Improve the health, wellbeing and social outcomes of Aboriginal people experiencing primary and secondary homelessness
$89,674 plus 9.5% Superannuation
Temporary to December 2022
This opportunity has been dedicated to identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants under the Affirmative Measure - Indigenous employment. This special measure recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation to advise Council on the views and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the municipality.
City of Melbourne recognises the value of the diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the heritage of all Australians and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How this position will Make the Difference to City of Melbourne…
As the Aboriginal Health and Homelessness Co-ordinator, you will identify, develop and implement culturally appropriate best-practice, or evidence based models that complement and strengthen mainstream and Aboriginal health and homeless service delivery to Aboriginal people experiencing primary or secondary homelessness within inner Melbourne.
Engagement with Aboriginal people sleeping rough is an essential component of this role, along with the ability to bring key stakeholders together to strategically and successfully meet the needs of this vulnerable group. Creative, novel and effective service models including homelessness, the recognition and inclusion of the social determinants of health and wellbeing, assertive outreach and specialised referrals, will need to be developed in consultation with all stakeholders including end-users.
Furthermore, you will develop and implement an appropriate evaluation and impact framework that measures the success of the strategies, interventions and support provided to Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness.
Developing collaborative and trusting partnerships with a vast range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples and groups (including health and homelessness service providers), government departments, mainstream service providers and senior bureaucrats will be crucial to your success.
You can bring… (Selection criteria)
- Ability to demonstrate and display City of Melbourne Values – accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
- Tertiary qualifications in in Social Work, Welfare, Community Services or a relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience.
- A strong working knowledge or strategic understanding of the issues relating to Aboriginal homelessness, the inter-relatedness of AOD and Mental Health issues and the social determinants of health and wellbeing
- An understanding of the Housing and Homelessness Service sector and experience engaging with relevant service providers
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate issues clearly and concisely including preparation of policy briefs, speeches, media releases, reports and presentations
- The demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including Aboriginal peoples and organisations, the government, corporate, and not-for-profit sectors
- A strong and effective self-starter with the demonstrated ability to engender wellbeing, synergy and collaboration within a team environment
- High level understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, issues that impact on their communities, and the principles of self-determination and community-control.
By joining us, you will become part of a remarkable team who work in a constructive and inclusive culture to shape the future of this city. Together, we champion difference, celebrate achievement and recognise positive impact.
To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.
How to apply…
As part of the online application form you are required to:
· attach your resume
· attach a separate cover letter (no more than one page)
Please address your covering letter to Louise Lyons, Manager Program and Social Inclusion
Applications will be accepted up until 11:45pm Sunday 22 November 2020
The position description for this role will not be provided at this stage of application.
For those interested in working with us, the City of Melbourne offers a great range of benefits.
City of Melbourne is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity. Our commitment is for our people to be safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people regardless of their gender identity and expression, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation, disability and age. We look for the right values, skills and knowledge to build our capabilities so that we can best deliver for our community.