Job opportunities

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, work collaboratively with committed and passionate people and have real opportunities for professional development, then we encourage you to join our team.


Positions available:


Housing Project Coordinator (Adelaide)

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of younger people living in Nursing Homes. Our Mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable change that stops young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

The Housing Hub Team – a group of dynamic, passionate and like minded people – was created to drive two distinct streams of work which aim to assist people with disability to see the possibilities for a home for themself, have options to choose from and find the home that is right for them.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working and driven professional who is willing to put sustained efforts and eternal energy into completing Tenancy Matching Projects in South Australia. The right candidate will enjoy working within a high performing group, put team success before individual, be resilient and vigorous in their effort! This is not easy work, but highly rewarding and knowing that you are making a difference ensures job satisfaction.

Strong and sustained engagement with the whole disability sector is key in this role. The right person will need to enjoy facilitating workshops and undertaking community promotion. Other key tasks such as making proactive phone calls to other Disability Sector professionals, attending webinars, doing presentations and running meetings will be ongoing. Our staff build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector and engage with people living with disability who have complex needs to promote the opportunity of independent living.

Written reporting and the daily use of our database will also need to become second nature as we have a high level of responsibility to both of our clients – the people living with disability and the SDA providers we work with. Our data is important as it helps inform the whole sector – working within this database is a priority.

And most importantly, you are passionate about supporting people with disability to find the home that is just right. You value lived experience and look to this to inform your work.

Responsibilities & duties:

  • Delivery of Engagement Strategies including facilitation of workshops and community promotion (specific to particular SDA builds as well as the ongoing promotion of the Housing Hub website). This will include undertaking different forms of engagement including phone calls, webinars, presentations, meetings and other as required
  • Cultivating strong individual relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector
  • Engagement of people with disability who have complex needs and their informal and formal support networks, to promote the opportunity of independent living at new SDA builds and assist them through the application process
  • Meeting weekly KPIs for engagement activity
  • Development of applicant summary reports as required
  • Support and advice to relevant stakeholders in relation to the development of housing plans for NDIS participants
  • Participation in regular meetings, including planning meetings, with Summer Foundation Housing Team and SDA providers
  • Collection of high quality information about market needs and community demand
  • Documentation of all interactions with stakeholders, applicants and customers through the Housing Hub team’s CRM
  • Provision of advice to SDA providers regarding the promotion of their properties, support to applicants, final selection of applicants as required
  • Delivery of projects on time and in full as per customer contracts
  • Other duties as requested by Manager
  • Remain flexible to role changes according to relevant skills and experience, changing work environments, work priorities and organisational needs
  • Employment subject to National Criminal History check

Qualifications:

  • Allied health or disability relevant qualifications and/or relevant experience

Skills & experience:

  • Previous experience in the disability sector working with people with complex needs
  • Community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable experience)
  • Confident public speaker
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines

How to apply:

  • Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be re-directed to our recruitment system where you will be asked to respond to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a cover letter and resume. There will be a number of stages to the recruitment process. Stay tuned for your notifications by email and SMS.
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • Applicants are required to have Australian Work Rights
  • Applications will be considering as they come in.



Housing Options Facilitator (Any location)

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of young people living in Nursing Homes. Our Mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable change that stops young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

The Summer Foundation’s Housing Hub Team works nationally with people living with disability to allow them to live independently, often for the first time. This team is strongly accountable and has clearly defined project delivery dates and high expectations of success.

Currently the team is looking for a passionate, driven and energetic team member to deliver high impact phone support for people with disability and stakeholders who support people to find out about their options, receive capacity building and articulate their housing needs and preferences. A big part of this role is listening to people’s needs, being present to each caller and providing them with the resources they require to move ahead.

