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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, Adoptions and Permanent Care

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Sunday 21 August 2022

Contact
Renu Barnes | Manager, Adoption and Permanent Care
T (03) 9689 3888  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Adoption and Permanent Care Program is Victoria’s only state-wide service that assists parents who are considering placing their child for adoption, or who are required to place their child in permanent care. We also assist families who are seeking to become adoptive and permanent care parents.

Our services are child-focused and aim to meet every child’s needs in the best possible way. We have an Adoption Information Service providing information about past adoptions arranged by our agency.

This position 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. 

The position will organise and facilitate linking and transition processes for placements and to supervise and support caregivers and children in placement. As well as provide information, search and counselling services to adoptees, adoptive parents, biological parents and relatives.

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
  • planning and facilitating introduction of a child into a new family, supervise and support the placement as required
  • providing detailed clear and precise professional reports to the DFFH and attend the Children’s Court as required
  • 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

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant tertiary qualification, preferably in Social Work, Psychology, or other similar related discipline
  • 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  

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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Executive Assistant, Client Services

EFT
37.5 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 7 August 2022

Contact
Deanna Davis | General Manager, Community Wellbeing
T (03) 5337 8929  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Executive Assistant Client Services will provide support and report directly to General Manager, Community Wellbeing, for supervision and task prioritisation.  This position is a job share arrangement.

The key requirements of this role will include, however are not limited to: advanced administrative support to the General Managers and portfolio program management; diary and travel management; assisting with development of systems and processes to streamline program functions; assisting with program reporting requirements; administration of data base requirements; preparing correspondence; and other relevant duties appropriate to the position. Travel will be required at times to support the administrative functions of the General Managers.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • assisting with program reporting requirements including monitoring of report schedules, data collection and formulation of reports
  • preparing and responding to correspondence on behalf of General Managers, Client Services
  • maintaining and administering the CatholicCare Victoria Vulnerable Clients Register updates and reporting requirements
  • organising meetings including teleconference calls and technology platform meetings, and associated tasks such as preparation of agendas, minutes and distribution, follow up on action items and related correspondence

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • demonstrated experience in an advanced administrative role
  • excellent organisational and administrative skills, including an ability to prioritise workload, meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, and manage a varied workload in a busy environment
  • experience in the organisation and preparation of meetings including preparing agendas, minute taking and actioning items

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 (2 positions available)

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Sunday 21 August 2022

Contact
Renu Barnes | Manager Adoption & Permanent Care, Family Services
T (03) 9689 3888  |  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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Family Services Practitioner

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position (2 positions available)

Location
Melton

Closing Date
Sunday 21 August 2022

Contact
Renu Barnes | Manager Adoption & Permanent Care, Family Services
T (03) 9689 3888  |  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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Family Services Practitioner

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 30 June 2024

Location
Mildura

Closing Date
Sunday 7 August 2022

Contact
Alana Doe | Acting Manager, Family Services and Kinship Care
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 team work

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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Healthcare Chaplain 

EFT
15 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Northern Health – Northern Hospital Campus, Epping

Closing Date
Sunday 24 July 2022

Contact
Chris McNamara | General Manager
T 0408 228 517  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

Pastoral Care-Mission & Identity at CatholicCare Victoria manages and supports a variety of Chaplaincies and services across Hospitals, the Justice system (adult prisons and youth justice custodial centres), people living with HIV/AIDS, and in Clergy Health & Wellbeing.

