Published March 16, 2023
Last Modified March 16, 2023
Jesuit Social Services
326 Church Street, Richmond, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
January 1, 1970

Job Description

About the organisation

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

Since 1977, Jesuit Social Services has provided services to some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

We place a high priority on advocacy and are a leader in policy development and research.

About the program

Navigator is a program funded by state government which aims to support disengaged learners to re-engage with an education. Jesuit Social Services delivers Navigator in Hume Merri-bek, Brimbank Melton, North Eastern Melbourne Areas and Inner Eastern Melbourne

The Pilot Program is an expansion of Navigator and will focus on disengaged learners in Hume Merri-bek aged 10 to 11, to enable earlier intervention and support, through the transition from primary to secondary school.

The Pilot Program provides case management and outreach support to the most severely disengaged learners, to help create a pathway back into education. Pilot Program case managers work one-on-one with children and their families and schools to provide disengaged students with the specific and tailored support they need to reengage in education. The Pilot Program is a multidisciplinary team consisting of a Coordinator, Case Managers and Family Practitioner. The program works closely, with the Department of Education (DE) and with schools to support each child’s individualised pathway back to regular attendance at school and engagement in learning.

About the role

There is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to take on a Coordinator role within the Hume Merri-bek team.

The Coordinator – Pilot Program will be responsible for the management of day-to-day operational requirements, practice integrity, intake and assessment, and work distribution of the Navigator Pilot Program. The role is tasked with building an effective team of Case Managers and a Family Practitioner through, supervision, coaching and mentoring. The role will also ensure compliance with legislative, regulatory and funding guidelines and Jesuit Social Services policies and procedures.

The Navigator Hume Merri-bek team is based in Brunswick

Attractive salary in the range of $96,962 - $101,250 per annum, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

What Jesuit Social Services can offer you

  • A comprehensive Induction and Orientation program
  • Ongoing role related training and development
  • An organisation that lives their values, through our day to day work
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • Employee assistance program
  • A competitive salary plus salary packaging benefits
  • Generous leave

How to apply

  • To apply for this position, please click on the Apply button
  • The  Position Description can be found on our website at

For further information please contact Helen Coventry on 0438 066 595.

Applicants are required to respond to each of the Key Selection Criteria, with names and contact numbers of two referees. Your responses to the selection criteria should be incorporated into your covering letter.  Please apply in confidence.

Please apply in confidence.

Applications close at 5pm on 31 March 2023

Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis, the closing date may be subject to change without notice.

Jesuit Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We celebrate and welcome all people regardless of ethnicity, cultural background, age, gender, sexuality, disability or religious affiliation. 

Jesuit Social Services takes child protection seriously. We undertake multiple screening processes including appropriate reference and background checks, Working with Children Check and police checks to ensure the protection of children and young people in our care.

You are required to meet the behaviour standards outlined in our Code of Conduct.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in implementing, co-ordinating and managing new programs.
  • Experience in providing support, mentoring and/or supervision to staff.
  • An understanding of the reasons why children disengage from education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in key child developmental stages, and age-appropriate strategies and interventions to support disengaged learners and parents/carers.
  • Knowledge and experience in appropriate interventions/skills required to support     children, and families from vulnerable and marginalised communities and a clear understanding of case management, intensive support, and assertive outreach.
  • Capacity to work with a high degree of cultural competency ensuring service delivery is culturally inclusive for disengaged learners and their families/carers; including those from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and or from LGBTIQA+ communities.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of family violence and the capacity to apply appropriate theoretical frameworks, including knowledge of the MARAM risk assessments, needs and protective factors.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to liaise with a range of stakeholders both government and non-government.
  • Capacity to fulfil reporting and administrative requirements associated with the position.
  • Understanding and sympathy with the mission and ethos of Jesuit Social Services.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Valid Working with Children Check card.
  • Successfully completed Police Check. Police Check will be conducted prior to commencement by Jesuit Social Services.