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Northern Outreach Team Co-ordinator


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

Job posted on: 13 August, 2019.
Applications close: 31 August, 2019.

  • Make a real difference
  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • $84K-$88K + Super (Depending on experience)
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave and Salary Packaging
  • Hours of work: Permanent, Full-time
  • 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.

About the role

The Launch Housing Northern Outreach Team provides a range of flexible, responsive and professional services for people experiencing homelessness or are at risk of being homeless. We actively engage clients to assist them to gain and maintain sustainable housing and other supports. The program works in partnership with other services to keep people safe, build rapport, and engage them with the broader service system and their community.

Based in Collingwood, the Northern Outreach Team provide outreach support services to clients within the Cities of Yarra, Darebin, Moreland and southern end of the City of Hume.

Continually supporting in excess of 140 individuals, couples and families aged between 16 and 65 years, the Northern Outreach Team provides a variety of housing focused supports and case management including short, medium and long term interventions as well as housing support for clients residing in THM's, Rooming Houses and other suitable and sustainable options throughout the region.

The Northern Outreach Team Coordinator provides direct supervision, support and leadership to a team of 8 highly qualified and experienced staff and is responsible for ensuring that the services are responsive, consistent, effective and maximises the client's capacity to gain and maintain suitable housing and health and wellbeing outcomes.

The Northern Outreach Team Coordinator will also ensure that the requirements of the relevant funding agreements are met and other activities associated with the needs of the organisation are completed.

What you will need

The successful candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health or other relevant discipline coupled with significant practical experience and a demonstrated understanding of housing and homelessness policy, context and systems.

They will also have strong leadership qualities including a high degree of initiative, integrity and accountability as well as experience supporting staff who work with people who are marginalised and disenfranchised with a diverse range of complex needs.

Leading and supporting a diverse, highly qualified and experienced team of professional staff that are dedicated and committed to contribute to the mission of the organisation, this position offers applicants the opportunity to lead, coach, empower and support staff to positively impact on 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 committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse. 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 apply for this role please visit launchhousing.recruitmenthub.com.au/Vacancies/4821482.

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, please follow the How to Apply instructions. Please include a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria of the position description with your CV to be considered.

If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Stuart McGougan on 0419 000 956.