- Melbourne > Collingwood
- Job posted on: 23rd Dec 2021
- Applications close:
Launch Housing is a secular Melbourne-based community organisation that provides homelessness services and life-changing housing supports to disadvantaged Victorians. With over 400 staff working across 13 locations, we want to end homelessness and are committed to creating lasting societal change to help those most in need in our community. In a country as wealthy as ours no one should be homeless. Launch Housing is delivering a high-impact strategy that aims to reduce homelessness in Melbourne with strong government support for new solutions to build more social housing and to reverse the rate of people sleeping rough.
The First Nations Pathways Program is a new program funded by the City of Yarra aimed at addressing the barriers that First Nations peoples in the City of Yarra and beyond experience in accessing culturally safe housing and homelessness support services.
The program will have two phases. The first phase will focus on scoping in consultation with the First Nations community and agencies, and a review of Launch Housing's current practices to identify the access barriers and service gaps for First Nations peoples. This process will support Launch Housing Cultural Safety Plan and its commitment to address the disparity. The second phase will focus on implementing changes identified in the first phase and continued commitment to strengthening relationships with key agencies and the community to improve the service offered for First Nations people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
You will report to and will work closely with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator. This is a solo worker program that sits within the Mental Health and Wellbeing team. You will build relationships with the First Nations community in the City of Yarra and will:
For further information on the role please refer to the position description.
We are looking for an experienced and passionate team player who has the ability to develop and nurture strong relationships. As a successful candidate you will have:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons are highly encouraged to apply.
We believe housing is a basic human right and our values of empowerment, fresh thinking, agility, leadership and courage underpin everything we do. If you want a career where you can make a real difference, and you are passionate about our mission to end homelessness, then consider working with Launch Housing! Our employees are spread across 14 different sites within metropolitan Melbourne.
Please see the full position description attached below. To apply for this fantastic opportunity, click Apply Now.
If you would like additional information please contact Charlie van der Gaag on 0419 504 456.
Launch Housing is committed to child safety and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse, intersex or queer. We acknowledge Lived Experience as unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.
Ref code: 5781314
A position description is attached.