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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


Administrator Receptionist

EFT
Casual

Location
Pakenham & Warragul

Contact
T (03) 9287 5554  |  recruitment@ccam.org.au 

The Administrator/Receptionist is responsible for appropriately handling the wide range of enquiries and requests for support from clients, staff and other branches, including Head Office, external organisations and community agencies. 

This role also involves handling complex enquires and requests of the branch, including provision and scheduling of client appointments, liaison with practitioners, provision of information, and appropriate referrals. This also includes assisting with proficiency, tact and empathy the diverse clientele linked with the programs associated with the branch.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • experience and/or qualifications appropriate to the position
  • experience in use of Microsoft Word and the ability to quickly adapt to other applications
  • experience using a Client Management system 
  • good interpersonal skills and telephone manner

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Case Manager, Integrated Family Services

EFT
Full-time
(Two positions available)

Location
Melton

Contact
T (03) 9287 5554  |  recruitment@ccam.org.au 

At CatholicCare Victoria we are seeking two Case Managers to join our Integrated Family Services (IFS) team in Melton.

These positions seek to provide case management services to vulnerable children, young people and their families to strengthen relationships, prevent family breakdown and ensure the best interests of the child are met.

The IFS Case Managers will be responsible for managing a varied caseload dependent on target requirements from the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing; assisting families to meet Child Protection case plans; and assessing referrals and requests for family violence case management services.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualifications in Social Work or equivalent (such as Psychology, Social Science, etc)
  • demonstrated experience in case management working with vulnerable children and their families
  • proven experience working with families impacted by family violence
  • proven experience in working with children, young people and their families from CALD communities

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Case Worker, Family Mental Health Support Service 

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

EFT
Part-time (0.8 EFT), continuing position

Location
Shepparton

Closing Date
Sunday 31 October 2021

Contact
Sarah Langley
T 0477 358 071 |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The aim of our Family Mental Health Support Service (AKA Family Wellbeing Support Services) is to provide flexible, responsive options for families, carers, children and young people impacted by mental illness or are at risk of developing mental illness. This program provides intervention and support to these people through strength – based and early intervention strategies that are holistic and family centred. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for undertaking intake and assessment and making appropriate referrals and crisis intervention as required; co-facilitation of individual and group programs; providing outreach including visits with other services where appropriate; providing quality, culturally responsive, respectful and inclusive services to young people, families and community members from Indigenous backgrounds and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • diploma qualifications or higher in Community Services, Youth Work, Counselling or relevant discipline
  • demonstrated knowledge of mental health issues and social support service practice
  • demonstrated experience in the co-facilitation of community based group work
  • demonstrated understanding of evidence based practice development and continuous learning

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Employer Liaison Officer

EFT
Full-time (75 hours per fortnight), maximum-term position until 30 June 2022

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 31 October 2021

Contact
Adam Chandler
T (03) 5337 8968  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

CatholicCare Victoria Employment Services delivers a number of contracts focused on increasing opportunities for clients to achieve ongoing, sustainable employment. CatholicCare Victoria currently delivers the Federal Government’s jobactive, ParentsNext and DES employment program in the Ballarat Region, providing quality placement and support for participants, and effective recruitment services for employers. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for developing relationships with new and existing employers; reverse marketing clients across all three Employment programs ParentsNext, DES and jobactive; liaising with the Employment Services team regarding the provision of candidates for vacancies; and sssisting in the creation and maintenance of Employer relationships. 

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • demonstrated experience in a previous Business Development role including reverse marketing to employers
  • demonstrated experience in building relationships both internally and with external stakeholders
  • highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

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Family Counsellor, Family Relationship Services

EFT
Part-time (45 hours per fortnight), continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Saturday 30 October 2021

Contact
T (03) 5327 7959  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

The aim of our Family Relationship Services is to ensure the wellbeing of all family members by minimizing the emotional, social and economic costs of disruption to family relationships. Services are for all family members including individuals, couples, grandparents, and young people, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, indigenous people, low-income earners, sole parents and those living in remote areas.

