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Senior Paving the Way Forward Program LeadDepartment of Health and Human Services
Number of vacancies available: 1 Office Location(s): Melbourne CBD Position Summary: Homes Victoria aspires for all Victorians to be safe, healthy and able to lead a life they value. Working within the Housing Pathways and Outcomes Branch, the Senior Paving the Way Forward Program Lead will be working to deliver housing services that better meet the needs of public housing residents. The position will provide Homes Victoria central office support to the onsite team who are responsible for delivering the Paving the Way Forward program, a program that builds on the community engagement platforms formed during the hard lockdown of the public housing towers in North Melbourne and Flemington experienced as part of the COVID 19 health emergency.
This program pilots a new way of working with residents, local government and delivery partners through shared accountability as the transition to COVID normal continues, where residents have input into the decisions that impact their homes, neighbourhoods and their services. It aims to deliver specific education and employment outcomes which address both localised and systemic issues with $2m for dedicated to training, participation and job outcomes; as well as drive sustainable housing business, policy and front -line service reforms to better meet the needs of residents now and into the future. You will be supporting the design and implementation of the Paving the Way Forward Program across pilot sites in the North Melbourne and Flemington Public Housing Communities, to ensure residents are involved in the decisions that impact their home, neighbourhood and services.
You will be engaging across housing policy, operations and across broader public housing communities to play a coordinating role, ensuring the Program is achieving its stated outcomes for residents and Homes Victoria. Responsibilities will range from policy development, to internal stakeholder engagement, to change management and onsite community development. You will be expected to be able to reflect on any learnings or insights you gain throughout the process and to integrate these across the design and delivery of broader public housing reform, including Homes Victoria's other place-based community capacity building trial sites.
You will work closely with the Manager Resident Voice and Participation to support onsite teams to embed resident voice into the Paving the Way Program and coordinating policy solutions across housing business to meet resident's needs. Are you: Passionate about leading change to achieve better outcomes for Victorians? Able to develop deep empathy for the people you are designing for? Experienced in and thrive in navigating complex and challenging situations to achieve better outcomes? Experienced in managing or delivering people-centred policy reform for communities? Able to communicate, build relationships and collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders including public housing residents? And/or have experience....