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Housing Worker (Mental Health Pathways Program)

Location : Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (St Kilda)

Organisation : Launch Housing

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 25-06-2018

About the Role

  • An opportunity to make a real difference
  • Permanent, full time opportunity
  • $62,900 – $65,484 (dependent on experience & super & salary packaging)
  • Flexible, supportive team environment with additional wellbeing leave
  • Ideal St. Kilda location


The Housing Worker, Mental Health Pathways Program works in collaboration with the Alfred In-Patient Unit (IPU) social workers and Allied Health team. Their role is to engage with people who are current inpatients on the wards who have a history of homelessness or are at risk of homelessness and work with them and them and hospital staff to plan for their discharge.

The aim of the Housing Mental Health Pathways Program is to seek to prevent people being discharged from inpatient Acute Mental Health services into homelessness. This program is a partnership between Launch Housing and the acute mental health program at the Alfred Hospital.


To be successful in this role you will need;

  • Extensive experience working in the housing and homelessness sector
  • Experience in working collaboratively with other organisations to achieve positive client outcomes
  • A passion for social justice and inclusion
  • Experience advocating for clients to with a range of key stakeholders
  • exposure to clients with complex needs and/or mental health issues would be an advantage
  • A current drivers licence


If successful in the role you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and well as opportunities for career development in a flexibility, supportive environment.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing

In 2015 HomeGround and Hanover merged to form a new agency, Launch Housing. Launch Housing is a strong, single, focused voice on homelessness driven by the values of Empowerment, Fresh Thinking, Agility, Leadership and Courage. We have an ambitious agenda to achieve our vision of ending homelessness. Our employees are critical to helping us achieve this vision, with over 400 employees based in 14 locations across Melbourne.

Apply for this Job

Apply' instructions (below). If you have questions or would like further information regarding this position, please contact Nicola Connolly, Manager - Permanent Housing on p.83590200

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children and Police check. Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4198214. Applications close 25 June 2018 at 10pm

Please quote in application: Housing Worker (Mental Health Pathways Program) via Pro Bono Australia.


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