P: 03 9532 0811
P: 03 9532 0811

Employment Opportunities

Youth and Family Worker (Cranbourne)

  • Values Based Not for Profit Organisation
  • Flexible and supportive work environment
  • Multiple roles
  • Full and part time applicants considered

About our organisation
TaskForce has been providing drug treatment services since 1973. Core services focus on addressing social issues of drug related problems, unemployment, mental health and risk taking behaviours and supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. TaskForce provides specialist support for people who have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential - those who have long-term complex issues or a single issue with a high degree of severity.

About the program
The Navigator program will support disengaged learners, aged 12-17 years, to re-engage with an education or training pathway. Navigator services will seek out disengaged learners and actively work with them and their support networks, providing the support required for a successful return to education.  The Navigator program in the South East region is a partnership between four organisations which have worked together for 10 years on programs in the South East region. Consortium leader SELLEN assists in providing many pathways to education, further training and employment through its existing relationships and programs in the Region. TaskForce, YSAS and Southeast Community Links are specialist provider of case management and wraparound services for young people with substance abuse and mental illness problems as well as support programs for parents.

About the position
TaskForce has an opportunity for a Youth and Family worker to join our Navigator team in Cranbourne on a full time basis. The Youth & Family Worker will deliver services to disengaged learners aged 12-17 years, to re-engage with an education or training pathway.  Services will include a mix of case management, comprehensive assessment and re-engagement planning, family work, outreach and group activities. Through these services, the Youth and Family worker will assist young people to remain in education or to reconnect back into education and training.  The role involves significant travel throughout  the shire of Cardinia and a pool vehicle is provided.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • The capacity to provide flexible and innovative casework with individual young people who are at risk of disengaging or have already disengaged from education
  • Knowledge and experience in working with families, particularly in terms of casework, individual and family support, group work and counselling
  • A capacity to work effectively with practitioners from other agencies to support disengaged young people who require a range of services
  • Knowledge of the causes of educational disengagement and barriers young people in the region face
  • Knowledge of the education system, programs and services available to young people and their families in the South East region

Why work for us?
TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation.  This role is an excellent opportunity to be part of a supportive and multidisciplinary team. You will have access to 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 the position description Please include your current Resume and a cover letter summarising your skills and experience.
Please forward applications to the HR Manager, Kate Forer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Friday 21 July.

Enquiries:
For further information, please contact Kate Forer, Manager Human Resources at TaskForce on 9532 0811.

Safety screening
TaskForce is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance of child abuse.  All employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with TaskForce.

Presenters / Trainers - Drink and Drug Driver Program  

TaskForce has been providing drug treatment services since 1973. Core services focus on addressing social issues of drug related problems, unemployment, mental health and risk taking behaviours and supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. TaskForce provides specialist support for people who have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential - those who have long-term complex issues or a single issue with a high degree of severity. TaskForce is a Registered Training Organisation offering an extensive range of accredited courses. 

About the program
The Drink and Drug Driver Programs aim to provide clients with a better understanding of the effects of alcohol and/or drugs and how to develop strategies to reduce the risks associated with their use.  Participants will learn about the legalities of alcohol and/or drug driving and gain an understanding of the risks associated with alcohol and/or drug impaired driving.

About the position
TaskForce is seeking highly motivated and skilled Presenters to deliver VADEP Drink and Drug Driver Programs at our training centres across South East Melbourne. 

What applicants will need:

  • A can do attitude
  • Current Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110)
  • Qualification in a health-related discipline (Diploma or higher) or 12 months current industry experience
  • Experience facilitating interactive workshops groups of 10-15 people
  • Passion for providing quality training
  • Good computer skills and a sound understanding of Excel
  • A sound understanding of the VET industry
  • Adept organisational skills
  • Good administration skills
  • Working with children check
  • A willingness to travel across Victoria

Previous experience in a classroom based training and assessing role as well as online learning is desirable but not essential.
This position is a casual position and the successful applicant could expect to work 1-2 days per fortnight or 1-2 evenings per week in Bentleigh. Saturday work is also available.

Why work for us?
This role is an excellent opportunity to be part of a genuine client centred organisation. You will have access to 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: 
Click here for the position description. Please include your current Resume and a cover letter summarising your skills and experience.  Please forward applications to the HR Manager, Kate Forer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Enquiries:
For further information, please contact Kate Forer, Manager Human Resources at TaskForce on 9532 0811.