Who we are
We are a dynamic not-for-profit organisation that works with vulnerable young people and children. For 50 years we have been creating opportunities that support them to realise their potential. We emerged out of the work of Rev Dr John Smith, who also nurtured the growth of the God’s Squad Christian Motorcycle Club in the 1970s.
The future is looking bright as we celebrate our 50th year and leverage our fresh new brand identity.
We’re looking for the right people to help us build on this momentum, grow our organisation, and make a bigger difference in the lives of young people.
About the role
In this role, you will assist our Inside Out team to achieve better social and economic outcomes for young people in our community.
You will make an impact by:
- supporting and supervising volunteer Live-In Mentors as part of the Inside Out Lead Tenant Program to assist young people to develop their independent living skills as they prepare to leave the care of Child Protection.
- supporting the management of Inside Out properties, including liaising with real estate agents, maintenance contractors and ensuring the house is kept in a safe and suitable manner.
- being part of a team of professionals working on volunteer recruitment, training and assessment.
You will need to be able to work flexible hours, with some evening work required to fit in with the availability of volunteers who work full time. You will also take your turn on a rotating roster to provide remote after-hours support to our young people and Live-In Mentors.
If you are passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact in the community, join our team!
This position is located at our Dandenong Office.
It is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term position.
The position is classified in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100, with the salary range Level 4 $72 K to $77 K plus superannuation and the level to be commensurate with skills and experience.
You are a dedicated person who can work collaboratively within a team in a non-judgmental manner. You will be empathetic and solution-focused, able to manage change well, and professional in your approach to client service delivery. Experience in Youth Work, Foster Care or in supporting volunteers as well as an understanding of the Child Protection System would be beneficial.
What you need to have
- Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals and to work in a team environment.
- Tertiary qualifications in either social work, youth work, social sciences or related field.
- Relevant experience in a similar role.
- Knowledge of how to work with young people impacted by developmental trauma.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
- Current Victorian Driver’s License.
- Satisfactory National Police Check and International Police Check (International Police Check if applicable).
- Valid Working with Children Check or relevant Victorian Teaching Registration.
We’d really like you to have
- Knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection out-of-home care systems.
Some important paperwork before you can join the team
To offer you this role, you will need to be fully eligible and have the legal right to work in Australia.
Before you can join our team, you must have a Working with Children Check, a National Police Check, International Police Check (If you have lived overseas for 12 months or longer in the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.
What’s in it for you?
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and young people, and working with others who feel the same. In addition to knowing that you’re making a difference, you will also have access to:
- 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 more information, please contact Luke Philp, Manager of Transition and Support, on (03) 9470 2972.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description) to Inga Teague, HR Officer, with the subject line ‘Volunteer Support Worker’ via firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted by close of business Friday, 18 June 2021.
Download the full position description.
Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, 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
We are committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all our activities and programs and we have a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitation. 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.