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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

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 (aged 5-21) to help create opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives and reach their potential. With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, Concern Australia connects with 30,000 vulnerable young people and children Australia wide, through six innovative programs focusing on Education, Housing and Homelessness, and Justice. In 2016, we launched our strategic plan, the 2020VISION, and we are now looking for people who want to be part of this new and exciting chapter.

For more than 25 years, Hand Brake Turn 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. This year, we are pleased to have celebrated the graduation of our 10,000th student!

About the role: 

As Workshop Coordinator, you will be responsible for the delivery of day-to-day training and oversight of fiXit, a social enterprise in which donated vehicles are restored for donation and sale within the local community.

Key focuses of your role will be to:

  • Oversee a dynamic workshop environment with up to 10 young people
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers
  • Develop and deliver quality learning experiences
  • Establish strong working relationships with external partners (schools, TAFE, LLENs, employers, police and other community organisations)
  • Ensure compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Standards and Child Safety Standards
  • Work closely with Program Manager and colleagues within the Hand Brake Turn program and across Concern Australia

Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  1. Qualifications
    Essential: Qualifications in Automotive/Education and Level 2 First Aid Training
    Desirable: Youth/Social Work Qualifications and TAE40116
  2. Training experience and ability to facilitate individual, small group, larger group discussions and
    activities with demonstrated experience working with young people
  3. Knowledge of and demonstrable skills using: MS Word; Excel; MS Outlook
  4. Experience relating to young people in a structured training environment, providing mentoring and
    opportunities for skill development
  5. Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Focussed on working collaboratively,
    addressing conflicts proactively, and working collaboratively with all stakeholders
  6. Understanding of curriculum and compliance requirements in a formal education setting
  7. Demonstrated commitment in line with Concern Australia’s values
  8. Organisational requirements – valid Working with Children Check, National Police Check Clearance and
    valid Australian Driver’s License

Concern Australia is a child safe organisation, which promotes the safety, participation and empowerment of children and young people. Concern Australia is an equal employment opportunity employer who is committed to employing a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander along with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Apply for this position:

Send your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description) to melanie.lim@concernaustralia.org.au. Applications close on Sunday 24 November 2019.

For further discussion, please contact:
Melanie Lim
HR Officer
Phone: 0410 119 756
melanie.lim@concernaustralia.org.au

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 (aged 5-21) to help create opportunities for them to enjoy full and meaningful lives and reach their potential. With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, Concern Australia connects with 30,000 vulnerable young people and children Australia wide, through six innovative programs focusing on Education, Housing and Homelessness, and Justice. In 2016, we launched our strategic plan, the 2020VISION, and we are now looking for people who want to be part of this new and exciting chapter.

About the role: 

Are you a culture carrier and people leader who has a passion for quality programs and innovation? If yes, then this newly created executive position may be the opportunity that you’ve been looking for.

Overseeing Hand Brake Turn and Values for Life, two of Concern Australia’s well-established responses, you will apply your experience in program and stakeholder management.

This role also presents an opportunity for you to demonstrate your knowledge of social enterprise and develop practice wisdom in the area of social procurement, working with community, government and industry to tap into opportunities that see young people succeed in education and employment.

Key focuses of your role will be to:

  • Provide exceptional people leadership for Staff and Volunteers
  • Manage existing and emerging programs under the Education Pillar including program planning, reporting and accountability
  • Oversee all aspects of budgets and financial management
  • Maintain and develop strategic partnerships with current and potential funders
  • Coordinate and lead new innovations
  • Manage all tenders relating to education, enterprise and innovation
  • Maintain a focus on OHS, Risk and Continuous Quality Improvement

Skills/Experience/Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated leadership at a senior level including ability to work directly with Concern Australia Board and Sub-Committees
  2. Experienced in program management in a community/education setting
  3. Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong focus and proven ability to connect with, build and maintain stakeholder relationships
  4. Highly organised with strong administrative and self-management skills with a proven ability to manage and prioritise workloads
  5. Ability to think creatively, strategically and innovatively
  6. Flexibility to adjust and adapt to changing organisational demands whilst meeting routine commitments and deadlines
  7. Ability to negotiate with service providers and partners and prepare reports, budgets, acquittals and correspondence as required
  8. Degree qualification in Management and/or Education (Certificate IV in TAE well regarded). Along with degree/diploma in psychology, social work, youth work, social sciences – or equivalent
  9. Strong understanding of Secondary and Vocational Education and Training environments
  10. Demonstrated commitment in line with Concern Australia’s values
  11. Organisational requirements – valid Working with Children Check, National Police Check Clearance and
    valid Australian Driver’s License

Concern Australia is a child safe organisation, which promotes the safety, participation and empowerment of children and young people. Concern Australia is an equal employment opportunity employer who is committed to employing a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander along with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Apply for this position:

Send your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria (as outlined in the position description) as soon as possible to melanie.lim@concernaustralia.org.au.

For further discussion, please contact:
Melanie Lim
HR Officer
Phone: 0410 119 756
melanie.lim@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