Work with us

We’re expanding our dream team.

If you care about making a difference, then we want you on board at Orana House.

We have a number of interesting and rewarding new positions open right now. To apply, please forward your resume, as well as a cover letter addressing the skills and experience you have that align with the role to:

Mel Rowe, General Manager

manager@orana.net.au

08 9370 4544

*Please note, for all of the roles listed below, that being female is a Genuine Occupational Qualification under Section 27 of the Equal Opportunities Act 1984 (WA) and Section 30 (1) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

Positions available now:

Tenancy support worker – housing families program

Fixed-term contract until June 2026: SCHADS Award Classification Level 4 (contact us for a full JDF)

Orana House provides a suite of services to support women and children who have experienced family and domestic violence. We have been leading the Housing Families Program since September 2021. The program works in collaboration with Real Estate Agents, Property Managers and Landlords to increase their understanding of the needs of women and children who have experienced family and domestic violence in order to enable more families to successfully move on from crisis accommodation into safe, secure housing in the
private rental market. Due to the success of the program to date, the Department of Communities have extended the funding until June 2026.

The role of the Housing Families Tenancy Support worker will be to work alongside the co-ordinator to assess and respond to referrals, provide individual support to clients to determine their eligibility for the program, provide individual assistance to attend viewings, make applications, sign tenancy agreements, complete property condition reports, organise moving and make other suitable referrals to assist them to maintain their tenancies for a period of 6-12months. Close liaison with both the client and the property managers will be a
key requirement.

We are seeking an energetic and organised individual with knowledge of FDV and tenancy support and a passion for advocating for women and children.

This is 40 hours per 40-hour-per-fortnight role based at our offices in Maylands and Noranda and working across the metropolitan area of Perth. Some flexibility of hours will be required to attend events outside normal business hours, such as home opens.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding and commitment to the rights and interests of women experiencing family violence
  • Knowledge of housing and tenancy processes and relevant referral pathways
  • Strong written, verbal and IT communication skills
  • Ability to work in a culturally appropriate way whilst advocating for clients and their needs
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently, manage competing priorities and report outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to adhere to privacy and confidentiality principles.
  • Commitment to working within Orana’s Vision and Mission
  • A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Card
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle

Part-Time and Casual Support Workers/women’s advocates

Orana House provides crisis and transitional accommodation, advocacy and holistic support services for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence. We are looking for part-time and casual Refuge Support Workers/Women’s Advocates to join our current refuge and outreach teams.

The role will work alongside our advocates and support workers to provide practical and emotional support, advocacy and case management services to women and children impacted by family and domestic violence (FDV).

We are seeking skilled, energetic and organised individuals with a passion to advocate for women and children and provide activities and programs to meet their needs and increase their knowledge, resilience and safety.

Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Community Services Certificate IV or above
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in an FDV or direct client service delivery organisation
  • Knowledge of family and domestic violence, its impact and the resources available to assist
  • Knowledge & experience in culturally sensitive practice
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed and strength-based practice
  • Ability to advocate for clients and their needs with external agencies and stakeholders
  • Ability to manage competing demands within limited timeframes
  • Professional boundaries and ability to adhere to privacy and confidentiality principles.
  • High level of written & verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to working within Orana’s Vision and Mission
  • A current National Police Clearance and Working with Children Card
  • A valid driver’s license
  • A Current Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Flexibility to work a combination of day, overnight and weekend shifts
  • Be vaccinated in line with Government guidelines