July 2018 Issue: Workforce Development in the Homelessness and Social Housing Sector

Contents for July 2018 Issue: Workforce Development in the Homelessness and Social Housing Sector

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CHP Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons


AHI President’s Welcome

Andrew Davis, AHI President, Business Development Project Manager, Unity Housing Company


Vox Pop — A soapbox for the Australiasian Housing Community


Dear HousingWORKS… News, Views and Movements from across the Australasian Housing Industry


Community Housing Ltd and Horizon Housing join forces to address Australia’s housing crisis


Frog Hollow goes big with the littlest members of the community


Newly refurbished convent site in Kalamunda now restoring lives in need


AHI’s third Aboriginal Housing Masterclass keeps aboriginal housing on the agenda


Street count finds 91 people sleeping rough in City of Port Phillip


Feedback stations pilot for quality improvement


Feature: Workforce Development in the Homelessness and Social Housing Sectors


The SHS Transition Plan: Building a Workforce for the Future

The Council to Homeless Persons Victoria


Workforce Development in the Homelessness Sector

Dr Angela Spinney, Senior Research Fellow/Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology


The New South Wales Homelessness Industry Partnership

Tamara Sequeira, Project Manager Staff Sector Development Project, Homelessness NSW


Building from Strength

The Centre for Workforce Excellence, Family Safety Victoria


Lessons for Sector Workforce Development from the Penrith Homelessness Interagency Service Mapping Research Project

Amy Lawton and Dr Olivia Hamilton, WESTIR Limited


Skilling and Supporting Homelessness Sector Workers to Provide Better Outcomes for Indigenous Service Users in Rural North Queensland

Frances Every, Human Services sector worker and independent researcher


Homelessness Sector Workforce Development in Tasmania

Jed Donoghue, Executive Member Shelter Tasmania, Meg Smith, Workforce Development Project Officer Shelter Tasmania, Cynthia Townley, Policy Officer Shelter Tasmania and Pattie Chugg, Executive Officer, Shelter Tasmania


The Way Forward — Te Ara I Mua: An overview of current homelessness and social housing workforce development in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sho Isogai, Doctoral Candidate — Doctor of Social Work, Massey University


Nothing About Us Without Us: Opportunities for Lived Experience in the Homelessness Sector

Morgan Cataldo, Lived Experience Service Development Worker, Launch Housing and Cassandra Bawden, Team Leader, Peer Education and Support Program, Council to Homeless Persons


Consumer Voices

Consumer Voices is a regular feature in Parity. Articles are written by and with consumers to ensure they have a say about the issues that directly affect them.


Building from Strength: Victoria’s Vision for the Family Violence Workforce of the Future

Emily Maguire, CEO, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)


Hit Refresh on the Human Services Sector

Bonnie Keates, Shelter SA


An Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework for Victoria

Jennifer Samms, Aboriginal Housing Victoria


The Intersection Between Family Violence, Housing and Workforce Development

Laura Rosenberg, Social Worker/Capability Building Coordinator in the Enhanced Pathways to Family Violence Work Project at The Salvation Army Crisis Services Network Family Violence Services


Ask Izzy: Utilising Technology to Address Domestic Violence

Pip Robertson, Ask Izzy Help at Hand Coordinator, Infoxchange


‘Graduates Need Not Apply’

Sorcha Walshe, Shelter SA


Meet a Tenant

Dean Charleton


A Career in Housing

Scott Langford, Chief Executive Officer, SGCH



Look who’s new at the AHI


Corporate Member

Bethanie Housing


Certified Housing Professional

Julia Saunders, Development Manager, CORT Community Housing


AHI member

Bettyanne Crawford, Tenancy Relations Office, Compass Housing




Alice Clark

Executive Director, Shelter SA