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Find a rewarding career at CatholicCare Victoria

We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply for a job with us. We also strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria. We employ over 500 employees across 24 offices and dozens more outreach sites.

Our team at CatholicCare Victoria delivers excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, homelessness services (crisis, transitional and outreach), and employment and advocacy services.

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Current employment opportunities


Case Manager, Adoption and Permanent Care 

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position.

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Sunday 18 December 2022

Contact
Renu Barnes | Manager, Family Services, Adoption and Permanent Care
T 0409 796 398  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

In this role you will provide a State-Wide full case management service to adoptive persons, infants and children who require placement through adoption or permanent care; including counselling and support for their biological families, and recruitment, training and assessment of potential caregiver applicants. 

As a state wide service, there is a degree of travel and out-of-hour visits that will need to take place.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • providing Adoption Information Services to people seeking information in relation to past adoptions.
  • undertaking detailed assessment, report writing and presentation of adoptive and permanent care applicants to an Accreditation Panel.
  • the role will comprise of a variety of cases including adoptions, permanent care and running training sessions about permanent care.
  • liaising with the Department of Justice Community Services, and Department of Families, Fairness and Housing personnel and other stakeholder agencies in relation to case management.
  • providing detailed clear and precise professional reports to the DFFH and attend the Children’s Court as required.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification: Degree in Social Work, or Psychology, and eligibility for membership of the AASW.
  • demonstrated track record and excellent skills in case management, assessment, counselling, and working with vulnerable infants, children, young people and their families/carers. Understanding of Permanent Care, and Adoption, as well as trauma, attachment and bonding.
  • demonstrated ability to articulate and integrate theories of child development, attachment, loss and grief in relation to permanency planning for children.
  • demonstrated experience in one or all of the following fields – child protection, family support services, adoption and permanent or related work where skills are transferable.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Case Manager, Housing Support for the Aged 

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position.

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 18 December 2022

Contact
James Treloar | Manager, Homelessness and Housing Support
T 0490 292 349  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Housing Support for the Aged program supports people 50 years and older with complex health needs and a history of homelessness. It helps them maintain long-term public housing and improves their health and wellbeing.

Housing Support for the Aged supports vulnerable clients as they enter public housing or community managed housing. The Housing Support for the Aged worker also supports people already in public housing if their tenancy is at risk. 

Support includes low-level monitoring, case management to coordinate client access to services, and practical assistance such as facilitating client access to appointments or linking them into social and recreational activities. Workers have access to a flexible pool of funds to overcome crises (including evictions) or to respond to a pressing need that cannot be readily met by existing services.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • undertaking initial intake and assessment of clients
  • developing, implementing, and monitoring care plans using Outcomes Star tool ensuring client goals are achieved
  • referring clients to relevant support programs
  • liaising and consulting with existing and potential service-users to determine service requirements
  • maintaining records and data as required

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a Certificate IV in Community Services or other Welfare or related field
  • experience working with and assisting those who are homeless or are at risk of experiencing homelessness and have unmet and complex health and social needs and related issues
  • experience and knowledge of working with older people, people with intellectual, physical or sensory disabilities, people with mental illness or psychiatric disability, people with an acquired brain injury and people with drug or alcohol substance misuse problems
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to liaise with people with disabilities, specialist staff, and community service providers and other key stakeholders

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Community Engagement Officer 

EFT
45.6 hours per fortnight, continuing position.

Location
Shepparton

Closing Date
Sunday 18 December 2022

Contact
Kirsten Green | Program Manager, Greater Shepparton Communities for Children
T 0428 068 367  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

Communities for Children (CfC) is a Federal Government initiative funded through the Department of Social Services (DSS). This initiative aims to improve outcomes for children 0-12 year and their families.

We seek to build on local strengths to meet community needs by increasing capability within local service systems, bringing together organisations and foster collaboration with the aim to provide a holistic service system for children and families.

A significant part of this role is to fund other organisations (known as Community Partners) to deliver a range of activities. These activities include parenting support, group peer support programs, family engagement workers and opportunities to build workforce capacity.

