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 Positions Vacant

 

 

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. 

 

  

Family Relationship Counsellor

Ongoing Position 0.6 EFT 

Warrnambool 

 

The Family Relationship Counsellor’s role is to promote the independence and healthy development of families, couples and individuals through the provision of quality counselling and program delivery. 

 

The successful applicant will posses:

 

  • Proven professional qualifications in counselling
  • Experience in working within a similar welfare environment and working with families, individuals, couples and children
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver child centred, family focused counselling utilising industry accredited frameworks and demonstrated ability to provide relationship counselling
  • A strong commitment to excellence in service delivery which is accessible to the most vulnerable in our community and an understanding of emotional intelligence and reflective practice and the role they play in service delivery
  • Essential requirements of this role include a working with children check, satisfactory police check and current drivers licence

 

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Please forward your application including response to the key selection criteria to humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by close of business Tuesday the 30th of June. Please address any further queries to Jacinta Cook, Family Relationship Service Manager on 03 5327 7900. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated Family Services Case Manager

Full Time Ongoing Position Available

Mildura

 

The Case Manager for Integrated Family Services role is to work with families assisting them to develop the necessary skills in relationships and parenting, develop related community networks and to case manage families with more complex requirements.

 

As the successful applicant you will possess:

 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and undertake holistic assessment processes such as the Best Interest Assessment and Case Practice Framework.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a child/family service practitioner and ability to promote a high standard of practice in the delivery of Family Services Case Management.
  • Sound knowledge of child development theories and the impact of trauma on children and ability to demonstrate this knowledge in practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to reach achievable goals for clients.
  • Knowledge of appropriate Legislation and the implications this has on practice.
  • Sound understanding and sensitivity towards the complex issues facing vulnerable families.

 

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Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by COB Friday 3rd July 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Mel Watson, Manager, Family and Community Services, Northern on (03) 5051 0050.

 

 

 

Family Mental Health Support Service Case Managers

Ongoing Part Time Positions Available (0.8EFT and 0.6EFT)

Mildura

 

The Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) provides flexible and responsive services for children and young people up to the age of 18 by working with the young person and their family to identify risk factors or issues which may lead to poor mental health outcomes later in life and collaboratively plan to address these issues and strengthen protective and positive factors. The FMHSS has 3 components: Intensive, long-term early intervention support; Short-term immediate assistance; and Community outreach, mental health education and community development activities.   

   

The Case Manager roles will provide intensive, long-term, early intervention support for children, young people and their families; short-term immediate assistance for families; and community outreach, mental health education, community development activities, and therapeutic group based programs.

 

The successful applicants will have tertiary qualifications in social/community services, knowledge of relevant legislative frameworks and previous experience in the application of relevant theoretical approaches and appropriate service response to children, youth and families.

 

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Please foward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by close of business Friday 3rd July.  Any further enquires can be made to Mel Watson, Manager, Family and Community Services, Northern on (03) 5051 0050.

 

 

 

Youth Support Workers

2 x Part Time (0.8EFT) – 12 Month Contract

Ballarat Central Office

 

We are currently seeking two Youth Support Workers positions in our Ballarat Central Office. These positions work as part of an integrated team to provide individually targeted supports to young people who have come into contact with the justice system, with the aim of educating and skilling to avoid further progression into criminal activities.

 

These positions will have different focuses, with one Youth Support Worker working within the Youth Justice Group Conferencing Program, aiming to divert young people from further reoffending using restorative justice principles and the other position working within the Youth Justice Community Support Service Program undertaking all aspects of case management, including assertive outreach. 

 

Both Youth Support Worker positions work within the Youth Diversion Pilot Program which involves completing assessments at Children’s Court to provide a diversion option to young people that is tailored to individual need and the requirements of the Court, and to deliver the diversion. 

 

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Youth Justice Group Conferencing Program

Youth Justice Community Support Service Program

 

Please specify which position you are applying for in your application and forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by COB Monday 6th July 2015.  Any further enquires for Youth Support Workers or IFS Case Managers can be made to Rachel Daniel, Coordinator Family and Youth Services, on 0419 834 813.

 

 

Integrated Family Services

Case Manager

Part Time (0.6EFT) - Permanent

Ballarat Central Office

 

The Case Manager for Integrated Family Services role is to work with families assisting them to develop the necessary skills in relationships and parenting, develop related community networks and to case manage families with more complex requirements.

 

As the successful applicant you will possess:

 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and undertake holistic assessment processes such as the Best Interest Assessment and Case Practice Framework.
  • Demonstrated excellence as a child/family service practitioner and ability to promote a high standard of practice in the delivery of Family Services Case Management.
  • Sound knowledge of child development theories and the impact of trauma on children and ability to demonstrate this knowledge in practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to reach achievable goals for clients.
  • Knowledge of appropriate Legislation and the implications this has on practice.
  • Sound understanding and sensitivity towards the complex issues facing vulnerable families.

 

Click here for a full position description

 

Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by COB Monday 6th July 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Rachel Daniel, Coordinator Family and Youth Services, on 0419 834 813. 

 
Frequently asked questions
 
Superannuation

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:
 
Application
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:
 
Resume
Statement against each of the selection criteria
 

 

CENTACARE IS A SERVICE OFFERED BY THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BALLARAT AND IS A MEMBER OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES AUSTRALIA
Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc. ARBN: 141 905 820 Registered Office: Victoria

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