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Accommodation Options for Families Worker

Organisation : Launch Housing via Big Splash

Location : Melbourne (Collingwood, St Kilda & Cheltenham )

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Client Services, Community Services, Program Coordination & Management, Social & Support Work

Sector : Families, Homelessness & Affordable Housing

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $72,208 per annum (pro-rata) + Super

Application closing date : 3 Dec, 2020

About the role

  • Permanent Part-time (68.4 hours per fortnight)
  • $72,208 per annum (pro-rata) + Super
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working environment
  • Great Collingwood location, close to public transport, shops and cafes
  • Occassionally working across St Kilda & Cheltenham locations

The Accommodation Options for Families (AOF) Worker will deliver targeted case management housing and support services to families and children who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.

In this challenging yet fulfilling role, you will be responsible for providing outreach services that assess, monitor and evaluate the housing and support needs of a case-load of families and children, assisting them to move from inappropriate, unsafe or unaffordable rooming house accommodation into short-term accommodation, or select private rental, with a view to assisting them into long-term sustainable housing.

You will also assist in linking families with appropriate long-term support services and encourage those families to positively engage in their communities of choice.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will hold a valid drivers license. You will also be committed to making a difference in vulnerable families’ lives. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the prevalence of domestic violence, its’ impact on families and children, and you will also be familiar with how the child protection system works. Working in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team that uses innovative housing practices, this exciting and challenging position offers applicants the opportunity to build and empower the lives of people experiencing homelessness

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Launch Housing via Big Splash

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

Position Description : 5287406

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Shirl Brown on 0429 000 496.

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.


Please quote in application: Accommodation Options for Families Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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