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Launch Housing

addressAddressMelbourne, VIC
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Job description

  • Fixed-term until 30 June 2023 - 45.6 hours per fortnight
  • $89,649.54 (Pro-rata) + super + NFP salary packaging
  • Immediate start

Why join Launch Housing

Our mission is to end homelessness. We aim to get people housed, keep them housed, and be an influential voice on ending homelessness. We are a secular, independent provider of choice for clients and strive to be the go-to organisation on homelessness for government, media, philanthropy, private donors and the community.

Our people are the backbone of our organisation and supporting their wellbeing and professional development is critical to our ability to help our clients and the community. We value lived experience and diversity in our staff, and actively work to ensure everyone is able to make their career with Launch Housing fulfilling.

Launch Housing is working to become more trauma informed and as a leading employer in the homelessness sector, it is important to let you know that you may hear stories of distress, hardship, trauma, or violence when working with us. We encourage you to reflect on how this may impact you when considering to apply for the role. Sustaining the Health & Well-being of our staff is our priority. We provide adequate training & supervision, Wellbeing Days, and access to Employee Assistance Program.

There are many benefits of working at Launch Housing including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Contributing to useful and rewarding work and giving something back to the community
  • Paid Wellbeing days (on top of annual leave)
  • Not-for-Profit Salary Packaging of up to $15,900 free income tax per year AND up to $2,650 additional tax-free money to spend towards meals and entertainment
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Free and Confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training and career growth opportunities across Launch Housing

Why this role matters

The Children’s Specialist Support Service (CSSS) team supports children and young people aged 0-18 years that have experienced trauma due to homelessness and/or family violence.

The CSSS is a unique program in that the child or young person is our client. The CSSS provides a range of services including information and referral pathways, enhanced case management, therapeutic and recreational group work, psychological services as well as educational support.

What you'll do

You will provide psychological support to children, adolescents and adults affected by homelessness and family violence through Launch Housing. Your key responsibilities include:

  • Conduct Cognitive and Educational Assessments. This includes test selection, administration, interpretation, report writing and feedback (to parents, teachers and other professionals).
  • Provide outreach intervention to children, adolescents and adults. Intervention may be in the form of one on one counselling, group and family work or behavioural and learning support in schools.
  • Provide parent training.
  • Collaborate with other programs within the HCSSS (e.g. educational support) and Launch Housing (e.g. housing support) as well as with school wellbeing teams.

What we're looking for

  • Full Psychology Registration with AHPRA (General, Clinical or Educational and Developmental).
  • Be a Board Approved Supervisor to supervise a Provisional Psychologist, or have a willingness to provide field supervision to Provisional Psychologists if not a Board Approved Supervisor (desirable).
  • Experience working with children and families impacted by homelessness, family violence and disadvantage.
  • A positive and non-judgmental approach and ability to provide a flexible service, including outreach support in client’s homes and school.
  • Ability to design, implement and review appropriate intervention strategies and program processes.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Have experience providing counselling to children, adolescents and adults.

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please click the "Apply Now" button. If you would like additional information regarding this role, please contact Angela Zheng at, using the subject line: Psychologist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please note there is no closing date for this role and shortlisting will occur on a rolling basis, so please don't delay in submitting your application.

If you require reasonable adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process please let us know at

A position description is attached.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia and must provide evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption certificate.Launch Housing is committed to being a child safe organisation and has zero tolerance to child abuse.

Our hiring process involves rigorous screening of applicants. All of our people including students, contractors and volunteers must hold a valid Working With Children Check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Launch Housing is an Equal Opportunity employer and supports accessible working arrangements for all. We welcome and encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds including people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and LGBTQI+. We acknowledge Lived Experience as a unique expertise, and encourage people with a Lived Experience of Homelessness to apply.

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