Job: Housing Officer role

Housing Choices Australia (Housing Choices) is seeking a permanent full time Housing Officer, to join its team in Melbourne’s CBD.

Reporting to the Housing Team Leader, this role is responsible for delivering a range of professional housing management and related advisory services to Housing Choices residents and prospective residents in accordance with Housing Choices guidelines and government requirements. This will be a rewarding and challenging role for someone who has a passion to make a difference in the community.

Applications close 9.00am Thursday, 31 October 2019.

For an informal discussion about the role and a copy of the Position Description, please contact Marguerite Cokalis,  Housing Choices HR Advisor on 03 8636 9433.

Boost for co-op housing

Common Equity Housing Limited (CEHL) is undertaking a seven-story co-operative development in Brunswick that will provide 16 apartments for low-income households.

The State Government’s Victorian Property Fund provided $4.29m for the project, which will enable residents to share a communal rooftop garden, laundry facilities and greenhouse. A commercial tenant will be on the ground floor of the development that will be built on Wilson Street, close to public transport.

The building and dwellings are designed to the Victorian Government Better Apartment design standards by Genton Architects for enhanced thermal performance and low ongoing running costs for households.

CEHL Chair Heidi Lee says, ”The funds from the Victorian Government, Victorian Property Fund grants program has enabled a welcome increase in affordable, environmentally-sustainable co-operative housing for Common Equity Housing.

‘Wilson Avenue is a high quality development that will enhance the CEHL Co-operative Housing housing portfolio.’

Completion is expected in 2021.

Trainee Administration & Finance Officer

Haven; Home, Safe is seeking a full-time trainee Administration & Finance Officer to provide general administration support and other duties at their Preston office.

The Trainee Administration and Finance Officer supports the Administration Officer in the delivery of high-quality administrative services to support the general office functions and locally-based finance functions.

Download the position description.

Applications close on October 28.

 

Consultation on the NDIS review

The Australian Government has commissioned a Review of the NDIS Act to inform the development of the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee.

VCOSS is convening a consultation to inform our submission to this review.  We invite you or a representative of your organisation to attend and help inform our feedback and set our priorities.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

2pm – 4pm

St Michael’s Uniting Church, 120 Collins St Melbourne

Please register your attendance online  

 People with disability, the sector and the broader community campaigned long and hard for the introduction of the NDIS. As the scheme continues to grow and evolve, it is important that every Australian counts and that everyone is able to understand, access and navigate the scheme.

The scope of this review is very wide and in this instance, VCOSS will be unable to respond to every element of the review discussion paper. In this submission VCOSS is proposing to focus on the challenges experienced by people facing intersectional disadvantage, additional barriers and greater complexity in understanding, accessing and navigating the NDIS. Key themes for discussion in this context will include:

  • Awareness and understanding of the NDIS
  • The interface and collaboration with mainstream and community services
  • NDIS experiences across eligibility, access and planning phases
  • Plan implementation, including finding and choosing providers and accessing support within thin markets
  • Navigating the plan changes, review and appeals processes
  • Quality and impact measures

This review presents an opportunity to highlight the challenges experienced, propose positive changes, reduce red tape and improve participant experiences.

If you are unable to attend but wish to provide input, please contact Rhiannon Wapling on 9235 1000.

 Please note, this consultation is for VCOSS members and Empowered Lives members only.

Job: Community outreach

Program Coordinator – Community Outreach Loddon

  • Full Time
  • Ongoing
  • Bendigo

The objective of this position is to lead effective and high functioning teams to provide quality community outreach services and outcomes for clients in community outreach programs – Rough Sleeper, Community Connections, Housing Support for the Aged, Supporting Connections and SAVVI programs.  The Program Coordinator – Community Outreach Loddon has 4 key areas of responsibilities:

Team Management

  • To provide supervision, support and management to staff (approx. 9-10 staff) Ensure a collaborative environment and promote team-work and mutual respect

Service Delivery

  • To provide an integrated and comprehensive service offering information, advice and referral to people in housing crisis with the aim of assist them to obtain or maintain suitable housing. Oversee brokerage programs to ensure we are meeting funding guidelines and targets To provide excellent quality and effective customer service to clients.

Leadership

  • To provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to teams
  • To be a role model in leadership and professional behaviour, and promote a culture that supports and adopts Haven; Home, Safe’s Code of Conduct & Values
  • Ensure the Community Outreach programs are fit for purpose and continuously review design and capacity and work to implement digital strategy.
  • Build and maintain links to services with other relevant organisations with a view to improving outcomes for people in the geography including neighbouring LGA’s

Quality, Reporting and Compliance

  • Contribute to the quality committee, work with the organisation on further developing the CRM and work within the DHHS Community Services Quality Governance Framework
  • To support the General Manager in advancing the teams business planning and key objective
  • Facilitation and monitoring to ensure team and individual KPI’s are met

For a detailed description of the position to apply for this position and to access the key selection criteria, please visit our website www.havenhomesafe.org.au.

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria – please note, only complete applications will be considered.

  • Closing date  October 25,  2019
  • Previous applicants need not reapply.

