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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

Contract, 8hrs per week (during school terms)
Based in Collingwood

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Art Therapist to work in a community development childcare service. The Expressive Arts Coordinator will be responsible for the delivery of expressive arts sessions for children, which foster creative expression, inclusiveness, social confidence, and skill building. We aim to combine process orientation with creative skill development and the provision of a non-hierarchical atmosphere which encourages creative exploration and celebrates difference and diversity. This is with the hope to extend the children’s areas of interest through the arts.

The successful candidate must have experience in working with children (preferably primary-aged), as well be highly flexible and punctual with outstanding communication skills and experience working in a small team.

The Position:

We are seeking someone with experience delivering expressive arts sessions to primary-aged children and who is trained in Art Therapy. The Coordinator will manage the logistics of running the project, such as structure, resource requirements and administration activities.

The role will involve coordinating art activities, researching current social and cultural needs of participants, recruiting and managing student placements, progress monitoring, reporting and evaluations, managing a budget, and collaborating with various community stakeholders for program activities.

Hours:

The successful applicants will be available to work five hours per week (Tuesday or Wednesday) from 1:00pm – 6:00pm during our After School Care program.

Interested in applying:

 You must hold a:

  • Current certification of Masters of Art Therapy.
  • Registration with ACTATA or ANZATA as governing Art Therapy bodies.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising expressive art student placements.
  • Demonstrated understanding of The MIECAT Institutes methodology for expressive art.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with children. (Experience with culturally and linguistically 
diverse social backgrounds is advantageous)

Download the detailed position description here. Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description. Along with your KSC, you will also need to be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Information establishing your identity through a Proof of Identity check
  • Consent to a National Police Check or International police check
  • Proof of relevant mandatory qualifications gained
  • Details of three referees able to validate information on your skills, knowledge, capabilities, conduct and behaviour
  • Employee Working With Children Check

Please apply with your Resume and Cover Letter addressing the KSC per the position description. Please reference in the subject line: Expressive Arts Coordinator – LiveWires. Written applications are to be emailed to Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Applications close has extended to: 5:00pm, 1 June 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as they are received.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

For further information about the role please contact: 

Theresa Mai
Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

12-month Contract, 0.60 FTE or 0.80 FTE
North/West Region

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic Administrative Assistant to work at Concern Australia.

We are seeking applicants who are studying or completed a Certificate II or III in Business Administration who are looking for an entry level position. The Administrative Assistant’s role is to assist and support our head office.

Who we are looking for:

  • Completing or completed in Cert II or III in Business Administration
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to work as a part of the team
  • High attention to detail
  • Motivated, honest and reliable

Please find the Position Description attached.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Consent to a National Police Check
  • Employee Working With Children Check
  • Completion or studying Certificate II or III in Business Administration
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel and Powerpoint

Please apply in writing addressing the KSC and nominating two referees using the subject line: Administrative Assistant. Written applications are to be emailed to: Theresa.mai@concernaustralia.org.au

Send your Resume and a covering application letter, addressing the key selection criteria.

Applications close on 1 June 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as these are received.

For more information about this role, please contact:
Theresa Mai

Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Email: theresa.mai@concernaustralia.org.au

12-month Contract
North/West Region

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for enthusiastic and experienced youth worker to work in the Hand Brake Turn Program at Concern Australia.

We are seeking for an experienced youth worker to deliver high quality support services to young people. You will connect, coach and support our young people.

Youth workers provide support and assertive outreach to young people. The position exists to work alongside with young people within the Hand Brake Turn program, equipping them with life skills that promote independence.  Duties include:

  • Connect by assist with the assessment of young people’s accommodation and support needs
  • Advocating on behalf of young people
  • Coach by providing support for young people to develop life and living skills
  • Helping young people build independence
  • Assisting young people to use their time meaningfully
  • Display an ongoing commitment to the development of collaborative relationships
  • Assist with data collection and reporting requirements
  • Assist in the development of client plans

Attractive Salary packaging options available.

Please find the Position Description attached.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Information establishing your identity through a Proof of Identity check
  • Consent to a National Police Check or International police check
  • Proof of relevant mandatory qualifications gained
  • Details of referees able to validate information on your skills, knowledge, capabilities, conduct and behaviour
  • Employee Working With Children Check

Please apply in writing addressing the Key Selection Criteria and nominating three professional referees using the subject line: Youth Worker – NW. Written applications are to be emailed to: Theresa.mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Send your Resume and a covering application letter, addressing the key selection criteria.

Applications close on 26th April 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as these are received.

CHILD SAFETY COMMITMENT

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. Contact and working with children is a critical responsibility. 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.

For more information about this role, please contact:
Theresa Mai

Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Email: theresa.mai@concernaustralia.org.au

12-month Contract, full time
Metropolitan Region

Youth Worker

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced youth worker to work in the Inside Out program at Concern Australia.

We are seeking an experienced youth worker to deliver high quality support services to young people. You will connect, coach and support our young people to live in community.

The Position:

Youth workers provide support and assertive outreach to young people. Our Inside Out program supports those who live in Lead Tenant properties, supported by Live-in Mentors. The role will focus on building positive relationships with young people whilst working toward individual case plan/leaving care plan goals.

Duties include:

  • Connect by building trust and strong relationships with young people
  • Advocating on behalf of young people
  • Coach by providing support for young people to develop life and living skills
  • Helping young people build independence
  • Assisting young people to use their time meaningfully
  • Display an ongoing commitment to the development of collaborative relationships
  • Promote connections to education providers, housing providers, employment services, health and wellbeing opportunities and other community links to support young people
  • Support and plan for sustainable exit pathways for young people post 18 years of age
  • Provide Case Management to contracted young people
  • Attractive Salary packaging options available.

Please find the Position Description attached.

Applicants must address the key selection criteria in the position description.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Proof of your eligibility to work in Australia. (Australian birth certificate, Australian passport, Australian citizenship or a working visa)
  • Information establishing your identity through a Proof of Identity check
  • Consent to a National Police Check or International police check
  • Proof of relevant mandatory qualifications gained
  • Details of referees able to validate information on your skills, knowledge, capabilities, conduct and behaviour
  • Employee Working With Children Check

Please apply in writing addressing the Key Selection Criteria and nominating three professional referees using the subject line: Youth Worker. Written applications are to be emailed to: Theresa.Mai@ConcernAustralia.org.au

Send your Resume and a covering application letter, addressing the key selection criteria.

Applications close on Sunday 19th May 2019. However, interviews will be arranged with suitable applicants as these are received.

For more information about this role, please contact:
Theresa Mai

Human Resources Officer
Phone: 03 9470 2972
Email: theresa.mai@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.

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