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Community Housing Officer - Blackburn

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Full time positions available
  • No weekend work – Monday to Friday only
  • Be part of a growing program and service stream and see your positive impact

As Community Housing Officer, working either full time or part time, you will build solid and proactive relationships with our renters to find and sustain suitable tenancy and re-enable their approach to long-term housing accommodation. You will collaborate with other Uniting Support Services to manage a range of tenancy and property functions within a dedicated portfolio ensuring that the balance between renter satisfaction and legislation is maintained.


Working with our renters, you will re-enable them by:

  • Understanding the contributing factors that lead to houselessness
  • Proactively addressing rent arrears and other tenancy breaches incl. complaints and incidents
  • Ensuring maintenance of rental properties is timely and completed satisfactorily
  • Identifying and assessing potential renters for vacant properties
  • Managing our properties in line with legislation and Uniting policies

Click here for the position description.

What’s on offer

A true Monday to Friday opportunity that gives you your weekends back. While we ask that you work from the office to enhance our supportive and collaborative team culture, you will have flexibility with your working hours.

Travel is involved in the role. You may spend a night in Ballarat or Gippsland each week. We’ll cover your mileage and accommodation to get you there and back.

We know it’s a steep learning curve when you first start. We’ll support you with a thorough induction and on-the-job training to help you ‘put your feet under the desk’ quickly.

In addition to a $90,000 salary and superannuation, you’ll also receive 17.5% leave loading and access to the full $15,900 salary packaging benefits. There is also an option for additional purchased leave to increase your annual leave entitlements.

About you

You enjoy working in housing and or property management and are currently working in real estate or public housing or with another agency. You seek a role that has more meaning and where you can truly see the positive impacts of the work that you do.

To make an impact, you will have:

  • Solid understanding of the legal aspects of tenancy management
  • Demonstrated experience in residential property management
  • Empathy and compassion toward vulnerable Victorians
  • Solid administration skills and capability

How to Apply

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest and we’ll be in touch shortly. We’ll be reviewing applications as they come through as we’re keen to engage with someone.

If you have questions about the opportunity, please contact Louise Daniel, Senior Manager Housing Services on 0409 200 357.

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. We have a 5,000 strong workforce of employees and volunteers who deliver a diverse range of services across Victoria and Tasmania.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org 

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. 

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

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