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At Foundation Housing we strive to be a leader in our sector and an employer of choice.

Foundation Housing understands that staff are our organisation’s most important resource. We employ around 70 people in Perth, Broome and South Hedland – people with a commitment to helping those in need secure and retain a home.

Foundation Housing provides a stimulating, positive and supportive work environment in what can sometimes be a challenging sector. Our staff are professional and empathetic people who understand that providing a safe and secure home has the potential to change lives.
The organisation has a very clear set of values that assist staff in their day-to-day dealings with tenants, residents, stakeholders and other staff. This provides a useful framework for staff and managers to check that their behaviours are consistent with these values.

If this sounds like an organisation that you can positively contribute to, please review the job vacancies below for a list of roles currently being recruited.

For any enquiries, please contact traceys@foundationhousing.org.au

Foundation Housing Limited is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We encourage people with a disability, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, those from culturally diverse backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ to apply.

Caretaker Broome

Broome / Part Time / 12-Month Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: Close of Business 15th August 2022

2 Vacant Positions | Job-Share

1 x Night Caretaker | Live-in Position  

1 x Night Caretaker | Off-site Position

Foundation Housing is a not-for-profit community housing organisation, leading the delivery of housing and associated services for those in need across WA.  We are WA’s largest developers and managers of social and affordable housing for people in need, providing accommodation and associated services for over 3500 people across Perth, the Kimberley and Pilbara.  This is an exciting time to join a thriving and innovative organisation wanting to do things differently to help people most in need of housing.

We have a job share opportunity for two Night Caretakers/Cleaners (one live in and one living off-site) at our Frederick Street complex in Broome.  Subsidised rent is provided for the live in position, with on-site accommodation.   This is a great opportunity for individuals seeking part time employment, with the flexibility to combine this role with other commitments.

Both positions will work a minimum of 4 nights per week on a rotating roster, working one weekend per fortnight.  A maximum of 7 nights per week may be required occasionally to provide leave cover, with notice provided in advance.

You will be rostered to work 4 hours per night, which will be determined by a roster and the hours of work will vary from 6pm to 10pm, and 8pm to 12am (weekends). Working times can be negotiated if required.

Reporting to the Specialist Programs & Regional Housing Manager, you will be responsible for providing professional customer service to residents and visitors.  The key responsibilities include:

  • Carrying out inspections each evening, including closure of communal laundry and kitchen.
  • Carrying out cleaning of communal laundry, kitchen, office and vacant rooms.
  • Handling disturbances from residents or their visitors as per company procedures.
  • Responding to emergencies during the evening, including contacting emergency services and emergency repairs when required (outside of office hours).
  • Reporting any incidents, repairs or maintenance.

To be successful in this position, you will be required to demonstrate strong organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with residents, visitors and emergency services.  You will be a reliable, trustworthy individual who has the ability to provide fair and equal responses when dealing with the complex nature of the residents/tenants we assist.  An understanding of the current Work Health & Safety standards and a WA Driver’s Licence is desirable.   Final applicants for this position will be required to provide a National Police Check.

Please click on “download application pack” to obtain a copy of the job description.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and a copy of your current resume to Tracey Snowden via email at traceys@foundationhousing.org.au on or before COB Monday 15th August 2022. If you have any queries, please contact the People & Culture Team on (08) 9422 0700.

Foundation Housing Limited is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We encourage people with a disability, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, those from culturally diverse backgrounds and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ to apply.

Property Services Administrator

Leederville / Full Time / Permanent Position
Closing Date: 29th August 2022

About the Role

We are currently seeking a Property Services Administrator.  The Property Services Administrator is the ‘first point of contact’ for the Property Services Team and is responsible for answering and managing the maintenance calls, ensuring calls are dealt with professionally, respectfully and in a timely manner.  If you like to solve problems, find solutions, enjoy talking to people, and coordinating small projects, then this role is for you.

About You

Ideally, you will hold the following attributes:

  • Sound knowledge of building maintenance matters.
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong organisational, prioritisation skills and attention to detail.
  • Sound knowledge of strata and leased property contracts.
  • An understanding of the Building Code of Australia and Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

Benefits

Foundation Housing provides a stimulating, positive and supportive work environment, and offers attractive remuneration and benefits, including salary packaging and flexible working arrangements. This is a great opportunity to join a leading not-for-profit organisation to work in a role that helps positively influence the lives of the people that we are here to support.

How to Apply

When applying for this position (via Seek), please include a copy of your current CV and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) which addresses your suitability for and interest in the role.

Applications close on Monday 29th August, however we reserve the right to finalise the process sooner if a suitable applicant has been sourced.

Foundation Housing Limited is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with a disability, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or those from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Final applicants for this position will be asked to provide a National Police Check.

 

Rent Assessment Officer

Leederville / Full Time
Closing Date: 29th August 2022

About the Role

We are currently seeking a Rent Assessment Officer to join our friendly team.  The Rent Assessment Officer undertakes rental reviews for Foundation Housing’s tenants by following a framework and ensuring a robust, fair, and equitable assessment of the amount of rent to be paid.  The role interacts with tenants, internal staff, and agencies to help determine rental amounts and any additional financial entitlements that may be applicable.

About You

Ideally, you will hold the following attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Previous experience working with Centrelink payments and entitlements
  • Proven ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail
  • Advanced skills level within Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act (desirable)
  • Previous experience working with SharePoint (desirable)

Foundation Housing provides a stimulating, positive and supportive work environment, and offers attractive remuneration and benefits, including salary packaging and flexible working arrangements. This is a great opportunity to join a leading not-for-profit organisation and help positively influence the lives of the people we are here to support.

When applying for this position, please include a copy of your current CV and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) which addresses your suitability for and interest in the role.

Applications close on Monday 29th August, however we reserve the right to finalise the process sooner if a suitable applicant has been sourced.

Foundation Housing Limited is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with a disability, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or those from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Final applicants for this position will be asked to provide a National Police Check.