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We support thousands of vulnerable Victorians each year to live the lives they hoped for. We never give up, and we're always there for the people who need our help. Will you be there for us?

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 2020?
  • 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, Deb Mulqueen on 9532 0811.

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.

Working for Victoria Employment Opportunities

TaskForce is helping people get back to work! Working for Victoria has joined with the Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) to assist people who have lost their jobs due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 to undertake a variety of roles across the community services sector. This Victorian Government initiative includes roles in employment support, counselling and youth services, community engagement, emergency and food relief, family support and support for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. If you are interested in applying for one of these vacancies click on the link and check out the ‘Working for Victoria Employment Opportunities’. https://www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria

We are so excited to be a part of such an exciting opportunity for our state.

For further information on the vacancies, please contact Kate Forer, HR Manager on 9532 0811.

Primary Therapist (ResetLife program)

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

Reset Life is a very structured program, with young people divided in to two cohorts (11-16 year olds and 17-22 year olds) attending 3 days at our Youth Hub for individual and group treatment. The structured program involves 16 weeks of intensive treatment, followed by 16 weeks continuing care. In the first 16 weeks, participants attend:

• Individual/family therapy sessions
• Early recovery skills group (psycho-education on skills to achieve sobriety)
• Relapse prevention group (2x per week for specific skills to prevent relapse)
• Youth education group (information to encourage ongoing abstinence)
• Social support (building social skills for a healthier life)

About the role

We have a full time opportunity for a Primary Therapist who will facilitate individual sessions, groups and undertake case management.
Applicants will require a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the delivery of clinical interventions (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc) with individuals experiencing complex alcohol and other drugs use.

Why work for TaskForce?

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 addressing the key selection criteria.  This can be forwarded to HR at jobs@taskforce.org.au by 24 October, 2020.

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.

See position description here for more information.

Community Services Paid Traineeship

  • Immediate Start
  • South East suburbs
  • Earn while you learn
  • Full and part time traineeships
  • Gain a Certificate IV in Community Services

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 motivated, enthusiastic, customer-focused people to kick start their careers in the Community Services sector. These traineeships will be completed in a Community Service in the local area over a 12-month period with the outcome of a Certificate IV in Community Services.

All roles are entry level and some examples of trainee roles through the traineeship could include:

  • Administration/Reception
  • Peer Support
  • Intake Worker
  • NDIS Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Program Assistant

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 Victorian Job Seeker – a person who is unemployed and 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.
  • Aged between 15 and 24 years;
  • Resident of the City of Greater Dandenong or surrounding suburbs;
  • Without tertiary qualifications; and
  • Not enrolled or engaged in any form of education, employment or training. Note – this can include young people working less than 12 hours per week on average who are seeking additional work.

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.

How to Apply:

Please include your current Resume and a covering letter or email explaining why you are the suitable candidate.

Applications should be sent to the Team Leader Community Traineeship Program, Robbie Hendry at robbieh@taskforce.org.au by 31 December 2020.

ACFE Education Coordinator

  • Highly respected not for profit
  • Be part of an innovative Education team
  • Achieve work life balance – Part time (3 days per week) in this flexible role

About Us
Since 1973, our organisation 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. As an RTO and ACFE Provider, TaskForce focuses on delivering pre-accredited and accredited courses across South East Melbourne. We are committed to the provision of high quality education and training services that support vulnerable people enabling them to fully participate in society.

About the position
Reporting to the Executive Manager, Education Services the role will coordinate ACFE funded and Fee for Service training across the organisation. The role will assist with the development of appropriate curriculum and teaching and learning strategies as well as deliver Fee for service training. The position will also be the Clinical and Educational Supervisor for the ACFE Programs and oversee the professional . There will be a strong focus on quality outcomes and targeted growth of our Education Services.

About You
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experiencing in coordination, planning and overseeing the smooth delivery of Educational programs and a strong understanding of vocational educational and training requirements in the Community Services sector. With previous experience supervising staff, you are someone who can think outside the box and manage multiple projects and priorities. Ideally you will have a base qualification equivalent at least to Diploma level in the teaching department’s area, together with TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Experience working in the VET or TAFE sector is essential.

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 generous salary packaging and a supportive senior leadership team!

How to Apply:
Please send your resume to the HR Manager, Kate Forer, at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au by Monday 9 November 2020. Please click here for a detailed position description.

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

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.

Student placements

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

    Dandenong
    50-54 Robinson Street
    Dandenong VIC 3175

    T: (03) 8738 1490
    F: (03) 9794 6596

    Dandenong
    314A Thomas Street
    Dandenong VIC 3175

    T: 1800 142 536
    F: (03) 9794 6596

    Cranbourne
    61 High Street
    Cranbourne VIC 3977

    T: (03) 5991 8001

    Pakenham
    44 James Street
    Pakenham VIC 3175

    T: (03) 5943 3800

    Frankston
    68 Playne Street
    Frankston VIC 3199

    T: (03) 9770 2480

    Cockatoo Community House
    123 Bailey Road
    Cockatoo VIC 3781

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