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Are you passionate about youth social justice and want to make a difference?

Are you a self-starter who cares deeply about young people getting the support they need?

THEN YOU MIGHT BE THE PERSON WE ARE LOOKING FOR!


current opportunities

Working for Victoria roles

We have one role left as part of the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.

To register your interest and apply, go to the Working for Victoria website. Click on the job below to find out more.

This role is an opportunity to use your skills, experience and passion to support young people doing it hard, working in partnership with them to make a real difference in their lives. Did we say you’d also be part of a wonderful and caring team?! We seek compassionate, motivated individuals who share our values in faith, integrity, respect and belonging.

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you…….

ABOUT THE ROLE

The key focus of the Financial Inclusion Support Worker role is the provision of information and referral support to staff, volunteers and young people with regard to benefits available and supports (such as microfinance loans) that reduce the impact of financial exclusion and address issues of economic disadvantage.

This role will also provide an entry level opportunity to provide administrative support for the Finance team.

This is a full-time fixed-term position for a period of 6 months subject to ongoing funding arrangements.

This position is classified at level 3.1 of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 and the salary for this position is $ 62,738.00 plus 9.5% superannuation.

What you need to have:

  • Sound administration skills, including an ability to process accounts payable and receivable transactions.
  • Strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy in the performance of basic financial transactions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment toward deadlines as well as prioritising own workload.
  • Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
  • Willingness to obtain a valid Working with Children Check, satisfactory National Police Check (or international where required) as it relates to the Financial Inclusion Support Worker position.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License.

We’d really like you to have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or other related qualification and/or relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience in a Community/Not for Profit sector, including working with vulnerable persons.

Appointments are subject to eligibility and the legal right to work in Australia.

Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check, National Police Check, International Police Check (If resided overseas for a period of 12 months or longer for the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Supported training and development programs
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • A fabulous team who care about young people

HOW TO APPLY

For further information, please contact Geoff Manton, General Manager Education, Enterprise and Innovation on (03) 9470 2972. Register and lodge your application here.

Our commitment to diversity

Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.

If you have the skills to do the advertised role and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!

Our commitment to Child Safety

Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitations.

ABOUT CONCERN AUSTRALIA

Concern Australia works with vulnerable young people, creating opportunities for them to live positive and meaningful lives. Each year we reach thousands of vulnerable and at-risk young people through our work focused across Education, Housing and Homelessness and Youth Justice, providing support for many who could otherwise fall through the cracks. At Concern Australia, we work with and walk alongside our young people, supporting them to identify and build on their strengths and goals to reach their full potential.

Jobs available via direct application

For more than 25 years, our Hand Brake Turn program has provided opportunities for young people to develop automotive and life skills within a workshop setting where technical automotive training is provided to young people at risk of disengaging from education and employment. Last year we celebrated the graduation of our 10,000th student and we continue to adapt to the changing needs of the labour market.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This newly created role is for an experienced automotive professional with a passion to see the next generation succeed.

As the fiXit Social Enterprise Coordinator, you would be responsible for overseeing a newly created Social Enterprise which employs graduates of the Hand Brake Turn course. Accredited by Social Traders, fiXit will provide a service to the local community through the provision of service and repair of vehicles (hand book servicing), the collection of donated vehicles for restoration, and vehicles for sale and/or donation to individuals in need.

The Key Duties of the Role include:

  • Overseeing a dynamic workshop environment, mentoring 4 young people at any given time, with up to 24 young people over a 12 month period.
  • Recruitment, training and supervising young people, apprentices and volunteers.
  • Delivering quality on the job learning experiences.
  • Establishing strong working relationships with external partners (schools, TAFE, LLENs, employers, police and other community organisations).
  • Ensuring compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Standards and Child Safety Standards.
  • Working closely with General Manager and colleagues within the Hand Brake Turn program and across Concern Australia.

If you are passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact in the community, join our team!

This is a 12-month fixed term position that can be spread over 4-5 days, and will be based at our North West office in Braybrook. Travel to our South East workshop in Dandenong, will be required.

This position is classified in accordance with the Vehicle Repair Services and Retail Award 2020 RS&R Level II R7 with the salary range 60k ($30 per hr) to 69k ($35 per hr) and the level to be commensurate with the skills and experience.

What you need to have:

  • Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
  • Automotive industry, qualified mechanic or other related qualification.
  • Business and commercial skills to market, develop and grow a small business
  • Sound presentation skills, including an ability to facilitate group discussions and activities with demonstrated experience in working with young people.
  • Ability to relate to young people who may come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, Excel and database entry.
  • Willingness to obtain a valid Working with Children Check, satisfactory National Police Check (or International where required) as it relates to the Social Enterprise Coordinator position.
  • Willingness to obtain Certificate IV in Training and Assessment qualification.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License.

We’d really like you to have:

  • Life experience, or experience in running a small business.
  • Qualifications in Youth Work, Social Work or Community Development.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Relevant experience in a Community/Not for Profit sector, including working with vulnerable persons.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience working with various digital platforms, including Social Media.

Appointments are subject to eligibility and the legal right to work in Australia.

Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children Check, National Police Check, International Police Check (If resided overseas for a period of 12 months or longer for the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Supported training and development programs
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • On-site parking

HOW TO APPLY

For further information, please contact Geoff Manton, General Manager Education, Enterprise and Innovation on 0418 502 386.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description) to Inga Teague, HR Officer with the subject ‘Social Enterprise Coordinator’ via Inga.Teague@concernaustralia.org.au.