This Family Counsellor role will be responsible for promoting the independence and healthy development of individuals, couples and families through the provision of quality counselling and program delivery; assisting people to resolve relationship issues that arise at various stages of their relationships; providing counselling which could include individual sessions, and relationship counselling or family therapy if the successful candidate is accredited. At times this service delivery may be through information sessions or group work in particular communities.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • proven professional qualifications in Counselling, e.g. Psychology, Family Therapy, Counselling Graduate Diploma or other relevant tertiary studies
  • demonstrated knowledge and application of child safe legislation, principles, standards and practices
  • an understanding of emotional intelligence and reflective practice, and the role they play in service delivery
  • capacity to facilitate group work programs as required alongside colleagues
  • highly developed verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal and group work skills

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Family Practitioner, Family Wellbeing Support Service

EFT
Full-time, continuing position

Location
Melton

Contact
T (03) 9287 5554  |  recruitment@ccam.org.au 

The Family Wellbeing Support Service (FWSS) provides community outreach, mental health education, community development activities, and therapeutic group based programs.

The Family Wellbeing Support Service Practitioner will provide intensive, long-term, early intervention support for children, young people and their families. Specifically we have a large number of clients with ADHD/ASD and a significant part of the role will be advocating for families with the NDIS and other services, referring families to specialist supports when a child is diagnosed with ASD.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or another relevant area
  • knowledge and experience working with children with Autism/ADHD
  • the ability to navigate NDIS referral pathways and advocate for clients to negotiate appropriate support plans for children with a disability

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Family Safety Practitioner

EFT
Part-time (45 hours per fortnight), continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 24 October 2021

Contact
Jacinta Cook
T (03) 5327 7959  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

The Family Safety Practitioner (FSP) will work in conjunction with the Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) team to provide a service access point for all family members where family violence is identified. Where clients engage, they will ensure the coordinated tracking of safety and support needs of all family members before, during and following dispute resolution.

Specifically, the position is responsible for partnering with clients affected by family and domestic violence to provide case management support; providing secondary consultation and resourcing to the FDR team to embed consistent, coordinated best practice in relation to family violence; providing service delivery that will align with evidence-based best practice in family violence response, including using client led, strength-based approaches; and providing a safe, integrative and coordinated practice response to families presenting to the Family Relationship Centre who are affected by family and domestic violence.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Family Law or other relevant studies
  • significant demonstrated practice in family violence risk assessment and safety planning with family violence victim/survivors and perpetrators

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Koori Engagement Worker, Victims Assistance Program 

EFT
Full-time (75 hours per fortnight), maximum-term position until 30 June 2022

Location
Geelong or Warrnambool

Closing Date
Sunday 7 November 2021

Contact
T (03) 9287 5554  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

The Koori Engagement Worker will provide case management to victims of violent crime and work closely with local Koori community groups. This worker will also be required to develop strong working relationships with other Koori support workers from a range of agencies and organisations to promote awareness of the Victims Assistance Program (VAP) and improve referral pathways for victims of crime.   

This position is a designated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander position as directed by the Department of Justice and Community Safety and is primarily responsible for case management of Aboriginal victims of crime and other victims of crime as required. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for engaging Koori communities to link with services that support victims of crime, including the VAP; provide culturally sensitive case management to all clients who have been affected by violent crime (intake, assessment and care planning); increasing client safety from family violence through culturally sensitive risk assessment and management; working collaboratively with other team members in the case management of Koori and non-Koori victims of crime; and establishing trust and developing mutual respect with Koori organisations and communities.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications in social welfare, social work, community development or related field
  • strong knowledge of and experience engaging with the local Aboriginal communities
  • experience in working within the victim services, family violence, trauma and recovery field and serious criminal offences (desirable)

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Manager, People and Culture Partnering

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton or Warrnambool

Closing Date
Thursday 28 October 2021

Contact
Karen Willey
T (03) 5337 8974  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

The Manager, People and Culture Partnering role is a newly created position to support our growth journey, contribute to our People and Culture Strategy, and lead a small team in contemporary best practices.

The People and Culture Partnering function is the core service interface of People and Culture within CatholicCare Victoria with responsibility for collaboratively partnering with clients to develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of their workforce profile, key priorities and business goals to support the provision of People and Culture advice, and support services.

