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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

Please note that you must be available to work every Tuesday and Wednesday at our Dandenong office. You will also need to be available to cover sick leave, annual leave and work through the school holiday periods.

Location
Dandenong, Pakenham and Warragul

Closing Date
Sunday 15 May 2022

Contact
Leanne Hogan | Administration Supervisor
T (03) 8710 9600  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Administrator / Receptionist is responsible for appropriately handling a 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 regarding our diverse clientele.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • handling complex enquiries and requests of the branch, including provision and scheduling of client appointments, liaison with practitioners, provision of information, and appropriate referrals
  • ordering and maintaining adequate stocks of stationery and staff refreshments
  • effectively managing financial transactions with regards to fees, issuing receipts, managing accounts payable and petty cash
  • maintaining client confidentiality
  • attending, recording and transcribing minutes of meetings

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, including the ability to provide advice and referral information over the phone to callers enquiring about a range of programs and personal matters
  • competence in file creation and maintenance
  • ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines
  • strong attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in, and contribute to, a positive and productive team environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills

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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Bequest Coordinator

EFT
45 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
This position can be located at the Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong or East Melbourne office.

Closing Date
Friday 27 May 2022

Contact
Bernadette Garcia | Group Director, Community Engagement
T 0409 708 823  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Community Engagement program delivers best practice marketing, fundraising and engagement strategies that promote the CatholicCare Victoria brand, deepen supporter relationships, inspire philanthropic giving and contribute to social change. 

The Bequest Coordinator will be responsible for implementing strategies that promote CatholicCare Victoria’s Gifts in Wills (GIW) program, implementation and evaluation of fundraising activities with a focus on developing, nurturing and maintaining positive relationships with mid-value and Gifts in Wills donors.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • planning to develop a Gifts in Wills (GIW) and Mid Value Donor (MVD) action plan to drive stronger relationships and deliver increased engagement and support for CatholicCare Victoria mission 
  • philanthropy management, including contribution to the development of appropriate and ethical contact strategies for donors and prospects, including visits, calls, letters, and marketing collateral
  • providing insights into trends, issues, opportunities, and threats in the GIW space to ensure CCV is executing the right strategies

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Fundraising, Philanthropy, Marketing or related field
  • substantial fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in GIW and/or MVD programs
  • experience in a fundraising role in the Church or Diocesan sector

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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Case Coordinator, Homelessness to a Home Initiative 

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 31 December 2022

Location
Warrnambool

Closing Date
Sunday 5 June 2022

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

The Case Coordinator, Homelessness to a Home Program will strengthen clients’ abilities to facilitate and implement supports and participate more fully in the community. The position enhances the ability of individuals to be able to live independently and maintain tenancies, as well as preparing clients for transition to independent living in long-term stable housing.

This role will include collaborative assessment and identification of goals with clients to support linkages to appropriate health and community service providers and social supports and coordination of a range of supports funded through the H2H program. The role will support clients to resolve points of crisis in their lives and to develop strengthened resilience and formal and informal support networks. 

The Case Coordinator will be able to provide service to clients across either targeted and tailored or intensive case planning, transitioning from emergency accommodation into transitional medium-term housing options though the H2H program. This position will also be responsible for coordinating case plan meetings, assisting with NDIS applications, correction orders, and access to Victims of Crime services.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • providing service to clients with targeted and tailored and intensive packages transitioning from emergency accommodation into transitional medium-term housing options through from the Homelessness to a Home program
  • building strong working relationships with relevant health, community and social organisations and groups
  • proactively develop and strengthen referral pathways and linkages within the community

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • diploma/Advanced Diploma/Associate Degree, Community Studies (Welfare) Social Work or equivalent, or other relevant qualification
  • extensive experience working in the homelessness or community services sector
  • experience working with clients with multiple and complex needs

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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Education and Vocation Specialist, Residential Care program

EFT
Two positions available:
- 30 hours per fortnight, continuing position, Horsham
- 15 hours per fortnight, continuing position, Ballarat
- A combined role of 45 hours per fortnight across both locations will be considered

Location
Ballarat or Horsham

Closing date
Friday 27 May 2022. Applications will be assessed as they are received.