Key responsibilities include:

Phone support line:

  • Delivery of phone support that aims to raise awareness, build capacity and gather housing preferences in order to support people to acquire SDA funding including answering all incoming calls and providing advice and support to callers
  • Undertaking co-design of the phone support line model with people with lived experience of disability and being a housing seeker where necessary
  • Documenting the guidelines for the phone line and undertake all steps required to develop the line, train the back up staff, develop resources for back up staff
  • Collate feedback on the phone line to inform how it could be improved

Enquiry management:

  • Respond to all messages on the phone line promptly
  • Respond to all incoming emails from Housing Seekers and Supporters, connecting them to Housing Hub resources and information

Resources:

  • Contribute to the development of resources that provide information to housing seekers on their housing journey
  • Collate data on common questions and needs of Seekers and Supporters to inform the development of quality resources

Qualifications:

  • Allied health or disability relevant qualifications and/or relevant experience

Skills & experience:

  • Previous experience in the disability sector working with people with complex needs
  • Community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder engagement
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, Housing and Support for people with disability
  • Confident public speaker
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Friendly, compassionate and displays empathy.

How to apply:

  • Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be re-directed to our recruitment system where you will be asked to respond to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a cover letter and resume. There will be a number of stages to the recruitment process. Stay tuned for your notifications by email and SMS.
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • Applicants are required to have Australian Work Rights
  • Applications will be considering as they come in.

The Summer Foundation offers amazing flexibility and full time or part time hours (0.8) can be negotiated. We also offer Salary Packaging, a supportive and collaborative team environment, and the opportunity to feel good about what you achieve at the end of the day. 

People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.

The key to this role is to deliver on time and extremely valuable support to People living with Disability and other sector professionals. Patience, efficiency, expertise and adherence to the Summer Foundation values is so important. Apply to be part of this amazing team, who are making a difference every day.




Reporting Coordinator

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of young people living in Nursing Homes. Our Mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable change that stops young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

The Summer Foundation’s Housing Hub Team works nationally with people living with disability to allow them to live independently, often for the first time. This team is strongly accountable and has clearly defined project delivery dates and high expectations of success.

Currently the team is looking for a passionate, driven and energetic team member to deliver client reporting on time and in full across all our projects.

The Reporting Coordinators work with the greater Housing Hub team and people living with disability, their families, supporters and professionals in the sector. This team member will work across the team to coordinate and write detailed reports for clients. There will be extensive liaison with Allied Health Workers, Families and Support Coordinators to ensure that all relevant information is available to provide the best possible reporting to clients and for clients.

With a direct line to the National Reporting Manager, this role is key to the on time delivery of reports – a sense of urgency and a “get things done” attitude is required.

Responsibilities & duties:

  • Delivery of detailed, accurate and comprehensive clinical reporting to clients on time
  • Development and presentation of reports as required
  • Support and advice to stakeholders in relation to the development of SDA evidence for NDIS participants
  • Cultivate strong individual relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector
  • Engage with people living with disability who have complex needs and their support networks, to promote the opportunity of independent living at Specialist Disability Accommodation builds and assist them through the whole process

Skills & experience:

  • You must have strong computer skills including using Google Drive, Microsoft Office and Databases
  • You must have Allied Health or disability relevant qualification (I.e. Social Worker/Occupational Therapist/Speech Pathologist/Nursing)
  • You should have experience writing complex reports in the disability/health sector and may have worked with people with complex needs
  • You could have community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder engagement
  • It would be great if you had knowledge of NDIS and SDA housing
  • You will have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • You will definitely have great organisational skills

How to apply:

  • Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be re-directed to our recruitment system where you will be asked to respond to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a cover letter and resume. There will be a number of stages to the recruitment process. Stay tuned for your notifications by email and SMS.
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • Applicants are required to have Australian Work Rights
  • Applications will be considering as they come in.

The Summer Foundation offers amazing flexibility and full time or part time hours (0.9) can be negotiated.  We also offer Salary Packaging, a supportive and collaborative team environment, and the opportunity to feel good about what you achieve at the end of the day. 

People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived experience is valued by the organisation and looked upon favourably.

The key to this role is the knowledge of the NDIS and people with complex needs and superior writing skills – please ensure your application includes a cover letter which displays both.




Housing Projects Coordinator NSW

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of younger people living in Nursing Homes. Our Mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable change that stops young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

The Housing Hub Team – a group of dynamic, passionate and like minded people – was created to drive two distinct streams of work which aim to assist people with disability to see the possibilities for a home for themselves, have options to choose from and find the home that is right for them.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working and driven professional who is willing to put sustained efforts and eternal energy into completing Tenancy Matching Projects in New South Wales. The right candidate will enjoy working within a high performing group, put team success before individual, be resilient and vigorous in their effort! This is not easy work, but highly rewarding and knowing that you are making a difference ensures job satisfaction.

