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Join an innovative and people-centred organisation
that works in partnership with young people and children,
creating opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives.

Concern Australia has worked with vulnerable young people and children,
creating opportunities that see them reach their potential for nearly 50 years.
We are looking for passionate people who would like to have a positive impact on
the lives of young people and children who we work alongside.

If you would like to join our values driven organisation that focusses on
being People-centred, a Leader, a Partner and a good Steward,
you may like to consider applying for one of our roles.

current opportunities

Contract, 5hrs per week (during school terms)
Based in Collingwood

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Art Therapist to work in a community development childcare service. The Expressive Arts Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of expressive arts sessions for children, which foster creative expression, inclusiveness, social confidence, and skill building. We aim to combine process orientation with creative skill development and the provision of a non-hierarchical atmosphere which encourages creative exploration and celebrates difference and diversity. This is with the hope to extend the children’s areas of interest through the arts.

The successful candidate must have experience in working with children (preferably primary-aged), as well be highly flexible and punctual with outstanding communication skills and experience working in a small team.

The Position:

We are seeking someone with experience delivering expressive arts sessions to primary-aged children and who is trained in Art Therapy. The Coordinator will manage the logistics of running the project, such as structure, resource requirements and administration activities.

The role will involve coordinating art activities, researching current social and cultural needs of participants, recruiting and managing student placements, progress monitoring, reporting and evaluations, managing a budget, and collaborating with various community stakeholders for program activities.

Hours:

The successful applicants will be available to work five hours per week (Tuesday or Wednesday) from 1:00pm – 6:00pm during our After School Care program.

Interested in applying:

 You must hold a:

  • Current certification of Masters of Art Therapy.
  • Registration with ACTATA or ANZATA as governing Art Therapy bodies.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising expressive art student placements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of The MIECAT Institutes methodology for expressive art.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children. (Experience with culturally and linguistically 
diverse social backgrounds is advantageous)

Download the detailed position description here. Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description. Along with your KSC, you will also need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Information establishing your identity through a Proof of Identity check
  • Consent to a National Police Check or International police check
  • Proof of relevant mandatory qualifications gained
  • Details of three referees able to validate information on your skills, knowledge, capabilities, conduct and behaviour
  • Employee Working With Children Check

Please apply with your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the KSC per the position description. Please reference in the subject line: Expressive Arts Coordinator – LiveWires. Written applications are to be emailed to Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Applications close has extended to: 5:00pm Friday 3 March 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as they are received.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

For further information about the role please contact: 

Theresa Mai
Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Contract/Part Time, (0.4 FTE)
Based in Collingwood

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced coordinator of a community development childcare service. As the After Hours Care and Holiday Program Coordinator you will be responsible for the delivery and leadership of this program. You will have a dedicated team of volunteers to help make your program fun, safe and in an educational environment.

The successful candidate must have extensive experience in working with children (preferably primary-aged), as well as outstanding communication skills and experience in leading a small team.

The Position:

We are seeking someone with experience working with primary-aged children to deliver early-intervention, educational and support programs for primary-aged children living in and around the Collingwood Housing Estate. The role will involve coordinating after school care and holiday program activities and food delivery, managing volunteers, facilitating volunteer training, maintaining risk management procedures, and collaborating with various community stakeholders for program activities.

Hours:

The successful applicants will be available to work two to three days per week (Tuesday to Wednesday) (with the potential to change these days in 2019):

  • After School Care (10:30am – 6:30pm)
  • Holiday Program (8:30am – 4:30pm)

Interested in applying:

 You must hold a minimum of:

  • Diploma in Children’s Services, or related field.
  • Experience working with CALD communities is desirable

Download the detailed position description here. Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description. Along with your KSC, you will also need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Information establishing your identity through a Proof of Identity check
  • Consent to a National Police Check or International police check
  • Proof of relevant mandatory qualifications gained
  • Details of three referees able to validate information on your skills, knowledge, capabilities, conduct and behaviour
  • Employee Working With Children Check

Please apply with your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the KSC per the position description. Please reference in the subject line: After Hours Care Coordinator – LiveWires. Written applications are to be emailed to Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Applications close has extended to: 5:00pm 3 May 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as they are received.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

For further information about the role please contact: 

Theresa Mai
Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Full Time
Join an organisation that works in partnership with young people and children, creating opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Case Manager to work alongside with our young people within our Inside Out team. Our Inside Out Program provides housing and support to vulnerable young people in the care of the Department of Health and Human Services in a lead tenant accommodation model.

