Once in a generation project! Working together, giving hope to prevent and end homelessness.
In 2020, The South Australian Government announced a significant reform agenda for the homelessness sector. In response, the Toward Home Alliance was formed by some of the most experienced agencies working within the sector. The Toward Home Alliance brings together Aboriginal Community Services, Baptist Care SA, Lutheran Care, Mission Australia, Sonder, and The Salvation Army.
Toward Home Alliance in collaboration with the South Australian Housing Authority (SAHA) has identified a need for transformational change in the way services support people affected by homelessness. The Toward Home Alliance strategy focuses on shifting homelessness services from crisis management to early intervention and prevention. We recognise that every position within the Toward Home Alliance has a vital role to play in reducing homelessness.
And this is where you come in!
We are looking for a Housing Access Coordinator who will work across the alliance partners with responsibility for supporting developed case plans, and strengths-based, trauma-informed client interaction.
You will be building relationships with Community Housing Partners, Real Estate Agents and private rentals to help clients to achieve their housing goals. By allocating suitable housing you will match clients to properties in preferred locations in collaboration with relevant Alliance partners.
In addition to your experience working with people at risk, or people experiencing homelessness, you will have a strong understanding of housing demand and fair allocation principles. You will have a knowledge and understanding of the issues facing those experiencing homelessness, a high level of interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and other organisations.
In addition, you:
- Have a Tertiary Level Qualification in Community Services, Social Work, Psychology or similar field (this will be highly regarded)
- Hold a current Working With Children Check and Safe Environments for Children & Young People certificate (or obtain)
- Hold a current South Australian Driver’s Licence
- Possess a registered roadworthy vehicle available for work use (employees reimbursed for work travel)
This is a unique opportunity for job satisfaction offering full-time and part-time employment. In addition to improving quality of life every day, your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment will be rewarded with a competitive salary package and the support of a passionate team.
You can download a Position Description and apply via Lutheran Care’s Recruitment Hub
LC Level 5
The location is flexible across LC and various Alliance offices in the city and southern Adelaide region
Applications close 12 noon 31 May 2021
Enquiries to Karen Harvey, Executive Manager Specialist Services, Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 239 266
Applications close Monday May 31 2021 at 12noon