Broker Private Rental Assistance Program

Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need. Join our homelessness services team in achieving housing stability and improved social inclusion and connectedness for our customers.You will be responsible for creating options for customers who are experiencing difficulties in securing or maintaining appropriate private rental housing, with a view to achieving housing stability, experiencing improved social inclusion, community connection and readiness to be equipped for participation in the wider community. This is a full time position based at our Morwell office.You will assist customers to identify and achieve appropriate housing outcomes by:1.      Understanding the causes and impacts of homelessness and completing holistic assessments2.      Assisting customers with information, advocacy and referrals3.      Determining eligibility and provide access to private rental brokerage opportunities4.      Providing financial assistance to eligible customers who wish to exit social or transitional housing5.      Advocating for at risk tenancies and negotiate payment plans6.      Linking customers to affordable housing in private rental market7.      Working closely with tenancy services and support coordination services to ensure the full suite of CHL’s services and external support partners are available to customers8.      Creating and maintaining a community agencies database9.      Providing additional appropriate support to wider CHL team and organisationWhat will success look like?You will demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role, including thorough understanding of the community and public housing sectors.  In addition, you will have demonstrated understanding of issues affecting socially disadvantaged people, as well as awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of people who are in housing crisis and/or have special needs/disabilities.You will also have:Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar roleKnowledge and understanding of the community and public housing sectorsCurrent Driver’s LicenceSatisfactory Police, NDIS & Working With Children’s ChecksIn return we offer a competitive salary, access to training and development and a range of other excellent benefits. For more information about working with The CHL Group please visit our website https://chl.org.au/careers/working-at-chl/benefits-of-working-at-chl/.CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a NDIS and working with children check.As an equal opportunity employer, CHL works closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emergingApplications close:  Monday 30 May 2022CHL is committed to the health and safety of our people and our clients. All CHL employees are therefore required to comply with statutory Government requirements, public health directives, and CHL’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination status or an approved medical contraindication certificate will need to be provided by successful candidates.Broker Private Rental Assist Program 65000 AUD Morwell 3840

Broker Private Rental Assistance Program

  • Actively make a difference!
  • Work with a great team of like-minded people
  • Full Time Fixed Term with a leading not for profit

Community Housing Limited (CHL) Group of Companies is an innovative and best practice affordable housing organisation which assists access to, develops and manages sustainable housing for people in need. Join our homelessness services team in achieving housing stability and improved social inclusion and connectedness for our customers.

You will be responsible for creating options for customers who are experiencing difficulties in securing or maintaining appropriate private rental housing, with a view to achieving housing stability, experiencing improved social inclusion, community connection and readiness to be equipped for participation in the wider community. This is a full time position based at our Morwell office.

You will assist customers to identify and achieve appropriate housing outcomes by:

1.      Understanding the causes and impacts of homelessness and completing holistic assessments

2.      Assisting customers with information, advocacy and referrals

3.      Determining eligibility and provide access to private rental brokerage opportunities

4.      Providing financial assistance to eligible customers who wish to exit social or transitional housing

5.      Advocating for at risk tenancies and negotiate payment plans

6.      Linking customers to affordable housing in private rental market

7.      Working closely with tenancy services and support coordination services to ensure the full suite of CHL’s services and external support partners are available to customers

8.      Creating and maintaining a community agencies database

9.      Providing additional appropriate support to wider CHL team and organisation

What will success look like?

You will demonstrate relevant experience in a similar role, including thorough understanding of the community and public housing sectors.  

In addition, you will have demonstrated understanding of issues affecting socially disadvantaged people, as well as awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of people who are in housing crisis and/or have special needs/disabilities.

You will also have:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge and understanding of the community and public housing sectors
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Satisfactory Police, NDIS & Working With Children’s Checks

In return we offer a competitive salary, access to training and development and a range of other excellent benefits. For more information about working with The CHL Group please visit our website https://chl.org.au/careers/working-at-chl/benefits-of-working-at-chl/.

CHL actively promotes safe working with children, a satisfactory police check is required for all staff and those with client related responsibilities are required to provide a NDIS and working with children check.

As an equal opportunity employer, CHL works closely with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

CHL acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging

Applications close:  Monday 30 May 2022

CHL is committed to the health and safety of our people and our clients. All CHL employees are therefore required to comply with statutory Government requirements, public health directives, and CHL’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination status or an approved medical contraindication certificate will need to be provided by successful candidates.

For a confidential conversation about the position please contact Melissa Henderson our Regional Homelessness Services Coordinator on 03 5120 4803.

We look forward to hearing from you.