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Program Worker - Functional Zero Program

Launch Housing
  • Work with Melbourne's most progressive housing and homelessness organisation
  • Great St Kilda location, close to public transportation, shops and cafes + Flexible working environment
  • 0.4 FTE (2 days/week), Fixed Term to June 2022
  • $85,699 base (Prorata) + Super + Not for Profit salary packaging
  • Additional Wellbeing Leave

Launch Housing is currently working with the Cities of Port Phillip, Stonnington, Frankston and Melbourne along with other key stakeholders in the delivery of a coordinated approach to ending rough sleeping through the delivery of Functional Zero Projects.

The projects are based on the Functional Zero framework, which has been successfully adopted in North America, Adelaide and Brisbane in their Cities efforts to end homelessness. An integral part of the Functional Zero approach is the development and maintenance of a By Name List (BNL) of persons known to local health & homelessness services to be sleeping rough in the LGA.

Your impact on the community

The Program Worker/By Name List (BNL) Worker will be a key point of contact for the members of up to 2 of the current Functional Zero Projects, and will be responsible to ensure that information provided by member agencies is done so within the applicable legislation and policies and procedures which underpin the project. The BNL Worker will ensure the functions of the role are delivered in a manner which is effective, consistent and of a high-quality.

The BNL Worker is responsible to provide regular weekly updates to partner agencies of all persons on the BNL and also monthly data reports of active & inactive clients and their inflow & outflow from sleeping rough to housing. They will also participate regular in coaching and planning sessions with interstate & international partners who are also delivering Functional Zero projects.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification in human services, social work or other relevant discipline and a demonstrated understanding of housing and homelessness policy, context and systems. You will also have superior organisational skills and demonstrated experience in the collation & analysis of data.

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 client facing roles at Launch Housing 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

Why you'll love working at Launch

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:

  • Work for a value-based organisation with a clear mission and vision
  • Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave) + Purchased Leave options
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged

How to Apply

To obtain a full position description and to apply for this opportunity, follow the 'How to Apply' instructions. Please include a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria of the position description to be considered.

Please contact George Hatvani at george.hatvani@launchhousing.org.au, using the subject line: Program Worker - Functional Zero Program enquiry via EthicalJobs, if you have additional queries regarding the role.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be required to complete a Working with Children check, a Police check and be fully Covid219 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 a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

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