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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!

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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.

About you

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

  • First Aid certificate.
  • 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 inga.teague@concernaustralia.org.au. 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.

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.

Are you?

  • Passionate about youth social justice and keen to make a difference to the lives of young people?
  • An excellent communicator, who thrives on nailing the brief?
  • Do you thrive on thinking creatively to develop innovative campaigns that punch above their weight?

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

About the role

This position is located at Braybrook in north-west Melbourne.

It is a 12-month fixed-term part-time 0.8 FTE position.

This position is classified in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 MA000100, Level 3 with the salary range from $62,000 – $67,000 + super and the level to be commensurate with the skills and experience.

The right person for this role

  • Are you a storytelling wizard who can develop engaging and creative content for all communication platforms, including our website, social media and newsletters?
  • Are you skilled at pulling together a smart and targeted marketing or fundraising campaign?
  • Are you comfortable engaging stakeholders and supporters with digital savvy and creativity?
  • Are you a communications guru who can raise the profile of Concern Australia’s activities and programs for young people and children?
  • Are you across insightful marketing strategies and techniques, and able to develop effective marketing campaigns to maximise brand awareness and deliver on our fundraising goals?
  • Can you confidently manage our systems and platforms to hit communication and fundraising objectives, including an integrated approach to using our CRM?

Is the answer yes, yes, yes!? Are you passionate about using your skills to make a positive impact on our community? Then we’d love you to join our team!

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. 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 HR Officer Inga Teague or Communications and Relationship Manager Lizzie Mettam 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 ‘Communication and Marketing Coordinator’ via inga.teague@concernaustralia.org.au.

Applications will be reviewed as received.

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.

WHO WE ARE

Join an organisation that is making a positive difference!

Concern Australia is a grassroots organisation that works with vulnerable young people and children. 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 of impact, have a new strategic plan Resilience and Inspiration and leverage our fresh new identity.

We’re looking for the right people to help us build on this momentum, grow our organisation, and help us make a bigger difference in the lives of young people.

ABOUT YOU

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

The Living, Learning and Earning portfolio is a dynamic and growing area of social impact for Concern Australia.  The role has responsibility to oversee the well-established programs of Hand Brake Turn and Values for Life,  and grow two new initiatives, fiXit Social Enterprise and the Victorian Government Jobs Advocate program.

This senior leadership role presents an opportunity for you to apply your experience in contract management, program delivery, stakeholder engagement and demonstrate 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 Living, Learning and Earning Pillar including program planning, reporting and accountability
  • Oversee all aspects of budgets and financial management of the Living Learning and Earning portfolio
  • Maintain and develop strategic partnerships with current and potential funders, philanthropists and donors
  • Coordinate and lead new innovations
  • Manage all tenders relating to Living, Learning and Earning portfolio
  • Maintain a focus on OHS, Risk and Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Play an active role as a member of the Executive team and contribute to the organisation’s realisation of the strategic plan

If you think you have the skills and experience to hit the ground running to make a positive impact on our community we’d love you to join our team!

Ideally, this position will be based at Concern Australia’s Braybrook office.

This is a 2 year fixed term full time position.

An attractive remuneration package to commensurate with experience and skills will be negotiated with preferred applicant.

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.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • 2 retreat days per year
  • 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 Inga Teague, HR Advisor (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 Advisor with the subject line General Manager Living, Learning and Earning via inga.teague@concernaustralia.org.au. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Please read the Position Description which you can find here.

Applicants must include a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria in the position description.

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. All employees are required to have a valid working with Children Check and a National Police Check.

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.

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 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
    • Albert Park Primary School
    • Anglican Parish of Mount Dandenong
    • Ardoch
    • Aussie Tune
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia
    • Bunnings – Dandenong South, West Footscray, Sunshine
    • Business Chicks
    • Calendar Print
    • Casamento Photography
    • Casey Cardinia Foundation
    • Catalyst Network
    • Caulfield Grammar
    • Centre for Excellence in Child & Family Welfare
    • Centre for Multicultural Youth
    • City LLEN
    • City of Greater Dandenong
    • City of Maribyrnong
    • City of Melbourne
    • City of Yarra
    • Collingwood Neighbourhood House
    • Collingwood Soup Van
    • Commonwealth Bank
    • Country Women’s Association
    • Cultivating Community
    • Currie & Brown
    • Department of Health and Human Services
    • Dandenong Christian Reformed Church
    • Department of Justice and Community Safety
    • Department of Transport
    • Drummond Street Services
    • FareShare
    • God’s Squad CMC, various chapters throughout Australia
    • Good Shephard Microfinance
    • Gospel Resource Ltd
    • Graeme Pearson
    • Grilled Collingwood
    • HoMie
    • Hosier Hoodies – Ben Hoban
    • HUG Foundation
    • Igniting Change
    • Indigenous Workforce Consulting
    • John Peberdy
    • John Sands
    • Joy Smith Foundation
    • Kids in Philanthropy
    • Kids Own Publishing
    • Kids Under Cover
    • Kilfinan Australia
    • KOGO
    • LMCF – The Tan Family Foundation
    • Ladder
    • Launch Housing
    • Lauriston Girls’ School
    • Les Twentyman Foundation
    • Lighthouse Foundation
    • Lindsay Tanner
    • LL Group Holdings Pty Ltd
    • Maribyrnong Mooney Valley LLEN
    • Marion Webster
    • Matt Adnate
    • Modara Pines Charitable Foundation
    • Mt Dandenong Primary School
    • Narre Warren Community Learning Centre
    • NED Whisky
    • Neighbourhood Justice Centre
    • OzHarvest
    • Royal Automobile Club of Victoria
    • RMIT University
    • Ray White Southbank
    • Rotary Club of Carlton
    • Rotary Club of Central Melbourne
    • Rotary Club of Essendon
    • Rotary Club of Footscray
    • Rotary Club of Greater Dandenong
    • Rotary Club of Keilor
    • Rotary Club of Moorleigh Moorabbin
    • Rotary Club of Port Melbourne
    • Rotary Club of Southbank
    • SELLEN
    • Social Engine
    • Social Traders
    • South Sudanese Australia Youth United
    • Spotlight Foundation
    • St Hilary’s Women on Thursday Group
    • St James & St Peter’s Anglican Church
    • Sunbury College
    • TAL
    • Taylor’s Lakes Secondary College
    • The Big Umbrella
    • The Jack Brockhoff Foundation
    • Tradeswomen Australia
    • The Tan Family Foundation
    • V8 Supercars Australia
    • Victoria Police
    • Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
    • Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce
    • Victorian Council of Social Services
    • Victorian Government Multicultural Festival and Events
    • Wallaroo Primary School
    • WAYSS
    • Whitelion
    • William Buckland Foundation
    • Wilma Gallet and Associates
    • Wombat Housing Support Services
    • Women CAN Australia
    • Western Region Aged Care Inc.
    • Wyndham City Council