Strong and sustained engagement with the whole disability sector is key in this role. The right person will need to enjoy facilitating workshops and undertaking community promotion. Other key tasks such as making proactive phone calls to other Disability Sector professionals, attending webinars, doing presentations and running meetings will be ongoing. Our staff build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector and engage with people living with disability who have complex needs to promote the opportunity of independent living.

Written reporting and the daily use of our database will also need to become second nature as we have a high level of responsibility to both of our clients – the people living with disability and the SDA providers we work with. Our data is important as it helps inform the whole sector – working within this database is a priority.

And most importantly, you are passionate about supporting people with disability to find the home that is just right. You value lived experience and look to this to inform your work.

Qualifications:

  • Allied health or disability relevant qualifications and/or relevant experience

Skills & experience:

  • Previous experience in the disability sector working with people with complex needs
  • Community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable experience)
  • Confident public speaker
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines

There is never a dull moment working at this incredible organisation. The ability to be organised, manage multiple stakeholders and communications at once and work at a high energy level is important. If you want to work in the disability sector but at a commercial sector pace – and get the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of many people with disability – then this is the place for you.

We offer salary packaging, above award wages and great flexibility. We encourage the best of the best to apply to join this team and make a difference.

How to apply:

  • Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be re-directed to our recruitment system where you will be asked to respond to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a cover letter and resume. There will be a number of stages to the recruitment process. Stay tuned for your notifications by email and SMS.
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • Applicants are required to have Australian Work Rights
  • Applications will be considering as they come in.



Housing Projects Coordinator VIC

The Summer Foundation’s aim is to resolve the issue of younger people living in Nursing Homes. Our Mission is to create, lead and demonstrate long-term sustainable change that stops young people from being forced to live in nursing homes because there is nowhere else for them.

The Housing Hub Team – a group of dynamic, passionate and like minded people – was created to drive two distinct streams of work which aim to assist people with disability to see the possibilities for a home for themselves, have options to choose from and find the home that is right for them.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working and driven professional who is willing to put sustained efforts and eternal energy into completing Tenancy Matching Projects in Victoria. The right candidate will enjoy working within a high performing group, put team success before individual, be resilient and vigorous in their effort! This is not easy work, but highly rewarding and knowing that you are making a difference ensures job satisfaction.

Strong and sustained engagement with the whole disability sector is key in this role. The right person will need to enjoy facilitating workshops and undertaking community promotion. Other key tasks such as making proactive phone calls to other Disability Sector professionals, attending webinars, doing presentations and running meetings will be ongoing. Our staff build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the disability and housing sector and engage with people living with disability who have complex needs to promote the opportunity of independent living.

Written reporting and the daily use of our database will also need to become second nature as we have a high level of responsibility to both of our clients – the people living with disability and the SDA providers we work with. Our data is important as it helps inform the whole sector – working within this database is a priority.

And most importantly, you are passionate about supporting people with disability to find the home that is just right. You value lived experience and look to this to inform your work.

Qualifications:

  • Allied health or disability relevant qualifications and/or relevant experience

Skills & experience:

  • Previous experience in the disability sector working with people with complex needs
  • Community engagement experience including networking and stakeholder
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable experience)
  • Confident public speaker
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Organised and able to meet deadlines

There is never a dull moment working at this incredible organisation. The ability to be organised, manage multiple stakeholders and communications at once and work at a high energy level is important. If you want to work in the disability sector but at a commercial sector pace – and get the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of many people with disability – then this is the place for you.

We offer salary packaging, above award wages and great flexibility. We encourage the best of the best to apply to join this team and make a difference.

How to apply:

  • Please click ‘Apply Now’ to be re-directed to our recruitment system where you will be asked to respond to the Key Selection Criteria and upload a cover letter and resume. There will be a number of stages to the recruitment process. Stay tuned for your notifications by email and SMS.
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • Applicants are required to have Australian Work Rights
  • Applications will be considering as they come in.

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