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Senior Practitioner

Organisation : Council to Homeless Persons

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Policy & Research

Sector : Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 10 Aug, 2020

About the role

CHP is seeking a dynamic, highly skilled practitioner to lead and contribute to a wide range of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) capacity building and policy response activities.

About the role
The Senior Practitioner will undertake environmental scanning and dissemination of research and best practice; provide subject matter expertise in resource and training development; and participate in developing communities of practice.

A focus of the work will be supporting policy and service coordination capacity building across health and community services for people experiencing homelessness with high and complex needs, including in response to Covid-19.

The Senior Practitioner will lead CHP ‘s Housing First permanent supportive housing and assertive outreach sector development activities in Victoria including coordinating Australia’s engagement with the Housing First Europe Homeless Hub and the roll out and delivery of HF training in Victoria.

The successful applicant will have advanced practice leadership skills, including the delivery of Housing First and assertive outreach services to people with complex needs. They will have demonstrated ability to develop, organise and deliver capacity building activities; and strong report writing and social research skills.

This position will be a .6 or .8 for one year with a view to extending subject to funding. Salary packaging is available.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Council to Homeless Persons

Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) is the Victorian peak body representing organisations and individuals with an interest in ending homelessness in Victoria.

Council to Homeless Persons is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, gender diversity, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We are committed to the safety of all children and have zero tolerance of child abuse. We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions.  We recognise the benefit that diversity and inclusion play in helping achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.


How to apply

Position Description : 200713 Senior Practitioner PD

Applications should include a current CV and address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.  Police and Working with Children Checks will be required prior to commencing employment.

Applications close 5pm Monday 10 August and should be emailed to

For any enquiries about the role please contact Leonie Kenny, Rough Sleeping Project Manager on 0430 963 766 or

Please quote in application: Senior Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.


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