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Anglicare Victoria to recruit new positions to help more people during COVID-19

Welfare group looking to increase staff with social, emotional and financial skills

July 24 2020Anglicare Victoria is to recruit a state-wide network of new staff to assist its efforts to support at-risk families and individuals who are struggling during the global coronavirus pandemic.

As a result of the Andrews government’s Working for Victoria initiative, 88 fixed-term positions have been created to help vulnerable Victorians, many of whom have never accessed social services before, the organisation said.

CEO Paul McDonald said Anglicare Victoria is recruiting for people with social, emotional and financial skills to provide immediate support and advice to those who need it.

“Thousands have found themselves without an income as COVID-19 has taken hold, and Victorians need our support now more than ever,” he said.

“The Working for Victoria initiative will assist an unprecedented number of people doing it tough as a result of COVID-19. It’s great we’ll be able to provide employment to almost 90 people across Victoria and prepare communities to bounce back once the spread of the virus is contained.”

Staff will work with vulnerable families, isolated individuals and older people to access material aid, referral to more specific services, care during quarantine, mental or physical health support, and assistance for socially disconnected people to make social and community connections.

Of the available positions, 19 will focus solely on providing financial wellbeing support. These staff members will provide information and support to families who are having difficulty paying their bills and are struggling to keeping up with their financial commitments.

To find out more about the new positions available at Anglicare Victoria, please contact WFV@anglicarevic.org.au