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Why work at Housing Choices?

Working with us provides you with the opportunity to be part of an innovative not-for-profit organisation. You'll work with a diverse, dedicated and collaborative group of people who are strongly committed to making a difference in our community.

Whether you’re working directly in our services to support our residents or are in an office support position, you will play an integral role in helping us achieve our vision:

All people affordably housed in neighbourhoods that support life opportunities.

Current Vacancies

We are always looking for motivated, skilled and talented people who believe in our vision and values.

We frequently advertise new positions and positions are often becoming available, so check back regularly. We are also always keen to hear from talented people who are enthusiastic about what we do.

Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to HR by the nominated closing date.

If there are no current vacancies or you simply would just love to work for us, please send your details to our HR team and we will keep your resume on file and match to future vacancies.

Housing Officer - SHG (Melbourne, VIC)

We are seeking a team-oriented Housing Officer to work with our close-knit Specialist Housing Group (SHG) in Melbourne. SHG is a unique housing arm of HCA that provides Housing solutions to people with Disability or with other special needs.

The position will deliver expertise in tenancy management and housing services for people with disabilities whilst also working with other disability and community support services to assist residents/NDIS participants with obtaining and sustaining tenancies to achieve their housing goals.

This role is a permanent full-time and an ideal opportunity for a person who is passionate about social housing and supporting people with disabilities.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to

jobs@hcau.org.au



Administration Support Officer (Melbourne, VIC)

We have a vacancy for a Casual- Administration Support Officer to support our Victorian Housing team in our Melbourne CBD office.

The successful applicant will be responsible for actioning a range of administration tasks including filing, data entry, preparing resident signup document kits, preparing basic correspondence and undertaking other duties as required.

Suitable candidates will have strong attention to detail and experience using the Microsoft Office Suite. They will also be passionate about working for a not-for-profit organisation.

This role will ideally suit a student or a person with an administration background wishing to work on a casual basis.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience to jobs@hcau.org.au by close of business Friday 09 July 2021.



Housing Officer (Intensive Tenancy and Property Management Services) (Melbourne, VIC)

Two positions: 1 x 1.0 FTE (Ongoing) & 1x 0.6 FTE (18 Months)

We have two vacant opportunities for a Housing Officer to be a part of a new HCA program that involves tackling individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

You will be a part of a specialised and diverse multi-disciplinary team, responsible for delivering professional tenancy management services to a small portfolio of clients. The role will support these clients to maintain successful tenancies whilst delivering a highly positive customer experience.

Both positions are based in Melbourne, and the roles are high phase. The roles will ideally suit individuals who are passionate about eradicating homelessness and rough sleeping while having a personal capacity to be empathetic to the needs of a diverse range of people who require support to sustain tenancies.

To view this job and apply through Seek, please click here.



Team Leader, Inclusive Communities (Tasmania)

We are seeking a results-oriented Team Leader, Inclusive Communities who will lead a place-based community development and engagement team that is responsible for developing, delivering and evaluating programs that contribute to inclusive and resilient communities.

Key responsibilities of the role are to:

  • Promote the Resident Voice and enhances HCA transparency and accountability to residents;
  • Contribute to inclusive and considerate neighbourhoods;
  • Celebrate cultural diversity and creativity;
  • Provide pathways to programs that enhance life opportunities;
  • Foster social connections between residents, communities and local services;
  • Deliver genuine community engagement enabling and nurturing local leadership; and
  • Work closely with the Communication Team and General Manager, Housing Services (TAS) to execute local communication plans and stakeholder engagement activities.

To view this job and apply through Seek, please click here.



Property Officer

We have an exciting full-time permanent opportunity available for a Property Officer to join our collaborative and fast-paced Property Team in our SA office. We are not only seeking someone who naturally aligns with our culture but is also connected to contributing to improved outcomes for our clients.

Reporting to the Property Team Leader, you will be primarily responsible for the asset management of a portfolio of properties, delivering professional services to existing and prospective clients to sustain successful tenancies, improve client outcomes and deliver outstanding customer service. This includes managing conducting property inspections, carrying out planned maintenance and coordinating asset upgrade works.

Applications Close: Wednesday 11 August 2021



Property Manager

We are currently looking for a Property Manager based in our Melbourne office to join Urban Choices Property for a 6-month fixed term period.

As the Property Manager you will manage a portfolio of properties, delivering high quality professional property management services to Landlords and Tenants. Carrying out the duties of a Property Manager for a not-for-profit real estate agency you will also assist the Manager/Officer in Effective Control in the delivery of efficient and pro-active property management services including NRAS administration/compliance.

Applications Close: Monday 23 August 2021



Case Coordinator

Reporting to the Manager, Client Services, the Case Coordinator works as part of the Common Ground Support team to identify and assess disadvantaged and vulnerable people who are ready to embrace progressive change. A Case Coordinator assists in linking housing to a range of unique support services, networks and self-improvement opportunities that will help people re-build their lives and transition to long term housing. To achieve this, a range of health, social, creative and skills development programs are developed and delivered to assist in solving homelessness and achieving tenants’ personal goals.

Applications Close: Monday 20 September 2021



Housing Services Advisory

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a Housing Services Advisor to join our Housing Team based in Adelaide’s CBD.

Reporting to the Housing Services Manager, the Housing Services Advisor is responsible for the delivery of a first response customer service in line with the National Housing Service Standards. This role will work as a national multi-skilled team member of a busy customer service team to assess and resolve enquiries, requests and complaints, primarily on the telephone, but also by other access channels, to ensure that customer enquiries are resolved at first point of contact

Applications Close: Monday 20 September 2021



Project Manager

Reporting to the Development Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for delivering housing development projects for Housing Choices including undertaking preliminary works and managing the implementation throughout all aspects of the process from design to successful handover.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their experience in delivering strategic development projects considering the broader development environment, innovative funding, joint venture and partner offers and be able to secure future development opportunities, potentially as part of consortiums.

