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Initial Assessment & Planning (IAP) Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Part-time

Profession : Program Coordination & Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $66,730 + Super (pro rata)

Application Closing Date : 28 Apr, 2019

About the Role

  • Work with Melbourne’s most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • 0.9 FTE, Fixed-term role through Dec 2019
  • $66,730 + Super (pro rata)
  • Great Collingwood location, close to public transportation, shops and cafes
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working environment!

About the role

We are currently seeking a passionate individual to join our dedicated Initial, Assessment and Planning (IAP) team committed to working with people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

Our IAP Service is Launch Housing’s first point of contact with our clients. The role of staff in this team is to provide assessments, information, referrals and support to assist families and individuals to find short term and long term, secure and affordable housing.

The IAP team operate in a high volume service environment, responding to the needs of homeless people, many of whom are experiencing crisis. Therefore, we are looking for people who can work under pressure with the ability to make sound decisions quickly.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be empathetic and able to relate effectively and sensitively to people from diverse backgrounds. You will use assessments to drive planning and outcomes with clients. You will be tertiary qualified in human services, social work or other relevant discipline and have a comprehensive understanding of the issues which those experiencing homelessness confront. A track record of working well in a team environment is also vital.

In return, you will be offered a competitive salary, salary packaging and generous staff benefits such as additional leave days, development opportunities and a great culture. But most of all, you’ll love knowing that your contribution actually makes a real difference.

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Ella D’Abbs on 03 9288 9659.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Launch Housing has an ambitious and singular mission to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and the 'go to' organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

Apply for this Job

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and must hold or obtain a Working with Children Check and will need to complete relevant police checks.


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.


Please quote in application: Initial Assessment & Planning (IAP) Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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