employment

    We are currently recruiting for these employment opportunities:

     


    Corporate Services Manager

    • Join an organisation that seeks to achieve lasting social change
    • Working closely with the CEO in a newly established role
    • Join Victoria’s specialist tenancy community legal centre
    • Based in Melbourne with working from home arrangements during COVID-19
    • Base Salary $100,000-$107,000 + Leave Loading and Super and Salary Packaging

    Tenants Victoria is one of Victoria’s leading specialist community legal centres. Promoting and protecting the rights of Victorian tenants we are respected and influential advocates for social change, working to improve conditions for all people who rent their homes. Tenants Victoria believe that safe, secure, affordable and appropriate housing is a fundamental human right. Through our advice line, legal casework, law reform work, training and publications activities, we support individual tenants and community organisations, and campaigns to effect legislative, policy and procedural change. With the new Residential Tenancies Act due to be implemented later in 2020, it is an exciting time to join us and help shape the future of Tenants Victoria as we support Victorian renters.

    THE ROLE

    This newly created position is responsible for providing leadership in a time of transition and change, leading reform of financial services, facilities, IT, contract management and administration. Your primary mandate will be to take responsibility for day to day operational responsibilities to ensure the business runs smoothly and ensure innovative processes are developed. With a highly developed knowledge and a strong understanding of finance and related issues within the community sector, you will have the experience in being able to identify and initiate change and respond to challenges.

    YOUR DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

    • Lead the review and development of the corporate services team
    • Provide leadership, supervision and support to the highly talented group of professionals
    • Oversee the transformation of technology to support the organisation provide quality services
    • Ability to coordinate the organisations property management development and supervise building and minor projects.
    • Relationship management with third party suppliers including contract and service level negotiation and monitoring.
    • Oversee and project manager office relocation
    • Implementation and compliance management of all corporate policies and processes across Administration, Payroll, IT, Finance, Governance and business process management

    WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:

    We are seeking a contemporary and dynamic leader known for your collaborative style and your deep commitment to the community. You can demonstrate experience leading a team and are highly regarded for your leadership capabilities, particularly your ability to empower and motivate and to instil innovation and continuous improvement into your team. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

    WHY CHOOSE US:

    • Leadership role with significant impact
    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration.
    • We offer salary packaging up to $15,900 to staff, allowing you to earn more each week!
    • Extra Paid Leave and access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

    Applications close: 5:00 pm Friday 31 July 2020

     

     


    Lawyer

    • Provide much-needed legal assistance to Victorian tenants experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and working for lasting social change
    • Benefits include salary packaging and flexible workplace arrangements
    • Based in Fitzroy with working from home arrangements during COVID-19

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Tenants Victoria is the specialist tenancy law community legal centre in Victoria. We provide legal assistance to tenants and advocate and campaign for reform to residential tenancy law and practice. Through our education and training programs we support other community agencies to build capability to assist their clients.

    Lawyers within our currently 10 person team provide legal assistance by way of our tenancy phone advice line, email advice, negotiation assistance, representation and advocacy.

    ABOUT YOU

    You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver high quality results and exceed expectations. You have high attention to detail, are well-organised and have the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

    Key to your success is your:

    • Knowledge of residential tenancies law, or ability to quickly learn this area of law.
    • Demonstrated high level communication skills (oral and written), and excellent listening skills.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively manage competing demands, including knowing when to escalate matters to a supervisor.
    • Strong administrative, organisational and IT skills.

    This is fixed-term, full-time position for a period of 12 months.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    You will have:

    1. A current practicing certificate.
    2. At least 12 months’ post admission experience with substantial experience in the conduct of legal casework from commencement to conclusion, preferably in tenancy or otherwise in a civil jurisdiction (advocacy experience at VCAT preferred).

    WHY CHOOSE US:

    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration.
    • A supportive team environment, working alongside other high calibre professionals and support staff who strive for the best outcomes for our clients.
    • A commitment to your professional and personal development through training and supervision.
    • A flexible working environment.
    • Salary Packaging.

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Please direct any queries to Kylie Betts – People and Culture on email via recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au using the subject line: Lawyer enquiry via website.

    Position description

    Lawyer: Position description [pdf, 158kb]

    Applications close: 5:00 pm Friday 14 Aug 2020

     

     


    International Student Outreach Worker

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Tenants Victoria provides a rooming house outreach service which visits residents of rooming houses, and provides them with practical assistance, information and referrals. Many of these residents have other complex needs in addition to their precarious housing. They are the people least likely to access mainstream advice services. The international student outreach program is a newly funded program which aims to build on and extend this existing outreach model to international students, working in partnership with universities and other community support organisations.

    ABOUT YOU

    You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver high-quality results and exceed expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

    Key to your success is your:

    • Experience in supporting clients in hardship, exceptional project management skills, reliability and ‘can do’ attitude.
    • Demonstrated high level communication (oral and written) and listening skills.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively manage competing demands, including knowing when to escalate matters to a supervisor.
    • Strong administrative, organisational and IT skills.

    This is fixed-term position for a period of 12 months part time (0.6EFT) status.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    You will have:

    • At least 2 years’ demonstrated work experience as a social worker, advocate, outreach worker, case manager, or other support worker assisting clients experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage.

    WHY CHOOSE US:

    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration.
    • A supportive team environment, working alongside other high calibre professionals and support staff who strive for the best outcomes for our clients.
    • A commitment to your professional and personal development through training and supervision.
    • A flexible working environment.
    • Salary Packaging.

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Please direct any queries to Kylie Betts – People and Culture via email at recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au using the subject line: International Student Outreach Worker enquiry via website.

    Position description

    International Student Outreach Worker: Position description [pdf, 159kb]

    Applications close: 5:00 pm Friday 14 Aug 2020

     

     


    Intake Worker

    ABOUT THE ROLE

    Tenants Victoria operates a telephone advice line, providing tenants with much needed and free tenancy legal information, referrals and advice. The demand for our legal service phone advice line is significantly higher than the capacity that we have to answer it. We therefore require an intake worker(s) to assist us with managing this demand, and with providing information and referrals.

    ABOUT YOU

    You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver high quality results and exceed expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

    Key to your success is your:

    • Experience in client intake, triage, and/or case management.
    • Good organisational, administrative and time management skills, and the ability to manage changing priorities.
    • Knowledge and experience of residential tenancy and social housing systems, or the ability to quickly gain this.
    • Ability to provide service that is user-focused, and to work flexibly to meet the needs of tenants experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage including people experiencing mental illness and family violence survivors.

    This is fixed-term position for a period of 12 months part time (0.6EFT) status – negotiable.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    You will have:

    • Associate diploma level with substantial experience in a relevant service stream (for example performing intake within a community setting, preferably housing or homelessness related), or less formal qualifications with specialised skills relating to client intake, triage and/or case management.

    WHY CHOOSE US:

    • We conduct ourselves with the values of celebrating diversity, integrity, continuous improvement, professionalism and collaboration.
    • A supportive team environment, working alongside other high calibre professionals and support staff who strive for the best outcomes for our clients
    • A commitment to your professional and personal development through training and supervision.
    • A flexible working environment.
    • Salary Packaging.

    Tenants Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

    Please direct any queries to Kylie Betts – People and Culture on email via recruitment@tenantsvic.org.au, using the subject line: Intake Worker enquiry via website.

    Position description

    Intake Worker: Position description [pdf, 161kb]

    Applications close: 5:00 pm Friday 14 Aug 2020

     

     

    Tenants Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.