Published April 12, 2024
Last Modified April 23, 2024
Jesuit Social Services
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Category
Suburb
Sunshine
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Closing Date
May 9, 2024

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. We reflect on the critical factors shaping our contemporary world; the social, political and economic contexts, and we adapt our practice to work with those most in need.

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 aged 12 to 17 to re-engage with an education or training. The program works closely with families and schools and uses assertive outreach, case management and restorative practice principles to re-engage young people back into learning pathways.

The program is delivered by Jesuit Social Services in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) in the Brimbank Melton, Inner Eastern Melbourne, Hume Merri-bek, and North Eastern Melbourne areas.

The Navigator Program is a dynamic team, which comprises Senior Practitioners, Case Managers and Intake and Assessment and Active Hold Workers. We work closely with local schools, support services and the regional Department of Education (DE) office.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably experienced and qualified individual to take on a Senior Practitioner role with this initiative. This role will be responsible for providing support and supervision to a team of case workers as well as providing individually tailored support to disengaged learners within the context of their families, whilst developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders across a range of sectors.

This is a fixed term position until January 2025.

The Brimbank Melton team operate from the Sunshine office.

Attractive salary in the range of $93,860- $98,108 per annum, plus salary packaging benefit, is offered together with ongoing professional and career development.

Key Selection Criteria

Candidate requirements

  • Tertiary qualification/s and/or relevant experience in field
  • Experience in providing management, support, mentoring and supervision to a team of case managers.
  • An understanding of adolescent development and the factors that can contribute to a young person’s disengagement from learning.
  • Knowledge and experience in appropriate interventions/skills required to support young people and families from vulnerable, culturally diverse and marginalised communities and a clear understanding of case management, intensive support, crisis intervention and assertive outreach.

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

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.

How to apply

  • Upload your resume and cover letter incorporating your responses to the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description.
  • For further information please contact Ellie Lawson on 0476 009 212.

Applications close at 5.00pm on 9th May 2024.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and 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.

We strongly encourage applications from all community members including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the LGBTIQA+ community, people with a disability, people of culturally diverse backgrounds and working parents.

Jesuit Social Services is a Child Safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.