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Aboriginal Housing and Recovery Coordinator - Geelong

Mind Australia
  • Work with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities to make a significant impact on homelessness
  • Fixed term 18mth role | Full time
  • Geelong/ Barwon South West Location, Wathaurong Country

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

Haven; Home, Safe and Mind Australia Limited have formed a consortium to assist people experiencing homelessness to transition from temporary hotel accommodation into housing as part of the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program.

The H2H initiative is an opportunity to make a lasting impact on homelessness and rough sleeping in Victoria. We have a fixed term 18 month, full time opportunity as an Aboriginal Housing & Recovery Coordinator in the Geelong/ Barwon South West region. Work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with multiple and complex needs to obtain affordable housing, promote health and wellbeing, and work in a holistic way to prevent a return to rough sleeping.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide targeted and integrated case managed responses to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients through flexible outreach.
  • Support clients by delivering high quality service and facilitating positive educational and social experiences.
  • Operate collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team and the community to ensure a co-ordinated and integrated response to the client’s recovery goals.
  • Build trust through strengths focused engagement including building relationships with local communities, kinship groups and with elders.
  • Assist clients to reconnect or connect with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and services.

What you’ll bring

  • No minimum qualification required but a Tertiary qualification in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work or other health related field is desirable.
  • Strong experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in mental health and/or homelessness.
  • Understanding of the link between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, homelessness and mental health.
  • Proven capacity to engage with local communities and elders, clinical providers and key stakeholders.
  • Relevant experience in facilitating group activities for clients experiencing mental ill health.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off.
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online click Apply Now, reference number 14177.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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