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Housing Options Worker

The Salvation Army

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We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

​Within The Salvation Army Social Mission programs, we are involved in a broad integrated range of services with an aim to bring support to the some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged adults experiencing homelessness in Melbourne's Central, Northern and Western metropolitan areas.

The Salvation Army Australia's Homelessness Stream provides high quality, person centred services to people at risk, and or experiencing homelessness. We support adults and families, including accompanying children with accommodation, case management, outreach support, financial assistance, connection and referral to other specialist services.

Our philosophy is that every person deserves dignity, respect and quality of service and that no one should be without a safe, affordable and secure home. Services are free, voluntary, accredited and delivered by professional and committed staff.

THE ROLE:

We are looking for a talented and passionate person to be our Housing Options Worker.

The permanent full time Housing Options role is an integral part of The Salvation Army's Homelessness Case Management Service.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support and advice to Case Management team informing them of a diverse range of housing options and relevant legislation
  • Develop and maintain functional and collaborative relationships with key housing providers in the private, community and government sectors
  • Sourcing vacancies and circulating these to Case Management team, along with providing assistance and support to ensure smooth and effective referral process
  • Develop and maintain housing resource information and tools that can assist Case Management team to access long-term housing options for clients
  • Tracking long term housing outcomes and sustainability of tenancies
  • Assisting Case Management team to understand clients rights and responsibilities as tenants

The position will be based in West Melbourne, though may be required to work from other TSA sites, such as North Melbourne and Kensington.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Position is paid in-line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award Level 5
  • Flexible working arrangements including monthly RDO
  • Enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance rates
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and immediate family members
  • Career development opportunities
  • A challenging and rewarding work environment with a supportive and dynamic team

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR THIS ROLE WILL HAVE:

  • Understanding of homelessness and working with people who have complex support needs
  • Ability to collaborate with other programs and organisations
  • Strong knowledge of the social housing system in Victoria, including the Victorian Housing Register
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of what underpins good case management practice, such as trauma informed care, person centered and strengths based approaches
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act would be advantageous

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY AND ENCOURAGE APPLICATIONS FROM:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex
  • People with a culturally or linguistically diverse background

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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