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Aboriginal Private Rental Assistance Program State-wide Coordinator - Identified Position

Aboriginal Housing Victoria

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Aboriginal Housing Victoria (AHV) is an Aboriginal community organisation responsible for managing more than 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.

Our vision is to ensure that Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities.

In addition to being the largest Aboriginal Registered Housing Agency in Australia, AHV is the lead agency for Victoria’s Aboriginal housing and homelessness policy, Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort.  As the housing and homeless policy lead in the Victorian Aboriginal community, AHV has responsibility to work in partnership with the Government to secure the resources and reforms to implement the policy, while we support sector development to empower Victoria’s Aboriginal community to determine its chosen housing future.

AHV's housing services are targeted to those most in need of support. Through the provision of secure housing by an Aboriginal landlord, AHV helps strengthen and maintain Aboriginal communities and cultural ties.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The APRAP State-wide Coordinator (APRAP Coordinator) has overarching responsibility for the co-ordination and implementation of the Aboriginal Private Rental Assistance Program. The position ensures: strong communication and collaboration across the network of APRAP brokers and APRAP plus staff; builds capacity across the program; develops and disseminates resources to improve performance; strengthens program consistency and effectiveness; and ensures responsiveness to Aboriginal program users.  It will also be an important source of advice for policy development and advocacy.

The APRAP Coordinator’s activities are central to the delivery of strategic action 3.1 of Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort: “to increase uptake of Private Rental”. The APRAP program is a fundamental program response to reducing Aboriginal homelessness in Victoria.

QUALIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

  • A relevant tertiary qualification is preferred.
  • Experience in tenancy management, particularly in the private rental market is desirable.
  • Victorian driver’s licence

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal communities and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people. 
  • Proven ability to manage, supervise and provide leadership to a small team. 
  • Experience in housing management or programs and knowledge of the private rental market.
  • Understanding of residential tenancy legislation and regulations.
  • Experience working effectively with clients with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and confidently manage conflict. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • High level interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with peers, staff and other stakeholders, and exercise influence in a range of contexts. 
  • Ability to work independently, including capacity to exercise effective personal judgement. 

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS

  • Terms and conditions of employment are as per the Contract of Employment.
  • AHV is an equal opportunity workplace.
  • AHV promotes a smoke-free workplace.
  • A current National Police records check and relevant valid state Working with Children Check are required.
  • Attend mandatory and other training as required.

A position description is attached.

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