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Employment Opportunities

Transition to Work Officer

  • Create positive employment opportunities for young  job seekers
  • Part time - 3 days per week
  • Convenient office location in Southland (Cheltenham)

About Us
TaskForce is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of community based programs and services. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into "mainstream" services and supports.

About the Program
The Government established the Transition to Work Program in 2016, to assist young people aged 15-21 years who are not in employment or education.  The service provides employment support to improve the work-readiness of young people and help them into work or further education.

About the Position
We now have a vacancy for a part time Transition Officer in our service in Cheltenham.  The Transition Officer will be responsible for case management of a group of 50 young  job seekers. The Officer will work with participants in both individual and group based settings, focusing on building their skills, confidence and readiness to enter employment through targeted and tailored activities such as:

  • developing practical skills to get a job
  • accessing education or training
  • finding and completing work experience placements
  • finding job opportunities in the local area
  • connecting with relevant local community services.

About You
We are seeking a results driven individual who is passionate about assisting our young job seekers to secure long term, sustainable employment opportunities. The ideal applicant will have a track record achieving positive outcomes as an Employment Consultant / Case Manager or in a similar role and have experience dealing with Employers.  This role would suit someone that is results focussed and committed to helping young people and understanding their needs, strengths and abilities. 

What we can offer
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a genuine client centred organisation. You will have access to a vehicle for work travel, flexible working arrangements, the benefit of salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities and a supportive team culture!

How to apply
Please click here for a position description. Applications should include a cover letter or email and CV which can be forwarded to the HR Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Applications close on Monday 19 February 2018.  

All appointments with TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.

AOD Counsellor (Bentleigh)


  • Make a difference to the lives of people
  • Part time (3 to 4 days per week)
  • Join a supportive, multidisciplinary team
  • AOD counselling experience with mandated clients essential

 

About TaskForce

Since 1973, TaskForce has provided specialist support for people in serious need in Victoria. Our core services focus on addressing social issues of addiction, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours, supporting our clients to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports.

About the position

TaskForce now has an exciting opportunity for a part time AOD Counsellor to join this client centred team, based in Bentleigh. The focus of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, facilitating therapeutic groups, coordinating care and recovery treatment plans and providing a range of counselling interventions to assist clients and their family members. The role requires a strong therapeutic focus - with an understanding of the benefits of harm minimisation.

About you

You will be an experienced AOD Clinician who has previously worked with mandated clients. You will have at least 3 years experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services to forensic AOD clients and knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centered care and recovery-focused principles.  You will be skilled in case management and the use of evidence based therapeutic techniques.  Ideally you will also have experience running therapeutic groups.

You will have a passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients.  You will have tertiary qualifications in psychology or counselling and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD (or equivalent AOD competencies).

What TaskForce offer

In exchange, we will offer you generous employee benefits such as flexible work arrangements and salary packaging. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program, training and professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a supportive and inclusive team.

How to Apply

Please click here for the position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to HR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications close on Monday 26 February, 2018.  

All appointments with TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and reference checks.  Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed. Police checks are also undertaken on a periodic basis during the period of employment.