeking a skilled worker with experience in the provision of housing support services to young women/families 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 including mobile outreach to young women/ families 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) however exemptions to this policy may apply. 

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 planned support (case management) in homelessness, youth, or women’s service sectors.
  • 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 for this permanent position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please view the Position Description and Selection Criteria here: Intensive Housing Support Worker Position Description 2024 and Recruitment Process Information here: Recruitment Process Information 2024. Please note in advance: if you do not follow the directions provided in the recruitment process information you will not be considered for the position. 

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