Contact
Brendan Keating | Manager Care Services
T 0456 794 744   | people&culture@catholiccarevic.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 Education and Vocation Specialist works as part of a core team providing 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 their ability to engage in education, training and employment opportunities. 

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; and working with the young person to identify vocational pathways.

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

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Family and Property Dispute Resolution Practitioner

EFT

  • Variety of vacancies available
  • Negotiable from 60.8 to 76 hours per fortnight, continuing positions

Location
Shepparton with outreach to Bendigo

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

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

CatholicCare Victoria's Community Wellbeing portfolio provides comprehensive client focused services for individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families and operates at the highest levels of quality and professionalism.

The Family Dispute Resolution and Property Dispute Resolution programs aim to assist separating parents and families to reach agreement on parenting arrangements which are in the best interests of children and assists separating couples to reach an agreement in relation to their property pool, including debt.

The Information Referral Officer provides accurate service information regarding Family Dispute Resolution, Property Dispute Resolution and other related services to our clients. This position also completes intake functions required for clients to enter the service, complete initial screening questions relating to client safety and provide referral options when required.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • undertaking Family Dispute Resolution sessions with separated or separating parents (or other family members) to assist them in reaching child focused agreements about arrangements for their children and resolution for relationship conflict
  • undertaking thorough and comprehensive intake and assessment appointments, including screening and assessment for safety concerns in determining suitability for Family Dispute Resolution and assisting family members to develop and implement safety plans if necessary, when screening for family violence
  • provision of group sessions that provide information and education to separating families and other relevant community members

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • recognised tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Family Law or related discipline
  • 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
  • well-developed mediation and dispute resolution skills

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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Family Relationship Advisor

EFT

  • Variety of vacancies available
  • Negotiable from 60.8 to 76 hours per fortnight, continuing positions

Location
Shepparton with outreach to Bendigo

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

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

CatholicCare Victoria's Community Wellbeing portfolio provides comprehensive client focused services for individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families and operates at the highest levels of quality and professionalism.

The Family Dispute Resolution and Property Dispute Resolution programs aim to assist separating parents and families to reach agreement on parenting arrangements which are in the best interests of children and assists separating couples to reach an agreement in relation to their property pool, including debt.

The Family Relationship Centre provides Family and Property Dispute Resolution and is based in our Shepparton and Bendigo offices with outreach to Echuca and Kyneton. This position provides high quality intake, assessment, support and referral advice to clients of the Shepparton Family Relationship Centre.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • providing information and assistance to individuals/couples/family members seeking assistance with their relationship and separation issues, including facilitating referrals to the appropriate services and organisations where appropriate
  • undertaking thorough and comprehensive intake and assessment appointments, including screening and assessment for safety concerns in determining suitability for Family Dispute Resolution
  • provision of group sessions that provide information and education to separating families and other relevant community members and participation in any other dispute services as required, including child inclusive mediation where appropriate

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • recognised tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Family Law or related discipline
  • the ability to provide high quality intake, assessment, support and referral advice to our clients
  • ability to assist clients to develop and implement safety plans if necessary when screening for family violence

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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Family Relationship Practitioner, Counselling

EFT
A variety of vacancies are available:

  • 3 x continuing positions negotiable from a minimum of 45 hours to 76 hours per fortnight
  • 1 x 60.8 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 31 January 2023

Location
Primarily based in Shepparton and outreach as required to Bendigo and/or Echuca.

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Jo Porter | Team Leader Counselling and Relationship Services
T 0436 807 069  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

At CatholicCare Victoria we are seeking practitioners to join our Family and Relationship Services team as a counsellor.

Our counselling program supports clients to deal with mental health issues, stressful or traumatic events, relationship problems and any other personal challenges or problems. The program provides affordable and confidential counselling to people of all ages, cultures, and religious backgrounds.