The role of the Case Manager is to support and equip young people (aged 16 to 19) with life skills, building positive relationships and working towards reaching their goals and potential.

Reporting to the Manager of Transition and Support, you will embody Concern Australia’s commitment to being a child safe organisation, supporting staff and volunteers to provide high quality of service and care to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Concern Australia is in the business of transforming the lives of marginalised and vulnerable young people who society has forgotten or rejected, re-orienting young people who are growing up without any cohesive world view or value system.

We are seeking a Case Manager to provide holistic case management services and be the primary contact and liaison for our Clients’ total Care Plan, ensuring Agency requirements are met.

Applicants need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment in line with Concern Australia’s values
  • Knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection out of home care systems
  • Experience working with young people with challenging behaviors/trauma symptoms
  • Ability to engage and support young people towards their goals
  • Demonstrated experience in working with all levels of management and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in being an efficient problem solver and a well-organized coordinator
  • Valid working with children check, satisfactory National Police Check (or international where required) and valid Australian Driver’s license
  • Tertiary qualification in either social work, youth work, community services, social sciences or other related qualification

Qualifications:

  • Essential is a Diploma in Social Work, Community Services, Youth Work or related field.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment will be highly regarded.

This is a full time role and an attractive salary packaging is available for the successful candidate.

The incumbent will be in possession of a current, valid Driver’s License and will be required to undergo a National Police Check (internal) and Working with Children Check.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria (KSC) in the position description.

Please apply in writing addressing the KSC and nominating three professional referees with your resume, using the subject line: Case Manager. Written applications are to be emailed to Theresa.mai@concernaustralia.org.au

Applications close on 27th March 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as these are received.

Theresa Mai
Human Resource Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Theresa.Mai@concernaustralia.org.au

Youth Worker – NW
12-month contract, part-time
North/West region

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic and experienced youth worker to work in the Hand Brake Turn Program at Concern Australia.

We are seeking for an experienced youth worker to deliver high quality support services to young people. You will connect, coach and support our young people.

The Position:

Youth workers provide support and assertive outreach to young people. The position exists to work alongside with young people within the Hand Brake Turn program, equipping them with life skills that promote independence.  Duties include:

  • Connect by assist with the assessment of young people’s accommodation and support needs
  • Advocating on behalf of young people
  • Coach by providing support for young people to develop life and living skills
  • Helping young people build independence
  • Assisting young people to use their time meaningfully
  • Display an ongoing commitment to the development of collaborative relationships
  • Assist with data collection and reporting requirements
  • Assist in the development of client plans

Please find the Position Description attached.

Attractive Salary packaging options available.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Information establishing your identity through a Proof of Identity check
  • Consent to a National Police Check or International police check
  • Proof of relevant mandatory qualifications gained
  • Details of referees able to validate information on your skills, knowledge, capabilities, conduct and behaviour
  • Employee Working With Children Check

Please apply in writing addressing the Key Selection Criteria and nominating three professional referees using the subject line: Youth Worker – NW. Written applications are to be emailed to: Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Send your Resume and a covering application letter, addressing the key selection criteria.

Applications close on 26th April 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as these are received.

 

CHILD SAFETY COMMITMENT

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. Contact and working with children is a critical responsibility. Children have the right to be safe and protected. All employees are required to have a valid working with Children Check and a National Police Check.

For more information about this role, please contact:

Theresa Mai
HR Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Email: Theresa.Mai@concernaustralia.org.au

Contract Role (0.8 FTE)
Based in Dandenong or Braybrook Office with flexible working conditions

About the Role:

Join an organisation that works in partnership with young people and children, creating opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives.

