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

Current Opportunities

Team Leader – Transitional Support

Full time (1.0 EFT) Permanent Position

Anchor Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a proud history of providing support to individuals and families in Melbourne’s outer eastern region. Services include homelessness support, foster care, kinship care, community education and family reconciliation. Anchor has developed innovative programs informed by research and has worked in partnership with Swinburne University, OzChild and Baptcare on research projects as part of its evidence based approach to service delivery.

Anchor is seeking an experienced team leader for our Transitional Support program. This role requires a highly functioning individual with a sophisticated practice background who has the ability to lead and supervise a team of case managers. Experience working with clients with multiple and complex needs using a trauma informed approach would be advantageous.

You will be part of a successful program that provides case management and outreach support to individuals and families experiencing homelessness and join a cohesive team whose culture is based on collaboration, respect, shared values and client centred practice.

Key aspects of this role include:

    • Effectively leading, supporting, supervising and developing staff in the Transitional Support and A Place to Call Home programs.
    • Monitoring and reporting on client outcomes and funded targets.
    • Assisting in the further development of new programs and initiatives.
    • Professionally representing Anchor at forums, community events and at meetings.
    • Adhering to Anchor’s values, frameworks, policies and procedures and its Housing and Support Services’ Practice Standards.

To be considered for this role you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline with experience in providing support to disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and their families.
  • Prior experience providing homelessness support. We are seeking a skilled practitioner 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 referral pathways and current support networks in the homeless sector and how to navigate these to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Highly developed inter-personal and conflict resolution skills.

A competitive salary is offered which includes salary packaging.

A position description can be found by clicking here: 20170925 Team Leader Transitional Support Services

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description and send a covering letter and resume to:

The CEO Anchor Inc.

PO Box 175

Ringwood East 3135   

For enquiries, please contact Mark Lamont, Manager – Housing Support and Development or Jay Church, Team Leader – Housing and Support Services on 03 9760 6400.

Anchor is a Human Rights based equal opportunity employer that values cultural diversity and social inclusion.

Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

or email to: by 9.00am, Monday 9th October 2017

It is expected that suitable candidates will be available for interview on the week commencing Monday 16th October 2017.

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 our 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


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.