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Peta Hurst posted in Jobs Board

27th Apr 17, 09:54 AM

Leader, Research Evaluation & Development
• Based at Camperdown
• Full-time, fixed term for two years

The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is a not for profit research and education organisation that is affiliated with the University of Sydney. Our vision and mission is to create and disseminate knowledge that improves the lives of people with disabilities. We achieve this through designing and developing research, teaching and clinical practice to inform disability policy and practice.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Leader to lead and strengthen our excellence in Research in areas of relevance to people with a disability and in line with the goals and strategy plan of CDS.

About the Role
As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for the effective delivery and management of a range of activities which include:
• Leading and coordinating the research activities of CDS inclusive of contract, commissioned, tender, and funding agency grants as well as postgraduate research funding opportunities in line with the mission of CDS.
• Developing a business plan for the Research area of commercial value.
• Providing leadership to staff who are involved in Research and Evaluation projects
• Identifying and effecting growth through consultation with research funding agencies, philanthropy, NGO’s, advocacy groups, university colleagues and others.
• Establishing a CDS Research Hub.

To be successful in the role you the key qualities required are:
Essential skills
• A PhD or equivalent in a discipline significant and relevant to disability such as, allied health, medicine, education, disability studies.
• Breadth of research design and quantitative and/ or qualitative research skills
• Demonstrated research track record with peer reviewed publications
• A track record in writing and obtaining research grants
• An understanding of current issues relating to disability
• Excellent research project management and organisational skills
• Proven ability to lead as well as work as part of a team
• Ability to multi-task and deliver under tight deadlines
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Data analysis and interpretation skills

Desirable skills
• Teaching and /training experience
• Budget management and financial skills
• Experience in working with databases

Please submit your application to [email protected]
and include your cover letter and resume outlining your qualifications and experience by 21 May 2017. Referencing HSNETCDS

2017_Job description_CDS.pdf (167.22 KB)

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South West Community Transport posted in Jobs Board

24th Apr 17, 12:44 PM

Community Access Officer

South West Community Transport are currently seeking an experienced Community Access Officer. For more information please visit our website


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Aoife Brady posted in Jobs Board

21st Apr 17, 10:57 AM

Job Title: Family Worker / Therapist

Location: Rosebery, NSW

Employment status: Permanent, Full Time

Closing date: 7 May 2017

New team - New focus!

At The Benevolent Society we work with our communities and the people we work with to shape their next chapter; to live their best life.

We are excited to launch an innovative new service Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare. In partnership with FaCS this service aims to shape how our sector works with families in the future.

What’s different?

This integrated approach incorporates theory, clinical practice and evidence based research so it’s both a clinical and case management model. Globally this technique has resulted in more ROSH families remaining together and achieving changes in family dynamics that endure over time. You can find out more here.

FaCS has selected this approach based on its international success increasing children safety and keeping more families together. It’s proven to make a real different to families within the statutory child protection system.

What will you do?

Firstly you will be fully trained in the Functional Family Therapy frameworks starting the end of May 2017 and will have access to ongoing training and support.

Using your new knowledge, you will work intensively with families to assess strengths, needs and identify goals; develop and monitor case plans aimed at improving family functioning and increasing the safety of children.

You will support clients to embed changes particularly behavioural changes and plan for potential challenges that families may face in the future. Critical to the success of the program will be documenting your activity to ensure we can measure the impact of the frameworks within the Australian market and shape future practice standards across the sector.

Our team structure

Given the innovative nature of this program there is flexibility on hours to meet yours and clients needs. We will have 2 streams for high risk and low risk families. You will be part of a small team of 4 workers and a clinical supervisor reporting to a Team Leader.

All positions are permanent positions based in Rosebery. We are calling for applications for the following positions

• 4 Family Worker/Therapist – high risk stream -
• 4 Family Worker/Interventionist – low risk stream -

Please visit our website for more information:

Some of our benefits:

• Shape the future of family intervention
• Family friendly workplace including flexible hours
• Generous leave options including up to 6 weeks of leave
• Pool cars and novated lease vehicles available
• Tax free salary options as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI)
• Covered by our Enterprise Agreement

What do you need to succeed?