Concern Australia is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate fundraiser to help raise funds for Concern Australia to support and ensure the sustainability of our six niche programs that deliver positive outcomes for young people through education, housing/homelessness support and youth justice.

We are seeking someone with proven fundraising campaign experience and donor engagement. We are seeking someone who is comfortable working independently with minimal direction.

This is a part time role (2 days per week) and can be based from either our Dandenong or Braybrook office.

About you:

We are seeking someone who loves fundraising through a range of activities including grants, campaigns, sponsorships, bequests, donor engagement, events and appeals.  We need someone to join our Communications Team that will help raise funds that will support Concern Australia’s programs.

With experience in a similar fundraising role, you will enjoy writing grants about our innovative and diverse programs, processing donations, preparing thank you cards and phone calls with donors, along with preparing fundraising acquittals and monthly donation reports. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong time management skills, strong database and computer skills.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about creating positive outcomes for young people and children experiencing disadvantage in their local community.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Keep track and monitor all relevant funding streams, funding bodies and trusts, to ensure that eligible grant and funding submission deadlines are met
  • Update our grant and donor databases with relevant information to record engagement activities that support our fundraising initiatives
  • Assist with fundraising campaigns and event management (ie. Homelessness Week, Christmas Campaigns, AGM, donor engagement events) and help recruit sponsors, participants or volunteers
  • Assist with identifying potential sponsors or business funding opportunities
  • Keep our supporters and donors up to date with supporting mail-outs
  • Compile and develop materials required for grant and funding applications
  • Help collect research data information for grant submissions
  • Send thank you letters and cards to donors
  • Ongoing communication with donors to ensure high level of engagement

Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 2 years experience in a similar Fundraising role.
  2. Excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills to liaise with donors and stakeholders
  3. Proven capacity in grant writing.
  4. Ability to contribute to fundraising targets (eg. grants, appeals, bequests, campaigns, events)
  5. Self-motivated and ability to take on responsibility
  6. Excellent teamwork skills
  7. Experience of fundraising tools include database segmentation and analysis
  8. Operational experience with grants, trusts and foundations
  9. Commitment to Concern Australia values
  10. A passion to support children and young people

Apply for this Position

Please apply in writing with a covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description by 24 April, 2019.

Candidates interested in applying for both part time positions being advertised in the Marketing and Communications team will be considered for a 0.8 position if they meet the key selection criteria for both roles.

For more information about this role, please contact:
Theresa Mai
Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Email: theresa.mai@concernaustralia.org.au

Contract role (0.8 FTE)
Based in Dandenong or Braybrook Office with flexible working conditions

About the Role:

Concern Australia is seeking a passionate, driven and enthusiastic individual to bring their creative flair to help raise the profile of Concern Australia and our six niche programs delivering positive outcomes for young people through education, housing/homelessness support and youth justice.

We are seeking someone who can develop and write creative content to engage with all of our stakeholders including the young people we serve across our various platforms.

This is a part time role (2 days per week) and can be based from either our Dandenong or Braybrook office.

About you:

We are seeking someone who loves communications, creative content writing and sharing stories about the positive impact that we are making in the lives of young people and children. We need someone to join our Communications Team that will help raise the profile of Concern Australia’s programs.

With proven experience in a similar role, you will enjoy creating marketing and communications content for website, social media, campaigns and newsletters to help us tell our stakeholders our story.  You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong time management skills, creative flair with experience in content management systems like WordPress and MailChimp.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about creating positive outcomes for young people and children experiencing disadvantage in their local community.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop engaging creative content for all communication platforms including website, newsletter, intranet and social media
  • Create content that profiles our programs for young people and children including stories, images and videos for social media, case studies, program profiles and news articles
  • Graphic design to develop marketing materials such as invitations and posters for events
  • Prepare media releases and maintain media contact lists
  • Review existing communications materials and identify improvement opportunities
  • Prepare monthly communication statistics reports
  • Support Concern Australia events and fundraising activities as needed

Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 2 years experience in a relevant Marketing, Communications or PR role
  2. Knowledge and experience in delivering marketing and social media strategies
  3. Proven capacity in creative content writing
  4. Self-motivated and ability to take on responsibility
  5. Experience of marketing tools
  6. Demonstrated capacity to be highly organised, work independently in a multi-task environment
  7. Ability to meet deadlines and work in a fast paced environment
  8. Excellent teamwork skills
  9. Commitment to Concern Australia values
  10. A passion to support children and young people

Please find the Position Description attached.

