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Position Description

Tenant Services Officer, bric housing company
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bric housing company is currently recruiting a Tenant Services Officer to provide customer focused end to end tenancy services across an assigned portfolio of tenants and social housing properties in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders including the bric housing Asset Services team, government and partner agencies.
Job Number:
Job Category:
Customer Service
Job Type:
Full-time
Area:
QLD
Published:
18/01/2018
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bric housing company



Location

Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland



Position Description

bric housing is a customer focused and innovative Community Housing Provider supporting eligible tenants to establish and maintain safe, secure and suitable social and affordable housing. 

bric housing manages and supports over 800 tenancies in over 200 properties comprising multi-unit developments, boarding houses and freestanding homes leased from the Queensland government, private landlords and within selected bric housing owned properties. 

bric housing operates from Spring Hill with properties located principally in the northern part of greater Brisbane, Redcliffe and Caboolture.

Key Responsibilities:

Tenancy Support and Engagement:

  • Manage a tenancy portfolio delivering high quality end to end housing management services to applicants, tenants and communities through responsive, appropriate and respectful customer service.
  • Ensure day to day service delivery is conducted in accordance with policies, contracts, relevant legislation (Acts), guidelines and industry standards.
  • Positively and proactively contribute to the team's performance against key performance measures and individual performance targets.
  • In consultation with your Senior Tenant Services Officer, manage the delivery of ongoing tenant engagement and community participation.
  • Work constructively to prevent and resolve client concerns and complaints
  • Ensure effective collection of rent and management of rental arrears and debts in accordance with bric housing company policy and procedures
  • Conduct regular property inspections (as required) and ensure appropriate management of tenancy obligations
  • Constructively and proactively apply tenancy agreement obligations which may include preparing and serving breach and remedy processes, and attending and representing within Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
  • Work in close consultation with the Asset Services team to ensure property inspections are undertaken according to agreed timeframes.
  • Ensure accurate and up to date information is managed and entered into the bric tenancy management system.
  • Ensure staff responsible for rental reviews receive timely information necessary to maintain and conduct the reviews.
  • Ensure tenancies subject to particular requirements under funding arrangements (such as those under the Community Rent Scheme) are managed in a manner which is compliant with the requirements of those specific arrangements.
  • Participate with reasonable availability in the bric housing On Call Roster.
  • support other team members to carry out their duties.

Relationships

  • Build relationships and work with stakeholders to ensure the effective delivery of tenancy services in support of organisational goals and client outcomes.
  • Model a strong work ethic and actively build relationship equity with stakeholders to drive loyalty, engagement and satisfaction
  • Maintain effective communication with all stakeholders

Professional Development & Contribution

  • Attend and represent bric housing at selected events and occasions, which may require out of hours attendance
  • Identify innovative ideas and process improvement activities which lead to positive change and outcomes
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures for all aspects of work undertaken within your team function that comply with legislation, good practice and regulatory requirements
  • This Position Description will be amended from time to time.

Criteria

Essential

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in a customer focussed role
  • Experience managing a portfolio of tenancies in the public/community or private sector housing including sound knowledge of tenancy legislation and regulatory frameworks as it relates to housing management activities including Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008.
  • Experience in dealing with complex and challenging customers and housing management issues including tenancy sustainment practices, evictions, and court proceedings as required
  • A commitment to the provision of housing services with respect for bric's mission and purpose
  • Qualification in Social Science, Property Management or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Experience in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of programs, Housing Management and/or Customer Relationship Management Systems.
  • Qualification in Social Science, Property Management or related discipline or equivalent work experience

Required Skills & Knowledge

  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills and relationship management skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills including ability to manage competing priorities
  • Well-developed problem solving and influencing skills including ability to recommend strategies for resolution/service improvement to management.
  • An ability to adapt to changing environments and requirements including an ability to lead others through the process of change
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of issues affecting socially disadvantaged groups including homeless people, people with disabilities and people from a non-English speaking background

Desirable

  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector

General

  • Holder of, or ability to hold a Queensland Working With Children Check and to pass a Criminal History Check
  • Current Queensland drivers licence

Your working life:

bric housing actively encourages productive working relationships, a healthy work-life balance, workplace diversity and innovation.  You will work for an organisation which offers a safe and healthy workplace, professional development, and flexible work and lifestyle options.

All bric housing employees are required to:

.  Comply with all bric housing policies and procedures, including an annual commitment to the bric housing Code of Conduct

.  Comply with all work health and safety legislation and regulations

.  Comply with all other Federal and State legislations relevant to the company

.  Work in a collaborative fashion with bric housing customers, staff and stakeholders

.  Uphold and enhance the reputation of bric housing company

.  Maintain the highest level of integrity in the conduct of bric housing business

.  Undertake identified training and development activities/programs.

 



Contact

To apply for this role please email the following to careers@bric.org.au

  • Your current resume, including two (2) referees, one of which should be your current or most recent supervisor; and
  • A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining your ability to meet the relevant detailed criteria



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