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Organisation : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $63,955 (pro-rata) per annum + Super

Application closing date : 31 Jul, 2020

About the role

  • Part-time (24.5 hours per fortnight/0.32 FTE- hours to be negotiated in the interview), Fixed-term role (through to July 2021)
  • $63,955 (pro-rata) per annum + Super
  • Based at St Kilda, working from home initially due to Covid-19 measures; able to access Launch Housing fleet cars; the role is operating in line with DHHS guidelines around outreach with face to face interactions occurring in a limited capacity based on need
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working environment!

The Role

We have a great opportunity for a Peer Support Worker to join our Inner South Outreach Team. The focus of the role will be post-homelessness resettlement and stabilisation, with a goal to support people to make their house a home. It is expected that the worker will assist people to maintain housing, reduce feelings of isolation, and improve community connections and wellbeing. You will also contribute to staff learning, service planning, the delivery of a support program based on the needs of the current service users and resource development. You will use your lived experience openly, appropriately and effectively to build professional relationships with the people supported through the Inner South Outreach Team.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have a lived experience of resettling in a home after experiencing homelessness, understanding of the operation of or experience in accessing the homeless service system in Victoria and also the principle of peer support and commitment to consumer-centred practice. A Certificate IV in a relevant discipline is desirable but not mandatory. A track record of working well in a team environment, strong administration and interpersonal skills are also vital to the role.

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.

Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to use their lived experience to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the ‘How to Apply’ instructions and include a CV and cover letter.

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Gemma Fitzgerald on 0385981111.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check 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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing via BigSplash

Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high quality housing to an innovative range of support, education and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk of, or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research and innovation to drive widespread change.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Peer Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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