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Accommodation Options Worker - Project Worker

Launch Housing
  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Great Collingwood location, close to public transportation, shops, and cafes
  • Part-time, Fixed Term 1 year contract (0.8 FTE)
  • $69,065 (pro rata) + Super
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Flexible working environment

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 go-to organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

The Crisis Accommodation Options Project has been funded by DHHS to review and research ways to improve crisis accommodation provision in the North and West. The Project Worker will work closely with the Research Worker to develop recommendations and to review the current use of HEF and other brokerage funding in the purchasing of emergency accommodation. The project will need to work closely and collaboratively with Access Point services in the North and West, and any existing Accommodation Options projects/positions.

A few of the key responsibilities include mapping and assessing the benefits and limitations of current options, identifying new options, monitoring cost and negotiating terms with Crisis Accommodation Providers and conduct crisis accommodation market assessment.

The successful applicant will demonstrate strong teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills, excellent problem solving skills and also, be able to work independently and a well-demonstrated understanding of housing and homelessness policies and systems.

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.

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 uniqueexpertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

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