This position seeks to be an integral part of the Hospital’s Spiritual Care Team, contributing to the high quality of pastoral care provision for patients, families and staff.  The incumbent will be required to respond effectively to the diverse spiritual and religious needs of patients and families,  particularly those who choose to be supported in their Catholic identify and faith journey throughout their hospitalisation.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • pastoral care support of patients and their families
  • liaising with parishes regarding provision of Communion Ministry by parish-based volunteers
  • participation in and contribution to the prayer and liturgical life of the hospital where appropriate
  • work collaboratively with the hospital Pastoral Care Coordinator and other Spiritual Care colleagues

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a theology and pastoral care qualification at a graduate level or equivalent
  • demonstrated understanding of the philosophy of pastoral care
  • well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well and work within a diverse range of circumstances with sensitivity to cultural and religious differences

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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House Worker, Residential Care program

EFT
52.5 hours per fortnight minimum, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

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

Contact
Brendan Keating | Manager Care Services
T (03) 5337 8958    | people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

House Workers work as part of a core care team providing full-time quality care for the young people, using trauma informed, child centred, family focused therapeutic interventions. In collaboration with the Senior House Workers; Team Leader, Residential Care; Therapeutic Practitioner and Education/Vocation Specialist, House Workers establish a homelike, therapeutic, caring and nurturing environment to assist young people to develop a sense of safety, stability, security and trust.

House Workers work closely with the Senior House Worker and Therapeutic Practitioner to develop respectful and responsive levels of communication with other House Workers and professionals in a Care Team approach, and participate in relevant case conferencing as indicated to assess and develop goals in the young person’s best interests.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • working collaboratively with the Care Team to facilitate and strengthen the young person’s sense of identity and contribute to enhancing family relationships and/or reunification and facilitate the young person’s access with natural and extended family members
  • ensuring that the young people’s rights and interests are protected at all times and act as an effective role models
  • supporting the young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship networks and the local community
  • participating in rosters that will provide 24-hour cover, 7 days per week, including weekend and sleep over shifts, plus overnight on-call and call-out support

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

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • Degree; Associate Diploma with relevant experience; or relevant certificate with relevant experience in Community Services or related discipline including welfare, counselling, youth work, alcohol/other drugs or social work.
  • have, or willing to work toward, the mandatory modules of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).
  • demonstrated working knowledge of child/adolescent development and the impact of trauma together with a demonstrated capacity to implement and reflect upon therapeutic caring approaches.

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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House Worker, Residential Care program

EFT
52.5 hours per fortnight minimum, continuing position

Location
Horsham

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

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

House Workers work as part of a core care team providing full-time quality care for the young people, using trauma-informed, child-centred, family-focused therapeutic interventions. House Workers establish a homelike, therapeutic, caring and nurturing environment to assist young people to develop a sense of safety, stability, security and trust.

Specifically, the position is responsible for working collaboratively with the Care Team to facilitate and strengthen the young person’s sense of identity; contributing to enhancing family relationships and/or reunification and facilitating the young person’s access with natural and extended family members; ensuring that the young people’s rights and interests are protected at all times and act as an effective role model; supporting the young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship networks and the local community; participating in rosters that will provide 24-hour cover, 7 days per week, including weekend and sleepover shifts, plus overnight on-call and call-out support.

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

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree / an Associate Diploma with relevant experience / or relevant certificate with relevant experience in Community Services or related discipline including welfare, counselling, youth work, alcohol/other drugs or social work
  • have, or willing to work toward, the mandatory modules of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care)
  • demonstrated working knowledge of child/adolescent development and the impact of trauma together with a demonstrated capacity to implement and reflect upon therapeutic caring approaches

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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House Worker, Residential Care program

EFT
Multiple casual positions available

Location
Horsham

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

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

House Workers work as part of a core care team providing full-time quality care for young people in residential care, using trauma-informed, child-centred, family-focused therapeutic interventions.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with the Care Team to facilitate and strengthen the young person’s sense of identity and contribute to enhancing family relationships and/or reunification and facilitate the young person’s access with natural and extended family members.
  • Ensuring that the young people’s rights and interests are protected at all times and act as an effective role model. 
  • Supporting the young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship networks and the local community.
  • Participating in rosters that will provide 24-hour cover, 7 days per week, including weekend and sleepover shifts, plus overnight on-call and call-out support.

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

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • Degree; Associate Diploma with relevant experience; or relevant certificate with relevant experience in Community Services or related discipline including welfare, counselling, youth work, alcohol/other drugs or social work.
  • Have, or be willing to work toward, the mandatory modules of the Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of child/adolescent development and the impact of trauma together with a demonstrated capacity to implement and reflect upon therapeutic caring approaches.

