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Initial Assessment & Planning Worker

Launch Housing
  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Multiple Full-time & Part Time Fixed Term roles available (until December 2022), immediate start
  • Make a difference to people's lives, generous leave provisions + great team culture
  • From $74,910 (Prorata) + super + salary packaging option
  • Based between Collingwood and Metro Melbourne locations as required

Who we are

Launch Housing has an ambitious agenda to achieve our vision of ending homelessness, providing a strong focused voice on homelessness driven by the values of Empowerment, Fresh Thinking, Agility, Leadership and Courage.

We are an independent provider of choice for clients and the ‘go to' organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community. Clients are at the centre of everything we do and are actively and meaningfully involved in the design, delivery and evaluation of services as well as our policy development, public advocacy and fundraising.

Our people are the backbone of our organisation and supporting their wellbeing and professional development is critical to our ability to help our clients. We value lived experience and diversity in our staff, and actively work to ensure everyone is able to make their career with Launch fulfilling.

What you'll do

Launch Housing has a fixed term position available within our Initial Assessment and Planning (IAP) team, for an individual committed to working with people who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness.

Our IAP Service is Launch Housing's first point of contact with our clients. The key responsibilities of this role include providing information, referrals and support to assist families and individuals to find short term and long term, secure and affordable housing.

This role will be part of a team of Courts outpost workers who are meeting the requirements of housing engagement for those engaged with the relevant Courts Services programs.

The service is extremely high volume, responding to the needs of homeless people, many of whom are experiencing crisis. Therefore, we are looking for people who can work under pressure with the ability to make sound decisions quickly.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role, you will be empathetic and able to relate effectively and sensitively to people from diverse backgrounds. A track record of working well in a team environment is also vital.

For a full copy of the position description and to apply for this great opportunity, please follow the "How to Apply" instructions. If you would like additional information about the role, please contact Leila Keating on 03 9288 9619.

Why join us

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.

We offer great staff benefits including:

  • Contribute to useful and meaningful work that impacts the community
  • Friendly, respectful and supportive team
  • Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave) + Purchased Leave options
  • Training and career growth opportunities across Launch Housing
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

See the full position description attached below and click Apply Now to apply for this opportunity.

Ref code: 5756306

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and Police check, and be fully vaccinated. Launch Housing 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.

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