The role ensures Greater Shepparton Communities for Children (GSCfC) is connected to key stakeholders.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that GSCfC maintains an up to date understanding of the programs and services available to children, parents, carers and families.
  • Communicating the work of GSCfC to our stakeholders.
  • Ensuring that the voice of children, parents, carers and families in Greater Shepparton are heard.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • Relevant qualification and/or experience in community services, community development, social work, public health, or experience in the area, as well as a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships with a diverse range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, explore new ideas and try out different ways of working when required, demonstrating high level of of self-motivation and time management skills

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Education and Vocation Specialist 

EFT
15 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 4 December 2022

Contact
Benita Marson | Senior Manager, Care Services
T (03) 5337 8937  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

CatholicCare Victoria is excited to be implementing the new Therapeutic Residential Care Model in the Wimmera and Central Highlands. This role provides an excellent opportunity to shape the Education/Vocational opportunities and support provided to young people in our trauma informed therapeutic model of care. 

Working within the Therapeutic Residential Care program you will provide care and support to young people aged 12 to 18 years, who are referred through the Child Protection system.

As an integral part of the core team, you will provide quality care for young people using trauma informed, child centred, family focused therapeutic interventions. Young people residing in the care home have often experienced complex trauma, which can impact on their ability to engage in education, training and employment opportunities.

In collaboration with the young person and their care team you will provide tailored support to each young person based on thorough assessment of the young person’s needs, aspirations and wishes in relation to education, training and employment.

 Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • working with the broader educational and vocational service system to support the child or young person
  • working with the child or young person to improve engagement and attendance at school or vocational opportunities to improve educational outcomes
  • working with the young person to identify vocational pathways

Learn what it's like to work as part of our Residential Care program.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree qualification in education, training or teaching is required
  • demonstrated ability to develop education/vocational/employment needs assessment and response planning for young people is highly regarded
  • demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with the education, vocational and training organisation to advocate for improved client outcomes
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of complex trauma

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Education and Vocation Specialist 

EFT
15 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Horsham

Closing Date
Sunday 4 December 2022

Contact
Benita Marson | Senior Manager, Care Services
T (03) 5337 8937  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

CatholicCare Victoria is excited to be implementing the new Therapeutic Residential Care Model in the Wimmera and Central Highlands. This role provides an excellent opportunity to shape the Education/Vocational opportunities and support provided to young people in our trauma informed therapeutic model of care. 

Working within the Therapeutic Residential Care program you will provide care and support to young people aged 12 to 18 years, who are referred through the Child Protection system.

As an integral part of the core team, you will provide quality care for young people using trauma informed, child centred, family focused therapeutic interventions. Young people residing in the care home have often experienced complex trauma, which can impact on their ability to engage in education, training and employment opportunities.

In collaboration with the young person and their care team you will provide tailored support to each young person based on thorough assessment of the young person’s needs, aspirations and wishes in relation to education, training and employment.

 Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • working with the broader educational and vocational service system to support the child or young person
  • working with the child or young person to improve engagement and attendance at school or vocational opportunities to improve educational outcomes
  • working with the young person to identify vocational pathways

Learn what it's like to work as part of our Residential Care program.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree qualification in education, training or teaching is required
  • demonstrated ability to develop education/vocational/employment needs assessment and response planning for young people is highly regarded
  • demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and with the capacity to negotiate and liaise with the education, vocational and training organisation to advocate for improved client outcomes
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of complex trauma

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

EFT
60-75 hours per fortnight negotiable, continuing position

Location
Shepparton

Closing Date
Sunday 11 December 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Antoni Devcic | Manager, Family Dispute Resolution Services
T 0427 885 041  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Dispute Resolution program aims to assist separating parents and families to reach agreement on parenting arrangements which are in the best interests of children. Property Dispute Resolution assists separating couples to reach an agreement in relation to their property pool, including debt. Both services support separating families to resolve disputes as an alternative to court.