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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner / Family Counsellor

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

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

The Parenting Orders Program supports families experiencing separation to strengthen the co-parenting relationship, reduce conflict, improve communication and focus on the needs of their children. Service delivery in this program includes individual support, counselling, psychoeducation and group programs for families experiencing separation.

This position aims to support parents to focus together on the best interest of their children, resolve disputes, improve communication, reduce conflict, and re-establish contact between parents and children.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments of individual parents, caregivers and children and young people where appropriate including screening of risk issues such as family violence
  • offering counselling to separated parents and their children
  • facilitating child focused information sessions
  • facilitating education groups supporting families to co-parent effectively post separation

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
  • demonstrated experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation
  • demonstrated experience with facilitating information sessions and education groups
  • proven understanding of the impact of family violence including ability to identify and assess at an intermediate level

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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner / Family Counsellor

EFT
Negotiable from 45 to 60 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
This position will be worked across both Footscray and Epping sites

Closing Date
Sunday 7 August 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

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

The Parenting Orders Program supports families experiencing separation to strengthen the co-parenting relationship, reduce conflict, improve communication and focus on the needs of their children. Service delivery in this program includes individual support, counselling, psychoeducation and group programs for families experiencing separation.

This position aims to support parents to focus together on the best interest of their children, resolve disputes, improve communication, reduce conflict, and re-establish contact between parents and children.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments of individual parents, caregivers and children and young people where appropriate including screening of risk issues such as family violence
  • offering counselling to separated parents and their children
  • facilitating child focused information sessions
  • facilitating education groups supporting families to co-parent effectively post separation

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
  • demonstrated experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation
  • demonstrated experience with facilitating information sessions and education groups
  • proven understanding of the impact of family violence including ability to identify and assess at an intermediate level

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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner / Family Counsellor

EFT
45-60 hours per fortnight negotiable, continuing position

Location
Pakenham & Warragul

Closing Date
Sunday 14 August 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

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

The Parenting Orders Program supports families experiencing separation to strengthen the co-parenting relationship, reduce conflict, improve communication and focus on the needs of their children. Service delivery in this program includes individual support, counselling, psychoeducation and group programs for families experiencing separation.

This position aims to support parents to focus together on the best interest of their children, resolve disputes, improve communication, reduce conflict, and re-establish contact between parents and children.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments of individual parents, caregivers and children and young people where appropriate including screening of risk issues such as family violence
  • offering counselling to separated parents and their children
  • facilitating child focused information sessions
  • facilitating education groups supporting families to co-parent effectively post separation

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.
  • demonstrated experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation
  • demonstrated experience with facilitating information sessions and education groups
  • proven understanding of the impact of family violence including ability to identify and assess at an intermediate level

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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner / Family Counsellor

EFT
60-75 hours per fortnight negotiable, continuing position

Location
Traralgon

Closing Date
Sunday 14 August 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

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

The Parenting Orders Program supports families experiencing separation to strengthen the co-parenting relationship, reduce conflict, improve communication and focus on the needs of their children. Service delivery in this program includes individual support, counselling, psychoeducation and group programs for families experiencing separation.

This position aims to support parents to focus together on the best interest of their children, resolve disputes, improve communication, reduce conflict, and re-establish contact between parents and children.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting comprehensive psychosocial assessments of individual parents, caregivers and children and young people where appropriate including screening of risk issues such as family violence
  • offering counselling to separated parents and their children
  • facilitating child focused information sessions
  • facilitating education groups supporting families to co-parent effectively post separation

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.
  • demonstrated experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation
  • demonstrated experience with facilitating information sessions and education groups
  • proven understanding of the impact of family violence including ability to identify and assess at an intermediate level

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
Two continuing positions:

  • 1 x 67.5 hours per fortnight
  • 1 x 75 hours per fortnight

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 7 August 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Narelle Williams | Manager, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Early Years
T (03) 5438 1317  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Practitioner Family Mental Health Support Service 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 or issues and plan to address these issues and strengthen protective and positive factors.

