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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. 




Coordinator, Family Relationship Services

Full Time – Permanent


The Coordinator, Family Relationship Services role comprises 0.4EFT leadership and program coordination functions and 0.6EFT in direct service delivery as a practitioner. This Coordinator position will lead and supervise the multi-disciplinary programs within the Family Relationship Services portfolio in the South West under the direction of the designated Program Manager. This includes the development of annual individual and program work plans, performance appraisals, and the identification of training and development requirements. The Coordinator has first line responsibility to ensure that programs deliver measurable, quality service, consistent with program service models and program guidelines.
The Coordinator will also hold a practitioner caseload in counselling and family dispute resolution. A key role of this position involves providing relationship counselling to individuals, couples and families as well as delivering family dispute resolution to support families to develop child focused Parenting Plans.
Please forward your cover letter, resume and response to the key selection criteria to: humanresources@centacareballarat.org.au by close of business Friday 27th of March.
Any further enquires can be made to Deanna Davis, General Manager Family and Community Services on (03) 5337 8988.



Integrated Family Services Case Manager

1 x Full Time - 6 Month Contract Role

2 x Part Time (0.6EFT – 0.8EFT) - Ongoing Role

Ballarat Central Office


We are seeking Case Managers to join our Integrated Family Services team based in Ballarat for 6 month contracts.


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 succesfull 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.


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


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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 24th April 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Heather Mather - Youth, Family and Justice Manager on (03) 5337 8970.




School Pastoral Care Worker

Part Time (0.4EFT) – 12 Month Contract Role

Warrnambool and Portland locations


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.


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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 24th April 2015.  Any further enquires can be made to Jacinta Cook, Manager Family Relationship Services on (03) 5327 7959.






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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