Job: Program Coordinator in Bendigo

Program Coordinator – Homeless Case Coordination Loddon

  • Full Time
  • Ongoing
  • Bendigo

The objective of this position is to lead effective and high functioning teams to provide quality community outreach services and outcomes for clients in Case Coordination, Supporting Families at Risk, Housing Direct, Housing Access, ICMI, crisis support programs.  The Program Coordinator – Homeless Case Coordination Loddon   has 4 key areas of responsibilities:

Team Management

  • To provide supervision, support and management to staff (approx. 9-10 staff) Ensure a collaborative environment and promote team-work and mutual respect

Service Delivery

  • To provide an integrated and comprehensive service offering information, advice and referral to people in housing crisis with the aim of assist them to obtain or maintain suitable housing. Oversee brokerage programs to ensure we are meeting funding guidelines and targets To provide excellent quality and effective customer service to clients.

Leadership

  • To provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to teams
  • To be a role model in leadership and professional behaviour, and promote a culture that supports and adopts Haven; Home, Safe’s Code of Conduct & Values
  • Ensure the Community Outreach programs are fit for purpose and continuously review design and capacity and work to implement digital strategy.
  • Build and maintain links to services with other relevant organisations with a view to improving outcomes for people in the geography including neighbouring LGA’s

Quality, Reporting and Compliance

  • Contribute to the quality committee, work with the organisation on further developing the CRM and work within the DHHS Community Services Quality Governance Framework
  • To support the General Manager in advancing the teams business planning and key objective
  • Facilitation and monitoring to ensure team and individual KPI’s are met

For a detailed description of the position to apply for this position and to access the key selection criteria, please visit our website www.havenhomesafe.org.au.

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria – please note, only complete applications will be considered.

  • Closing date  October 25,  2019
  • Previous applicants need not reapply.

Job: Haven for Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator – Homeless Hub Loddon

  • Full Time
  • Ongoing
  • Bendigo

The objective of this position is to lead effective and high functioning teams to provide quality front line customer service and outcomes for clients in crisis response, brokerage and homeless assessment and referral programs.  The Program Coordinator – Homeless Hub Loddon has 4 key areas of responsibilities:

Team Management

  • To provide supervision, support and management to staff (approx. 9-10 staff) Ensure a collaborative environment and promote team-work and mutual respect

Service Delivery

  • To provide an integrated and comprehensive service offering information, advice and referral to people in housing crisis with the aim of assist them to obtain or maintain suitable housing. Oversee brokerage programs to ensure we are meeting funding guidelines and targets To provide excellent quality and effective customer service to clients.

Leadership

  • To provide leadership, coaching and mentoring to teams
  • To be a role model in leadership and professional behaviour, and promote a culture that supports and adopts Haven; Home, Safe’s Code of Conduct & Values
  • Ensure the Community Outreach programs are fit for purpose and continuously review design and capacity and work to implement digital strategy.
  • Build and maintain links to services with other relevant organisations with a view to improving outcomes for people inthe geography including neighbouring LGA’s

Quality, Reporting and Compliance

  • Contribute to the quality committee, work with the organisation on further developing the CRM and work within the DHHS Community Services Quality Governance Framework
  • To support the General Manager in advancing the teams business planning and key objective
  • Facilitation and monitoring to ensure team and individual KPI’s are met

For a detailed description of the position to apply for this position and to access the key selection criteria, please visit our website www.havenhomesafe.org.au

Applications must include a cover letter, current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria – please note, only complete applications will be considered.

  • Closing date  October 26,  2019
  • Previous applicants need not reapply.

Job: Manager, Housing and Partnerships

Haven: Home, Safe has a full-time, ongoing role for a Manager, Housing and Partnerships in Preston.

Applications close on Monday 7 October 2019.

Please note interviews for the position will be held over Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October 2019.

Application information and position descriptions for all vacancies are available on Haven; Home, Safe’s website at havenhomesafe.org.au

 

Job: Maintenance Coordinator (Active)

Haven: Home, Safe has a full-time, ongoing role for a Maintenance Coordinator in Preston.

Applications close on Monday 7 October 2019.

Please note interviews for the position will be held over Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October 2019.

Application information and position descriptions for all vacancies are available on Haven; Home, Safe’s website at havenhomesafe.org.au

 

Marketing and Communications Advisor role

Housing Choices Australia has an exciting full-time permanent opportunity available for a Marketing and Communications Advisor to join its collaborative and fast-paced team.

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Business Partner and based in the Melbourne Office, you will create and implement integrated marketing and communication strategies in line with Housing Choices Australia core values and overall strategic objectives.

This role is key in supporting internal and external stakeholders to provide expert advice and services on all aspects of marketing and communication including digital content, social media, publications, customer stakeholder research, events, and media campaigns for the Victorian operations.  Essential to your success is your skill to inform and educate multiple audiences and create new ventures.

 About You

  • Experience working for a values-driven Organisation
  • Experience in a similar digital marketing and communications role
  • Experience in strategic digital, social marketing and brand positioning
  • Advanced skills in website content and social media platforms
  • Outstanding customer service skills and previous experience in stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in online marketing such as SEO, SEM, AdWords, Analytics
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Creative and analytical thinker with a high level of attention to detail
  • Highly-motivated and proactive
  • Thrive working in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects at once
  • Ability to demonstrate superior business writing and copywriting skills
  • Advanced level IT skills, including Microsoft Office, CRM systems, Creative Cloud and mailing platform such as Mail Chimp.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Communications or similar

Click here for the position description and application details.