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Housing Specialist


Are you a quick-thinking, problem solver looking to build a career in community services?

Due to growth in our Housing Team we’re looking for someone who wants to be a Housing Specialist and deliver case management services that help people break the cycle of homelessness.

If you’re practical, can work quickly and are willing to learn, our experienced team can help you get up to speed with the skills needed to thrive in this position.

In this role you can really make a difference by supporting people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to secure and sustain long-term housing and create lasting change in their lives.

About the job

  • Role location: Slacks Creek
  • Role type: Full-time permanent
  • Pay range: $74,410 - $80,063 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

You will:

  • support clients to navigate the housing system to achieve their long-term housing goals
  • work within a supportive, collaborative team environment (both organisational and external)
  • access a range of relevant community resources, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol support and mental health, and work with real estate agents, Centrelink, the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy and community housing providers
  • be flexible and adaptable to clients’ changing needs
  • work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced team
  • have strong computer skills
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills, including highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate positively and confidently to a wide range of people, in a variety of settings
  • have a demonstrated ability to work with First Nations peoples.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role description available from https://www.yfs.org.au/work-for-us/, ideally you will bring the following: a client focus, resilience, flexibility, inclusiveness, a collaborative spirit, creativity, innovation and cultural awareness.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too so we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

To find out more about working with us, head to https://www.yfs.org.au/work-for-us/.

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