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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.

YOUTH WORKER

  • Part Time, 0.5 FTE (19 hours a week)
  • 12 months fixed term
  • Located at Dandenong Office


ABOUT US

We are calling for enthusiastic and experienced individuals to assist Steps Outreach Service to achieve better social and economic outcomes for young people and families who are experiencing, or have experienced, homelessness.

In this position, you will be supporting our team in meaningful ways. This includes, but not limited, to:

  • Take part in outreach in Melbourne CBD at night time and make contacts with the groups of young people requiring support.
  • Provide outreach support to clients using a strengths-based, client centred approach.
  • Advocate and support young people to access appropriate services and resources.
  • Liaise with agencies and referral services.
  • Complete reporting requirement including case notes, incident reports and evaluation documents as required.
  • Assist with promotional and fundraising events.

The incumbent will need to be able to work flexible hours with some evening work required to fit in with the service delivery requirements.

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

This position is located at Dandenong Office.

This is a part time 0.5 FTE (19 hours a week), 12 months fixed term role.

This position is classified in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100, with the salary range Level 3 $64 K to $68 K plus superannuation and the level to be commensurate with skills and experience.

Read the Position Description here.

ABOUT YOU

We are seeking a dedicated Youth Worker who can work collaboratively within a team in a non-judgmental manner, is empathetic and solution-focused, can manage change well, and who is professional in their approach to client service delivery. Experience in Youth Work, homelessness or related fields will be highly regarded.

Selection Criteria 

The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals and to work in a team environment.
  • Tertiary qualification in either psychology, social work, youth work, social sciences or related field.
  • Relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge on how to work with young people experiencing social disadvantage, including homelessness.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including an ability to write case notes, reports and associated documentation.
  • Sound interpersonal skills together with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise with people at all levels and backgrounds, internal and external to the organization.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Satisfactory National Police Check and International Police Check (if applicable).
  • Valid Working with Children Check or relevant Victorian Teaching Registration.

 

Desirable:

  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Knowledge of the Not-for-Profit sector.

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.

This role is considered an ‘authorised worker’. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement.

BENEFITS WE OFFER

  • 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 Anne Mitchell, Manager Steps Outreach Service on 0425 770 048.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the attached position description) to Melanie Lim, HR Officer with the subject line ‘Youth Worker’  via melanie.lim@concernaustralia.org.au

 Applications will be reviewed as they get received.

Read the Position Description here.

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, 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!

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 exploitation. Contact and working with children is a critical responsibility. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

MECHANIC – fiXit Social Enterprise 

  • Full Time, 24 months Fixed Term contract
  • Located in the North West (Braybrook)
  • We will consider 3rd or 4th year apprentices

Join an organisation that is making a positive difference in the lives of young people!

ABOUT US

Concern Australia is a dynamic not-for-profit organisation that has, for the past 50 years, worked with vulnerable young people and children, creating opportunities that see them reach their potential.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Do you want to use your professional automotive skills to use in a role that will see you engaging with and encouraging young people? If you answered yes, then this newly created role may be just for you.

Working within fiXit social enterprise, you will assist with the day to day running of the workshop while ensuring that trainees are given the best possible start to their career in the automotive industry. This role is designed for a mechanic who wants to make a difference.

Accredited by Social Traders, fiXit social enterprise provides a service to the local community through the provision of service and repair of vehicles (handbook servicing), and the collection of donated vehicles for restoration, sale and/or donation to individuals in need.

The Key Duties of the Role include:

  • Undertaking the role of a mechanic in a fully functioning automotive workshop.
  • Assist with overseeing a dynamic workshop environment.
  • Mentoring young people.
  • Assisting trainees in their development by delivering quality on the job training.
  • Ensuring compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Standards and Child Safety Standards.
  • Working closely with the fiXit Social Enterprise Coordinator, colleagues within the Hand Brake Turn program and across Concern Australia.

This is a full time, 2-year 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 and the level to be commensurate with the skills and experience.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate:

 Essential:

  • Demonstrated commitment and personal desire to adhere to Concern Australia’s Mission, Vision, Values and Goals.
  • Automotive industry, qualified mechanic.
  • 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 Licence.

Desirable but not essential:

  • 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.

This role is considered an ‘authorized worker’. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunization assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement.

BENEFITS WE OFFER

  • 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 further information, please contact Richard Parker, General Manager Living, Learning and Earning on 0402 017 192.

To submit an application, please email your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria oulined in the position description to Melanie Lim, HR Officer with the subject ‘Mechanic – fiXit Social Enterprise’ via Melanie.Lim@concernaustralia.org.au

Applications will be reviewed as received so please submit your interest as soon as possible.

Read the Position Description here.

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, 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!

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 exploitation. Contact and working with children is a critical responsibility. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

YOUTH WORKER – Casual

  • Primarily located in southeast Melbourne, Dandenong
  • Other work locations available in northwest and southeast Melbourne

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are calling for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to assist our Inside Out Team to achieve better social and economic outcomes for people in our community.

As a casual Youth Worker, you will be required to provide young people with safe and appropriate support, case management, advocacy, and information to assist young people to make informed choices about their lives.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED

The successful applicant for this position will be able to demonstrate:

Essential:

  • 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 on a similar role, including experience in working with all levels of management and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in being an efficient problem solver and a well-organized coordinator.
  • Knowledge of the Youth Justice system and Child Protection Out-of-Home Care system.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Current Victorian Driver’s Licence.
  • Satisfactory National Police Check and International Police Check (International Police Check if applicable).
  • Valid Working with Children Check or relevant Victorian Teaching Registration.

Desirable:

  • First Aid Certificate.

To support our young people at our lead tenant houses, we will allocate most of the casual shifts at evenings/overnights and on weekends, with some share of the daytime shifts possibly required. Ability to work after hours, including night and weekend shifts is essential for this role.

This position is classified in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100, Level 3.1 casual rates plus super.

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

Appointments are subject to satisfactory Working with Children CheckNational 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 immunization assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination (or valid exemption) prior to commencement.

BENEFITS WE OFFER

  • 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
  • Inclusive culture based on our organisational values of Respect and Belonging
  • Regular all staff catch ups and staff days
  • 2 days of Spiritual Retreat leave

HOW TO APPLY

For further information, please contact Luke Philp, Program Manager on (03) 9470 2972.

Please submit your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the Position Description to Melanie Lim, HR Officer, with the subject line ‘Casual Youth Worker’ via melanie.lim@concernaustralia.org.au.

Click here to read the Position Description.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so please apply as soon as possible.

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, 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!

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 exploitation. Contact and working with children is a critical responsibility. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

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 – 21 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 16-18 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 Andrew Johnstone, Program Manager on 0432 694 099.

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.

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
    • Al Kira Secondary College
    • Albert Park Primary School
    • Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong
    • Ardoch
    • Aussie Tune
    • Bennelong Foundation
    • Berry St School – Noble Park
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia
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    • Youth Referral and Independent Person Program