PhD Scholarship in Social Housing

The Unison Housing Research LaB (UHRL) is a unique education and research collaboration between RMIT University and Unison Housing, Victoria’s largest social housing provider. The LaB is situated in the Social and Global Studies Centre (SGSC) in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies (GUSS). The LaB was established in 2017 and is funded for five years to undertake an innovative research program informed by the experiences of service users and providers.

We are seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants for a PhD scholarship to commence in February, 2019. The successful applicant will have, at minimum, an Honours level qualification in social science or related discipline (e.g. sociology, psychology, anthropology, criminology, law, gender, politics, health) and will have experience in quantitative research methods. Utilising their skills with administrative and survey data, the successful candidate will examine why people leave social housing and what happens to them subsequently. The candidate will investigate three questions:

  1. What are the reasons households leave social housing?
  2. What sort of housing do people subsequently move into and, relatedly, what proportion end up experiencing homelessness after they exit.
  3. What are the patterns of service use following exits from social housing.

In answering these questions this PhD project will provide important insights into the personal, social and economic costs of leaving social housing. It will also provide useful information for Unison with respect to maximising positive exits and minimising negative exits which are costly to everyone.

A stipend of $30,900 per annum pro rata (full time study) for three years.

Expressions of interest must be submitted via email by Friday October 26th, 2018.

Expressions of interest should contain the following information:

  • A one-page summary justifying the applicant’s suitability for the role
  • An academic CV
  • Transcript of qualifying degree
  • A copy of any publications, thesis or other scholarly writing

For further information contact:

Dr Juliet Watson,  03 9925 3477

Prof Guy Johnson,   03 9925 9893

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Job: Partnerships Manager NSW

Working amongst a passionate and high performing team, you will be responsible for seeking Philanthropic donations from Major Givers, Trusts, Foundations and Corporate Partners for our programs and services including a capital fundraising program we are commencing this year. We strongly prefer a candidate with major donor and philanthropic experience, with a strong business development background.

In this role you will be required to:

  • Achieve individual income target by focusing on high-value private funding opportunities; designated and undesignated.
  • Develop and maintain a 12 month rolling sales plan.
  • Market scoping, research and prospecting activities (internal –  mass supporter base and external).
  • Maintain all account base information regarding supporters and prospects, including account details, account (pipeline-) value, opportunities, confidence ratings, account and activity planning, communications and results reporting.
  • Achieve the overall Fundraising and Marketing team revenue target by leveraging opportunities in the mass fundraising / community fundraising space and actively collaborating on lead- and partner engagement opportunities.

To be successful in this rewarding role you will be:

  • Results and solutions driven with a great focus on client service and satisfaction.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in a sales role, preferably in a fundraising, sponsoring or community services environment.
  • Experienced in building strong and robust relationships.
  • Excellent with verbal and written communication and with a good command of Microsoft Office.
  • A team player with strong work ethic, a positive attitude, a high degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, outstanding presentation and negotiation skills.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centers
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counseling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

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Job: Exec General Manager Victoria

The Executive General Manager, Operations South primary role is that of General Manager of Housing South for Haven; Home, Safe. However, the incumbent will be the lead GM in South operations, taking a lead in areas as agreed by the Chief Operations Officer, and to act as the Senior GM for the Chief Operations Officer at Department of Health and Human Services regional meetings, to oversee the response to any incidents or provide extra support in the event that the COO can’t attend or be reached.

The intention of the role is to add extra management responsibility, delegation and resource to the role in the event that the Chief Operations Officer is unavailable or not geographically positioned to take the lead, and to support the Chief Operations Officer generally at a strategic level.

This role is also responsible for managing Haven; Home, Safe’s housing provision within metropolitan and suburban Melbourne and Barwon South West.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Managing Operational aspects of HHS Housing in the Division
  • Managing relevant HHS relationships
  • Managing Service arrangements and quality
  • Collaborating with other HHS key staff

The key accountabilities, and performance indicators for the position are:

  • Strategic Business Development and Directions
  • Quality Client Service Management and Business Operations
  • Exemplary team, people and stakeholder management
  • Financial Resource and risk management
  • Management reporting and compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements.

