Housing & Homelessness Support Coordinator (From Homelessness to a Home)

Job No: HTHWSHSC210122
Location: Western Melbourne

  • Join a rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation committed to social justice
  • Wintringham promotes ongoing training and professional excellence
  • Competitive pay rate: $49.82 per hour
  • Choice of fully maintained Wintringham vehicle or generous motor vehicle allowance
  • Access to NFP Salary Packaging
  • Full Time (38 hours p/week)
  • Servicing Western Metropolitan Melbourne region
  • Office location TBD – travel to different housing sites required

 

Who are we?

Wintringham is a not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to men and women aged 50-plus who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness.  We employ over 800 staff and operate from multiple offices across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

 

The From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) initiative supports the people who have experienced long-term homelessness and disadvantage and have complex needs.  This program will provide the affordable housing and support they need to promote their health and wellbeing and prevent a return to homelessness.

 

Your new role

We are currently seeking a proactive individual to join our Housing and Homelessness Team as the Housing & Homelessness Support Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager – Housing & Homelessness Support, you will be overseeing the From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) Support Team Metropolitan Melbourne. You will be providing support and supervision to the team across the Melbourne Metropolitan region and work collaboratively with the other Coordinators and Portfolio Managers to ensure a collaborative team culture is maintained.

 

Your responsibilities and duties will also include:

  • Working collaboratively with the broader (H2H) teams to incorporate Clinical and Recreation as part of Wintringham’s multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Appropriately managing performance of the H2H and Housing Support Teams through coaching, supervision, debriefing, regular informal and formal performance feedback and reviews, and professional development support.
  • Representing Wintringham and working collaboratively with local networks and key stakeholders in the homelessness sector.
  • Demonstrating leadership across the Housing and Homelessness Support (HHS) portfolio and work collaboratively with all areas of Wintringham to ensure coordinated service responses.
  • Supervise and monitor case management and crisis interventions to meet the needs of people with multiple and complex needs.
  • Participating in the development of annual budgets in collaboration with the HHS Manager.

 

Wintringham’s response to COVID-19

Client and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. If you gain employment with Wintringham, you will be provided with all necessary personal protective equipment in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer throughout your working day. We have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure that our staff as well as our clients are kept safe in the community.

 

About you

You are an experienced leader with a proven track record of success in the leadership of housing and homelessness support services, building positive team cultures and delivering best practice service delivery. Your skills will be supported by possessing the following:

  • Qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Community Services or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to engender wellbeing, synergy and a spirit of collaboration across teams
  • Experience delivering services within social and community services programs including housing and homelessness support
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth and State Government policies, standards and compliance requirements.
  • An understanding of the Housing and Homelessness Service sector My Aged Care, NDIS and other relevant service systems.
  • Proven commitment to excellence, accountability and innovation in best practice service delivery in the fields of homelessness and housing support.

 

This sounds great! How do I apply?

For more information about the role, you can contact Emma Baxter (Manager – Housing & Homelessness Support) at (03) 9376 1122.

 

A copy of the Position Description can be accessed HERE.

 

Please address your responses to the key selection criteria (located in the position description) in your cover letter.

 

Applications can be directed to Emma Baxter (Manager – Housing & Homelessness Support) and submitted by filling out the required information below. 

 

Please upload your documents in PDF Format

 

Applications close at 5:00pm on Sunday 7th February 2021

 

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application. Applicants must undergo the NDIS Screening Check at their own expense, however, Wintringham will cover the expense associated with obtaining a Police Records check.

 

Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.

 

Applicants must be willing to undertake an influenza vaccination within the 2021 calendar year in order to be considered for this role.

 

Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation.  We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.

 

We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions.  We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.

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About Wintringham

A passion for social justice

Wintringham is a Victorian-based not-for-profit welfare company specialising in the housing and care of older people who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness.

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