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Initial Assessment and Planning Worker


Employer: Launch Housing
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Housing & Homelessness, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019.

  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Full-time, Fixed-term role through Dec 2019
  • $66,730 + Super (pro rata)
  • Great Collingwood location, close to public transportation, shops and cafes
  • 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 the ‘go to' organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

We are currently seeking a passionate individual to join our dedicated Initial, Assessment and Planning (IAP) team committed to working with people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

Our IAP Service is Launch Housing's first point of contact with our clients. The role of staff in this team is to provide information, referrals and support to assist families and individuals to find short term and long term, secure and affordable housing.

The service is extremely high volume, responding to the needs of homeless people, many of whom are experiencing crisis. Therefore, we are looking for people who can work under pressure with the ability to make sound decisions quickly.

To be successful in this role, you will be empathetic and able to relate effectively and sensitively to people from diverse backgrounds. A track record of working well in a team environment is also vital. You will be tertiary qualified in human services, social work or other relevant discipline and have a comprehensive understanding of the issues which those experiencing homelessness confront.

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.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and must hold or obtain a Working with Children Check and will need to complete relevant police checks.

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.

How to apply for this job

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this job go to: www.launchhousing.recruitmenthub.com.au and enter reference code: 4522397. Your application should include a current CV and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria of the position description.

Applications close 28 January 2019 at 10pm.

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Ella D'Abbs on 9288 9619.