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner's role is to provide high quality dispute resolution, including intake, assessment, support, referral advice and mediation to clients of the Shepparton Family Relationship Centre.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • providing information, assistance and undertake sessions with individuals/couples/family members seeking assistance with their relationship and separation issues, including facilitating referrals to the appropriate services and organisations where appropriate
  • undertaking property dispute resolution sessions with separated or separating couples to assist them in reaching an agreement, outside court, about the division of their property pool including debt
  • developing and maintaining a broad understanding of the Family Law Act (1975), amended 2006, and to operate at all times with cognisance of the provisions of the Act

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a recognized tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Family Law or related discipline
  • a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, including registration with the Attorney-General’s department
  • relevant training and experience to conduct Property Dispute Resolution or willingness to complete appropriate training

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Family Preservation Reunification Response Practitioner

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Bendigo

Closing Date
Sunday 4 December 2022

Contact
Louise Quigley | Senior Manager, Family Services
T 0428 096 560  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Preservation Reunification Response (FPRR) Practitioner will provide outreach wraparound services to families where children’s ages range from unborn to adolescents. Working flexibly, as part of the team they will report to the FPRR Practice Team Leader.

The FPRR Practitioner will deliver in the home and community as needed for 4 to 6 months by practitioners. Areas of clinical focus include risk assessment and safety planning and practitioners will strive to empower caregivers to help their children and young people live safely in the community, attain school/vocational goals, and develop prosocial behaviours. Practitioners will work with the ecology of the family and school, sporting clubs and local businesses will be engaged as the individual needs and strengths of the family are identified.

The FPRR Practitioner will engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in a culturally safe and competent way. This includes engaging in regular consultation with the program’s Cultural Advisor and including ongoing training. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting an initial assessment including review of referral information, identifying, and engaging key participants, identifying systemic strengths and needs, and developing an analysis of the referral concerns/behaviours within the ecological context
  • engaging with primary caregivers and other key participants in treatment that is active and change orientated to identify and overcome barriers to engagement
  • maintaining clear and concise documentation of treatment efforts

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • the role requires appropriate tertiary qualifications. Bachelors degree in Social Work, Child Development, Psychology or a related subject area preferred, or a Diploma level relevant qualification with significant professional experience
  • significant work experience in a relevant field which supports an understanding of key child development issues relating to young parents and their families who have complex needs
  • understanding of and demonstrated experience working with issues such as attachment, trauma, and intergenerational disadvantage
  • demonstrated professional case management skills
  • significant clinical experience in treating serious antisocial behaviour in youth
  • demonstrated experience referring to and collaborating with local service networks.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Family Services Practitioner

EFT
60 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 18 December 2022

Contact
Melinda Shaw | Manager, Family Services, Ballarat
T 0447 363 988  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

Working within the Family Services program you will provide a variety of support to families within the community, this ranges from supporting them in their parenting role, to working intensively with families under increased pressure whose children are at risk of placement in care services.

The Family Services team aims to promote strong families with children who are safe, healthy, resilient and thriving; and parents and caregivers who are supported to create safe and nurturing home environments.

Working as a family services practitioner you will engage with children, young people and parents/caregivers in a child focused, empowering and meaningful way. You will also work collaboratively and collectively with service providers. Delivering rapid, flexible, culturally safe and intensive services when and where families need them.

Specifically, in this role you will be responsible for:

  • using approaches that consider the best interests of the child, trauma informed practices, knowledge of child development, attachment theories, family preservation and reunification principles, and other relevant frameworks
  • developing goals, action plans and safety plans with families through direct work with individuals and groups as appropriate
  • keeping appropriate records including case note recordings and statistical data
  • developing, maintaining and strengthening existing linkages with a range of community services and State government agencies

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • professional qualification in Social Work, Welfare or other tertiary study
  • experience working in, or a student placement in Child and Family Sector
  • knowledge of relevant theories, intervention approaches and understanding of the causes of family breakdown, child safety and child development

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Family Services Practitioner

EFT
45 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Bendigo

Closing Date
Sunday 4 December 2022

Contact
Alana Doe | Manager, Family Services
T 0490 292 354  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Services program provides a variety of support to families within the community, this ranges from supporting them in their parenting role, to working intensively with families under increased pressure whose children are at risk of placement in care services.

The Family Services team aims to promote strong families with children who are safe, healthy, resilient and thriving; and parents and caregivers who are supported to create safe and nurturing home environments.

