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Sponsorship

We have a range of packages available for corporate sponsors

Interested in supporting TaskForce through your company? Want to help make a real impact for people in need? We have a range of sponsorship options for you to choose from.

Bronze sponsorship ($5,000)

Bronze sponsorship will provide funding for:

  • Art therapy for 20 young people, enabling them to develop their skills and confidence
  • A month of public transport for 65 young people enabling them to travel to and from interviews and appointments
  • Basic food and other essentials for 500 young people in need

Bronze sponsorship benefits include:

  • Bronze partner status
  • Inclusion of company logo on TaskForce annual report and on the TaskForce website with link
  • Use of TaskForce logo within sponsor’s own corporate sponsorship prospectus/annual report
  • An acknowledgement post on our Facebook page

Silver sponsorship ($15,000)

Silver sponsorship will provide funding for:

  • Overnight emergency accommodation for up to 120 vulnerable young people
  • Hospitality and barista training for up to 60 young people to help them find employment

Silver sponsorship includes all Bronze tier benefits PLUS:

  • Silver partner status
  • Inclusion of company logo in the quarterly TaskForce Newsletter
  • Inclusion of a half page article within TaskForce Newsletter
  • Inclusion as a sponsor at TaskForce’s annual thought leadership event

Gold sponsorship ($30,000)

Gold sponsorship will provide funding for:

  • Up to 400 hours of 1:1 counselling for young people to build engagement and help them to link with the services they need to improve their lives
  • Longer term accommodation opportunities providing clients with a safe place to stay
  • A new, larger vehicle helping us to take clients to external appointments and interviews
  • Additional training programs including hospitality, work readiness and art classes
  • Development of new life skills course that supports young people coming out of the justice system to break the cycle of dependence and criminal behaviour

Gold sponsorship includes all Silver and Bronze tier benefits PLUS:

  • Gold partner status
  • One day volunteering opportunity for up to ten people
  • Speaking position at thought leadership event

Platinum sponsorship ($100,000)

Platinum level sponsorship will cover funding for an extra mental health support worker, allowing us to extend our youth hub wrap around service providing:

  • Expanded support for an extra 100 young people in need
  • Reduced waitlists allowing young people to access the help they need when they need it
  • Assistance in developing new programs to keep young people safe, healthy and engaged in sustainable employment

Platinum sponsorship includes all Gold, Silver and Bronze tier benefits PLUS:

  • Platinum partner status
  • Branding opportunities in partnership with the TaskForce Youth Hub
  • Naming rights to a program
  • A catered motivational speaking event for up to 20 people, including a showcase of client stories
  • Two volunteering opportunities for up to ten people per session
  • Four annual mentions on our Facebook page
  • One Youth Hub Mental Health First Aid course for up to twelve people
  • Exposure to a TaskForce Executive and/or TaskForce Board meeting evening event to talk through your services and products
  • Access to our CEO and specialised Board Members for mentoring coaching

Contact us to find out how you can become a TaskForce sponsor

Work with us

Facilitator - Behaviour Change Programs (various locations)

  • Are you looking for a new challenge in 2021?
  • Are you passionate about road safety?
  • This is a great opportunity to combine your AOD knowledge and group facilitation skills
  • Part time and casual opportunities available

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. TaskForce delivers services via three connected streams: specialist AOD services to support people who use drugs and their families, youth retention and re-engagement with education, training and employment, and specialist training through RTO status to enhance the capacity of AOD and other workers to support effective delivery of community-based services.

TaskForce is a leading provider of Driver Education Programs in Victoria and has been assisting people to restore their licences through the provision of both Drink and Drug Drive Education Programs for several years.

The Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Programs

The Drink and Drug Driver Behaviour Change Program Services will involve the delivery of up to three programs for clients:

  • Victorian Drink Driver program (6 hours)
  • Victorian Drug Driver program (6 hours)
  • Victorian Intensive Drink and Drug Driver program (10 – 12 hours)

The first two programs are primarily based on cognitive behavioural and motivational approaches and include some education. Each of the programs includes screening and assessment for alcohol and other drug dependency and where appropriate assertive referral to treatment services. The intensive program is delivered over three weeks and is for more serious driving offences.

About the position

TaskForce now has exciting opportunities for AOD professionals to facilitate the BCP Program across various locations. Reporting to the Education Manager, your role is to deliver specific Behaviour Change group programs to men and women to assist them to restore their licences.