This position seeks to provide high-quality counselling to children, families, individuals, and couples. The position is responsible for undertaking intake and assessments; delivering high-quality counselling through various mediums; and providing information, advice and referrals as appropriate.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • undertaking intake and assessment, including risk assessment and screening
  • providing information, advice and referrals to individuals and couples on a variety of issues including family separation, and assisting in the resolution of parenting issues in the best interest of the children
  • building relationships with and knowledge of other service providers, and undertaking joint work on behalf of clients, including making professional referrals to other services where appropriate

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or relevant discipline.
  • demonstrated experience working with and children and families utilising a range of therapeutic approaches and frameworks.
  • demonstrated knowledge of the social, physical and emotional impacts of separation on families.
  • demonstrated understanding of evidence-based practice development and continuous learning.

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Family Services Practitioner 

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

Contact
Louise Quigley | Manager, Family Services
T 0428 096 560   |  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, providing 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, 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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Family Violence Practice Lead, Victims Assistance Program 

EFT
60 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 30 June 2023

Location
Ballarat or Horsham. Travel to other locations will be required.

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

Contact
Jacinta Wainright | Manager, Victims Assistance Program,
T 0439 289 973  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Victims Assistance Program (VAP) is funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) 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 VAP is provided by a statewide network of community-based organisations. CatholicCare Victoria is the provider of the VAP in two DJCS regions: Grampians and Barwon Southwest. The VAP is a free service that provides practical and emotional support and assistance for victims of crime to navigate the criminal justice system for both reported and unreported crimes. 

Practical assistance is wide-ranging and can include:

  • criminal justice information, including liaising with police, and providing support in making statements with police
  • referral to other services, such as solicitors, specialist supports, medical and mental health services
  • support at Court and access to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • assistance with preparing Victim Impact Statements and submissions to the Adult Parole Board
  • counselling and other therapeutic interventions

The three core responsibilities of this role include:

  • upskilling and assisting VAP workers in supporting family violence victims
  • direct client support of high-risk family violence victims
  • community engagement which includes developing relationships with other community providers and working with the Victims of Crime Helpline to continuously improve service to victims of family violence

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent qualification, OR
  • be working towards meeting the new mandatory minimum qualification policy requirement, via one of the available employment pathways
  • significant experience working in specialist family violence services
  • demonstrated experience and understanding of MARAM frameworks and tools, in particular risk assessments and risk management strategies

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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Family Violence Practice Lead, Victims Assistance Program 

EFT
60 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 30 June 2023

Location
Geelong or Warrnambool. Travel to other locations will be required.

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

Contact
Jacinta Wainright | Manager, Victims Assistance Program,
T 0439 289 973  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Victims Assistance Program (VAP) is funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) 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 VAP is provided by a statewide network of community-based organisations. CatholicCare Victoria is the provider of the VAP in two DJCS regions: Grampians and Barwon Southwest. The VAP is a free service that provides practical and emotional support and assistance for victims of crime to navigate the criminal justice system for both reported and unreported crimes. 

Practical assistance is wide-ranging and can include:

  • criminal justice information, including liaising with police, and providing support in making statements with police
  • referral to other services, such as solicitors, specialist supports, medical and mental health services
  • support at Court and access to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • assistance with preparing Victim Impact Statements and submissions to the Adult Parole Board
  • counselling and other therapeutic interventions

The three core responsibilities of this role include:

  • upskilling and assisting VAP workers in supporting family violence victims
  • direct client support of high-risk family violence victims
  • community engagement which includes developing relationships with other community providers and working with the Victims of Crime Helpline to continuously improve service to victims of family violence

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent qualification, OR
  • be working towards meeting the new mandatory minimum qualification policy requirement, via one of the available employment pathways
  • significant experience working in specialist family violence services
  • demonstrated experience and understanding of MARAM frameworks and tools, in particular risk assessments and risk management strategies

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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Fundraising Manager

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
East Melbourne

Closing Date
Friday 27 May 2022

Contact
Bernadette Garcia | Group Director, Community Engagement
T 0409 708 823  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Community Engagement program delivers best practice marketing, fundraising and engagement strategies that promote the CatholicCare Victoria brand, deepen supporter relationships, inspire philanthropic giving and contribute to social change.

The Fundraising Manager is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of fundraising activities with a focus on direct mail and digital appeals, regular giving, community fundraising and other individual giving programs. The Fundraising Manager will also be responsible for leading a small team.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • managing the planning, execution, optimisation and evaluation of fundraising activity across individual giving, campaigns and appeals, community fundraising and events
  • providing leadership, supervision and coaching to Fundraising Coordinator and Donor Relations Administrator positions
  • working with the Marketing team to develop fundraising initiatives, key messages and communications that support multi-channel application and cut through in the marketplace
  • developing and managing fundraising revenue and expense budget to ensure adequate resourcing to meet revenue targets

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Fundraising, Philanthropy, Marketing or related field
  • substantial experience in individual giving, campaigns and appeals, community fundraising and events
  • experience of fundraising in the Church or Diocesan sector

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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House Worker, 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   | 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.

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; and 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; 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, 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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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

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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, 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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Information and Referral Officer

EFT
Negotiable from 60.8 to 76 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Shepparton with outreach to Bendigo

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

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

CatholicCare Victoria's Community Wellbeing portfolio provides comprehensive client focused services for individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families and operates at the highest levels of quality and professionalism.

The Family Dispute Resolution and Property Dispute Resolution programs aim to assist separating parents and families to reach agreement on parenting arrangements which are in the best interests of children and assists separating couples to reach an agreement in relation to their property pool, including debt.

The Information and Referral Officer provides accurate service information regarding Family Dispute Resolution, Property Dispute Resolution and other related services to our clients. This position also completes intake functions required for clients to enter the service, complete initial screening questions relating to client safety and provide referral options when required.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • undertaking phone based, online or face to face intake assessments to determine service suitability, conduct brief screening risk assessments and implementation of intervention strategies if required
  • providing information to and manage enquiries/requests from members of the public, community agencies, lawyers, counsellors, and other professionals
  • liaising with other members of the Dispute Resolution service when required, including Practitioners, Administration staff, Team Leaders and the Program Manager

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant experience and/or tertiary qualifications
  • demonstrated experience working in program or agency intake systems, assessing need and applying screening and risk assessment frameworks 
  • demonstrated experience in managing high conflict personalities in client presentations

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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Key Worker, Homelessness Services 

EFT
60 hours per fortnight continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

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

Our Peplow House facility has eight beds and provides outreach to three placements at any one time. This program provides short-term crisis accommodation for up to six 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 Peplow House and outreach clients assisting them to find stable accommodation and link in with appropriate community supports and health services
  • providing effective and collaborative case support services for residents of Peplow House, utilising a mutually developed case plan that best articulates residents’ individual goals and aspirations
  • providing case support for outreach clients of Peplow House, utilising a mutually developed case plan to achieve optimal client outcomes
  • assisting with all aspects of the day to day operations of the Peplow House site, including supporting clients with activities of daily living and actively seeking long-term accommodation options

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • appropriate qualification and/or relevant experience in the homelessness sector
  • 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
  • demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and current policies, procedures and guidelines pertaining to the client group

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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Koori Engagement Worker, Victims Assistance Program

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 30 June 2023

Location
This position can be base at our Geelong or Warrnambool office

Closing Date
Applications will be assessed as received, please apply now

Contact
Jacinta Wainwright | Manager, Victims Assistance Program
T 0439 289 973  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Koori Engagement Worker will provide case management to victims of violent crime and work closely with local Koori community groups and 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, largely aimed to engage Koori organisations and community members to link with services that support victims of crime and providing support and assistance through the criminal justice processes.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • engaging Koori communities to link with services that support victims of crime, including the VAP
  • providing culturally sensitive case management to all clients who have been affected by violent crime (intake, assessment and care planning) including timely provision of information, risk assessment and referral
  • 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
  • understanding of the issues impacting on Koori people affected by violent crime, establish trust and develop 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)

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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Manager, Family Services and Kinship Care

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Mildura

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

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

CatholicCare Victoria’s Family Services provides comprehensive, client focused services for individuals (children, youth and adults), couples and families. Our services are informed by an approach that values human dignity and the belief that positive relationships lead to positive lives and wellbeing.

