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Welcome to the Aboriginal Housing Victoria Talent Community. Talented people are core to our business and we are always keen to identify people that are highly skilled and potential aspiring employees. We invite you to be part of our talent community and create a web resume so you can be the first in line to be considered when a new opportunity comes up at Aboriginal Housing Victoria.


Expression of Interest for Board Directorships

AHV maintains   a   mix   of   Directors   on   the   Board   from   different   backgrounds, with complementary skills and experience in the areas of business, governance, asset management, law, finance and accounting, communications, and social housing and Aboriginal community controlled sectors.

AHV is undertaking an open expression of interest (EOI) process, to attract suitably qualified candidates for future directorships on the AHV Board. 

For the 2024 EOI round, AHV is seeking EOIs from candidates with experience in senior roles within the social/community housing sector, including the Aboriginal housing sector.

We are looking to add to our established register of candidates who have been assessed as demonstrating the potential skills and attributes required, for nomination to Director vacancies as they become available.

The AHV Board Director Position Description is available in the below attachment.

An EOI information pack is available that provides details on the EOI process, and the skills and attributes for selection of candidates. An EOI form is also included.

A copy of the EOI pack is available by contacting Deb Connell, Senior Policy Officer at AHV via email: deb.connell@ahvic.org.au.

Interested potential candidates are requested to complete and return the EOI form by COB Friday 30 August 2024.

Aboriginal Housing Victoria Board, Director PD

Housing Officer – Bairnsdale region

  • Work Type: Full time, ongoing contract 
  • Location: Bairnsdale region
  • Applications close: 12 July 2024

We are seeking applications from highly motivated, reliable people who are keen to work in an Aboriginal organisation that is taking the next step towards self-determination and self-management by ensuring that the organisation is able to maintain a sustainable and financially viable housing portfolio across Victoria for Aboriginal people.

The Housing Officer (HO) reports to the Senior Housing Officer. The HO role is responsible for establishing sustainable tenancies with AHV’s client base, including undertaking property management duties with a complex client base. Housing Officers are required to build relationships with support services in their region to assist clients and support community capacity building.

We are looking for someone with awareness of Aboriginal cultures and the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia. They will bring a client centred focus to the role whilst being able to work within the legislative framework. Key attributes and skills required for the role include:

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people.
  • Knowledge of the tenancy and property management requirements of an Aboriginal housing provider or public housing provider, including the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, and other relevant legislation (or a demonstrated ability to acquire that knowledge quickly).
  • Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously and to operate at a high level of personal responsibility for the effective completion of tasks.
  • Experience working effectively with clients with complex needs and an ability to effectively and confidently manage conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with AHV colleagues and management, external services and government organisations in order to achieve positive outcomes.
  • The ability to monitor data integrity and apply appropriate procedures for maintaining accurate records.
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional time management skills with the ability to prioritise a demanding workload and remain solution-focused.
  • Proven experience with the Microsoft Office suite and ability to learn new software programs.

This position will be based in Bairnsdale at the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-Operative (GEGAC), which operates as a health service and requires proof of COVID vaccination status. Some travel in regional Victoria is also required. 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the attached position description by COB 12 July 2024.

Applications should be sent to jobs@ahvic.org.au using the subject line: Housing Officer - Bairnsdale.

Please direct inquiries about the position to Leonie on 0474 741 190.

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