Applications Close: Monday 20 September 2021



Development Manager (24 Month fixed term)

Reporting to the General Manager Development, the Development Manager is responsible for identifying suitable housing development opportunities for Housing Choices target areas of operation, undertaking feasibility studies to ensure financial, environmental, and social sustainability. The Development Manager will also manage the implementation of projects including preliminary works and oversee all aspects of the process from design to successful handover.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering strategic development for projects considering the broader development environment, and innovative funding, joint venture and partner offers. As well as review planning proposals and be able to secure future development opportunities

Applications Close: Monday 13 September 2021



Property Services Support

We have an exciting permanent opportunity available for a Property Services Support individual based in WA to join our collaborative and fast-paced Property Services Support Team. We are not only seeking someone who naturally aligns with our culture but is also connected to contributing to improved outcomes for our clients.

The Property Services Assistant provides advice and information to internal and external clients in response to property maintenance requests, whilst providing administrative support to the Property Services Team.

Applications Close: Friday 24 September 2021



Manager, Project Management Office

The Manager, Project Management Office is responsible for ensuring robust, effective project management practice. Working across the organisation you will have a particular focus on our sizeable property development and assets management projects.

As a functional leader and expert in project delivery and governance, you will provide advice, guidance and education on best practice project management. You will provide project governance, reporting and support to the Commercial function of HCA as we continue to strengthen our , project management capability through an exciting period of growth.

Applications Close: Wednesday 29 September 2021



Development Manager WA (24 Month fixed term)

Reporting to the General Manager Development, the Development Manager will be based in our WA office and is responsible for identifying suitable housing development opportunities for Housing Choices target areas of operation in WA, undertaking feasibility studies to ensure financial, environmental, and social sustainability. The Development Manager will also manage the implementation of projects including preliminary works and oversee all aspects of the process from design to successful handover.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering strategic development for projects considering the broader development environment, and innovative funding, joint venture and partner offers. As well as review planning proposals and be able to secure future development opportunities.

Applications Close: Friday 01 October 2021



Why work for us?

A career with Housing Choices will offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for growth and the chance to make a difference. Housing Choices has a strong, viable financial base to grow from and we have a genuinely positive and connected culture that is guided by our vision and values. Here is our complete People and Culture strategy.

We are big on supporting, developing and rewarding our people. We aim to pay well within the sector and offer contemporary and meaningful benefits for staff. Here’s some of our offerings:

Our remuneration

  • Competitive and fair salary plus salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year plus other tax savings through meal/entertainment expenses
  • Salary continuance insurance – income protection up to age 65 for you and your family if you are injured or fall ill.

Our career development

  • Range of targeted learning and developed opportunities
  • Individualised career plans and development and support through a range of options: formal qualifications, networking, secondments, mentoring, internal promotions, project management and succession planning
  • Paid study leave and further study financial assistance
  • Professional membership subsidy.

Our reward and recognition

  • Flexible reward and recognition program to celebrate our peoples contributions
  • Annual salary reviews.

Enhanced and paid leave options

  • 14 weeks paid parental leave (primary care giver)
  • Study leave
  • A day off for your birthday
  • A day off when we recruit a person you have referred to us (our people know us the best).

Our flexibility

  • Meaningful flexible working – variety of options for how, where and when staff work
  • Purchase additional leave.

Our social and wellbeing

  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • An active SWAT (Social, Wellbeing and Activities Team)
  • An active health and well being program with regular Health and Safety initiatives

What to expect after you have applied

This general information is intended to give you an overview of our recruitment process and hopefully will cover most FAQ’s. However if you need HR advice about your specific circumstances, please contact our HR team via our main switchboard number 03 8636 9400.

  • Initial contact: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, usually by telephone to arrange a telephone and/or face to face interview. Unfortunately we are a small but dedicated HR team and we are unable to directly contact or provide feedback to every applicant at initial application stage. We hope you understand. You will receive an email message when you send your resume which provides a confirmation and advises that you will be contacted directly if shortlisted for interview.
  • Our timings: These can vary according to position and availability of those staff involved in the recruitment process but we aim to recruit as responsively as practicable: often we interview within one week of closing dates.
  • Phone interview: Not always, but often we will contact successful applicants for a short telephone interview. During this discussion, we will find out a little more about you, including what you are looking for from your next job role, your salary expectations and it’s an opportunity for you to ask any questions to make sure this is the right role for you.
  • Face to face interview: If you are invited to attend a first or second face-to-face interview, you will meet your Manager, an HR team member and often, other members of the team. During the interview you will discuss your interest in working with Housing Choices, your motivations and values as well as your career history, skills and experience.
  • Other recruitment methods: Usually we will make a recruitment decision after interview and reference checking, however from time to time we may ask applicants to undertake other selection methods i.e. undertake a ‘skills based’ exercise or provide scenario type responses as deemed applicable for the particular vacancy. We will always advise an applicant during the selection process if this is the case.
  • Referees: If we consider you our preferred applicant, we will require the contact details of two referees to obtain references prior to making you a job offer. Ideally they should be people you have reported too in a work environment.
  • Background checks: All new employees are required to undergo a Police Check. We will organise and pay for this check once you have provided all relevant documentation. Depending on your role, we may also require a Working With Children check and we will let you know if this is needed at the appropriate time.We strongly encourage you to be open and up front with us if there is likely to be any disclosure or finding that may arise through these checks. We can then have an honest discussion about your suitability for the role.
  • Unsuccessful applicants: After you have attended interview we will contact you to provide constructive feedback.