P: 03 9532 0811
P: 03 9532 0811

Employment Opportunities


Manager Impact & Strategy (Bentleigh) 

· Newly created role
· Essential role in shaping our future
· Part time, fixed term contract, 3 days per week

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.

The people who access our services have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result are prevented from reaching their potential. Many have fallen through society’s cracks and all too often have been placed in the "too hard" basket. They are people who have a long term range of complex issues or a single issue with a high degree of severity. 

TaskForce has recently developed a new strategic plan for 2017-22. In this plan we have articulated our new vision as being “recognised as a leader in breaking the cycle of Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) disadvantage by offering evidence-based, complementary services, prioritising the needs of people in South-East Melbourne.”

About the position
This newly created position, reporting to the CEO will lead the implementation of TaskForces’ new Strategic Plan. The role will focus on building and embedding outcome measurement across TaskForce and developing our unique evidence-based approach for an AOD wrap-around service model.  The position will work alongside a highly committed team and be able to build strong, collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders.

 About you
You will have a demonstrated commitment to the social sector and significant experience and credibility in strategy consulting roles in the commercial and/or social sectors. To be successful in this role, you will have the natural ability to clearly communicate and connect with internal and external stakeholders. You will have experience developing and implementing impact measurement and evaluation systems and be passionate about building an evidence base to support change in our communities. Experienced with data collection, interpretation and analysis, you are a practical strategist ready to roll-up the sleeves and team up with internal and external stakeholders to develop creative solutions!

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 a position description.  All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.  Applications can be forwarded to the HR Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday 15 March, 2017.  For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ray Blessing, CEO or Kate Forer, HR Manager on 9532 0811.

All appointments within TaskForce are subject to the satisfactory completion of a police check and character/performance 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.

Presenters / Trainers - Drink and Drug Driver Programs 

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, Dandenong, Pakenham and other sites in South East Melbourne. 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.

Case Manager (Pakenham) 

· Join a genuine client centred organisation
· Part time 3 days a week
· Located at the Toomah Community Centre

About the Engaging Families program
Our Engaging Families program is a partnership between TaskForce and Windermere that addresses the interface of family violence, drug and alcohol and mental health service provision.  The model is holistic and includes counselling, outreach, parenting support and group work. The program aims to wrap services around families and merge these specialised areas together. The shared goal across services and the welfare sector is to achieve safety for the family whilst addressing and improving health, community connectedness and parenting capacity.

About the position
TaskForce now has an exciting vacancy for a Case Manager join this client centred team based in Pakenham. The focus of this position will be to coordinate care for families experiencing a range of issues including Family Violence, AOD and Mental Health by providing a range of counselling interventions and outreach support to assist clients and their family members. 

About you
You will have proven experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services with AOD or dual diagnosis clients and clients exposed to family violence.  You will have experience working with families and be equipped with a sound knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles.  With a positive can-do attitude, you will implement strategies and interventions maximising the family’s ability to seamlessly access the services they need.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team.  You will have access to flexible working arrangements, the benefit of salary packaging, training and development opportunities and a supportive management team!  

How to Apply:
Please click here for a position description.  Applications can be forwarded to the HR Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 March 2017.  Please include your current Resume and a cover letter or email outlining your suitability for the role.

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