Anchor

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Job opportunities will be posted here as they become available.

Anchor is an equal opportunity workplace. We encourage applications from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.

Current Opportunities

MANAGER – HOUSING SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT

Anchor Inc. is a community service organisation with a proud history of supporting vulnerable people in Melbourne’s Outer East

We are looking to maintain, improve and develop the services that we provide to consumers. We operate in an environment where there is an ever increasing expectation of professional service delivery and participation in the changes taking place within the Homeless Services Sector.

The successful applicant will work closely with the CEO and senior management to provide strong management and leadership whilst growing the organisation’s housing and homelessness services.

The focus of this new role will be to develop innovative initiatives engaging a range of stakeholders to address identified service gaps as well as:

  • Provide strong management and leadership of funded Housing and Support
  • Required to comply with Anchor Policies/Procedures and any legislation and statutory requirements that relate to the position and organisation
  • Delivery of services that meet all external accreditation standards, contractual requirements and organisational policy, procedure, values and purpose
  • Authorised to initiate within the financial, HR and organisational limits as defined in the Anchor Inc. Delegation of Authority Policy & Procedure
  • Build opportunities, partnerships and relationships that deliver additional affordable housing to the outer east.
  • Management of budgets to ensure financial sustainability
  • Develop partnerships and networks that are in line with the strategic directions of the organisation

The successful applicant will have the following skills:

  • A strong manager/leader who can empower and motivate a team
  • Be able to maintain strong relationships with stakeholders and networks
  • Excellent data management and analytical skills
  • Experience in a similar community based role in housing services or related activity.

A competitive salary including salary packaging is offered.

The position description for this position is available by clicking here: 20170503 Manager Housing Support and Development

It is expected that suitable candidates will be available for interview week commencing Tuesday 13th June 2017.
Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the Position Description and send a covering letter and CV to:

The CEO
Anchor Inc.
PO Box 175
Ringwood East 3135

or email to:  jobs@anchor.org.au

By 5pm, Sunday 28th May 2017.

If you do not address the KSC and send a covering letter and a CV, your application will not be considered

For enquiries please phone Heidi Tucker on 03 9801 1999

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Transitional Support Team Case Manager within Anchor Housing and Support Services Team

Maternity Leave contract (until February 2018)

0.6 EFT – 45.6 hours per fortnight

We are seeking suitable applicants for a case manager position within our Transitional Support Team. The role requires a highly functioning individual, with sophisticated practice background, knowledge of contemporary frameworks and models and the ability to intuitively apply theory to practice. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled practitioner.

You will be part of a unique and successful program that provides support to families in Transitional Housing, or through short term case management to a diverse range of clients. This program has a focus on seeking innovative solutions; empowering clients to maintain long term housing solutions and to support families at risk. With increasing frequency our clients required intensive and complex support; experience in this area would be a benefit.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Provide support to families, young people and single adults referred to the program who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. You will understand this is a complex and multifaceted issue, with many other factors impacting on housing stress, such as mental health, finances, family breakdown, substance use, domestic violence, etc.
  • Assist families, young people and single adults to access accommodation options appropriate to their needs.
  • Provide support to families, young people and single adults placed in Transitional Housing.
  • Supporting our commitment to exceptional practice standards
  • Monitoring and reporting on client outcomes

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and experience in providing support to disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and their families and the statutory responsibilities this comprises.
  • Prior experience providing homelessness support. We are seeking skilled practitioners with experience in this field.
  • An understanding of the complex nature of homelessness and family violence and how it impacts on families and children.
  • A thorough understanding of current networks and referral pathways and how to navigate these.
  • Highly developed communication skills and conflict resolution skills; the ability to maintain boundaries to minimise risk to the client, the organisation and to protect yourself and a methodology for writing objective case notes and case plans.

The position description is available by clicking here:20170517_Transitional_Support_Case_Manager_Maternity Leave_0.6FTE

It is expected that a suitable candidates will be available for interview Monday 19 June 2017.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the Position Description and send a covering letter and CV to:

Please send these to:

The CEO
Anchor Inc.
PO Box 175
Ringwood East 3135

or email to:  jobs@anchor.org.au

By 5pm Monday 29 May 2017.

For enquiries, please phone Jay Church on 9760 6400

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Transitional Support Team Case Manager within Anchor Housing and Support Services Team

Maternity Leave contract (12 months with potential extension)

Full Time – 76 hours per fortnight

We are seeking suitable applicants for a case manager position within our Transitional Support Team. The role requires a highly functioning individual, with sophisticated practice background, knowledge of contemporary frameworks and models and the ability to intuitively apply theory to practice. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled practitioner.

You will be part of a unique and successful program that provides support to families in Transitional Housing, or through short term case management to a diverse range of clients. This program has a focus on seeking innovative solutions; empowering clients to maintain long term housing solutions and to support families at risk. With increasing frequency our clients required intensive and complex support; experience in this area would be a benefit.

Key aspects of this role include:

  • Provide support to families, young people and single adults referred to the program who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. You will understand this is a complex and multifaceted issue, with many other factors impacting on housing stress, such as mental health, finances, family breakdown, substance use, domestic violence, etc.
  • Assist families, young people and single adults to access accommodation options appropriate to their needs.
  • Provide support to families, young people and single adults placed in Transitional Housing.
  • Supporting our commitment to exceptional practice standards
  • Monitoring and reporting on client outcomes

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and experience in providing support to disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and their families and the statutory responsibilities this comprises.
  • Prior experience providing homelessness support. We are seeking skilled practitioners with experience in this field.
  • An understanding of the complex nature of homelessness and family violence and how it impacts on families and children.
  • A thorough understanding of current networks and referral pathways and how to navigate these.
  • Highly developed communication skills and conflict resolution skills; the ability to maintain boundaries to minimise risk to the client, the organisation and to protect yourself and a methodology for writing objective case notes and case plans.

The position description is available by clicking here: 20170517_Transitional_Support_Case_Manager_Maternity Leave_1.0FTE

It is expected that a suitable candidates will be available for interview Wednesday 15 June 2017.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the Position Description and send a covering letter and CV to:

Please send these to:

The CEO
Anchor Inc.
PO Box 175
Ringwood East 3135

or email to:  jobs@anchor.org.au

By 5pm Monday 29 May 2017.

For enquiries, please phone Jay Church on 9760 6400

Coming to work at Anchor:

  • A competitive salary is offered with salary packaging available.
  • Anchor is an Equal Opportunity employer and welcomes employees of different ages, gender and ethnicity.
  • We work with a diverse population, both within our client base, stakeholders and staff.
  • As an Employer of Choice, we value flexibility within the work place, such as balance with home life and family responsibilities.
  • We are a Learning Organisation and value both supporting the community to learn through our Student Placement Program, and through or Core Competency Training for staff.
  • We seek to explore your motivation for success within the field, and how we can work to achieve this with you.
  • We are a Child Safe Organisation

Students

One of the ways we partner with our community is by offering work experience and placements to students.

If you’re currently studying a relevant course and would like to find out more about how we could support you, please contact us.