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Member Opportunities

PWDA – Senior Manager Media and Communications

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is looking for a dynamic innovative Senior Manager Media and Communications. Join the senior team at PWDA to lead a passionate, high-performing and agile Media and Communications team at this disability confident organisation!

Be part of a community peer-led organisation made up of, led and governed by people with disability, that values your strategic leadership, advice and direction in all aspects of PWDA’s media, communications, and campaign activities.

You will have an established network which you will use to help enhance the agency’s excellent reputation amongst people with disability, the government, media and all key stakeholders, and increase our capacity in representing people with disability; showcasing the expertise, knowledge and capacity of all people with disability across our Australian society

While helping to deliver the current PWDA strategic and business plans you will also help grow an engaged PWDA membership, oversee membership events and develop fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, in partnership with colleagues, Board Directors, and external stakeholders.

For more information about this role, see the Position Description (PDF | Word document) and address the key selection criteria in your application.

People with disability are encouraged to apply for this position.

Award Classification: Level 7 Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services (SCHADS) Award 2010, PWDA pays above-award rates as per our EBA, plus super and salary sacrificing.

 

Homelessness NSW

About the organisation

Homelessness NSW is the peak body for the homelessness sector in NSW. We exist to build the capability of people and the capacity of systems to end homelessness. We have a vision for a future where there is enough quality and safe housing and support services to ensure no one is homeless in NSW. We work with our members and broad network of partners to understand drivers of homelessness, advocate for solutions, build skills and knowledge, and scale innovation.

A once-in-a-career opportunity

The NSW Government has announced a historic investment of $484.3 million, for housing and specialist supports for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV). This is the single biggest investment in addressing DFV in the State’s history and will provide $426.6 million over four years to expand the delivery and operation of new women’s refuges through an innovative Core and Cluster model.

Homelessness NSW, working in partnership with Domestic Violence NSW and Aboriginal Community Housing Association are working together to support organisations to participate in the Core and Cluster program. This will include accelerating effective partnerships, engagement, and resources to facilitate robust participation.

Benefits

      • Work in a highly respected peak body organisation – find meaningful work
      • 5% leave loading and access to NFP salary packaging
      • Flexible working – work-from-home arrangements and a 35-hour work week
      • Receive support and advice with tailored training as well as a commitment to ongoing professional development
The Roles:

Industry Capacity Manager

Utlising your strong project management experience and ability to design, develop and implement complex projects, you will support workforce transformation through the implementation of a state-wide strategy to engage Specialist Homelessness Services.

        • 12-month contract until 30 July 2024
        • SHADS Level 8.2 (Annual Salary $116,018.24) with additional NFP salary packaging option.
        • Flexible role – hours, and location. 35 hours per week. Willingness to travel throughout NSW is an essential requirement of this position.

Position Description here.

Grants Coordinator

As the first point of contact for Specialist Homelessness Services applying for a range of grants your effective communication and a keen eye for detail will help you coordinate grants management by providing administrative support in a friendly and responsive manner.

        • 12-month contract until 30 July 2024
        • SHADS Level 5.3 (Annual salary $92,775.80) with additional NFP salary packaging option.
        • Flexible role – hours, and location. 35 hours per week
        • Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 August 2022

Position Description here.

Sector Engagement Senior Officer

As an experienced facilitator, your focus on improving partnerships and opportunities will be realised through the delivery of engagement workshops to Specialist Homeless Services across NSW

        • 12-month contract until 30 July 2024
        • SHADS Level 8.1 (Salary range $113,786.40) with additional NFP salary packaging option.
        • Flexible role – hours, and location. 35 hours per week, inter-state travel is a requirement of this position.

Position Description here.

Project Support Officer

As an experienced, organized, and flexible team player you will provide administrative support for complex projects across a range of activities throughout the team.

        • 12-month contract until 30 July 2024
        • SHADS Level 5.1 (Salary range $88,757.76) with additional NFP salary packaging option.
        • Flexible role – hours, and location. 35 hours per week
        • Interviews will be held on 26 August 2022

Position Description here.

