AHV Careers

Life Coach

  • Work Type/s: Full Time, 12 month contract
  • Location: Based in Melbourne (Fitzroy North)
  • Applications close: 30 June 2021

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only

We are seeking applications from highly motivated, reliable people who are keen to work in an Aboriginal organisation that is taking the next step towards self-determination and self-management by ensuring that the organisation is able to maintain a sustainable and financially viable housing portfolio across Victoria for Aboriginal people.

The Life Coach reports to the team leader Wellbeing Programs and will work to actively engage AHV’s households in the project by working with households to identify their aspirations, and to assist them to build self-confidence and to advance their aspirations.

The Life Coach will:

  • Engage households and provide opportunities for tenants to reach their aspirations and goals
  • Connect tenants and agencies
  • Mentor and assist people with referrals to other services as required
  • Work collaboratively with a broad range of community services

We are looking for someone who will bring a client centred focus to the role and with the following key attributes and skills:

  • 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.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with individuals and families in needs assessment
  • Ability to engage, support and motivate individuals groups and service providers
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Collaborative and coordinated approach to finding solutions to challenges
  • Extensive Life experience and empathy for others experiences
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Highly organised with ability to work on multiple tasks, with competing priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

This position is based in our Fitzroy North office.

A current Victorian driver’s license, National Police records check and a Working with Children Check are required for this position.

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the attached position description by COB 30 June 2021.

Applications should be sent to: jobs@ahvic.org.au with the subject line: Life Coach.

Please direct enquiries about the position to jobs@ahvic.org.au.

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Housing Officer – Eastern Region

  • Work Type/s: full time, 2 year contract
  • Location: Melbourne (Fitzroy North)
  • Applications close: COB 25 June 2021 

We are seeking applications from highly motivated, reliable people who are keen to work in an organisation that is working to maintain a sustainable and financially viable housing portfolio across Victoria for Aboriginal people.

The role of the Housing Officer (HO) is critical in establishing sustainable tenancies with AHV's client base. Working within the framework of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (Vic) and AHV’s policies and guidelines, the HO is responsible for property management duties, including sign up of new tenants, rent payment, arrears management, terminated tenants and vacated properties. The HO is also critical in building relationships with support services to assist clients and support community capacity building.

Key attributes and skills required for the role include:

  • Resilience and empathy
  • Sound judgement skills
  • Initiative and prioritisation skills
  • Collaboration and team work
  • Confidence in using a range of IT systems
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • A current Victorian driver’s license, National Police records check and a Working with Children Check.

Previous Housing Association experience preferred.

In return we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration and generous salary packaging benefits that increase your take home pay
  • An organisation that is genuine about kindness, compassion, courtesy and dignity
  • Job satisfaction from making a difference every day
  • A friendly and supportive work environment.

Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be well regarded but we will fully support the cultural development of an experienced Housing Officer looking to broaden their community experience.

Position based at our Fitzroy North office with travel required.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the attached position description by COB 25 June 2021.

Email to jobs@ahvic.org.au 

Please direct enquiries about the role to Libby on 0437 109 759.

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