Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Above award wages
  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that not only do you have adequate skills to perform your current role, but that you also have the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program - we offer external free, professional, confidential counselling assistance to our staff who may need help with particular problems affecting their wellbeing - personally and in the workplace.

 

To assist us in the selection process and to ensure that your application is as strong as possible, please read the attached information for applicants to ensure your application meets all requirements.  Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements.

As an Equal Opportunity organisation we encourage people of all characteristics to apply for any vacancies listed on our careers pages. We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and applying the principles of equity, fairness and transparency to all recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

Our current employment opportunities can be found below:

Private Rental Access Worker- Part-time

About the role:

Reporting to and working with the Senior Worker, Private Rental Access, you will be responsible for delivering our Private Rental Brokerage Program. This program is funded to facilitate access to accommodation in the Private Rental Market for people at risk of homelessness. This role includes developing relationships and networks within the housing sector, facilitating assessment and referral of clients, and providing practical assistance to clients in accessing and maintaining housing.

About you:

You may have a background in real estate, property management or be a community services professional. You must have an understanding of the mechanisms contributing to disadvantage/poverty, housing insecurity and homelessness, in addition to the drivers for the private rental market.

You will also have proven networking, advocacy and project management skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement and to social justice.

On offer:

Part time 22 hours per week, ongoing position with a salary of $62,615.99 (pro rata). Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave.

The full position description and instructions on how to apply can be found below.

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted to jobs@ych.org.au by 26 February 2017.

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Initial, Assessment and Planning Worker

About the role:

This role focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, the provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate.

About you:

You will have qualifications in a relevant discipline, experience in working with a broad range of clients, demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues confronting people who are homeless, along with excellent communications skills and a commitment to social justice.

On offer:

Full-time, on-going position with a salary of $62, 512.99 plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading. Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave.

A full Position Description and instructions on how to applyis accessible below.

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted by email to jobs@ych.org.au by 7 March 2017

 

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Housing Support Worker

 About the role:


Reporting to the Team Leader - Outer North West, you will work with the Unison Place Management staff to support Unison's long term housing tenants in Western Melbourne to sustain their tenancies. This includes support to access resources, services and opportunities that will sustain their tenancies and facilitate participation in the wider community.

About you:

You will have a strong background in social work or experience in a similar role. Demonstrated skills and experience in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high support needs and challenging behaviours. Experience in working in partnership with customers to create great outcomes, high level communication skills and experience in conducting risk assessments, particularly in challenging situations.

On offer:


Full-time, on-going position with a salary of $62, 512.99 plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading. Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave.

A full Position Description and instructions on how to apply is accessible below.

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted by email to jobs@ych.org.au by 7 March 2017

 

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Place Manager- Owners Corporation

About the role:


Reporting to the Owners' Corporation Manager, you will manage the owners' corporation at the Nicholson in Coburg. You will be responsible for delivering high quality management services to owners at the Nicholson and other stakeholders that ensure that the Nicholson is and remains a community that thrives.

About you:

To fill this position, we are seeking a self-motivated person with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community. The successful candidate will be a dedicated person who has demonstrated experience in the management of medium density owners' corporations and understanding of the Victorian Owners Corporations Act 2006 and Regulations. You will also have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex needs.  You will have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with customers to improve service quality and outcomes. This role requires high level communications skills and good computer literacy.

On offer:


Full time, ongoing position with a starting salary of $62,615.99 plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading. Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave.

A full Position Description and instructions on how to apply are below. 

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted by email to jobs@ych.org.au by 7 March 2017

 

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Project Worker- Quality (Accreditation)

About the role:

Reporting to the Human Resource Manager, you will be responsible for supporting our Unison funded services to meet requirements for accreditation under DHHS standards for specialist homelessness services. You will monitor the quality assurance plans including the Initial, Assessment and Planning (IAP), Transitional Housing (THM) and Housing Support (HS) services.

About you:

You will have a good understanding of quality assurance systems, DHHS standards and ideally the Specialist Homelessness Services sector. Excellent project management and stakeholder management skills, and a commitment to social justice and continuous improvement.

On offer:

Part-time, 15.2 hours per week position (days/hours negotiable) with a salary of $72, 284.20 (pro-rata) plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading. Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave.

The full position description and instructions on how to apply can be found below.

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted to jobs@ych.org.au by 8 March 2017.

 

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Project Worker- Rooming House Relocations

About the role:

Unisons long term housing portfolio includes a number of rooming houses in the inner north and inner west. We intend to commence a two year transition from rooming house to self contains properties. Reporting to the Director, Operations, you will be responsible, in conjunction with the Unison Place Management teams facilitating a smooth transition for all residents from Unison rooming houses to alternative accommodation.

About you:

You will have housing/homelessness sector experience with a strong understanding of the residential tenancies act.  You will have proven high level communication and stakeholder management skills, and a commitment to continuous improvement and to social justice. You will also need in depth understanding and experience in navigating the housing and homelessness service system to facilitate high quality housing outcomes for people with complex needs.

On offer:

Full time, 2 year position with a starting salary of $72, 284.20 plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading. Unison provides a flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment including 5 weeks annual leave.

The full position description and instructions on how to apply can be found below.

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria and be submitted to jobs@ych.org.au by 20 February 2017.

 

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