Community Plus+ Tenant Advocate – Community Worker Full Time in Brisbane QLD

Community Plus+

Branch Brisbane QLD AU

Tenant Advocate – Community Worker
Brisbane QLD

We are proactive in advocating for social and legal frameworks to protect vulnerable members of the community….

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award – Level 4

  • Minimum of 30 and a maximum of 38 hours per week
  • The newly established QLD Statewide Tenant Advice and Referral Service (QSTARS) is now offered in the Brisbane Local Government catchment area South of the Brisbane River by Community Plus+. The mobile work team is based at a variety of locations in this catchment area. We are looking for a passionate and highly motivated tenant advocate to become the sixth member of the QSTARS team.

    About the Tenant Advocate – Community Worker The primary role of the Tenant Advocate – Community Worker is to offer direct and personalised tenant advice, advocacy and referral support to renters of the Brisbane Local Government area south of the Brisbane River. The worker facilitates self-advocacy by building on individual strengths and goals and providing referrals and links to appropriate services. QSTARS workers ensure equitable access to tailored tenancy information, advice, direct advocacy, and professional support for people and groups experiencing vulnerability. The aim of the work is to build capacity to resolve tenancy issues and prevent or reduce the risk of homelessness.

    About QSTARS The QSTARS program has been established across Queensland to ensure Tenants and Residents in Queensland understand their rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008, and are able to exercise those rights and fulfil their tenancy obligations. QSTARS offers tenancy advice and further assistance not available through the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) call centre.

    About Community Plus+ A not-for-profit community development organisation based in the southern suburbs of Brisbane, Community Plus+ has a vision of Strong Centres for Active Communities. Community Plus+ works with local people and their key strengths, resources and capacities in order to increase the wellbeing of all. We are part of creating communities that are equal, connected and empowered.

    Community Plus+ operates three community centres – Annerley Community Hub, West End Community House and Yeronga Community Centre – and delivers Queensland Tenant Advice and Referral Services on Brisbane’s Southside. Through a combination of centre-based and outreach activities, Community Plus+ offers community information and referral, community development, social enterprise opportunities and local meeting and venue hire spaces including South Brisbane Croquet Club.

    The work of Community Plus+ is guided by our core values:

  • We act in accordance with the principles of social justice as we work with individuals, communities and institutions to address the imbalance of access, equity, rights and participation in the community;
  • We make a difference in our community, working effectively with the community and our partners to achieve positive and lasting change for those most in need;
  • We are caring , acting with warmth, kindness, sincerity, respect and dignity in all our interactions;
  • We are respectful of each other, and base our relationships on honesty, fairness and trust;
  • We empower the community, working with individuals to help them make the best choices for themselves, and with communities to contribute to the well-being of the whole community, strengthening community spirit and resilience;
  • We are proactive in advocating for social and legal frameworks to protect vulnerable members of the community.
  • Community Plus+ is a collaborative organisation where you can make a difference. Community Plus+ has a self-organising team structure supported by a Coordinator and governed by a skills-based Management Committee. In addition, each program has a Support Committee that provides local input, knowledge and energy.

    For more information please visit www.communityplus.org.au .

    Duration of appointment This position is for an initial 12-month contract, with a 6-month probation period.

    For more information please contact the team by emailing [email protected] , or by phoning Cherry during business hours on 0488 084 652.

    A position description is attached below which includes the selection criteria and position duties.

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

    Employment Type: Full Time
    Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU
    Posted on: 2017-04-23
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