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.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI community and those living with a disability to apply.

Our current employment opportunities can be found below:

Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker

 

About the role

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

Last year we assisted 6,000 people, 50% born overseas. 

 

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • has experience in housing or homelessness support and qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • is empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • has the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a diverse clients, in crisis and / or on a low income, including people with complex and mental health needs and families.  
  • will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis.

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing Full time position
  • 3 days a week at Werribee (Mon-Wednesday) and 2 days a week at Seddon (Thursday and Friday)
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $83,958 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Free CBD onsite parking (delete where appropriate)
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff (Only full-time staff. Delete where appropriate)
  • An individually catered comprehensive Induction Plan for each employee providing you with the knowledge and tools to understand your role, our services and programs
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: iapworker@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 16th June 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Development Project Manager

 

About the role

This senior position will manage all development projects and deliver major capital works projects in line with the Budget and the Strategic Asset Management Plan.

 Key accountabilities include:

  • Making recommendations on project strategy, design, and construction methodologies
  • Carrying out high-level feasibility studies for potential projects
  • Monitoring the quality, time and cost outcomes and ensuring projects are delivered in accordance with the relevant approvals, contractual requirements and aligned to the Unison Strategic and Operating Plans
  • Appointment and management of various consultant teams and other project requirements as directed by Project Control Groups and the Executive Team
  • Providing project leadership, oversight and end to end accountability for managing major capital projects from inception to project completion and handover to occupants and the facilities and place management teams
  • Manage the resolution of complex technical issues for existing assets, including but not limited to legal claims and asset-risk mitigation projects

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • A degree qualification in Development or Project Management, Construction, Engineering, Real Estate or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience delivering residential developments and associated capital works projects up to $20m+ in value. Experience delivering Social and Affordable Housing projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating contracts, town planning approvals and other commercial agreements, with a proven track record in developing and delivering key commercial and financial deliverables on time and within budget
  • A high level of personal initiative and motivation, with excellent communication, time management and decision-making skills

 

On Offer

  • 2 Year Fixed Term Contract - Full time position until June 2021
  • Attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience, including 5 weeks annual leave, salary packaging, and other Not-for-Profit employer benefits
  • Free secure CBD parking onsite
  • Collaborative and positive work environment

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: developmentmanager@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • Closing date May 2.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Team Leader - Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP)

 

About the role

The IAP Team Leader reports to the IAP Manager and is based at both Seddon and Werribee. 

The Team Leader will oversee Unison’s Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) program, including supervising the IAP workers. Some of the main duties include: 

  • Collaborate with the IAP Manager and other Team Leaders to provide high quality and effective IAP and other homelessness services
  • Support, supervise and enable a team of committed IAP workers to deliver highly accessible and client focused services
  • Address complaints and concerns in a timely manner and in line with Unison’s policies and procedures regarding complaints.
  • Comply with the DHHS Standards and other relevant guidelines.
  • Oversee the roster for the service and the use of government funding to ensure expenditure does not exceed organisational budgets/grants received
  • Carry out administration and data collection and provide statistics and reports when required.

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has a relevant qualification in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences or relevant tertiary qualification
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high ad complex support needs and challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in supervising, supporting and developing a team.
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms.

 

On Offer

  • Permanent Full time position
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $96,213 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • An individually catered comprehensive Induction Plan for each employee providing you with the knowledge and tools to understand your role, our services and programs
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: iaptl@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications after the closing date on 17th June 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Non Executive Directors  

 

About Unison

Unison is Victoria’s largest provider of housing and homelessness services for a broad range of people including those who face significant disadvantage and financial hardship. The Board is keen to ensure the organisation continues to focus on servicing the needs of this group in a way that provides sustainable housing and connects them to community.

 Unison is seeking to recruit new Board members who can assist the organisation to do this. The people we are seeking will have an understanding of the drivers of disadvantage and have a passion for working with disadvantaged groups in an empowering and effective way.

 

 Areas of Specialist Skills and Experience

Significant experience in the governance of a medium sized organisation, including experience in any of the following areas:

  • Finance and audit
  • Government relations and stakeholder engagement
  • Housing / homelessness service delivery
  • Property development and / or management
  • People and culture

 

Contact Details

All queries about this role should be directed to Ed Holmes, Company Secretary, at eholmes@unison.org.au

 

Applications close Friday 14 June, 2019

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Place Manager, Transitional Housing (Headleasing)

 

About the role

The Place Manager, Transitional Housing manages Unison's transitional housing portfolio and properties in the Headleasing program in Western Melbourne. The main objectives of this role is to ensure Unison provides high quality, safe and sustainable housing and that Unison tenants are supported to sustain their housing, and maximise their participation in communities that thrive. This role reports to the Team Leader, Place Management.

 Some of the main duties include:

  • Establish strong relationships with tenants and sustain a successful transitional/headleased housing tenancy.
  • Work in close collaboration with support agencies to facilitate timely intervention
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard of cleanliness, appearance and amenity
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies which arise within Unison properties
  • Ensure vacancy rates are within Unison and DHHS targets and communicate issues to the Team Leader

 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences OR experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high ad complex support needs and challenging behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and problem solve issues across a number of different platforms
  • Has a current full Victorian driver’s licence

 

On Offer

  • 12 month Fixed Term, 0.5 Part time position
  • Primarily based at Footscray but required to travel
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $83,958 per annum (to be pro rata)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • An individually catered comprehensive Induction Plan for each employee providing you with the knowledge and tools to understand your role, our services and programs
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmthm@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in and closing date is on 31st May 2019.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

 

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

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Facilities Advisor (Building Manager/Building Supervisor) 

 

About the role

The Facilities Advisors manage a geographical portfolio of assets and ensure the services provided to assets are delivered in a timely manner, to appropriate standards and ensure value for money.

Key aspects of this role will be to manage responsive and planned maintenance, instruct and coordinate vacant maintenance, manage building and contractor compliance, and provide high quality services to Unison stakeholders and tenants.

 

About you

You will demonstrate a professional, dynamic and friendly customer focused attitude. You will be managing all aspects of building compliance, planned maintenance, vacant property maintenance, KPI targets, ensure the smooth running of contractor operations and assist in overall service delivery.

To be successful, you will have proven prior experience in a Facilities Management organization with an understanding of hard and soft services, including but not limited to HVAC, lifts, security, plumbing, fire systems (passive and active) and electrical services.

You will also possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritize tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word
  • Building services or maintenance experience
  • Demonstrated experience as a Facilities or Building Services Coordinator or Facilities Manager or Administrator
  • A trades background or relevant tertiary qualification is desired
  • Previous roles in not-for-profit sector will be viewed favourably

 

On Offer

  • Ongoing, Full time
  • Annual remuneration package including benefits of NFP salary packaging and superannuation of $92,098 per annum
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Use of vehicle for private use
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

 

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: facilitiesa@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

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