You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline and:
• Experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection or counselling role
• Ability to actively engage, assess and case manage at risk families using a strengths based approach
• A clear understanding of child protection issues and the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory child protection intervention
• Strong attention to detail and commitment to data collection
• Excellent relationship building skills and experience engaging with reluctant clients
• Desire and confidence to learn new practices and immediately implement techniques with clients

Ready to be part of the change? Apply ASAP with your resume and cover letter outlining how you align to the role! Call Lyn on 02 8778 0686 for a confidential discussion. Email [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We partner with our local Aboriginal Community and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

You will be required to consent to criminal history checks and where relevant to the role, working with children checks as part of our recruitment process. To learn more about our privacy policy please click here.

CFS017 Child Family Practitioner Family Therapist Position Profile (359.03 KB)
CFS018 Child Family Practitioner Family Interventionist Position Profile (346.59 KB)
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Amalia Betihavas posted in Jobs Board

20th Apr 17, 02:41 PM

Community Services Traineeship - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

We are offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians an opportunity to kick start their career in the community services field with a targeted traineeship. This is an on the job traineeship and you will obtain a certificate III on successful completion of the traineeship.

This is an 18 month traineeship of up to 5 days per week with on the job training included. Upon successful completion of all requirements for the traineeship the successful applicant is expected to be offered a permanent role in the chosen community services field.

We are a vibrant community organisation that offers a wide range of services within the community services field. We are therefore able to offer a variety of traineeship options for 1 trainee within the community services field that may be of interest to your career goals such as:

* Community Services Work
* Disability
* School aged education and care
* Home and community care
* Youth justice
* Youth work
* Mental Health

The traineeship may also include the business services vocation such as business administration or human resources.

Skills and qualifications

In order to be considered for a traineeship position with 3Bridges Community, you must address the following:
• Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
• Must be able to pass an employment, police check and working with children check
• Must be open to working at least 21 hours per week (up to 38 hours per week, full time)
• Are committed to developing a career in community services
• Are focused and keen to learn and develop new skills
• Must be dedicated to completing the 12 – 18 month traineeship
• Must be able to follow directions as well as, work individually and independently
• Are fully committed to attending and completing the formal qualification training component of the traineeship with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
• Must be willing to complete and commit to a National training Contract (NTC)

This position is advertised as an identified position as a program to redress the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and is an equal opportunity measure.

For further details please read the attached fact sheets or contact Amalia Betihavas, Team Leader Human Resources on 1300 327 434 to discuss the roles.

Please forward applications to [email protected]

Applicants must address the selection criteria above and include a short resume. Applicants who forward resume without addressing the skills and qualifications will not be considered.

Applications close: 15 May 2017

Indigenous Traineeship 3Bridges Community 2017.pdf (180.95 KB)
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Amanda Ballinger posted in Jobs Board

20th Apr 17, 01:00 PM

POSITION VACANT: Administration Assistant

Our Community Services team based in Campbelltown is currently seeking a temporary part time Administration Assistant to join our friendly team until 31 December 2017. This role supports the Macarthur Cluster programs and services by delivering efficient administration to provide high quality client services.

• Our employees live our purpose and vision
• Excellent benefits and salary packaging options
• Planned career development
• Flexible working arrangements
• Genuine commitment to work/life balance

The successful applicant will possess the following:
• Proven experience in office administration
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and organisational ability
• Sound computer skills in MSWord, Excel and Outlook
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills
• Community Services knowledge and experience
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
• Willingness and ability to work alongside disadvantaged and marginalised people

To find out more about this position and the benefits of a career with BaptistCare visit or contact Agi Ricketts on 4624 8700 or [email protected]

4 May 2017. Join us today!

Successful applicants are subject to a Police Background Check.