The program will also provide community outreach, mental health education, community development activities, and therapeutic group based programs.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • conducting client assessments and providing 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 an early intervention context
  • demonstrated skills in developing and delivering pyscho-educational group programs
  • 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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Practitioner, Family Mental Health Support Service 

EFT
45 to 75 hrs per fortnight (negotiable), continuing position

Location
Melton

Closing Date
Sunday 7 August 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Narelle Williams | Manager, Mental Health, Wellbeing and Early Years
T (03) 5438 1317  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Practitioner Family Mental Health Support Service 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 or issues and plan to address these issues and strengthen protective and positive factors.

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 providing 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 an early intervention context
  • demonstrated skills in developing and delivering pyscho-educational group programs
  • 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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Receptionist / Administration Officer 

EFT
3 positions available (2x 45 hours per fortnight, 1x 30 hours per fortnight) continuing position

Location
Geelong

Closing Date
Sunday 14 August 2022

Contact
Cara Murray | Administration Supervisor
T (03) 5246 5600  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Receptionist/Administration Officer is the face of the organisation and is part of our Performance and Enablement stream which is the corporate services function for CatholicCare Victoria.

Our aim is to provide support to the everyday running and efficiency of CatholicCare Victoria. The stream also provides support and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders around meeting the corporate obligations and responsibilities of the organisation, in addition to providing tools and technology that support the client delivery team members and ensure their common tools (systems) are safe and suitably efficient.

The Receptionist/Administration Officer will undertake a wide range of administration and reception duties relating to the general administration support of CatholicCare Victoria.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • answering incoming calls in a timely and professional manner and managing enquiries where possible
  • greeting, assisting and directing clients, visitors and the general public in a professional and friendly manner
  • providing admirative support to program staff

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • demonstrated experience in a similar receptionist and administration role
  • excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite and windows operating environment
  • accurate and proficient data entry 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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Receptionist / Administration Officer 

EFT
Casual position

Location
Shepparton

Closing Date
Sunday 14 August 2022

Contact
Caroline Carter | Administration Partnering Coordinator
T 0417 950 326  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Receptionist/Administration Officer is the face of the organisation and is part of our Performance and Enablement stream which is the corporate services function for CatholicCare Victoria.

Our aim is to provide support to the everyday running and efficiency of CatholicCare Victoria. The stream also provides support and guidance to both internal and external stakeholders around meeting the corporate obligations and responsibilities of the organisation, in addition to providing tools and technology that support the client delivery team members and ensure their common tools (systems) are safe and suitably efficient.

The Receptionist/Administration Officer will undertake a wide range of administration and reception duties relating to the general administration support of CatholicCare Victoria. We are expanding our team and seeking an experienced Receptionist/Administration Officer to provide additional coverage for annual leave, sick leave and long service leave while also maintaining some rostered shifts each week.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • answering incoming calls in a timely and professional manner and managing enquiries where possible
  • greeting, assisting and directing clients, visitors and the general public in a professional and friendly manner
  • providing admirative support to program staff

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • demonstrated experience in a similar receptionist and administration role
  • excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite and windows operating environment
  • accurate and proficient data entry 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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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.

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

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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Residential Carer, Residential Care program

EFT
52.5 hours per fortnight, continuing position

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.

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

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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Senior House Worker, Residential Care program

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Horsham

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

Contact
Brendan Keating | Manager, Residential Care
T 0456 794 744  | people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

CatholicCare Victoria’s Therapeutic Residential Care program provides accommodation and support to young people aged 12 to 18 years, who are referred through the Child Protection system.

The Therapeutic Residential Care program provides a trauma-informed and healing care environment for up to two young people subject to a statutory order or a Voluntary Child Care Arrangement. The Senior House Worker works as part of a core care team including the Therapeutic Practitioner, Education and Vocation Specialist, Team Leader and House Workers, to provide full-time quality care for two young people in each care home.

