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Initial Assessment and Planning Worker – Box Hill

Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need. You will join our team as a first response to people who present as homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Eastern Metropolitan region.  Your sensitivity and awareness of the needs of people who are in housing crisis, along with your commitment to the right of all people to affordable and sustainable housing, will allow you to deliver high quality services to those seeking housing assistance.

Main tasks will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing a range of housing services, including initial assessment and planning, referral to support services, and advising tenants
  • Advocate for clients and assist with applications for housing and rental assistance
  • Advocacy, brokerage and liaison with real estate agents and other private housing providers to facilitate private rental housing options for clients
  • Collection of appropriate information for client contact, housing allocation, financial assistance, referral and data for Director of Housing & DHHS monitoring requirements

To be successful in this role you will have: demonstrated experience in a client contact role in the delivery of housing and/ or client support services; knowledge and understanding of the public housing system and relevant legislation; knowledge of how to access available housing and community service networks; excellent communication skills; and, computer literacy or willingness to learn. The role will also require a current driver’s licence.

In reward for your hard work you will be offered: salary packaging; a structured induction process and an opportunity to join a friendly and supportive team environment; training and development, both professional and cultural; performance and development reviews; access to an employee assistance program; time in lieu; and, participation in a corporate health and wellbeing program.

CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a working with children check. CHL is an equal opportunity employer working closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants need not apply. Applicants are required to attach three separate documents (cover letter, resume, key selection criteria) and are encouraged to prepare these by reading the PD (download at top right) in advance of commencing their online application. Please specify in your application if you wish to apply for a full time or part time position. 

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Date Posted

December 21, 2017

Location

Box Hill , Victoria

Applications Close

January 26, 2018

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Initial Assessment and Planning Worker – Box Hill


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