Working as a family services practitioner you will engage with children, young people and parents/caregivers in a child focused, empowering and meaningful way. You will also work collaboratively and collectively with service providers. Delivering rapid, flexible, culturally safe and intensive services when and where families need them.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • using approaches that consider the best interests of the child, trauma informed practices, knowledge of child development, attachment theories, family preservation and reunification principles, and other relevant frameworks
  • developing goals, action plans and safety plans with families through direct work with individuals and groups as appropriate
  • keeping appropriate records including case note recordings and statistical data
  • developing, maintaining and strengthening existing linkages with a range of community services and State government agencies
  • contributing to the ongoing development of the team through collaborative teamwork

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • professional qualification in Social Work, Welfare or other relevant tertiary study
  • experience working in, or a student placement in the Child and Family sector
  • knowledge of relevant theories, intervention approaches and understanding of the causes of family breakdown, child safety and child development
  • knowledge of the Best Interest Case Practice Framework, MARAM framework and an understanding of goal setting and review and family safety planning
  • ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a care team of professionals and family members
  • highly developed written and verbal communication skills, the ability to use computer software and client management systems

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Family Services Practitioner

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Sunday 18 December 2022

Contact
Renu Barnes | Manager, Family Services, Adoption and Permanent Care
T 0409 796 398  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Services program at CatholicCare Victoria provides Department of Families, Fairness and Housing funded services to families and children in the community.

The Family Services program provides a continuum of support to families, ranging from supporting them in their parenting role, to working intensively with families under increased pressure whose children are at risk of placement in care services, or have been placed in care and are able to be reunified with family in a short timeline, through the Victorian Family Preservation and Reunification Response.

The Family Services team aims to promote strong families – with children who are safe, healthy, resilient and thriving; and parents and caregivers who are supported to create safe and nurturing home environments.

Specifically, in this role you will be responsible for:

  • working with the Best Interest Case Practice Framework and the Response Practice Modules and Elements, provide assessment and time limited case practice interventions that lead to improved outcomes for children which include safety and stability within families
  • using approaches that consider the best interests of the child, trauma informed practices, knowledge of child development, attachment theories, family preservation and reunification principles, and other relevant frameworks.
  • developing goals, action plans and safety plans with families through direct work with individuals and groups as appropriate
  • regularly monitoring progress, reviewing interventions and referring to suitable services with the agreement of the family members

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a professional qualification in Social Work, Welfare or other relevant tertiary study
  • experience working within Child Protection, Family Services or other related experience
  • an understanding of the impacts of trauma on children and adults and approaches for working effectively where trauma is featured

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Practitioner, Children’s Contact Service

EFT
45 to 75 hours per fortnight negotiable, multiple continuing positions

Location
Wangaratta

Closing Date
Sunday 11 December 2022

Contact
Kathryn Lyons | Senior Manager, Family Law Services
T 0438 339 937  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Children’s Contact centre, funded by the Federal Attorney-General’s department enables children to have safe contact with a parent who they do not live with including supervised time between parents where there is high conflict in the separated parents’ relationship. This service is child focused and ensures safety of children is at the core of all activities. It also assists families to transition to self-management of parenting arrangements in line with court orders.

The Practitioner works within the service to conduct intake and assessment of parents with the goal to facilitate changeovers and supervised visits in accordance with individual client agreements and in line with program guidelines.

Children’s Contact Centre workers are required to be child focused and vigilant in ensuring the physical and emotional wellbeing of all parties, in particular of the children using the service.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting thorough intake and assessments of parents with a particular focus on safety including screening for Family violence and risks to children’s safety and wellbeing
  • familiarising children and parents using the Children’s Contact Service, around the purpose, safety, venue, processes, and equipment
  • facilitating the Supervised Visits and Changeovers in accordance with CatholicCare Victoria’s procedures and processes

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree in Psychology, Counselling, or Social Work (or related discipline) and eligibility for membership of the A.P.S, A.A.S.W or related professional association
  • post graduate studies in working with children or family therapy highly regarded
  • demonstrated experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Practitioner, Family Mental Health Support Service

EFT
45 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Mildura

Closing Date
Sunday 20 November 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Narelle Williams| Manager, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Early Years
T 0447 439 559  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Mental Health Support Service Practitioner will provide intensive, long-term, early intervention support for children, young people, and their families. Practitioners work with the child/young person and their family to identify risk factors and provide education, resources, and referrals to support their wellbeing.

