Housing Specialist

Employer: YFS Ltd.

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 10 July 2019

Job Description:

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Housing Specialist

Why join us

· Join Logan’s leading community services organisation that’s been backing vulnerable people for 35 years.

· Be part of a dynamic team that achieves long-term housing goals for people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless in the greater Logan area .

· Benefit from ongoing professional development, a supportive and collaborative work environment and a monthly accrued day off.

· Take on an exciting full-time opportunity.

About the job

Role location: Slacks Creek
Role type: Permanent, full-time
Pay range: $69,724 to $73,754 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated team player to join our Housing First Team. Through intensive case management, YFS Housing First supports people aged 16 years of age and over to sustain long-term housing, helping create lasting change in our clients’ lives. Our support is mobile and is delivered alongside our Crisis Accommodation Program (CAP).

In this job, you’ll deliver effective case management services that help people break the cycle of homelessness. The work is fast paced and requires excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise the needs of clients who oftentimes require immediate support. No two days are the same, but with the support of YFS management and an experienced team, you will quickly learn the skills needed to thrive in this position.

You will:

· need an in-depth knowledge of the social, community and private rental housing sectors and be able to support clients to navigate the housing system to achieve their long-term housing goals

· have a demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team environment

· be able to access a range of relevant community resources, particularly in the areas of drug and alcohol support and mental health, and work with real estates, Centrelink, the Department of Housing and Public Works, and community housing providers

· be flexible and adaptable to clients changing needs

· need to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced team

· have excellent written and oral communication skills, including highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to relate positively and confidently with a wide range of people, in a variety of settings.

· have a demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related position description available from www.yfs.org.au/about/jobs-yfs, ideally you will bring the following: a client focus, resilience, flexibility, inclusiveness, a collaborative spirit, creativity, innovation and cultural awareness.


Read Advice for Job Applicants and check out our Organisational Chart at http://www.yfs.org.au/workwithus/application-process

Send us your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job to [email protected].

Closing date: Wednesday 10 July 2019 at 5pm

Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 16 July 2019.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax) and counselling support.

To find out more about working with us, head to www.yfs.org.au/workwithus.


Address: 376 Kingston Road
Suburb: Slacks Creek
Postcode: 4127


Name: Human Resources

Position Description: