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AOD Counsellor (Frankston)

  • Make a difference to the lives of of marginalised adults
  • Work for a respected not for profit in a multidisciplinary team
  • Hours negotiable – full and part time roles
  • Progressive workplace flexibility options

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 an AOD Counsellor to join our client centred team in Frankston. The focus of this position is to reduce AOD related harms to forensic and voluntary clients and their families by conducting assessments, 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 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).

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

Please click here for a detailed position description.. Applications should include a cover letter and CV and can be forwarded to HR at Jobs@Taskforce.org.au. Applications close on 16 May 2022.

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.

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

Aboriginal Cultural Advisor

  • Make a difference to Aboriginal peoples seeking AOD treatment with TaskForce
  • Join a genuine client centred organisation
  • Part time – 1 day per week

About the role

TaskForce are seeking a candidate to support our Agency to provide culturally safe services and increase accessibility to Aboriginal peoples seeking AOD treatment. The Aboriginal Cultural Advisor supports TaskForce employees to improve their understanding of Aboriginal clients and their relation to substance use problems and mental health issues and create a culturally safe and welcoming environment. The Aboriginal Cultural Advisor will assist with the development and implementation of the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plans and improving service access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This role reports to TaskForce’s Executive Manager of Partnerships and Projects.

About you

You are proactive and keen to make a difference.  You are passionate about improving access to our services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.  You have a strong understanding of Victorian Aboriginal services and communities and experience in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and families in non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Key duties and responsibilities 

  • Promote enhanced cultural competency across TaskForce.
  • Provide guidance and support, including secondary consultations to assist employees in their understanding of the impact of Aboriginal culture on a client’s treatment experience.
  • Contribute to improving the overall cultural safety service standards being delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as identified through continuous quality improvement practices.
  • Support the implementation of the Reconciliation Action Plan through contributing to the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, including reviewing, developing, and implementing relevant policies and procedures.
  • Support and enhance our relationships with significant Victorian Aboriginal services, programs, and workers.
  • Provide strategic leadership through the provision of cultural supervision and mentoring for the agencies’ employees who identify as Aboriginal and/or who work in Aboriginal-specific positions.
  • Provide cultural education and training, ideas for service development, evaluation and research initiatives and associated resource development in conjunction with the agencies’ programs.
  • Actively promote and adhere to the TaskForce Child Safety policy and procedures to assist TaskForce to maintain a child safe organisation and support colleagues to engage in child safe practices.

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

Please 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 26 April 2022.

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.

TASKFORCE VALUES:

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

GP Assist Clinician (part time) Frankston

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 Funder

Southeast Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) have funded drug and alcohol treatment initiatives to complement Victorian funded programs. Some of these include:

  • Reducing adolescent alcohol use in Bayside, Cardinia and the Mornington Peninsula.
  • Improve service access to AOD treatment options in Dandenong and Port Phillip.
  • Provide early intervention and diversion services for young people from ongoing substance abuse.

About the position

The GP Assist Clinician is a part time position reporting to the Family Services Manager, designed to support improved access to existing AOD services.  The role will work alongside the GP Liaison Specialist to educate General Practitioners (GP’s) about AOD issues and treatment.

Clients will be referred to this role by GP’s when more intensive, specialised support regarding drug and alcohol issues is required. The role will work with clients through a screening and assessment process to develop a seamless referral pathway into appropriate AOD treatment. They will provide short to medium term support and brief interventions with a focus on Motivational Interviewing, minimising harm, fostering rapport and relationships with key professionals until an Individual Treatment Plan is developed.

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for a junior Clinician to join the Family Services team in Frankston. Ideally you will have at least 12 months experience in a case management / counselling role in an AOD service. You will have proven experience in the provision of assessment and counselling services with AOD or dual diagnosis clients and 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 client’s ability to seamlessly access the services they need.  You will be equipped or willing to complete a Certificate IV in AOD – tertiary qualifications in social sciences, nursing, counselling or the like will be highly regarded.

Why work for us?

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  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:

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 16 May 2022.  

