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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

Check out the opportunities below, along with the option to volunteer as a Live-in Mentor in our Enhanced Lead Tenant program which supports young people in out-of-home-care on their path to adulthood. There’s more information in the Volunteer section.

Project Manager – Intimate Partner Violence

  • Spearhead a transformative project in the Youth Services sector
  • Full time, 1-year position with scope for further extension
  • $84,000-$90,000 plus salary packaging, superannuation and other benefits

Flexible, hybrid work arrangements

About the role

The Project Manager position is a full time, 1-year contract with the possibility of further extension.

In 2021, Concern Australia undertook internal review which resulted in an internal report on Intimate Partner Violence in the Out of Home Care system titled ‘Growing Strong: A review of intimate partner violence experienced by young people in Out of Home Care and Leaving Care’. We identified a need to create a framework which will equip our organisation to respond to intimate partner violence experienced by the young people within our programs. We hope to launch this report publicly later in 2023.

The Project Manager will lead the organisation in developing, piloting, delivering and measuring this framework, which we hope to share with the Out Of Home Care sector.  Our commitment is to give voice to the experiences of young people and the supports they require.

Why join Concern Australia?

  • Access to salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Competitive remuneration package benefits
  • Supported training and development programs
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements
  • On-site parking
  • Supportive and friendly organisational culture
  • Biannual all staff gatherings

What you will need to succeed

We are looking for someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged young people.

You will have deep understanding and experience within the Out of Home Care/Child Protection system and particularly of family violence and its impact on children and families.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, including the wider community.

For further information about the knowledge, experience, skills and abilities that suit this position, please read the position description provided.

Qualifications and/or experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Community Development or equivalent, or less formal qualifications with demonstrable specialized skills sufficient to suit the role
  • Minimum four years’ work experience
  • Successful completion of MARAM training
  • Case Management experience
  • Project Coordination experience

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

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement in accordance with internal Vaccination Policies.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Concern Australia is committed to an inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We warmly welcome applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQA+ and applicants living with a disability.

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

Child Safety Statement

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. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability against the Key Selection Criteria outlined with the position description provided.

Applications close Monday 13th of February 2023. However, applications will be reviewed as received so please apply as soon as possible.

For further information prior to applying, please contact Melanie Lim, HR Officer from Monday to Thursday on 0404 938 288, or email Melanie.Lim@concernaustralia.org.au.

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.

You can also check out the Position Description for the volunteer role as Live in Mentor

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.

Lead Tenant – Live in Mentor (Voluntary)

CONCERN AUSTRALIA

  • Are you someone who wants to make a difference in a young person’s life?
  • We are seeking enthusiastic candidates for our Lead Tenant Houses in Eastern and Southern Melbourne suburbs.

As a Lead Tenant – Live-In Mentor in our Inside Out program you will reside in a property alongside another Mentor/Lead Tenant and one to two young people.

You will have the privilege of giving back to your community and being a positive role model to these young people. You’ll be expected to share basic living skills such as cooking, budgeting and house maintenance, whilst maintaining the freedom to engage in your own work or study.

The young people participating in this program are aged between 16-19 years and are seeking to transition into independent living after exiting residential care. The Lead Tenant program seeks to empower young people experiencing disadvantage by giving them the tools and training to continue to lead healthy, independent and fulfilling lives.

THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS TO BECOMING A LIVE-IN MENTOR/LEAD TENANT INCLUDING:

  • Rent-free living with utilities and Netflix included
  • Access to specialised Live-In Mentor training and more
  • Valuable experience working with young people as a mentor
  • Opportunity to give back to the community and support young people in need

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO is able to:

  • Establish positive and meaningful relationships with young people
  • Encourage and live out your enthusiasm and engagement in education and/or employment
  • Demonstrate excellent social, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate and teach living skills such as budgeting, cooking and self-care
  • Provide support to young people in the development of their communication skills
  • Want to make a positive difference in a young person’s life

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO MEET OUR MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING:

  • An ability to live in a share house setting
  • Willingness to interact with co-residents
  • Be eligible for a Working with Children Check
  • Undergo a National & International Police Check
  • Engaged in work or study
  • Willingness to actively participate and undertake Live-In Mentor training

 

HOW TO APPLY

If you have any questions about the role, please get in touch with Luke Philp, Program Manager on 03 9470 2972.

A position description is attached.

Please send your applications via LIM@concernaustralia.org.au with the subject line ‘Lead Tenant – Live in Mentor’.

Applications will be reviewed as they get received.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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 community, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, 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!

Child Safety Statement

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. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

For more information please visit our Inside Out page

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.

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    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.

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