The program also provides psycho-educational and therapeutic group-based programs for children, community outreach, mental health education, and community development activities.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting client assessments and provide case management support
  • providing active and assertive in-home or community-based support to children, young people and their families to support their engagement and access to services
  • collaboratively developing and implementing with families the Family Action Plan. Provide tailored and appropriate responses to children, young people, and families
  • facilitating psycho-educational group-based programs for children, parents, and carers

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Social Work, Community Services, Education, Youth Work, Counselling, or relevant experience with a focus on mental health and working with children and young people in context
  • demonstrated skills in developing and delivering psycho-educational group programs with strong engaging and confident group facilitation skills
  • demonstrated ability to quickly build rapport and provide a psychological safe place for sharing with students
  • demonstrated ability to deliver case management services to families with mental health issues

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Project Officer, Family Law Pathways Network 

EFT
45 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Greater Melbourne

Closing Date
Sunday 25 December 2022

Contact
Kathryn Lyons | Senior Manager, Family Law Services
T 0438 339 937  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN) is an initiative of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. The FLPN is funded to provide networking and collaborative opportunities for practitioners working in the family law sector and to foster appropriate referral pathways for separating families.

The Project Officer role is to lead and assist with specialist project activities and manage the development, implementation and monitoring of project plans and phases, including the coordination of the various activities associated with achieving the project objectives.

The Project Officer is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a network of services and professionals operating in the family law sector and increasing awareness of key issues within the sector through collaborative, informative and professional development events. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • provide coordination, secretariat and administration duties for the Greater Melbourne Family Law Pathways Network
  • develop and manage annual targets, objectives and deliverables for the functional area with the Senior Manager and Steering Committee in accordance with guidelines set by Attorney-General’s department
  • develop and maintain information technologies (wikis, websites, databases) members and distribute relevant information via various communication channels

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant tertiary qualification, for example in Law, Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or Community Development or similar related discipline. Post graduate qualifications desirable
  • experience working in Family and Community Services sector and/or legal profession
  • sound experience in planning, implementing and evaluating services

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Residential Carers, Residential Care program

EFT
Casual (multiple positions available)

Location
Ballarat

Closing date
Applications are assessed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Brendan Keating | Manager Care Services
T 0456 794 744   | E people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au

Residential carers work as part of a core care team providing full-time live-in-quality care for the young people using child-centred, family-focussed interventions. The residential carers establish a homelike, caring and nurturing environment to assist young people to develop a sense of security and trust.

The Residential Carers in this role will be responsible for contributing to an environment that provides a sense of safety, structure, acceptance and security at all times for the young people and for Carers; addressing the therapeutic care needs of each young person within the Residential Care home; ensuring that the young people’s rights and interests are protected at all times and act as effective role models; and supporting the young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship networks and the local community.

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To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) or a recognised relevant qualification including social work, counselling, welfare, youth work, alcohol/other drugs (or relevant qualification) and/or substantial experience in working therapeutically with young people
  • demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children
  • demonstrated commitment to the safety of children, young people and adults in a respectful and inclusive environment for all diversity groups in accordance with the Catholic Safeguarding Standards the Child Safe Standards and any other relevant legislation
  • demonstrated interpersonal communication and networking skills to promote effective working relationships

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Team Leader, Children’s Contact Centre 

EFT
60 – 75 hours per fortnight negotiable, continuing position

Location
Wangaratta

Closing Date
Sunday, 25 December 2022

Contact
Kathryn Lyons | Senior Manager, Family Law Services
T 0438 339 937 |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Children’s Contact centre, funded by the Federal Attorney-General’s department, enables children to have safe contact with a parent who they do not live with - including supervised time between parents where there is high conflict in the separated parents’ relationship.

This service is child focused and ensures the safety of children is at the core of all activities. It also assists families to transition to self-management of parenting arrangements in line with court orders.

The position is responsible for program implementation, leadership, clinical supervision, support and line management of the Children’s Contact centre practitioners located in Wangaratta to ensure safe and quality outcomes for children and families.

