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Family Housing Specialist


Be part of a team that’s really making a difference

We are looking for a Housing Specialist who is keen to develop their professional experience and skills. In this unique role, you’ll be embedded in one of our families’ team to collaboratively deliver solutions for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

This innovative model builds on YFS’ growing expertise in embedding specialist housing workers within our family support teams. See our report on our Thriving Families Project to find out more about our work on service integration.

This support model requires excellent problem-solving skills, close collaboration with families’ workers and property managers, and the ability to prioritise the needs of clients who often need immediate support.

You will support people not just to find housing, but to sustain tenancies and maintain stable homes. You’ll also build the capability of family support workers, as well as building your own knowledge and experience from a trauma-informed delivery perspective.

This is a rewarding role in which you will be both challenged and supported to grow as a housing specialist.

It’s no exaggeration to say that in this role you can really make a difference to people’s lives. You will be supporting people, not just to overcome crisis, but to thrive.

About the job

  • Role location: Slacks Creek
  • Role type: Permanent full-time
  • Pay range: $94,160 a year with salary packaging exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax available

In this role you will:

  • support families to navigate the housing system to achieve their long-term housing goals
  • work collaboratively across different teams (both within YFS and externally) as part of a multi-faceted team
  • build relationships with real estate agents, Centrelink, the Department of Housing, and community housing providers to help get families housed
  • build the capacity of family workers to respond to families’ housing needs.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role description available from our careers page, you’ll be a great fit if you:

  • have an in-depth knowledge of the social, community and private rental housing sectors and the housing issues relevant for families
  • have independent problem solving, analysis and decision-making skills
  • have an understanding of trauma-responsive practice
  • are flexible and adaptable to clients’ changing needs
  • have a demonstrated ability to work with First Nations peoples.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of people living in Logan and surrounding areas.

We have a real commitment to seeing people thrive, including our staff. We encourage staff to bring their entire selves to work, because we know that a happy workplace thrives.

In our recent Employee Opinion Survey our staff said the best things about working at YFS are the challenging work/job satisfaction, fellow employees, teamwork, and pay and benefits.

We’re serious about your professional development. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

Depending on your role, we support flexible work arrangements.

We also offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax), portable long service leave, counselling support and free parking.

To find out more about working with us, head to our careers page.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Please see also: Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at yfs.org.au/application-process.

Contact Carolyn on 07 3826 1500 if you want to talk about the role.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and people who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community, are encouraged to apply.

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