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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. 

 

 

 

School Pastoral Care Worker

Part Time (0.4EFT) – 12 Month Contract Role

Mildura location

 
The School Pastoral Care Worker facilitates supportive contact for children, families and staff, referring on when needed. A key part of this role is identifying the need for programs and delivering and coordinating these programs as required. The School Pastoral Care Worker is highly involved in the school community and supports the need of parents and staff, promotes communication and cooperation between schools and families and ensures a high level of service quality and delivery. 
 
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Tertiary qualification(s) preferred in Youth Work or Pastoral Care (Cert IV minimum) and includes the Mental Health and making appropriate referrals units. 
  • Previous experience working in the community services sector and/or education facility.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.
  • Demonstrated experience in the engagement and development of therapeutic relationships with children and their families.
 
 
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by close of business Monday 31st August 2015. Any further enquires can be made to Jacinta Cook, Manager Family Relationship Services on (03) 5327 7959.
 
 
 

Family Mental Health Support Service Case Manager

Part Time Ongoing Position Available (0.6EFT)

Ballarat Central Office

 
The Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) provides flexible & 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.
 
 
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by close of business Friday 4th of September.  Any further enquires can be made to Mel Watson, Manager, Family and Community Services, Northern on (03) 5051 0050. 
 
 
 

Youth Support Worker

Part Time (0.8EFT) – 12 Month Contract

Ballarat Central Office

 
We are currently seeking a Youth Support Worker in our Ballarat Central Office. This position works 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.
 
The Youth Support Worker will be working within the Youth Justice Group Conferencing Program, aiming to divert young people from further reoffending using restorative justice principles, whilst also working within the Youth Diversion Pilot Program. This 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. 
 
To be successful in this role you will possess:
 
  • Tertiary qualifications in Youth Work, Welfare, Social Work, Restorative Justice, Mediation or relevant discipline
  • A sound knowledge of youth and the causes of youth offending and understanding of the justice system, relevant legislation and processes. 
  • Experience in delivering service responses and interventions that promote a reduction in offending by young people
  • Experience in the maintenance of client records and  program data entry 
  • A strong passion for working with young people 
                                  
 
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by COB Friday 4th September 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Heather Mather, Manager Youth, Family and Justice Services, on 0407 565 183. 
 
 

General Manager, Family and Community Services

Full Time - Permanent

Ballarat Central Office

 
Centacare is seeking to appoint a second General Manager, Family and Community Services to provide overall strategic and operational leadership to Family and Community Services within Centacare.
 
The General Manager, Family and Community Services will manage out and across the sector, especially in developing and maintaining relationships with government and strategic partners. This role will work collaboratively with the other General Manager providing leadership to the overall division, whilst having individual responsibilities for program/service planning, development, staffing and accountability for the annual budget in designated programs. 
 
The General Manager Family and Community Services position will entail but is not limited to:
 
  • Leadership and Cultural Development: Provide leadership and coaching to Managers enabling them to develop robust systems, policies, practices and structures to support the achievement of outcomes for clients.
  • Service Development and Integration: Develop and monitor budgets for relevant programs, identify opportunities for increased efficiencies, and implement corrective action as required.
  • Quality Management: Ensure all quality processes are maintained and meet relevant standards, compliance and organisational policies and procedures.
  • Organisational Contribution: Actively support Centacare Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Inc. mission, vision and values. 
 
The successful applicant will have tertiary qualifications (Degree and MBA or similar post-graduate qualification); experience in a senior management and supervisory role demonstrating strong leadership qualities; experience in managing multiple programs across a broad geographical area; and experience in managing budgets. Excellent communication skills and experience in establishing and maintaining stakeholder relationships is also essential. 
 
 
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key skills and experience to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by COB Monday 7th September 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Peta Clark, Acting Executive Director on 5337 8999.
 
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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