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Aboriginal Housing Support Worker

Advertiser: Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal CorporationMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
13 Nov 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Community Services & Development, Housing & Homelessness Services

Salary and benefits

  • This is an ongoing, full time position (4 days per week will be considered)
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Crisis Level 1
  • Annual salary between $61,295 to $65,722, plus super
  • Not for profit Salary Sacrifice taxation benefits including up to $15,900


About Ngwala

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that is dedicated to delivering quality specialist Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Housing and Homeless and other services to meet the needs of Aboriginal people and their families. These services operate in greater metropolitan Melbourne and Mooroopna in rural Victoria


The job

The Aboriginal Tenancies at Risk Worker will work directly with clients who are at risk of re-entering homelessness due to insecure public and community housing tenancies across Southern Metropolitan Melbourne. They will do this by providing case management that includes assessment, referral, provision of resources and advocacy where appropriate. 


About you

  • Certificate IV in Social Housing or similar
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and/or culture and commitment to the Aboriginal community
  • A demonstrated understanding of the issues associated with Homelessness and their effects on the Aboriginal Community 
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a multi skilled team
  • Skills in working independently, generally within defined guidelines, and as a team member
  • Willingness and ability to work within and contribute to the vision, purpose and core values of the organisation. 
  • Able to develop positive relationships with clients and work within a stressful environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication and self-management skills
  • An ongoing commitment to relevant professional development

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are STRONGLY encouraged to apply 

Application details

To apply, please provide the following:

  • A written cover letter outlining why you are the best person for this role
  • Your resume which outlines educational and employment background (no more than 3 pages)
  • A response that includes how you meet the key selection criteria outlined above.

Applications close: 29 November 2020



Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment checks including a Police check, Working with Children check, Health Declaration and/or a medical check, right to work in Australia check. 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?

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