There is no closing date for applications. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Our commitment to diversity

Concern Australia is committed to build and maintain an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to people from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.

If you have the skills to do the advertised role, and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!

Our commitment to Child Safety

Concern Australia is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitations.

ABOUT CONCERN AUSTRALIA

Concern Australia has been working with vulnerable young people for 50 years, creating opportunities for them to live positive and meaningful lives. Each year we reach thousands of vulnerable and at-risk young people through our work focused across Education, Housing and Homelessness and Youth Justice, providing support for many who could otherwise fall through the cracks. At Concern Australia, we work with and walk alongside our young people, supporting them to identify and build on their strengths and goals to reach their full potential.

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Volunteering is a great way for members of the community to
DONATE THEIR SKILLS AND TIME TO HELP US DELIVER AND MANAGE OUR PROGRAMS.

We value our amazing volunteers and could not do the work we do without them!
You can make a world of difference in a young person or child’s life by helping to support them
in areas of Education, Housing and Homelessness, and Justice.
Interested in contributing your time, talents and skills?

Fill in the volunteer form below and we will get back to you soon.

WE ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THESE PROGRAMS

Exciting opportunities are now available to become a live-in mentor to young people as part of our Enhanced Lead Tenant program, which provides accommodation, and support services to young people who are on statutory orders (child protection and/or youth justice). The young people are aged between 16 – 19 years and are usually exiting residential services.

For more information please visit our Inside Out page

Exciting opportunities are now available to become a mentor to young people as part of our Hand Brake Turn team. You will work alongside young people equipping them with life skills that promote independence.

We are seeking someone with knowledge of the education and/or employment sectors including LLENs, Learn Local Providers, RTOs and TAFE, knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection out of home care systems, and/or experience in support and case management of adolescents.

For more information please visit our Hand Brake Turn page.

APPLY TO VOLUNTEER HERE

    Select a program you would like to volunteer your time for or select general to work with Concern Australia on various programs and activities. You can select multiple programs.

    PARTNERS

    • AFL SportsReady
    • Albert Park Primary School
    • Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong
    • Ardoch
    • Aussie Tune
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia
    • Bunnings – Dandenong South, West Footscray, Sunshine
    • Business Chicks
    • Calendar Print
    • Casamento Photography
    • Casey Cardinia Foundation
    • Catalyst Network
    • Caulfield Grammar
    • Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare
    • Centre for Multicultural Youth
    • City LLEN
    • City of Greater Dandenong
    • City of Maribyrnong
    • City of Melbourne
    • City of Yarra
    • Collingwood Neighbourhood House
    • Collingwood Soup Van
    • Commonwealth Bank
    • Country Women’s Association
    • Cultivating Community
    • Currie & Brown
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Dandenong Christian Reformed Church
    • Department of Justice and Community Safety
    • Department of Transport
    • Drummond Street Services
    • FareShare
    • God’s Squad CMC, various chapters throughout Australia
    • Good Shephard Microfinance
    • Gospel Resource Ltd
    • Graeme Pearson
    • Grilled Collingwood
    • HoMie
    • Hosier Hoodies – Ben Hoban
    • HUG Foundation
    • Igniting Change
    • Indigenous Workforce Consulting
    • John Peberdy
    • John Sands
    • Joy Smith Foundation
    • Kids in Philanthropy
    • Kids Own Publishing
    • Kids Under Cover
    • Kilfinan Australia
    • KOGO
    • LMCF – The Tan Family Foundation
    • Ladder
    • Launch Housing
    • Lauriston Girls’ School
    • Les Twentyman Foundation
    • Lighthouse Foundation
    • Lindsay Tanner
    • LL Group Holdings Pty Ltd
    • Maribyrnong Mooney Valley LLEN
    • Marion Webster
    • Matt Adnate
    • Modara Pines Charitable Foundation
    • Mt Dandenong Primary School
    • Narre Warren Community Learning Centre
    • NED Whisky
    • Neighbourhood Justice Centre
    • OzHarvest
    • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
    • RMIT University
    • Ray White Southbank
    • Rotary Club of Carlton
    • Rotary Club of Central Melbourne
    • Rotary Club of Essendon
    • Rotary Club of Footscray
    • Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong
    • Rotary Club of Keilor
    • Rotary Club of Moorleigh Moorabbin
    • Rotary Club of Port Melbourne
    • Rotary Club of Southbank
    • SELLEN
    • Social Engine
    • Social Traders
    • South Sudanese Australia Youth United
    • Spotlight Foundation
    • St Hilary’s Women on Thursday Group
    • St James & St Peter’s Anglican Church
    • Sunbury College
    • TAL
    • Taylor’s Lakes Secondary College
    • The Big Umbrella
    • The Jack Brockhoff Foundation
    • Tradeswomen Australia
    • The Tan Family Foundation
    • V8 Supercars Australia
    • Victoria Police
    • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
    • Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce
    • Victorian Council of Social Services
    • Victorian Government Multicultural Festival and Events
    • Wallaroo Primary School
    • WAYSS
    • Whitelion
    • William Buckland Foundation
    • Wilma Gallet and Associates
    • Wombat Housing Support Services
    • Women CAN Australia
    • Western Region Aged Care Inc.
    • Wyndham City Council