- Job posted on: 14th Aug 2019
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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.
Wombat’s Youth Program has been providing housing support to young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Melbourne’s inner west for over 30 years. The program employs two workers and provides case managed support to assist young people to develop the skills needed to manage independent living in private rental, public housing or with their families.
The program utilises transitional housing properties managed by Unison. Some properties are provided on a share basis, others house young families or sibling groups. Support may be provided for up to eighteen months however this can vary depending on the availability of appropriate exit options and the young person’s education & training status. Young people must be capable of independent living (with support from the program) and must have an avenue for exiting the program. The program also has capacity to assist young people who are not living in transitional housing and participates in IR1 & IR2 (BTBR) service provision.
All clients are managed using Wombat’s case management procedures and practices. Referrals to the program are via the local access point, Unison.
It is common for young people using Wombat’s services to have had a history of housing instability and homelessness. The program works with clients to identify and address the issues that are contributing to housing instability, these issues are often complex and interwoven. The program aims to link young people into appropriate specialist supports and to assist them achieve their long-term housing goals.
Wombat’s MYAP program provides youth housing support services with a focus on those from culturally and linguistically diverse young people in the City of Maribyrnong. The service uses office space at Phoenix to provide services in Footscray on a roster basis. Wombat has a long history of providing housing support services to a broad range of communities and specialist target groups.
MYAP works on a similar model to the Youth Program. All referrals for support are provided by the regional entry point – Unison, this includes both transitional & outreach clients. As a supported referral provider MYAP is able to assist young people in the accessing the homelessness service system.
With the support of the Management Team of Wombat Housing and Support Services the Youth/MYAP Team Leader will play a critical role in the development, implementation, maintenance, monitoring and evaluation of an effective model for delivering program case management services.
The position of Team Leader has two parts:
Firstly, the Team Leader will have a negotiated case load in MYAP.
Secondly, the Team Leader will perform the following functions:
A full position description is attached.