How to Apply

A range of roles are currently available, involving project management, grants coordination, stakeholder engagement, and project support. Please apply directly to the advertisement with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (max 2 pages) and a full resume. Interviews will be held between 3 August and 29 August 2022.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Please forward your CV and covering letter to: [email protected]


Other Opportunities

Clinician, Forensic Intervention Services

Opportunities are available in:

      • Metro Melbourne (based in metro prisons and the community)
      • Lara and Greater Geelong (based in our Lara prison precinct area)
      • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison)
      • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)

Challenge yourself on complex cases and drive the future of forensic intervention in Victoria

      • Join a collaborative multidisciplinary team
      • Earn $90,067 – $102,192 + super
      • Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies

If you’re looking to challenge yourself, join a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in a growing field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria looking for people with experience in psychology, social work, mental health nursing or occupational therapy to become clinicians.

You’ll work on complex cases with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

To support the expansion of our clinical workforce, applications for this role are open throughout the year, giving you maximum flexibility for career planning.

To find out more about FIS, watch our career information video and register on our website for Live Q&A sessions with members of the team.

What you’ll do

As a clinician, you will build on your existing experience as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll deliver a wide range of individualised services including:

      • Comprehensive assessments including risk assessments.
      • Clinical interviews to determine appropriate treatment pathways.
      • Treatment interventions employing evidence-based assessment tools.
      • Treatment programs involving individual and group sessions.
      • Preparing treatment plans, treatment reports, and risk assessment reports for internal and external stakeholders.

How we’ll support and reward you

      • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
      • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
      • Mental health and wellbeing care – essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
      • Supervision by senior clinical staff with support on a day-to-day basis.
      • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
      • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
      • Professional association membership funded annually.
      • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

Eligibility

To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:

      • Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
      • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
      • Registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse.
      • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email [email protected]

To find out more, watch our career information video, attend a Live Q&A session or contact our recruitment team by emailing [email protected]

Application closing date: 2 months – 29/08/2022

Senior Clinician, Forensic Intervention Services

Opportunities are available in:

      • Metro Melbourne (based in metro prisons and the community)
      • Lara and Greater Geelong (based in our Lara prison precinct area)
      • Loddon Mallee (based at Loddon and Middleton Prison)
      • Grampians (based at Hopkins Correctional Centre and/or Langi Kal Kal Prison)

Build first-rate clinical teams and lead the future of forensic intervention in Victoria

      • Challenge yourself on complex cases in a forensic setting
      • Earn $103,920 – $125,735 + super
      • Full and part-time, ongoing and fixed-term vacancies

If you’re looking to challenge yourself on highly complex cases, lead a first-rate multidisciplinary team and build your reputation in a growing field, you’ll love the work at Forensic Intervention Services (FIS).

We are a specialist program area of Corrections Victoria looking for people with experience in psychology or social work to become senior clinicians.

Combining hands-on practice with leadership and management, you’ll work with people who have histories of violent and sexual offending and play a vital role in reducing reoffending and making the community safer.

To support the expansion of our clinical workforce, applications for this role are open throughout the year, giving you maximum flexibility for career planning.

To find out more about the role and FIS, watch our career information video and register on our website for Live Q&A sessions with members of the team.

What you’ll do

As a senior clinician, you will build on your existing expertise by leading and developing a multidisciplinary team, delivering best-practice forensic intervention in a correctional environment.

Working within the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model, you’ll combine hands-on practice with leadership and management by:

      • Mentoring, supervising and leading a team of clinicians to support assessment and delivery of individualised program interventions.
      • Delivering advanced clinical services employing evidence-based assessment tools and treatment interventions.
      • Managing staff performance through performance management and development processes.
      • Contributing to strategic management, ongoing development and implementation of our psychotherapeutic services.
      • Driving awareness and education in best-practice offending behaviour and offender management.

How we’ll support and reward you

      • A specialised induction program for new clinical staff (including foundation, theory, and mentored on-the-job training)
      • Support from a dedicated clinical director.
      • Exposure to national and international experts in forensic work.
      • Mental health and wellbeing care – essential debriefing for the first 12 months for new forensic practitioners.
      • Ongoing professional development including clinical scholarship, research program and study leave opportunities.
      • Annual Leadership Forum and Conference for technical and professional development.
      • Professional association membership funded annually such as AHPRA or AASW.
      • Relocation allowances for eligible candidates.

Eligibility

To apply, you’ll need to hold, or be eligible for, one of the following:

      • Registration as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia.
      • Eligibility for membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).
      • Registered as a nurse and be eligible to be credentialed as a Mental Health Nurse.
      • Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.
      • Specialist training and/or postgraduate qualifications in a clinical or forensic field is desirable.
      • Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor status is desirable.