Specifically, the position is responsible for developing and implementing a proactive People and Culture partnering function, including leading a small team with responsibility for designated client portfolios; ensuring data analysis and reporting of trend identification to facilitate appropriate workforce strategies; overseeing the provision of advanced query resolution from employees; providing advice and supporting people management processes; supporting the implementation of change and transition processes; and providing leadership and overseeing Workplace Health and Safety and WorkCover.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Human Resources Management, Employee/Industrial Relations, Business or related field
  • expert knowledge and application of the Fair Work Act and other employment related legislation, and demonstrated knowledge and applications of Occupational Health and Safety legislation
  • expertise in Employee/Industrial Relations, including complaints investigations, resolution processes and representing the employer in internal and external negotiations and dispute resolutions
  • expertise in WorkCover legislation and proven outcomes in Return to Work processes
  • proven success in a contemporary, best practice People and Culture partnering position, including the ability to develop and maintain relationships with diverse internal stakeholders

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Pathways Support Advisor, ParentsNext 

EFT
Part-time (up to 30 hours per fortnight), continuing position

Location
Horsham

Closing Date
Sunday 6 November 2021

Contact
Peta Adams
T 0419 103 285  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

Employment Services delivers a number of contracts focused on increasing opportunities for Participants to achieve ongoing, sustainable employment.  

The Pathways Support Advisor’s role will be to work with parents helping them identify their employment and educational goals. This will be done by developing a pathway to achieve their goal in preparation for employment by the time their youngest child reaches school age as per the CatholicCare Victoria ParentsNext guidelines. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for effectively managing a designated caseload of ParentsNext Participants providing assistance to identify their employment and educational goals; monitoring ParentsNext Participants progress in planning and preparing for employment and/or educational opportunities; and maintaining confidential, relevant participant files in the ParentsNext Client IT and file management systems.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • demonstrated previous experience in case management, support and review of Participants circumstances to assist them to identify educational and employment goals
  • experience in providing effective support to Participants linking them to activities, local community services, including training and employment options
  • experience in working proactively with stakeholders including early childhood services, training organisations, support services, and other community organisations

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Residential Carers

EFT
Casual (multiple positions available)
OR
Part-time, 52.5 hours per fortnight continuing position (one position available)

Location
Ballarat

Contact
Benita Marson
T (03) 5337 8937  |  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.

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

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Senior Family Services Practitioner

EFT
Full-time (75 hours per fortnight), continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 31 October 2021

Contact
Louise Quigley
T (03) 4344 4511  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au

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.

In this role as a Family Services practitioner, you will engage with children, young people and parents/caregivers in a child focused, empowering and meaningful way.

Specifically, in this role you will be responsible for working with the Best Interest Case Practice Framework and the Response Practice Modules and Elements; providing assessment and time limited case practice interventions that lead to improved outcomes for children; developing goals, action plans and safety plans with families through direct work with individuals and groups as appropriate; and 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 either the Child Protection or the Family Services sectors as a practitioner at a senior level
  • an understanding of the impacts of trauma on children and adults and approaches for working effectively where trauma is featured

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Senior Family Services Practitioner

EFT
Part-time (45 hours per fortnight), maximum-term until 30 June 2024

Location
Horsham

Closing Date
Sunday 31 October 2021

Contact
Louise Quigley
T (03) 5337 8999  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au

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.

In this role as a Family Services practitioner, you will engage with children, young people and parents/caregivers in a child focused, empowering and meaningful way.

Specifically, in this role you will be responsible for working with the Best Interest Case Practice Framework and the Response Practice Modules and Elements; providing assessment and time limited case practice interventions that lead to improved outcomes for children; developing goals, action plans and safety plans with families through direct work with individuals and groups as appropriate; and 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 either the Child Protection or the Family Services sectors as a practitioner at a senior level
  • an understanding of the impacts of trauma on children and adults and approaches for working effectively where trauma is featured

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Settlement Case Worker

EFT
Part-time (0.8 EFT), fixed-term position until 30 June 2022

Location
Epping

Closing Date
Friday 22 October 2021

Contact
T (03) 9287 5554  |  recruitment@ccam.org.au 

Our Settlement Engagement & Transition Support service (SETS) provides one-on-one support, counselling, advocacy and informative group programs for refugees that have lived in Australia for up to 5 years. Specifically, SETS focuses on addressing three of the key challenges refugees face when resettling in Australia – English language skills, education and training, and employment.

