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Community Housing Industry Association
  • Work TypesContract
  • CategoriesHousing and Homelessness, Indigenous, Project Management
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsSydney
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 20 Dec 2019
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Aboriginal Partnerships Specialist - Identified Position

Community Housing Industry Association
Community Housing Industry Association
  • Work TypesContract
  • CategoriesHousing and Homelessness, Indigenous, Project Management
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsSydney
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 02 Dec 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 20 Dec 2019

CHIA NSW is the peak industry body for community housing in NSW. CHIA NSW is supporting the development of an Aboriginal peak for the Aboriginal community housing sector and now has around 60 Aboriginal member organisations. We are looking for a dedicated and skilled Aboriginal Partnership Specialist to help us extend our work with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organisations.

The Aboriginal Partnerships Specialist will focus on building genuine partnerships between the Community Housing sector and the Aboriginal Community Housing sector and other key stakeholders, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. This work is essential to support improved outcomes for Aboriginal tenants living in mainstream community housing. Community Housing Providers (CHPs) are committed to providing better services for Aboriginal tenants and to building on their commitment to Aboriginal cultural competency and safety in their workplaces and service delivery. This position will provide practical support and build partnerships to facilitate this process, working closely with the Aboriginal Coordinator ACHIA, and Aboriginal Specialist.

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • This is an identified position and applicants must provide Confirmation of Aboriginality
  • Excellent training and workshop facilitation skills
  • Excellent advocacy skills
  • Demonstrated ability to run Aboriginal cultural competency and cultural safety events
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging Aboriginal and mainstream organisations
  • Ability to provide effective co-ordination services
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills with the ability to engage stakeholders of all levels
  • Knowledge and understanding of the cultural, social and economic needs of Aboriginal people in NSW
  • Knowledge and understanding of the challenges and barriers that affect Aboriginal communities and organisations in NSW
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team
  • Willingness to travel extensively around NSW

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience in any of the following fields - governance, housing management, asset management, or financial management
  • Knowledge and experience of event management
  • Ability to review and collect data and prepare reports
  • Social or community housing experience or experience in a related field
  • Understanding of the purpose of a member-based Association
  • Knowledge of regulatory systems
  • Strategy development
  • Budget management

A Position Description is attached below.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this position, please submit your resume together with your responses to the essential criteria in the Position Description to: Recruitment@communityhousing.org.au using the subject line: Aboriginal Partnerships Specialist application via EthicalJobs.

Closing date for applications is 20th December 2019.

For further information and to download the Position Description visit http://communityhousing.org.au/services/job-listings/ or contact Adam West 02 9690 2447 (ext 211)

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