The service design aims to ensure that our programs are inclusive, respond to the needs of people, and operate at the highest levels of quality and professionalism. CatholicCare Victoria aims to address present and changing needs of our clients, advocate for strengthened access and equity and deliver creative and flexible services. Services are integrated and strengths based.


This management portfolio has current portfolio responsibilities for the following programs.

Integrated Family Services (IFS) Northern – Mildura Office Base -This case management service is delivered in partnership with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), Orange Door, Child First and local family service alliances and programs.

Kinship Care Program – Northern – Mildura and Swan Hill Office Bases – This case management program provides temporary, short term or long term out-of-home care services for children and young people who are unable to live with their families due to issues of abuse, neglect, or family complexity with a known carer through a familial relationship or social network. Kinship care services are offered through both mainstream and Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and comprise of three components of service delivery.


The position has operational responsibility for the Family Services program to ensure quality, viability, innovation and growth in service delivery and professional practice across CatholicCare Victoria.

The Manager will work collaboratively with other Managers 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 and coaching direct reports to support them in achieving their goals
  • developing, maintaining and enhancing local relationships, alliances, networks and partnerships with agencies, parishes, government and business at local, community and regional levels
  • identifying and providing input for the development and submission of funding proposals and tenders
  • implementing and supporting operational/business plans for the program

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
  • demonstrated experience in managing people in human services programs
  • demonstrated knowledge of program budget development and monitoring
  • demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective relationships with broad range of stakeholders
  • demonstrated understanding of relevant legislative requirements and funding body frameworks and guidelines
  • demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a key member of operational teams
  • demonstrated awareness of the role of a faith-based organisation committed to diversity and inclusion of all clients, communities, staff and volunteers
  • demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

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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Manager, Homelessness & Housing Support 

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

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

The position is responsible for the management of the homelessness and housing support portfolio which includes crisis and transitional accommodation support; the Homelessness to a Home program; Clemente program; Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) – Assistance with Care and Housing, allied health and therapy, Access and Support (>65); low cost accommodation support (Housing Support for the Aged), home and community care - Community Connections, allied health and therapy, Access and Support (<65), Supporting Accommodation for Vulnerable Victorians Initiative (SAVVI) – supporting connections and facility cost relief.

The Manager Homelessness and Housing support provides management and leadership, supervision and mentoring for multi-disciplinary programs.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • implementation of portfolio service agreements in accordance with funding body requirement to ensure the delivery of measurable and quality service consistent with program service models and guidelines with client outcomes as the key focus
  • portfolio budget expenditure, monitoring and review and funding body reporting requirements
  • developing and maintaining formal and informal stakeholder relationships and the development of business opportunities and fostering development and implementation of new program and initiatives

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications preferably in social work, psychology, human services or community development or similar related discipline
  • demonstrated experience in management within the community sector, inclusive of building effective teams, providing leadership direction and support, and ensuring program practice compliance
  • highly developed conceptual, analytical, strategic program development and negotiation skills
  • experience in the development of business and program opportunities to achieve service innovation and integration and enhanced stakeholder engagement and relationship management

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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Organisational Capability and Development Lead

EFT
60 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
This position can be located at Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Shepparton or Warrnambool

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

Contact
Karen Willey | Group Director, People and Culture
T 0491 153 356  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Organisational Capability and Development Lead is a newly created position and is responsible for further enhancing organisational capability, development and performance within CatholicCare Victoria. 

The Organisational Capability and Development Lead works collaboratively across all functions in People and Culture to ensure the development and implementation of projects, programs and initiatives.  The Organisational Capability and Development Lead will be supported by the People and Culture Partnering and Services functions for the implementation of projects.  

Specifically, the position is responsible for a range of strategic projects:

  • workforce planning; talent management and retention; employee engagement; capability development (including learning and development) and performance; and change and transition capability 
  • contributing to diversity and inclusion initiatives 
  • developing and implementing management and leadership capability
  • monitoring and ensuring compliance with legislative requirements in collaboration with other management positions and the Group Director, People and Culture

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Organisational Development, Psychology, Business or related field
  • demonstrated expertise in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of diverse talent management, capability development and organisational performance programs and initiatives
  • demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing change and transition management programs
  • intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft packages, including but not limited Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner

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 22 May 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

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, re-establish contact between parents and children and focus together on the best interest of their 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, 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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Footscray

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

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, re-establish contact between parents and children and focus together on the best interest of their 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, 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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Parenting Orders Program Practitioner

EFT
60 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Geelong

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Simon Porter | Team Leader, Parenting Orders Program
T 0419 106 550  |  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, re-establish contact between parents and children and focus together on the best interest of their children.

Referrals into this program can come from Family Law court orders to assist families experiencing high levels of parental conflict and involvement with the legal system.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • counselling for separated parents, extended family member including new partners and children and young people
  • facilitation of child focused information sessions
  • facilitating education groups supporting families to co-parent effectively post separation and facilitate referrals where required
  • developing and maintaining a broad understanding of the Family Law Act (1975), amended 2006, and to operate at all times with a cognisance of the provisions of the Act

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • a Degree in Psychology, Counselling, or Social Work (or related discipline)
  • eligibility for membership of the A.P.S, A.A.S.W or related professional association
  • experience in working with children, young people and their families in the context of family separation, including experience facilitating information sessions and education groups

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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Philanthropy Manager

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
This position can be located at the Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong or Melbourne office

Closing Date
Friday 27 May 2022

Contact
Bernadette Garcia | Group Director, Community Engagement
T 0409 708 823  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Community Engagement program delivers best practice marketing, fundraising and engagement strategies that promote the CatholicCare Victoria brand, deepen supporter relationships, inspire philanthropic giving and contribute to social change.

The Philanthropy Manager is a key role at CatholicCare Victoria, with a focus on identifying, establishing, and nurturing relationships with major donors, granters, sponsors, and philanthropists to grow support for our innovation and expansion programs.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • developing Fundraising and Philanthropy Strategy to grow diversified, sustainable income in line with revenue targets and CatholicCare Victoria’s strategic plan
  • identifying donors and supporters suitable for transition to the Philanthropy program and to develop targeted communication and engagement strategies for mid-tier donors
  • ensuring commitment to fundraising best practice including compliance of Fundraising Institute of Australia Code and all fundraising materials and activities comply with relevant national and state fundraising legislation and National Privacy Principles

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Fundraising, Philanthropy, Marketing or related field
  • substantial fundraising experience, with demonstrated success in acquisition of major gifts and/or philanthropic grants
  • experience in a fundraising role in the Church or Diocesan sector

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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Project Officer, Family Law Pathways Network

EFT
30 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 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. It 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, Family Law Pathways, is 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:

  • project planning and delivery, assisting with specialist project activities, managing the development, implementation and monitoring of project plans and phases, including the coordination of the various activities associated with achieving the project objectives.
  • developing and maintaining information technologies (Wikipedia, websites, databases) members and distribution of relevant information via various communication channels
  • identifying and work with local service providers within government and non-government sectors working in post separation services to implement strategies that strengthen collaboration, coordination, information sharing and best practice across the network

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • relevant tertiary qualification in Law, Social Work, Psychology, Human Services or Community Development or similar related discipline
  • post graduate qualifications desirable, but not essential
  • experience working in Family and Community Services sector and/or legal profession

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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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

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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 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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School Counsellor 

INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

EFT

  • 15 to 60 hours per fortnight, maximum-term position until 31 December 2022.
  • These hours are based at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Sunshine; Good Samaritan Primary School, Roxburgh Park; and Emmanuel College, Point Cook in the western metropolitan area of Melbourne.
  • Applicants may express their interest for one or more of the above schools. Hours per fortnight would be based on the school requirements.