This position is casual and each program involves 2 x 3 hour sessions. You will spend your time working with the group facilitating the program, all other administrative duties are looked after by our intake team!  We are looking for Facilitators to work from the City, Bentleigh, Broadmeadows, Frankston, Rosebud, Seaford, Cockatoo, Dandenong & Pakenham.

Will the program be delivered during the COVID-19 crisis?

Our BCP program is open for business but we have changed the way we deliver programs to keep everyone safe.  TaskForce are now offering BCP programs online.  If the client does not have access to a computer, we can deliver the program over the phone.

About you

You will have a genuine passion for working with people suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients.  You will also have the following:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working with mandated clients and behavioral change interventions with a reputable drug and alcohol treatment provider or related service
  • Qualifications in psychology, social work, health, human services or a related discipline and the Certificate IV in AOD skill set
  • A driver’s licence with no more than six (6) demerit points and no licence disqualifications or suspensions

Experience running therapeutic groups will be highly regarded.

What TaskForce offers

In exchange, we will offer you 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, flexible and inclusive team.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to HR at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au. For a confidential discussion, contact our Education Manager, Erin Crockett on 9532 0811.  Applications close 3 January 2022.

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.

Specialist Family Violence Practioner

  • Full or part time permanent positions available
  • Sandringham and Frankston site locations
  • Some evening work required
  • SCHACDS  Level 6

Who we are

TaskForce is a not-for-profit organisation providing community programs and services to those most in need. TaskForce focuses on the social issues of addiction, youth disengagement, unemployment, mental health and high risk taking behaviours.

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life and TaskForce are both child safe organisations who value, respect and listen to children and young people, and do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for  skilled, passionate individuals to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

The position

The Specialist Family Violence Practitioners are full time or part time permanent roles based at Sandringham and Frankston, providing client-centred, trauma informed services to men, women and children who have perpetrated or experienced family violence.

The positions will provide counselling, case management and support to families experiencing relationship difficulties who have or are currently experiencing family violence. In addition, the roles will provide accountability and behaviour change services for perpetrators via individual and group work, for both voluntary and court mandated clients.

A day in the life of these positions includes; attending and participating in reflective practice groups, co-facilitating Men’s Behaviour Change Program (MBCP) groups, providing individual support to men, women and children, and conducting intake and assessments and case management.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for a practitioner who enjoys providing holistic family violence support service to join the Family Life/TaskForce team. Do you enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team and making a genuine impact to the community and your clients? If this sounds like you, we would love to receive your application!

As an Employer, we are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), and training and professional development opportunities.

How to Apply

For a full position description, please click here.

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to Jobs@Taskforce.org.

For further information regarding the position please contact Kate Forer, HR Manager on (03) 8599 5433.

TaskForce and Family Life value diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria irrespective of their cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status or religion. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

Applications close 17 January 2022.

Community Services Traineeships (Cranbourne, Moorabbin & Dandenong)

Vacancy 1 – Cranbourne

Vacancy 2 – Dandenong (part time)

About the organisation

TaskForce is committed to creating positive outcomes for people disengaged or living on the margins of the community. Whether they have been born into poverty and disadvantage, overwhelmed by a major crisis, trapped by addiction, mental health, circumstance or are simply seen by some as “too difficult to deal with”, it is our goal to help provide them with the life-changing opportunity to meet their full potential no matter how tough the circumstances.

About the traineeship

We have an excellent opportunity for two motivated, enthusiastic and customer-focused candidates to kick start their careers in the Community Services sector. This Traineeship will be completed in our Community Service iover a 12-month period with the outcome of a Certificate IV in Community Services. One of the roles will be based at our Cranbourne site, the other will be based at our Dandenong site.

About you

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A professional attitude
  • Customer service or administrative experience
  • The ability to prioritise tasks
  • Enthusiasm to work in a team environment
  • Good attention to detail

Important criteria

To be eligible for a Traineeship, you must meet the following Criteria:

  • Be a resident in Victoria, who is either:
    • An Australian citizen;
    • A permanent resident; or
    • A person seeking asylum who holds a temporary visa with work entitlements.
  • Without tertiary qualifications (minimum Cert III);
  • Hold a current full driver’s licence.

In return you will gain a Certificate IV in Community Services and 12 months paid experience in the Community Services sector, making a difference to the lives of clients.

Employee experience

TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation. We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave) and training and professional development opportunities.

TaskForce values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria irrespective of their cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status or religion. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

How to Apply: 

Please visit our website at www.Taskforce.org.au  for more information about TaskForce.  Please include your current Resume and a cover letter or email summarising your skills and experience.  Please forward applications to Joanne O’Hara, at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au by 17 January 2021.  The positions will commence in late January 2022.  If you have a preference for location, please specify in your cover email or letter.

