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Housing Engagement Coordinator

Summer Foundation

About Us

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of younger people living in Nursing Homes. Our Mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable change that stops young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

The Housing Hub Team - a group of dynamic, passionate and like minded people - was created to assist people with disability to see the possibilities of a home for themselves, have options to choose from and find the home that is right for them.

The Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and driven professional who is willing to put sustained efforts and eternal energy into completing external promotion of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) opportunities in order to identify people with disability who are SDA eligible in South East Queensland. The right candidate will enjoy working within a high-performing group, put team success before the individual, be resilient and vigorous in their effort! This is not easy work, but highly rewarding and knowing that you are making a difference ensures job satisfaction.

Strong and sustained engagement with the whole disability sector is key in this role. The right person will need to enjoy facilitating workshops and undertaking community promotion. Other key tasks such as making proactive phone calls to other Disability Sector professionals, attending webinars, doing presentations and running meetings will be ongoing. Our staff build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector and engage with people living with disability who have complex needs to promote the opportunity of independent living.

The daily use of our database will also need to become second nature as we have a high level of responsibility to both of our clients - the people living with disability and the SDA providers we work with. Our data is important as it helps inform the whole sector - working within this database is a priority.

Most importantly, you are passionate about supporting people with disability to find a home that is just right. You value lived experience and look to this to inform your work. The ability to be organised, manage multiple stakeholders and communications at once and work at a high energy level is important. If you want to work in the disability sector but at a commercial sector pace - and get the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of many people with disability - then this is the place for you.

We expect engagement activities to occur over the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions.

Skills & experience

  • Previous experience in the disability sector working with people with complex needs.
  • Community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable experience).
  • Confident public speaker.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines

Other Qualifications / Professional Training

  • Community engagement or marketing qualifications and/or relevant experience.
  • Allied health or disability relevant qualifications and/or relevant experience (desirable).

What we Offer

There is never a dull moment working at this incredible organisation. We offer salary packaging, above award wages and great flexibility. We encourage the best of the best to apply to join this team and make a difference.

Employment is subject to National Police History Check.

Ongoing role at 1.0 or 0.8 (negotiable)

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