Please apply in writing with a covering letter, addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description by 24 April, 2019.

Candidates interested in applying for both part time positions being advertised in the Marketing and Relationship team will be considered for a 0.8 position if they meet the key selection criteria for both roles.

For more information about this role, please contact:
Theresa Mai

Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Email: theresa.mai@concernaustralia.org.au

VOLUNTEER

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 an after hours care leader as part of our LiveWires program, where you would care for primary aged children and engage them in cooking, art and craft, sport and recreation and much more.

We are seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, confident, assertive, and who enjoy working with children and have a passion for social welfare.

For more information please visit our LiveWires 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

  • 3M
  • All Tools – Hoppers Crossing
  • ANEST IWATA Australia
  • Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong
  • ANZ Staff Foundation
  • Auto Remont – Sunshine
  • Autobarn Cranbourne
  • Bianca at Restore Hope Aus
  • Calendar Print
  • Campbell Edwards Trust
  • Casamento Photography
  • Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
  • Chevrolet Car Club of Victoria
  • City LLEN
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • City of Melbourne
  • City of Yarra
  • Clayton Church of Christ
  • Clifton Hill Cricket Club
  • Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank
  • Clifton Hill Tennis Club
  • CNH Industrial (IVECO)
  • Collier Charitable Fund
  • Collingwood African Association
  • Collingwood Food Van
  • Collingwood Library
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House
  • CommBank Foundation
  • Coolibah Convertibles
  • Currie & Brown
  • CWA
  • Dandenong Christian Reformed Church
  • Deni Hexter Marketing Communications
  • Department of Employment and Training
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drummond Street Services
  • Endeavour Hills Rotary
  • FareShare
  • FC Clifton Hill
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Forest Hill Rotary
  • Garry Rogers Motorsport
  • GIVIT
  • Gordon Institute of TAFE
  • Gospel Resource Ltd
  • Grill’d Southbank
  • HESTA Super
  • Highton Rotary
  • HM GEM Engines
  • HoMie
  • Hosier Hoodies
  • Independent Car Parts
  • Jet Couriers
  • John Kelly Plumbing Service
  • John Sands
  • Kennards Hire
  • Kids Own Publishing
  • Leader Community News
  • Lions Club
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Lubrimaxx
  • Macpherson Kelly
  • Meguiars House of Colour
  • Melbourne Rotary
  • Mission Australia
  • Mt Dandenong Primary School
  • NAB
  • Narre Warren Community Learning Centre
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • OzHarvest
  • Pacer
  • Paint Centre – Sunshine
  • Paintaway Dandenong
  • Perpetual Trustees
  • PPG
  • Precision Shims Australia
  • PWC
  • Quick Access Hire
  • R&J Batteries
  • RACV Keilor and Melbourne
  • RE Ross Trust
  • RMIT University
  • Rotary Club of Carlton
  • Rotary Club of Central Melbourne Sunrise
  • Rotary Club of Essendon and Keilor
  • Rotary Club of Moorleigh Moorabbin
  • Rotary Club of Port Melbourne
  • Rotary Club of Southbank
  • Rotary International
  • Save the Children
  • Skills Plus
  • St George Foundation
  • St Hilary’s Women on Thursday Group
  • St James & St Peter’s Anglican Church
  • St Joseph’s Primary School
  • St Martin’s Community Church
  • St Matthew’s Anglican Church
  • St Michael and All Angels Church
  • The Bible Society of Victoria
  • The Good Guys
  • The Jack Brockhoff Foundation
  • The Mazda Foundation
  • Tip Top
  • United Way
  • V8 Supercars Australia
  • VACC – Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce
  • Victoria Police
  • Victorian Council of Social Services
  • William Buckland Foundation
  • Windermere
  • Wurth