- Job posted on: 16th May 2019
- Applications close:
The Pet Accommodation and Treatment Support (PATS) Project Officer sits within the Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network to support organisations and professionals to provide accommodation and treatment support to pets of women, children and families accessing services within the network and develop resources, information and access to brokerage support.
Vision Statement- Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network
Affordable, safe, sustainable housing for everyone in the Loddon Mallee Region.
The Loddon Mallee Homelessness is comprised of Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) that operate out of range of agencies in the Loddon Mallee region.
These agencies are located in towns across nine shires; Macedon, Mount Alexander, Central Goldfields, City of Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Gannawarra, Buloke, Swan Hill Rural City and Mildura Rural City
Some of the agencies are specialist services that support people experiencing family and domestic violence or mental health issues, while others work with indigenous people or young people. All of the SHS programs provide support and assistance to people who are either at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing homelessness.
The Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network provides co-ordination for many of the activities of these agencies including; training, collaborative work, information sharing, policy responses, identification of common issues and development of solutions, raising public awareness of homelessness and family violence and worker and agency support.
The Network is auspiced by CNV Inc. (formerly EASE - Emergency Accommodation and Support Enterprise) who provide staffing, Human Resources and operational administrative support to Loddon Mallee Homelessness Network.
With the support of the LOMA Network Coordinator, strategic planning and key decision making is facilitated through consultative mechanisms and takes direction from the broad membership, Steering Group and Local Area Support Network (LASN).
The Pet Accommodation and Treatment Support (PATS) Project Officer is supervised by the LOMA Coordinator and works closely with the Children’s Resource Program.
The PATS role will undertake a project to explore regional pet accommodation and treatment support needs, develop partnerships with key animal support service providers and provide recommendations for accommodation and treatment support, brokerage and a model of support to better respond to women, children and families experiencing homelessness, family violence and/or risk of family violence with pets, while also fostering links between agencies in the Loddon Mallee region.
The position is tasked with providing a systemic response to local and state-wide issues, advocating for structural reform and improved resources for women, children and families with pets affected by homelessness or housing crisis.
Further information is available at www.loma.net.au.
A full position description is available below.