Location
Sunshine, Roxburgh Park, or Point Cook

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

Contact
Anna White | Team Leader, Schools Unit
T (03) 9287 5523  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

Schools Unit provides a high-quality counselling service to students in designated schools, consistent with the ethos, practices and protocols of CatholicCare Victoria and within the Australian Psychological Society’s and the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria’s professional guidelines.  

The School Counsellor will apply their psychological and educational expertise to assist students, parents and siblings, teachers and school administrators to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for students.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • providing on-site counselling to students and recommend and implement interventions that are appropriate and responsive to the needs of students
  • involvement in decision making processes about individual students (class placement, behavioural management and individual learning plans) and consultation and liaison with staff and parents as appropriate regarding individual students
  • administering cognitive assessments, providing a written report with recommendations and scheduled feedback sessions with parents and school staff and organising of the referral procedures within the school

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • recognised tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or Counselling
  • eligibility for membership of APS or AASW
  • substantial experience in child, adolescent and family assessment and counselling
  • experience in developing, running and evaluating educational and therapeutic groups

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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Senior Carer, Residential Care 

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 8 May 2022. Applications are assessed as they are received. Please apply now!

Contact
Benita Marson | Senior Manager, Care Services
T 0428 217 393  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Residential Care and Therapeutic Residential Care programs provide accommodation and support to young people who are referred through the Child Protection system. The program provides a trauma-informed therapeutic care environment assisting young people to overcome many of the challenges they have encountered throughout their life.

The Senior Carer, Residential Care in collaboration with and under the direction of the Team Leader Residential Care and under the guidance of Therapeutic Practitioner is responsible for:

  • leading an environment in the care home that provides a sense of safety, structure, acceptance, trust and security at all times for the young people and for Carers
  • establishing and maintaining household routine and weekly planning
  • leading and promoting the use of care practices with therapeutic intent and the use of relationship and PACE by all Carers, in their care of the young people in the care home
  • supporting the Therapeutic Practitioner in the facilitation of the weekly House Meetings
  • liaising with the Team Leader Residential Care (Central Highlands) in relation to the day to day operational requirements of the care home
  • provision of monthly formal line management supervision of Carers

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • qualification including social work, counselling, welfare, youth work, alcohol/other drugs (or relevant qualification) and/or substantial experience in working therapeutically with young people
  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (Residential and Out of Home Care) – to be completed or willing to undergo
  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child/adolescent development and the impact of trauma and the capacity to work towards, therapeutic caring approaches
  • demonstrated understanding of appropriate behaviours when engaging with children, including children with a disability and from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds

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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Senior Family Services Practitioner, Family Services

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022

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

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.

Training and supervision will be provided.

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, 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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Senior Family Services Practitioner, Family Services

EFT
60 hours a fortnight, maximum-term until 30 June 2024

Location
Horsham

Closing Date
Sunday 29 May 2022 (Applications will be assessed as they are received)

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

This position specifically works with the Family Preservation and Reunification program.

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.

Training and supervision will be provided.

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, 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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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

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Support Worker, Peplow House Program 

EFT
Casual positions x2

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

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

Our Peplow House facility has eight beds and provides outreach to three placements at any one time. This program provides short-term crisis accommodation for up to six 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, 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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Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience Coordinator

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

Contact
Michelle Williams | Manager, People and Culture Services
T 0458 955 944  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

This is a newly created position and a great opportunity to lead our expanding team.

The Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the effective and efficient acquisition, selection, onboarding and offboarding ensuring a positive and engaging employee experience.

The position is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring processes ensuring alignment between processes and systems capabilities.  The position is also responsible for working closely with recruiting and offboarding managers to ensure their needs across talent acquisition, selection, onboarding and offboarding are met in a timely manner.

