Overview

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $72,751 – $88,336

Occupation: Community Services

Reference: VG/DFFH/WD/00379420

Job posted: 01/06/2022

Closes: 15/06/2022

Occupation: Community Services

Classification: HSO2

Job duration: Not provided

Contact: Zoe Eastwell | 03 5333 6842

Reference: VG/DFFH/WD/00379420

Occupation: Community Services

Salary Range: $72,751 – $88,336

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people’s homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Position Summary

Are you

  • Client Focused?
  • Team player?
  • Enthusiastic and committed?

Role purpose

Housing Services Officers play a vital role in supporting the delivery of client-centered services to individuals and families who seek housing assistance or reside in public housing.

This role is part of a network of community workers and organisations that share the responsibility for working with vulnerable people to promote and support their wellbeing.

Based in offices across the state and working across two teams, the role undertakes a range of tasks relating to tenancy and property management and/or the provision of housing advice and assistance that may include:

  • Managing and maintaining tenancies
  • providing support and information on services
  • identifying and assessing Victorians’ housing needs and their eligibility for services
  • allocating rental properties to eligible applicants
  • visiting and working with tenants to resolve tenancy issues
  • ensuring maintenance work is carried out on tenants’ homes.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.

MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department’s policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information – DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy .

HOW TO APPLY:

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Click ‘Apply Now’ to submit your interest in this position.

About Victorian Department of Families, Fairness & Housing

The department is responsible for child protection, prevention of family violence, housing, disability, multicultural affairs, LGBTIQ+ equality, veterans, and the offices for Women and Youth.