Specifically, the position is responsible for ensuring the therapeutic environment in the care home provides a sense of safety, structure, acceptance and security at all times for the young people and for House Worker; ensuring that the young people's rights and interests are protected at all times and act as an effective role model; participating in rostered shifts, partnering with House Workers and taking the lead role on shift in support of House Workers to promote and provide homelike caring, a nurturing environment, and trauma-informed therapeutic support, to assist young people to develop a sense of security, stability and trust.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree qualification in Community Services, Counselling, Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline with relevant experience OR a Diploma with substantial experience in Community Services, Youth Work, Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline
  • demonstrated experience working therapeutically with young people and their families
  • demonstrated ability to lead, promote and facilitate a Care Team environment and flexibly respond to changing program requirements

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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Support Worker, Peplow House Program

EFT
Casual positions

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Contact
Chris McNamara | General Manager, Community Participation
T 0408 228 517  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

Peplow House facility has 8 beds and provides outreach to 3 placements at any one time within the crisis supported activity. This activity provides short-term crisis accommodation for up to 6 weeks for single men aged 18 years and over up to primarily 64 years, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Staff aim to assist clients to secure long-term stable accommodation and link with appropriate community and health services.

The Program works holistically with the client to obtain accommodation and reduce the risk of recurring homelessness. Staff assess housing needs and access to long-term accommodation; identify health and social issues that impact on accommodation options and assist in accessing specialist services; provide advocacy for securing accommodation; and strengthen living and coping skills and emotional and social wellbeing.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • providing a high quality and flexible service to clients assisting them to find stable accommodation and links to appropriate community supports and health services
  • working with adult men aged 18 years and over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • performing solo weekend and night shift duties for Peplow House Program
  • assisting with all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Peplow House program and facility

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services or other Welfare or related field
  • experience working and communicating effectively (both verbal and written) with people who are experiencing crisis and with complex and/or co-morbid issues, and the ability to respond to these clients’ needs
  • knowledge and/or experience of the homelessness sector
  • capacity to meet shift work requirements

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, Integrated Family Services

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Sunday 14 August 2022

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

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

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • managing a varied client caseload through both supervision of staff and personal direct service
  • providing monthly reports to the Manager on progress against targets, objectives, deliverables and expenditure against budgets
  • promoting a positive workplace culture with a high performing, engaged team
  • managing client and staff matters in the program
  • representing CatholicCare Victoria, as appropriate, in liaison with agencies, parishes, government and business at local, community and regional levels
  • undertaking responsibility for local site management issues including health and safety, administration and related matters as required

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
  • strong understanding of a variety of theoretical frameworks and intervention strategies, including working with children, young people and families

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all CatholicCare Victoria workers to be fully vaccinated, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

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Team Leader, Residential Care program

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Horsham

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

Contact
Benita Marson | Manager, Victims Program & Youth Services
T (03) 5337 8937  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

CatholicCare Victoria’s Therapeutic Residential Care program provides care and support to young people aged 12 to 18 years, who are referred through the Child Protection system. The Team Leader, Residential Care supports an enhanced response to delivering Therapeutic Residential care that is designed to create trusting, nurturing relationships with a small network of House Workers.

Specifically, the position is responsible for ensuring the establishment and embedding of a therapeutic care environment and therapeutic care practices within the care home in collaboration with the Therapeutic Practitioner; providing coordination to the operations of the care home; providing formal line management supervision to the four Senior House Workers and the Education and Vocation Specialist; and planning and facilitating the Residential Care program meetings. 

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree qualification with substantial experience or post-graduate qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline
  • post-graduate training (or undertaking) in relevant child, adolescent and family therapeutic practice is highly regarded
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the out of home care sector, Child Protection system and the relevant legislative and practice frameworks; with demonstrated experience working in the sector, preferably in residential care
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed therapeutic care

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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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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