Trans Homelessness Pathways Project is RECRUITING! – PICYS

The Project partnership brings together Perth Inner City Youth Service (PICYS), TransFolkWA, ConnectGroups with funding through a Community Homelessness Grant from the City of Vincent.

The Trans Homelessness Pathways Project seeks to leverage the existing services of the partners organisations to:

  1. Develop formal referral pathways for homeless trans people
  2. Support the implementation of a LGBTIQ+ Peer Support Toolkit
  3. Promote the peer support groups within the Vincent area

The project is to be completed between March and end of June 2018, with a grant from the City of Vincent to be expended within the 2017/18 financial year.

Project Worker

The project seeks to engage a suitable experienced and qualified trans person to be the Project Worker for an average of 7.5 hours per week throughout the period. 

The hours of work will involve two weekend peer group sessions each month, one on a Saturday (3 hour session) and one on a Sunday (2.5 hour session) a fortnight apart. Other hours are intended to be contained to a single regular weekday to enable participation within PICYS team (intended 4 hours weekly).

Additional supervision will be provided by TransFolkWA on a fortnightly basis to ensure collaborative partnership productivity against the Project performance indicators.

Project Volunteers

The project partners are keen to engage suitably experienced and interested volunteers, who would work alongside the Project worker during facilitated Peer Group sessions delivered on the weekends as outlined above.

This provides a learning and leadership opportunity for people seeking to grow their knowledge and skills in Peer Group facilitation using an evidence based model. Project Volunteers will join PICYS as recognised Volunteers.

If any of the above sounds like it could be for you, please contact Andrew Hall, PICYS Executive Officer, on 

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