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Program Manager

Launch Housing
  • Integral Leadership role
  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contract, full-time, immediate start
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus 1-week well-being leave
  • $101,250 per annum + super + salary packaging option
  • Flexible working arrangements including work from home

About Launch Housing

Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation passionately committed to ending homelessness. From providing high-quality housing to an innovative range of support, education, and employment services, we bring solutions to homelessness under one roof for thousands at risk or experiencing the crisis and trauma of homelessness. With over 400 staff working across 14 locations in metropolitan Melbourne, we combine direct action with advocacy, research, and innovation to drive widespread change.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager, Getting Housing, you will be responsible for establishing our COVID-19 Isolation and Recovery Facility (CIRF) in Fitzroy, ensuring the effective delivery of CIRF related services for residents. Whilst no two days are the same, you will:

  • Work in collaboration with St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and Brotherhood of St Laurence to ensure high-quality and timely services on-site and ensuring a safe and supportive environment for residents.
  • Liaise with a range of external agencies such as the Department of Fairness, Families and Housing (DFFH).
  • Manage the operations effectively and ensure all Launch Housing staff comply with COVID-safe operating procedures. You will also oversee and report on the expenditure of client brokerage funds, and assist in the preparation of invoices to DFFH.
  • Support the design and operationalise the Better Health and Housing Program (BHHP) of the facility. This includes the development of an agreed program logic (with identified outcome measures) and clear plans to implement BHHP operations.
  • Provide regular report on data trends, outcomes, and ensure key data is available to quantify impact and outcomes supporting the direction of Launch Housing services and project partners.

For further information on the role please refer to the position description.

About you

You have tertiary qualification in human services, social work or other relevant discipline and have extensive operational and management experience within the community and/or public sectors. You will have strong people leadership qualities including a high degree of initiative, analytical skills, integrity and accountability.

As a leader you know it's your relationships with your team that will create success and your staff's wellbeing is paramount for you. You get a kick out of seeing others succeed but you won't shy away from the tough conversations when needed.

You're excited by change, you like to plan and dream big, but you know how to get things over the line and balance competing demands.

Specials Conditions:

  • All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and Police check.
  • All applicants must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • We acknowledge Lived Experience as unique expertise and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

Culture & benefits

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.

In return we offer great staff benefits including:

  • Work for a value-based organisation with a clear mission and vision
  • Positive and supportive team
  • Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave) + Purchased Leave options
  • Gender neutral paid parental leave
  • Training and career growth opportunities across Launch Housing

How to Apply

To obtain a full position description, please see the attached document. To apply for this opportunity, please click Apply Now. Please include a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria of the position description with your CV to be considered.

If you would like additional information please contact Andrew Hollows - General Manager Getting Housing at Andrew.Hollows@launchhousing.org.au, using the subject line: Program Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children Check and Police check. Launch Housing is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. 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.

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