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HousingWORKS June/July 2018

June/July 2018 HousingWORKS / Parity edition focuses on the issues of workforce development in the homelessness and social housing sector. The full version of the journal is available on-line in the Members Only section of the web-site.

Vox Pop | A soapbox for the Australiasian Housing Community
What do you think should be the priorities for a workforce development strategy in our sector?

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

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

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 New 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