Housing Specialist (OT/Allied Health Professional)

About the Organisation: 
Since 2005, Youngcare has been fighting to make a difference to the lives of young people with high care needs and the loved ones who care for them by leading much-needed change in the disability housing sector and rallying change makers across the country — industry, government, and community — to shape a national solution. 

 Youngcare is fighting for freedom of choice for young people with high care needs. To choose where they live. To choose who they live with. To choose how they live their lives.  

About the Role: 

The Housing Specialist works closely with the Housing Operations Manager and Tenancy Officer to manage Youngcare SDA housing enquiries and allocate participants to Youngcare housing options that meet their environmental and functional needs.  The role also sits within the wider Development and Housing team, giving a broad scope and variety of tasks.  

The Housing Specialist supports Youngcare participants to maintain long-term tenancies by linking with the tenant, family and service providers to monitor and adjust supports whilst transitioning into their new homes.  The role is responsible for maintaining excellence in housing outcomes by providing expert clinical advice in relation to NDIS, SDA and SIL processes. The role will also see you managing and engaging with SIL providers to ensure that participant support needs can be met within identified housing options, and SIL obligations are also met. 

This role will provide an impartial and objective review of shortlisted applicants, once you have collected critical information in accordance with Youngcare Policies and procedures, with the objective of ensuring long-term sustainable tenancies. The role will utilise Clinician experience during the Tenant Selection and Allocation process, including consideration of SIL support approvals. 

Success in this role requires frequent ongoing communication and reporting across stakeholders to ensure Youngcare Management, Board and Partners are kept informed of tenancy outcomes across the portfolio.  The role will also monitor and manage service bookings within the NDIS Portal.  

Your exceptional communication skills, time management and desire to produce efficient and quality outcomes to meet the specific needs of Youngcare’s clients will ensure your fit within the team. 

Your Skills and Attributes: 

  • Demonstrated experience working within the NDIS Framework and knowledge of SDA and the Health and Disability industry is ESSENTIAL. 
  • Exceptional communication skills to liaise effectively with management, consultants, contractor’s and tenants to ensure outcomes are met. 
  • Proven time management skills with a highly process driven approach to manage deadlines. 
  • Proven ability to take ownership of projects and tasks with demonstrated proactive problem-solving skills and a results focus. 
  • Highly motivated, committed, team-focused and reliable. 
  • Exceptional ethical standards and attention to detail. 
  • Strong computer skills across Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook & SharePoint. 

What’s on Offer: 

  • A Full-Time Permanent role working Monday to Friday. 
  • Be part of a socially conscious organisation that is giving back. 
  • An exceptional opportunity to become an integral member of a well-established successful not-for-profit organisation. 
  • Well-developed operating policies and procedures to ensure consistent service delivery. 
  • Central Spring Hill location. 
  • An annual salary of $115k will be offered to the successful candidate.  
  • Salary sacrifice benefits available. 

Applications: 
If this role sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please submit your application (CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role) now!!  

Please note that only applicants meeting the criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the short-listing process. 

All applications will be treated as strictly confidential. Thank you in advance for your interest in becoming part of the Youngcare team. 

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