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Aboriginal Housing & Recovery Coordinator - Wathaurong Country

Mind Australia
  • Make an impact on homelessness providing holistic recovery-orientated outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Fixed term 6 month role | Part time 30 hours/week with Company Car
  • Work from Home & Geelong Location, Wathaurong Country

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

Haven; Home, Safe and Mind Australia have formed a consortium to assist people experiencing homelessness to transition from temporary hotel accommodation into housing as part of the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program. The H2H initiative is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on homelessness and rough sleeping in Victoria.

We are seeking a compassionate, resilient Aboriginal Housing & Recovery Coordinator for a 6 month fixed term, part time (30 hours per week) opportunity to make an impact on homelessness in the Geelong area. Working from home, you will deliver recovery-orientated outreach supports to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to enable obtainment of affordable housing, promote health and wellbeing, and provide holistic services to prevent a return to rough sleeping. As this position requires travel across the Geelong region a fully maintained company car is provided.

Key responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality outreach services and facilitate positive educational and social experiences.
  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to return to their community, live independently and enjoy a meaningful life through a staged approach to recovery.
  • Build trust relationships through strengths focused engagement with local communities, kinship groups and elders.
  • Assist clients to reconnect or connect with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and services.
  • Collaborate with a range of services and the community to ensure a co-ordinated, integrated response to client’s recovery goals.

What you’ll bring

  • No minimum qualification required but Tertiary qualifications in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work or other health-related field is desirable.
  • Previous experience cooperating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and understanding of the link between mental health and homelessness.
  • Expertise in working with people with mental health issues, issues relating to homelessness, complex needs and interacting with families and carers.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Community Services sector and ability to build strong relationships with local communities, elders, service providers and clinical teams.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Fully maintained company car for private use.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now to visit Jobs@Mind - reference number 15069.

*NB: This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only, as Mind Australia considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for the position under the 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC).

Mind strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, people with a lived experience of mental ill-health and recovery, and applicants from all cultures, genders, sexualities, bodies, abilities, spiritualities, ages and backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check, NDIS Workers Screening Check and the ability to obtain vaccinations against COVID-19.

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