Building Tenancy Skills

Expression of interest – researcher and evaluator

We are seeking an evaluator to undertake research and conduct an evaluation of an ILC-funded co-design project to support people with disability to maintain their tenancies.

Background

Shelter WA is the independent peak body for social and affordable housing and ending homelessness in Western Australia. Out vision is that all people living in Western Australia have housing that enables them to thrive.

People With Disabilities WA (PWdWA) undertakes systemic advocacy and provides non-legal individual advocacy to people with disabilities.

Shelter WA, in a consortium with People with Disabilities WA (PWdWA) has received an information Linkages and Capacity Building Grant from the Department of Social Services. We will work alongside people with disability and consult with relevant housing and housing support providers to develop skills and resources to help prevent evictions and reduce the risk of homelessness for people with disability. Building Tenancy Skills (shelterwa.org.au)

The Work

The evaluator will design a methodology for gathering data from participants of various activities associated with the project. The evaluator will develop a theory of change/program logic for each of the activities that emerge from the co-design process.  Some outcomes are already specified in the grant agreement, including a mix of individual and organisational outcomes. Other outcomes will be identified with the Project Manager, the co-design project team and the Advisory Group. The evaluator will undertake desk top research into the current locations within the rental market of people living with disability and into the existing availability of best practice tools for assisting people with disability to maintain their tenancies and provide a literature review. The literature review will identify whether these resources are available in accessible formats. The evaluator will present this information in a suitable format to the co-design project team and the Advisory Group for their consideration. The evaluation will assess the extent to which the project aligns with the objectives of the grant. The work will commence in November and will require more intensive involvement in the design phase until June 2022 with intermittent involvement as mentioned above until project activities cease in December 2022. The final evaluation report will be due in Feb 2023. The evaluator will attend monthly meetings with the co-design project team and may also organise online meetings with individual members as required. The evaluator will attend two bimonthly meetings of the Advisory Group. The evaluator will attend two metro based workshops delivered between July and November 2022. The evaluator will receive the support of the Project Manager.

Essential skills required for this contract

The evaluator will be working alongside and seeking input from people who experience various kinds of disability and therefore must demonstrate suitable means of undertaking and presenting this work in an accessible, trauma informed and strengths based manner. The evaluator must be comfortable in working in a co-design setting. The evaluator must provide a police clearance.

Expression of Interest (EOI) application

Please respond with your resume, an estimate of the cost and your availability to commence. Please respond by November 8

For more information: please contact Donna Turner on 9325 6660 or donna@shelterwa.org.au