The centre will be operational on Saturdays and Sundays so some weekend work will be required.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • supporting implementation of CatholicCare Victoria’s Children’s Contact centres through the provision of client service delivery and enhancement of client outcomes
  • undertaking comprehensive and ongoing intakes and assessments, including screening for safety concerns, particularly family violence, and determining suitability for Children’s Contact centre
  • ensuring effective implementation of workforce planning, recruitment, on boarding, probation, performance review and development, and learning and development in accordance with People and Culture policies and procedures

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or Community Development or similar related discipline, post graduate qualifications desirable
  • experience in working with separated families and understanding of the best interests of children
  • demonstrated experience in leading and supervising a team in human services programs

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Team Leader & Family Counsellor, Family Dispute Resolution Services

EFT
60-75 hours per fortnight negotiable, continuing position

Location
Shepparton

Closing Date
Sunday 11 December 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Antoni Devcic | Manager, Family Dispute Resolution Services
T 0427 885 041  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Dispute Resolution program aims to assist separating parents and families to reach agreement on parenting arrangements which are in the best interests of children. Property Dispute Resolution assists separating couples to reach an agreement in relation to their property pool, including debt. Both services support separating families to resolve disputes as an alternative to court.

The Team Leader position works collaboratively with fellow team leaders across CatholicCare Victoria’s Family Dispute Resolution Services. They provide leadership and individual supervision, identify development requirements within the team, assist with ensuring that the program delivers measurable, quality service, consistent with the program service models and program guidelines whilst maintaining the focus on client outcomes.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • preparing and monitoring staff rosters as required, monitoring budget requirements, and coordinating intake and assessment functions
  • overseeing allocations and monitor caseloads, assist with quality processes, and deliver direct client service as required
  • implementing and reviewing key partnership arrangements with relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to networks, MOU’s, service level agreements and protocols

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • recognized tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Family Law or related discipline
  • a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, including registration with the Attorney-General’s department
  • demonstrated experience in the Family Dispute Resolution field

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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Team Leader, Family Services and Kinship Care

EFT
45 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Mildura

Closing Date
Saturday 24 December 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Alana Doe | Manager, Family Services
T 0490 292 354  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Services program provides Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) funded services to families and children in the community. The Family Services program provides a continuum of support ranging from supporting parents caring for their children at home, to working intensively with families under increased pressure.  Family Services incorporates the Kinship Care program in Mildura and Swan Hill, which aims to identify kinship networks early, strengthen reunification where appropriate, promote placement quality and support children and young people living with kinship families and promote placement stability to avoid the likelihood of entry into residential care.

The position is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient coordination of Family Services.  The position is also responsible for coordinating and monitoring caseloads, including providing support, guidance and supervision to staff to ensure positive outcomes.

The Team Leader will work collaboratively with other Team Leaders to ensure that a cohesive team delivers the best and most consistent results for our clients across CatholicCare Victoria.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Managing client and staff matters in the program.
  • Supporting Senior Manager Family Services in ensuring the effective implementation of workforce planning and recruitment.
  • Supporting Practitioners to work within the DFFH Stronger Carers, Stronger Children Framework.
  • Ensuring a culture mindful of risk management, health and safety at all times.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or Community Development or similar related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of health, social or community services
  • Demonstrated experience in providing professional supervision to client-facing staff in the delivery of human services programs
  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated and for specific positions, boosted, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the Pandemic (Workplace) Order 2022. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with the requirements.

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How to apply

When applying for a role at CatholicCare Victoria please include:

  • a cover letter
  • your current resume
  • responses to the position's key requirements, if applying for management positions only
  • names and contact details of three professional referees

We will consider the suitability of your skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience for the role. If you have been short-listed for the position, we will contact you to ask you to attend an interview. Psychometric and other assessments may also be required.

Only short-listed applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application.

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More information

Offers of employment and commencement in a position at CatholicCare Victoria is conditional upon receipt of a successful Police Record check assessment, an International Police check (if you have lived overseas for 12 months continuously in the past 10 years), and a Working with Children Check. 

CatholicCare Victoria has PBI tax status, and the salary can be packaged to the benefit of the incumbent.

Your details will be held and managed in accordance with the Privacy Act (1998). If your application is unsuccessful, it will not be kept on file with CatholicCare Victoria.


Contact us

To enquire about any of the job opportunities above, contact our People and Culture team at our head office in Ballarat.

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