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Centacare is a social welfare agency committed to providing support to people in need within the communities it serves. Centacare delivers a range of programs and services to families and individuals throughout Western Victoria.  


To work for us you must have a passion for people and the environment, and a belief in social justice. 



Aboriginal Victims of Crime Engagement Worker

Victims Assistance & Counselling Program

Ballarat Central Office

Part Time (0.7 EFT) - 12 Month Contract 

We are seeking an Aboriginal Victims of Crime Engagement Worker to join our team in Ballarat. The Aboriginal Victims of Crime Engagement Worker role is responsible for providing community based case management to Aboriginal victims of crime. The role will engage with Aboriginal communities to link with services that support crime, including the VACP, and assist clients through the criminal justice process.
The successful candidate will possess professional qualifications within the social/community services sector and case management, data entry, record keeping, networking & relationship building skills.
Previous applicants need not apply.
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key  skills and experience are to: by close of business Tuesday 28th October 2014.
Centacare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and inclusion and actively encourage applications from people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. Interested applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to contact the Human Resources department.
Centacare is taking a ‘special measure’ under s.12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 for the purpose of providing social welfare services to the Aboriginal community in the Grampians and Barwon South West Regions of Victoria.


Carer Support Worker

Ballarat Central Office

Full Time – 12 month contract


Centacare is looking for someone who is passionate about helping others and thrives in a busy team environment! If you are client-focused, reliable and have excellent communication skills this is the role for you.


Reporting to the Manager, Homelessness Support, Advocacy and Adult Mental Health Services, the Carer Support Worker ensures that carers of people with a diagnosed mental illness in the Central Highlands sub-catchment community are able to provide ongoing support to those they care for within the context of practical support from Centacare staff. This position provides flexible responses at the time of the carers’ needs and provides planned support activities over a longer term in order to relieve carers from the demands of caring for someone with a mental illness.


To be successful in this role you will have qualifications in mental health, knowledge of relevant frameworks and previous experience within a similar role.


Click here for a full position description


Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: by close of business Tuesday 4th November 2014. Any further enquiries can be made to Deanna Davis, General Manager Family and Community Services, on 5337 8999.



Frequently asked questions
Centacare’s superannuation default fund is Catholic Super.
Police Clearance
Centacare requires all employees to successfully gain their Police clearance. This can be obtained during the first months of employment.
Link to National Police Record Check – Click here
Working With Children Check
Centacare requires all employees to successfully gain their Working with Children clearance. This can be obtained during the first months of employment with Centacare.
Link to Working with Children Check - Click Here
Conditions of Employment
Flexible working arrangements
Generous personal leave allowance
Extra leave allowances
Employee Assistance Program
Study Assistance
Paid Maternity leave
Paid Paternity leave
            …..and much, much more
Helpful Hints for prospective Employees:
Assess your suitability for the role by considering the role description and selection criteria.
Preview Centacare’s website.
Consider the mission and values of Centacare and determine if these can be your mission and values.
Centacare may have a number of requirements around the initial application depending upon the role, these will be outlined in the advertisement for the role and may include:
Statement against each of the selection criteria
Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc. ARBN: 141 905 820 Registered Office: Victoria

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