Haven; Home, Safe expects a high level of innovation from its executive staff. We expect role-modelled commitment, quality, passion and energy from our employees. In return we offer competitive remuneration packages and attractive benefits. We offer a supportive workplace culture, flexible working conditions, family friendly workplace, training & development opportunities, Employee Assistance Program, salary packaging arrangements and an opportunity to make a real difference within our growing organization.

Closing date for all applications – COB 21st September 2018

Visit Haven; Home, Safe’s website to apply, or contact Jocelyn Heazlewood for details 03 5444 9047.

Job: Corporate Communications Support

Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice not for profit affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need.  Focusing on external Marketing, PR and Communications, we are looking for a highly skilled, committed, passionate professional to join our Box Hill Marketing team and take on the role of Corporate Communications Support in Australia. You will be responsible for supporting the implementation of CHL’s national and international media and marketing communications strategy.

Click here to view the position description and to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply. You will be asked to provide a cover letter and address the key skills & selection criteria and qualifications & experience sections of the position description.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 2 September 2018

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. CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

Job: Housing Services Coordinator

Support and lead our team of Housing Officers to deliver high-quality tenancy and property management services in Tasmania.

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.  We are looking for an experienced and passionate leader to guide and mentor our Housing Officer’s to ensure sustainable long term tenancy and property management is delivered for our customers across Tasmania.

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.

CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we and pay our respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

Applications close: 5pm Sunday 2 September 2018

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Job: Finance role in Victoria

Unison Housing is seeking a Manager Financial Reporting and Analysis

Reporting to the Director – Corporate Services, as a key member of the management team, you will provide clear leadership and direction of the finance team. Prior experience and exposure to change management, process and systems improvements will be well regarded.

About you

This exciting ongoing position will suit a career minded finance leader who can bring best practices to the finance operations. Your formal accounting qualifications will be well supported by sound business judgment, common sense and strong communication skills. Your excellence in Board reporting, financial modelling, forecasting and budgeting will be matched with your attention to detail, skill in delegating to and empowering others; and in ensuring the provision of timely and comprehensive reports to guide the Executive and Management.

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Job: IAP position in Victoria

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • has experience in housing or homelessness support and qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • is empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • has the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs
  • will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis

Click here to read more and to apply for this position.

Job: Board Director

Uniting in Victoria and Tasmania have a vacancy for their skills-based Board of Directors

As well as a demonstrated commitment to the community services mission of the Uniting Church in Australia, we are particularly looking for expertise in the areas of:

  • Community services delivery such as disability, mental health or family services
  • Marketing, media and fundraising
  • Finance and ICT
  • Risk and compliance
  • Theology and ethics

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Job: OOHC caseworker NSW

Settlement Services International is seeking  Multicultural Permanency Support Program Out of Home Care (OOHC) Caseworker, to be based in Newcastle.

Your efforts will see better outcomes for children and young people in OOHC.

Responsibilities:

  • Undertake child and family case work including assessments, planning, placement support, monitoring and reviews
  • Develop, implement and review children and young people’s case plans as per OOHC policies and procedures
  • Match children and young people with foster carers as per the multicultural foster care model
  • Liaise with Family and Community Services, other government partners, non-government organisations and other stakeholders in relation to referrals and reportable activity as per OOHC policies and procedures

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Job: Affordable Housing Chair

Moreland City Council, in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs, is seeking an inaugural Chair for its new entity Moreland Affordable Housing Ltd (MAH).

MAH’s core purpose is ‘to provide relief to persons who are homeless or whose life circumstances render them vulnerable to loss of affordable and secure housing, by providing either directly or through partnership with other organisations, a range of affordable accommodation options in the City of Moreland.

Click here for more information and to apply.