You will also need to possess a current Victorian driver licence.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles including clinicians. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email [email protected]

To find out more, watch our career information video, attend a Live Q&A session or contact our recruitment team by emailing [email protected]

Application closing date: 2 months – 29/08/2022

Senior Manager, Rehabilitation and Outcomes

The opportunity

      • VPS Grade 6.2 role, earning $149,25 – $170,597 per year plus super.
      • Lead two teams that are responsible for rehabilitation services and program delivery at Cherry Creek.
      • Oversee the delivery of rehabilitation services, interventions and programs to support rehabilitation and reintegration.
      • Relocation support may be available for the successful candidate.

The senior manager reports directly to the director of operations and is responsible for overseeing two teams within the rehabilitation and outcomes branch at Cherry Creek. In addition, this position will also oversee the provision of health, mental health and education that is delivered by external providers.

The successful candidate will be accountable for overseeing all aspects of the delivery of rehabilitation services, programs and logistics, including performance management, meeting service targets, resources, quality assurance and staffing within an allocated budget.

Employees working in the initial stage of operations will contribute to the establishment of the new facility by assisting in the development of key operational documents, including operating manuals, as well as leading the establishment and implementation of a fully structured day for all young people at Cherry Creek.

You will also contribute to the recruitment, selection and training of staff within your teams, leading them through the operational readiness phase and into ongoing facility operations.

To be successful in the role, you will be a dynamic leader, with experience working collaboratively to drive innovative ideas and continuous improvement.

It is also desirable that you have registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, or are eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW).

For more information on the skills and experience that we are looking for in our new team members, please read the job description document attached.

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 2 August 2022

Apply now!

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department’s work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce – we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government’s promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email [email protected]

For more information click here.

Council invites tenders for COM/30/2022 – Operator for The Buzz at Yarrabilba.

The Buzz at Yarrabilba is a new community space Logan City Council is delivery through an innovative partnership. Our project partners are the Queensland Government, Brisbane Catholic Education and Lendlease. The Buzz will be an inclusive, engaging and responsive place that enables a thriving community to connect, learn, earn and innovate. For further information regarding the project background, please refer to the project webpage here: https://bit.ly/3u9xpNN

The closing date for this tender is Friday 29 July 2022.

All submissions and enquiries in relation to this tender must be submitted through the tender forum here: https://bit.ly/3cEm4vB

Senior Solicitor – The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre

We are seeking a Senior Solicitor to join The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre, based in Sydney. The Shopfront is operated jointly by Herbert Smith Freehills, Mission Australia and The Salvation Army.

The Shopfront provides free legal assistance for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under. It aims to provide a holistic service which includes social support and referrals. The Shopfront also provides community legal education and engages in law reform and policy work.

As the Senior Solicitor, you will be providing high-quality legal advice and representation to homeless and disadvantaged young people, primarily in criminal law but also in areas such as family and civil law depending on your expertise. You will be also taking on responsibility for managing aspects of the service under the direction of the Principal Solicitor.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

Legal representation and advice for clients

        • Acting and appearing for defendants in criminal matters, mainly in Local Court but also Children’s, District and occasionally Supreme Courts
        • Advising and referring clients with a range of other legal issues including family law, care and protection, fines, victims of crime, general civil and administrative law

Management of the service under the direction of the Principal Solicitor

        • Responding to new instructions;
        • Providing community legal education, including updating resources such as the legal fact sheets on our website;
        • Mentoring and training for legal staff;
        • Recruiting, training and supervising volunteers;
        • Participating in policy and law reform work;
        • Complying with WHS obligations and responsibilities in accordance with the requirements for this role as set out on the intranet.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Essential Criteria

        • Significant criminal law experience
        • Court advocacy skills
        • Demonstrated experience working with clients with high and complex needs, especially people with trauma history, mental health issues and cognitive impairments
        • Good understanding of legal, human rights and policy framework relating to children and young people
        • Capacity to handle high-volume and changing workload
        • Initiative, flexibility, ability to respond to unforeseen circumstances
        • Excellent file management and organisational skills
        • Delegation and supervision skills
        • NSW Working With Children Check clearance

Desirable Criteria

        • At least 5 years’ post-admission experience
        • Experience working with children and young people
        • Experience in family law, including care and protection
        • Experience in areas of civil and administrative law including employment, tenancy, credit and debt, police torts, immigration, social security.
        • NSW driver licence

About the Shopfront

To learn more about The Shopfront and the services they provide, please copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://www.theshopfront.org/.

