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National Homelessness Specialist (Senior Practice Lead)

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.

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 currently seeking a values-driven National Homelessness Specialist (Senior Practice Lead) to be responsible for leading developing and implementing the development of models of care, outcomes measurement and the establishment of national practice procedures and accompanying resources. Key responsibilities include:

  • Information dissemination and relating to sector standards, accreditation and continuous quality improvement and ensuring national platforms up to date with current information to support practice and accreditation standards
  • Contributing to national plans, frameworks and practice to ensure innovative and client centred service delivery to meet current and future needs

Reporting to the National Senior Homelessness Specialist this position is located at TSA Territorial Headquarters in Blackburn VIC.

HOURS AND SALARY

This is a full-time position, 38 hours per week fixed term for 12 months.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, level 7.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation

WHAT WE OFFER

  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL HAVE

  • Degree qualification in social work, welfare, community development or related field and relevant experience
  • Post graduate qualification would be highly regarded
  • Senior leadership, management experience in the Homelessness and/or Social Services Sectors
  • Active membership in homelessness, social services bodies, peaks and industry groups
  • Experience in translating high level strategy and policy into practice at a service level
  • Sound understanding of National and State based homelessness policy
  • Experience in undertaking stakeholder consultations, including with people that have experienced homelessness
  • Demonstrated skills in Project Management, Tenders, Submissions
  • Demonstrated understanding of social justice, access and equity, and the ability to identify and respond to community needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience coordinating multiple tasks and projects
  • Experience in reviewing, developing and implementing organisational practice procedures
  • Experience in reviewing, developing and implementing Models of Care along the service continuum
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

TSA Social Mission embraces diversity and encourages 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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Contact Gillian Speirs at gillian.speirs@salvationarmy.org.au, using the subject line: National Homelessness Specialist (Senior Practice Lead) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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