The SETS Case Worker is responsible for providing settlement support to newly arrived people, especially humanitarian entrants and refugees, including providing initial intake assessments; crisis responses; low and medium intensity case management; and group based learning and individual capacity building.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualifications in social welfare, community development or another relevant discipline and/or relevant community work experience
  • three years minimum experience working in the field of refugee and settlement, running groups, writing assessment reports and working a part of a team
  • strong communications skills, including in spoken English, and good English language writing skills
  • knowledge of community services, and the ability to support or individual advocate for newly-arrived clients to access the services they need

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Team Leader, Adoption & Permanent Care Service

EFT
Part-time (0.8 EFT)

Location
Footscray

Contact
T (03) 9287 5554  |  recruitment@ccam.org.au 

CCV’s Adoption and Permanent Care (APC) program is state-wide, covering all regions of Victoria. The program works alongside the Department of Justice Community Safety (DJCS) to manage option counselling referrals, adoption records and to undertake adoption assessments.

The Adoption and Permanent Care (APC) Team Leader provides program specific support and advice to the team, as well as formal and informal supervision. The Team Leader works closely with the Program Manager to allocate referrals and manage caseloads, and is required to attend relevant sector/network meetings as well as case specific, practitioner meetings to assist with placement planning.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a degree in Social Work/Psychology, or other relevant qualification that are at degree level
  • three or more years of experience in AIS/Adoption and/or Permanent Care
  • demonstrated track record and skills in case management, assessments in both Permanent Care and Adoption, and Foster Care/Kinship Care conversions
  • three or more years of experience as a Team Leader or equivalent

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Team Leader, Parenting Orders Program

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

EFT
Full-time, continuing position

Location
Location negotiable – Bendigo, Geelong, Epping, Footscray

Closing Date
Friday 29 October 2021

Contact
Antoni Devcic
T 0427 885 041 |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

The Parenting Orders Program provides a mix of individual counselling and group education programs for separated families who have experienced high parental conflict over an extended period of time, or who want to gain new skills and insights to improve the co-parenting relationship.

The Team Leader will provide leadership, clinical supervision, support and line management to the Parenting Orders Program team to ensure quality outcomes for clients. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for undertaking thorough and comprehensive intakes and assessments, including screening for safety concerns, particularly family violence, and determining suitability for the service; providing ongoing counselling support for children, parents and extended family within the context and complexity of post-separation work; providing line management and clinical supervision and guidance for the Parenting Orders team; collecting information as required for the client management system and ensuring the team’s compliance with reporting expectations i.e productivity, data quality, outcome measurement.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • proven experience in the child, youth and family services sector and in a Parenting Orders Program or demonstrated equivalent field
  • experience and skills in facilitating information sessions and education groups
  • experience and skills in leading and team and providing clinical and line management supervision
  • demonstrated skills in counselling of young people, parents and their families
  • demonstrated knowledge of the Federally funded Family Relationship Services Program and its legislative framework

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Victims Support Worker, Victims Assistance Program

EFT
Part-time (60 hours per fortnight), maximum-term position until 30 June 2022

Location
Horsham

Closing Date
Sunday 7 November 2021

Contact
Benita Marson
T (03) 5337 8937  |  people&culture@centacareballarat.org.au 

The Victims Assistance Program (VAP) is funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety as Victoria’s case management service for victims who have experienced or witnessed a violent crime against the person including related victims of homicide and for those affected by major motor vehicle collisions. 

The Victim Support Worker, VAP provides a high quality, prompt, case management services to victims of violent crime. The position provides assistance to all clients including high and medium need clients, with long term and/or more intensive assistance in response to the increasing need for complex case management support. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for providing timely and culturally sensitive case management support to clients; managing and maintaining a high volume caseload throughout the client’s criminal justice journey; and providing ongoing advocacy, support, information and referral through the criminal justice system, ensuring clients are fully aware of the processes.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a qualification in Social Work, Diploma of Welfare or other relevant tertiary studies
  • experience in working within the trauma and recovery field and serious criminal offences (desirable)
  • strong understanding of case management principles and demonstrated ability to provide high volume, flexible, client centred and solution focused case management

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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 skills and experience required
  • 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, and 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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