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Project Officer Aboriginal Community Home Connect Program (BB-31B1C)

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Employer Aboriginal Housing Victoria Work Type s Part time 3 days , 6 month contract Location Based in Melbourne North Fitzroy Applications close 9 April 2021 Aboriginal Housing Victoria AHV is an Aboriginal community organisation responsible for managing more than 1,500 rental properties for Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria. Our vision is to ensure that Aboriginal Victorians secure appropriate, affordable housing as a pathway to better lives and stronger communities. In addition to being the largest Aboriginal Registered Housing Agency in Australia, AHV is the lead agency for Victoria s Aboriginal housing and homelessness policy, Mana-na worn-tyeen maar-takoort. As the housing and homeless policy lead in the Aboriginal community, AHV has responsibility to work in partnership with the Government to secure the resources and reforms to implement the policy, while we support sector development to empower Victoria s Aboriginal community to determine its chosen housing future. AHV's housing services are targeted to those most in need of support. Through the provision of secure housing by an Aboriginal landlord, AHV helps strengthen and maintain Aboriginal communities and cultural ties. Reporting to the Manager, Aboriginal Community Home Connect, this position will support the development of relevant policy, processes and service information writing and publishing training and referral manuals and database management. This position will also assist in the implementation of the sales and marketing strategy and the employment of Aboriginal Home Connect Team leaders and consultants. The incumbent will also provide administration support to the Manager of the project. By intervening early and maintaining social and community connection, the project will minimise negative long-term outcomes such as engagement with child protection services, homelessness services and the justice system, while supporting referral and access to health and community services, as required. The Project Officer will be involved with the following areas Work with the Manager, aggregating monthly data for consideration by the COVID-19 Aboriginal Task Force, so that issues can be identified and action taken Minimise the negative impact on Aboriginal people of post COVID-19 economic contraction. Inform future strategies should a COVID like event occur in the future Support the Manager of the Aboriginal Home Community Connect with administration duties including support in the employment, training and on-boarding of Program team members Project work including the implementation of the marketing strategy, the preparation of training manuals, referral manuals and ensuring the database is continually updated with accurate data. Support the development of relevant policy, processes and service information Perform other duties as directed that fall within the scope of the position or the incumbent s knowledge and skills. Exercise a duty of care to work, taking reasonable care to protect your own health and safety and that of your fellow workers, volunteers and clients including following safe working procedures and instructions. We are looking for someone who will bring a client-centred focus to the role and with the following key attributes and skills KSC Relevant experience within the Community Services Sector specifically the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people. High level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work collaboratively within and across teams to ensure the completion of common goals. Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely present information both in writing and verbally, together with the ability to communicate complex concepts to a broad audience. Strong administration skills, strong attention to detail including significant experience in database usage, PowerPoint and writing, publishing and coordinating manuals. Strong communications and marketing skills highly desirable Highly organised with the ability to work on multiple tasks, manage competing priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply. A relevant tertiary qualification or experience is preferred. A National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check are required for this position. This position will be based in our North Fitzroy office when COVID-19 restrictions allow us, but will be working from home until further notice. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria by COB 9 April 2021. A copy of the Position Description can be found on our website, https about ahv-careers. Applications should be sent to jobs using the subject line ACHCP Project Officer. Please direct enquiries about the position to Louise Carey on 0491 732 321.Report this job advert

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