Team Coordinator, Women's Housing Support Program

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIAWe are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy.  Over the years we’ve made significant progress for gender equality as we’ve gone through a number of evolutions, adapting to the ever-changing issues impacting women, young and old.  We have evolved again and are transforming the way we operate. Our new 5-year strategy, the YWCA Evolve Strategy (YeS 2026), has recently been launched with a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality. ABOUT THIS ROLEYWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Women’s Housing Support Team Coordinator to join our Service Delivery Team. This role is offered on a full-time basis on a maximum term contract, starting 1/07/2022 and ending on 21/02/2024. The role is based in our South Melbourne office.The Team Coordinator leads the delivery of the Women’s Housing Support Program and leads a team of two Women’s Housing Support, Case Managers.  The Team Coordinator’s responsibilities include a reduced case load involving direct case management to Lakehouse (South Melbourne) transitional site residents as well as team and budget support, delivery against agreed outcomes, reporting and evaluation. Working closely with the Regional Manager, the General Manager Service Delivery (based in Victoria), and the YWCA Housing team, the Team Coordinator will manage and develop partnering opportunities to maximise housing, social inclusion, and economic participation outcomes for women initially housed at Lakehouse transitional program, into stable housing in the broader community. ABOUT YOUThe ideal applicant we are seeking will have:Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Social Work, or relevant degree or demonstrated experience in a similar field.Excellent verbal and written communication skills across a variety of audiences, including the ability to respond to clients with empathy, sensitivity and understanding.Experience in staff and team supervision, development, and support.Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with service and housing providers and government agencies.Previous case management experience working with people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessnessExperience in program data collection, analysis, and report writingProven understanding of the needs of marginalised people and the ability to effectively support clients with these needs.Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office and client management systems, and experience in report writingThis position will require the successful candidate to undergo pre-employment screening.  This will include a national criminal history record check, a VIC Working with Children Check, a current VIC driver’s license and proof of Covid-19 vaccination.  Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.  Position Description 40 AUD South Melbourne 3205

Team Coordinator, Women's Housing Support Program

  • Be part of a national feminist organisation
  • Attractive salary packaging options - up to $15,900 tax free
  • Immediate Start

ABOUT YWCA AUSTRALIA

We are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy.  Over the years we’ve made significant progress for gender equality as we’ve gone through a number of evolutions, adapting to the ever-changing issues impacting women, young and old.  We have evolved again and are transforming the way we operate. Our new 5-year strategy, the YWCA Evolve Strategy (YeS 2026), has recently been launched with a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality.

 

ABOUT THIS ROLE

YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate Women’s Housing Support Team Coordinator to join our Service Delivery Team. This role is offered on a full-time basis on a maximum term contract, starting 1/07/2022 and ending on 21/02/2024. The role is based in our South Melbourne office.

The Team Coordinator leads the delivery of the Women’s Housing Support Program and leads a team of two Women’s Housing Support, Case Managers.  The Team Coordinator’s responsibilities include a reduced case load involving direct case management to Lakehouse (South Melbourne) transitional site residents as well as team and budget support, delivery against agreed outcomes, reporting and evaluation. Working closely with the Regional Manager, the General Manager Service Delivery (based in Victoria), and the YWCA Housing team, the Team Coordinator will manage and develop partnering opportunities to maximise housing, social inclusion, and economic participation outcomes for women initially housed at Lakehouse transitional program, into stable housing in the broader community.

 

ABOUT YOU

The ideal applicant we are seeking will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Social Work, or relevant degree or demonstrated experience in a similar field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills across a variety of audiences, including the ability to respond to clients with empathy, sensitivity and understanding.
  • Experience in staff and team supervision, development, and support.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with service and housing providers and government agencies.
  • Previous case management experience working with people who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness
  • Experience in program data collection, analysis, and report writing
  • Proven understanding of the needs of marginalised people and the ability to effectively support clients with these needs.
  • Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office and client management systems, and experience in report writing
  • This position will require the successful candidate to undergo pre-employment screening.  This will include a national criminal history record check, a VIC Working with Children Check, a current VIC driver’s license and proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

 

Join our bold, inclusive and innovative team to make a real difference - lead the change.