For any questions or a confidential discussion, please contact Paula Saxon, Recruitment Manager on [email protected].

We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional assistance. Thank you.

To apply for the position, please click on the following link: https://krb-sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=30009&siteid=5116&Areq=7031BR&source=LinkedIn&codes=LINKEDIN#jobDetails=279608_5116

Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) – Media and Communications Manager

      • Join a leading social justice law and policy centre 
      • Engage the public and decision-makers and influence debate on issues that matter 
      • Full time position with flexible working available 

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a leading social justice law and policy centre. We build a fairer, stronger society by helping to change laws, policies and practices that cause injustice and inequality.  

Our priorities include reducing homelessness, First Nations justice, climate change and social justice, equality and non-discrimination, asylum seeker health rights and the fair use of police powers. 

PIAC offers a dynamic workplace where wellbeing is promoted, and flexibility supported. 

Reporting to the Director, Policy and Advocacy, you will work across the organisation to develop and deliver effective communication strategies to help achieve PIAC’s purpose and achieve impact. This includes:  

      • Using traditional and social media to expose injustice and disadvantage  
      • Producing effective publications and direct communications with PIAC’s supporters 
      • Working with PIAC staff and clients to enable them to engage effectively with the media 
      • Responding to media enquiries and develop relationships with media agencies and journalists 

Ideally, you have experience delivering multi-platform content, particularly in an advocacy or campaign context. Otherwise, you have experience working with media, have existing networks and can identify and develop media opportunities. Additionally, you have exceptional writing skills, can produce compelling content, with experience in: 

      • Devising, implementing, managing, and evaluating media and communications strategies 
      • Project management skills, with ability to produce high-quality work to deadline 
      • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with a team to produce results 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.  

If you can secure opportunities to promote PIAC’s work and build the organisation’s reputation as a reliable source of comment, please send your resume along with a covering letter and responses to the knowledge, skills and experience section included in the position description.

Inquiries should be directed to Alastair Lawrie via [email protected]. 

Please send your application to [email protected], including Media and Communications Manager in the subject field.  Please note there is no application close date, and we invite you to apply as soon as possible.   

 

Director – Edmund Rice Centre

      • Salary package will be in the range of $ 150,000 -$175,000 inclusive of super, salary packaging & car/car allowance.
      • Five year full-time contract
      • Balmain (Sydney)
      • Applications close on August 26th

About the organisation

The Edmund Rice Centre for Justice and Community Education has, for the last 26 years,  challenged popular beliefs and dominant cultural values, asked the difficult questions, and looked at life from the standpoint of the minority, the victim, the outcast and the stranger.  As a community of many faith backgrounds and none, our work is built on Catholic Social Teaching principles and Gospel values as we strive for a world in which:

      • The needs of the poor take priority over the wants of the rich;
      • The freedom of the dominated takes priority over the liberty of the powerful; and;
      • The participation of marginalised groups – and of the marginalised earth itself – takes priority over the preservation of an order which excludes them.

Our primary focuses are:

      • First Nations  people in Australia and overseas;
      • Refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia and internationally;
      • Environmental justice with a focus in the Pacific

About the role

The Director of the Edmund Rice Centre is responsible for its leadership and management. She/he/they will:

      • Demonstrate and nurture a powerful commitment to the values of the Centre (grounded in Catholic Social Justice principles)  and its work among staff, volunteers and partners
      • Maintain a strong public profile and an influential voice for the Centre as it addresses matters in its priority agenda
      • Build and maintain networks in national and international circles
      • Build capacity in, and support,  staff and volunteer members of the community
      • Ensure the ongoing viability of the Centre as it builds on existing resources and  moves towards financial self-sustainability
      • Ensure the effective and efficient management of the Centre
      • Be an active contributor to the evolution of Edmund Rice Community Services as a senior member of the organisation.

How to apply

To obtain a detailed position description please email the Advisory Council Chair, Michael Bezzina at [email protected].  More detail about the Centre and its activities can be found at  https://www.erc.org.au. For a confidential conversation about the role, contact Michael Bezzina on 0417266934.

The application should consist of a covering letter indicating your motivation for applying and how you meet position requirements as well as an up to date resume.   Applications close on August 26th and should be marked confidential and sent by email to [email protected].

Position Description here.