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Project Worker - HRYP Tool Evaluation and Redesign

Wombat Housing & Support services


Wombat Housing and Support Services is one of the largest providers of housing support services to people in the Western Metro Region. It is a community based organisation managed by a Board.

HRYP Tool Background

The Housing Readiness for Young People (HRYP) Project (auspiced by Wombat Housing and Support Services) was established in 2015/16 to look at ways to improve housing outcomes for young people leaving Out of Home Care (OoHC), the project resulted in the development of the ABC Tool (the Tool). The Tool is an interactive, self-populating information technology that enables an early intervention and prevention approach to be used with young people by establishing baseline information on the young person’s knowledge, skills and understanding of issues relating to independent living. This information enables the young person, key worker and care team to identify and prioritise areas in which they will support and build capacity/resilience in preparation for care and transition planning towards independence. 

DHHS, through the West Metro Continuing Care Alliance (Alliance), have funded an evaluation of the Tool to quantify its value and to enable revising and testing of a final product which will then be made more widely available.  At this stage, uptake of the Tool by agencies and young people has not been measured, nor has behaviour or attitudinal change arising from young people engaging with the Tool. The evaluation will enable this to occur.

About the role

With the support of the Steering Group and Wombat Management and guided by a comprehensive Work Plan, the HRYP Tool Evaluation Project Worker will review and revise the HRYP Tool prior to it being made more widely available.


  • To carry out the duties in accordance with the philosophy, policies, work practices and protocols of Wombat Housing Support Services.
  • To develop a Work Plan to guide the evaluation and revision of the HRYP ABC Tool.
  • To collect and analyse data from the initial HRYP Tool use.
  • To establish a mechanism to assist with gaining information from young people with lived experience in the use of the Tool.
  • To use the data and feedback collected to inform a revised version of the Tool.
  • To contract an App/Web Developer to explore options for a revised Tool.
  • To build on and update existing training packages to reflect any revisions to the Tool.
  • To produce a Guide that highlights the capabilities and potential benefits of the Tool.
  • To facilitate training sessions with the revised Tool.
  • To oversee testing of the revised Tool and collect data as appropriate.
  • To produce a final version of the Tool taking into account learnings from testing.
  • To organise a launch of the completed Tool
  • To prepare written reports as required, including an Evaluation Report.
  • To attend external meetings as determined in consultation with the management team
  • Other duties as directed by the EO.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in a relevant position in the Community Sector.
  • Working knowledge of the Out of Home Care system & the Homelessness Services System.
  • High level skills in planning, project management and evaluation.
  • High level skills in report writing.
  • Well-developed information technology skills, including survey and questionnaire development.
  • Understanding of the process of development and design of IT resources.
  • Experience with data collection and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • High level of networking skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of social justice.
  • A communication style that is open and focused on problem solving and identification of   strategies/mechanisms to progress resolution of issues.
  • Excellent communication skills with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to communicate with young people in a constructive and non-judgemental manner.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to be accountable as an individual worker.
  • Basic competencies appropriate to the conduct of the position such as computer literacy, full driver’s licence, verbal and writing skills.

A full position description is attached.

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