The position is responsible for managing and supervising a team of People and Culture Service Administrators, including maintaining daily workflows.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • coordinating the administration of employee lifecycle functions, including but not limited to probation, performance development and review, and leave and entitlement administration
  • maintaining and continuously developing sourcing channels aligned to job market and talent acquisition trends, including use of social media, LinkedIn and networks
  • preparing, reviewing and classifying position descriptions ensuring compliance with Award classification structures and internal and external benchmarking
  • preparing and reviewing advertisements

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • tertiary qualification in Human Resources Management, Business or related field
  • demonstrated experience in coordinating large volume talent acquisition, selection and onboarding processes
  • proven success in building and engaging with quality talent pools, headhunting and passive search
  • demonstrated client-centric approach in delivering timely and quality employee experience outcomes

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, Family Services

EFT
75 hours per fortnight, continuing position

Location
Ballarat. Travel to other locations may be required.

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

Contact
Louise Quigley | Senior Manager Family Services
T (03) 4344 4511  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

The Family Services program at CatholicCare Victoria 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 to families in the community, 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 and Aboriginal Family Preservation and Reunification Response (FPRR).

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.

Along this continuum of support, the Family Services program provides responsive, flexible and sustainable support to children and families with the intensity that is required at the point when it is needed.

The Team Leader, Family Services works with the other Team Leaders in the program across CatholicCare Victoria. Team Leaders provide support and supervision to practitioners engaged with children, young people and parents/caregivers in a child focused, empowering and meaningful way. Using a Relational Approach practitioners work with families to Connect; Understand; Link-Up; Build and Empower; and Create Opportunities.

Close working relationships with other stakeholders, including Child Protection, are built to ensure that children can remain in, or return to families safely.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • supporting Family Services Practitioners to conduct and develop assessments and time limited case practice interventions that lead to improved outcomes for children which include safety and stability within families.
  • providing leadership to enable an outcome focused, flexible and coordinated service.
  • ensuring current documentation of program processes are up to date.  
  • monitoring and supporting staff in the development of goals, action plans and safety plans with families through direct work with individuals and groups as appropriate.

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • professional qualification in Social Work, Welfare or other relevant tertiary study
  • substantial experience in the community and social services sector
  • demonstrated experience in providing supervision to staff and /or students within a community services organisation or other program providing direct casework support to families and children
  • demonstrated experience in working as a practitioner in a similar field providing direct case work/clinical support to children 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, ParentsNext 

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

Location
Shepparton. Travel to other locations will be required.

Closing Date
Sunday 22 May 2022

Contact
Rose Scown | Manager, Employment Services
T (03) 5337 8951  |  people&culture@catholiccarevic.org.au 

CatholicCare Victoria delivers the Federal Governments ParentsNext Program in the Ballarat, Goulburn Murray and Wimmera Mallee Regions, providing quality support to participants on their pathway to Employment. ParentsNext is a pre-employment program to provide early intervention assistance to parents with young children.  

The Team Leader’s role will be to develop and maintain relationships with employers, educational providers and other community organisations while working with ParentsNext consultants to assist them in supporting their clients to achieve their 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’s care ParentsNext guidelines.

The Team Leader will have responsibility for setting work priorities, for their own work and the work of the ParentsNext Pathways Support Advisors in Goulburn Murray and Ballarat Regions. 

Specifically, the position is responsible for: 

  • demonstrating sound leadership to portfolio staff to enable an outcome focused, flexible and responsive service
  • development of annual individual and program work plans and performance appraisals
  • ensuring that program objectives, registration standards,budget, and target expectations are met
  • advocating on behalf of ParentsNext Clients, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged and supporting them navigate employment and educational opportunities
  • effectively participating in staff meetings, team planning and strategy development to ensure high performance

To be considered for this position, applicants require:

  • demonstrated previous experience in supporting staff that are working with clients to achieve sustainable employment and or educational outcomes, in a similar employment/educational services role
  • demonstrated experience in service coordination of Government funded client centered programs
  • demonstrated experience in a leadership and supervisory role
  • experience in providing effective post placement support to clients

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

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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
  • 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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