TASKFORCE VALUES:

Client Centered • Innovation • Thought Leadership • Honesty & Integrity • Trust, Respect & Self Care

AOD Counsellor (Dandenong - part time)

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 our Dandenong team in the South East. 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 2 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.  Ideally you will have qualifications in psychology, counselling, health or welfare, social work or nursing and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD (or equivalent AOD competencies).

Employee experience

TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation. We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave) and training and professional development opportunities.

TaskForce values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria irrespective of their cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status or religion. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

How to Apply: 

Please click here for a position descripion.  Please include your current Resume and a cover letter or email summarising your skills and experience.  Please forward applications to the HR Manager, at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au by 17 January 2022.

VALUES 
Client Centered • Innovation • Thought Leadership • Honesty & Integrity • Trust, Respect & Self Care

Case Manager (Breaking the Barriers)

  • Be part of a genuine client centred organisation
  • Make a difference to the lives of women and their children
  • Supportive and flexible working environment
  • Part time, 0.6 role
  • Social work background preferred

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.

About the Program

Breaking the Barriers is an outreach program for mothers and soon to be mothers who may be dependent on alcohol or other drugs.

The program offers individual counselling, care plans and reviews, parenting education and group support, as well as working in co-operation with other organisations to provide the best possible care for women and their children in the program.

About the Position

We now have an exciting vacancy for a Case Manager to join our Family Services team, based in Frankston. This position will provide quality case management and couselling services to women in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures and demonstrated best practice within the alcohol and other drug sector.

About you

Ideally you will have proven skills in the application of assessment, case coordination, case management, treatment planning and discharge planning of AOD clients. You will have knowledge of harm minimisation, client-centred care and recovery-focused principles.

You will have a passion for working with women suffering from substance abuse and the ability to build strong rapport with your clients. You will be a proactive and engaging case manager, with specific drug and alcohol experience.  Ideally will be tertiary qualified in social work and be equipped with a Certificate IV in AOD.

What TaskForce Offer

TaskForce is a genuine client centred organisation. We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people are our most valued resource.  TaskForce employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging (up to $16,000 of salary tax free), training and development opportunities, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave) and training and professional development opportunities.

TaskForce values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria irrespective of their cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status or religion. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. People with disability who apply can ask for reasonable adjustments at any time during the application process. Police checks will be undertaken for the selected candidate prior to any job offer being confirmed.

How to Apply

Click here for a detailed position description. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to the HR Manager at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au. Applications close on 28 January, 2022.

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.

Volunteers

Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to TaskForce

As a not-for-profit organisation, TaskForce depends on the hard work and dedication of our amazing volunteers and students. Our volunteer community includes participants from all age groups and from all walks of life, including students, parents and retirees. We work with you and build your volunteer role around your skills, from assisting with art and cooking programs to helping us with back office tasks.

Contact us to find out more about how you can help.

TaskForce provides a supportive and high quality learning environment for students looking to advance their practical experience

If you are committed to a career in your chosen field, we would love to hear from you. Where possible, it is preferable that student coordinators from educational facilities negotiate student placement arrangements with clinical providers on behalf of students.  For courses where this is not possible, please contact us directly.

We welcome all enquiries, but specifically encourage applicants from the following fields:

  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Youth work
  • Art Therapy

All placements are subject to satisfactory references, Working With Children Checks and Police Checks, as appropriate.

If we don’t have a placement suitable for you, you may be interested in volunteering with us.

Contact us

     

    Head Office
    421 South Road
    Bentleigh VIC 3204

    T: (03) 9532 0811
    F: (03) 9532 1830
    E: enquiries@taskforce.org.au

    TaskForce Youth Hub
    Shop 1, 4-6 Station Street
    Moorabbin VIC 3189

    T: (03) 9532 0811
    F: (03) 9532 1830

    Moorabbin
    15-16/8 Tuck Street
    Moorabbin VIC 3189

    Dandenong
    314A Thomas Street
    Dandenong VIC 3175

    Cranbourne
    2/7-9 Bakewell Street
    Cranbourne VIC 3977

    Frankston
    31 Playne Street
    Frankston VIC 3199

    Rosebud
    1337-1339 Point Nepean Road
    Rosebud VIC 3939

    Cockatoo Community House
    123 Bailey Road
    Cockatoo VIC 3781

    T: (03) 5968 9031
    E: cch@taskforce.org.au