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

Hills Disaster Recovery Project Worker (Cockatoo)

  • A unique opportunity to make a real difference working with the community
  • Supportive team environment
  • Part time, flexible role

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.

Cockatoo Community House delivers programs and services for the Cockatoo community and beyond. We host a range of activities for people of all ages, members of the community are made welcome in any class or drop-in activity they would like to come along to. Learn to dance, make some art, get help starting a business and much more. Cockatoo Community House is a hub for local residents to receive support, connect and contribute to their community at a local level.

About the Project and role

The Cockatoo Storm and Flood Recovery project is funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing in response to the major storm events that occurred in the Hills area in 2021. The project aims to codesign and develop a sustainable disaster preparation and recovery plan for the community. The response will equip the local community with sustainable skills, strategies and plans to be able to quickly and effectively recover from pending natural disasters.

About the role and the ideal candidate 

The part time project worker will liaise with the community in Cockatoo, Emerald, Gembrook and surrounding suburbs to quickly identify needs regarding Storm and Flood Recovery.  Working closely with the Steering Committee and Cockatoo Community House, you will develop a sustainable plan that will be utilised by the community in preparation and response to extreme weather events. Ideally you will have some experience implementing sustainable and effective community disaster recovery and preparedness initiatives that aim to increase community capacity to support a strong, positive recovery and to better prepare for future disaster events. This role requires you to be a motivated and proactive person who has some community engagement experience, good networking skills and strong facilitation and training skills.

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, please 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 5 May 2022.

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.

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

Opportunity for Change Project Worker (Casey)

About the role

The Project Worker is responsible for a series of consultations, surveys, focus groups and data collection in order to build an evidence based, co-designed model to respond to Family Violence in the Afghan Community in the City of Casey. The key objectives are:

  • To engage the Afghan community in Casey into engagement activities supporting the development of a new Men’s Behaviour Change-style program.
  • To use data and input gathered from these activities to tailor a new Men’s Behaviour Change-style program, based on our existing offerings, to effectively promote change for Afghan men who have used violence, and meet the needs of their partners/ex-partners and families.
  • To deliver an effective pilot program to improve men from Afghan backgrounds living in Casey’s accountability for their use of violence and to change their attitudes and behaviours around family violence and its drivers (including condoning of violence, rigid gender roles, and others).
  • To improve health, wellbeing and safety outcomes for women victim/survivors of family violence whose partners/ex-partners are engaged in the Men’s Behaviour Change-style program.

About you

  • You are a connected member of the community and are fluent in or understand Pashto and Dari
  • You have a good understanding of the issues affecting individuals in the community
  • You have the ability to work collaboratively with a team and be comfortable delivering information in group sessions

This role is well suited to candidates who are organised, client-focused, committed to engaging with community members in delivery of services, and who can effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness and professionalism. You will also demonstrate a positive, creative and collaborative approach to the delivery of these vital services.

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

Please 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.

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.

TASKFORCE VALUES:

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

ACFE Trainer (Part time)

  • Join a genuine client centered organisation
  • Make a difference to the lives of clients
  • Supportive and inclusive team environment
  • 24 hours a week (over 3 days)

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. As an RTO and ACFE Provider, TaskForce delivers pre-accredited and accredited courses across Victoria.   We are committed to the provision of high quality education and training services that support vulnerable people to be able to participate fully in society.

About the role

The focus of the ACFE Trainer will be to assist marginalised youth, adults, and corrections clients with upskilling them in pre-accredited training, contextualised towards employment.

The hospitality program takes place in a kitchen, where participants are introduced to different cooking techniques and hospitality skills. The work readiness program takes place in a classroom setting along with Department of Justice centres.

About you

The ideal candidate is passionate about working with clients to re-engage them for education and/or employment.  Your experience facilitating learning and assessment in a diverse range of settings will help set you up for success in this role. A passion to connect with marginalised people, along with a professional approach is essential. A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) and relevant qualification at the level of teaching is desirable but not essential.

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, 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 23 May 2022.

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.

 

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

Project Coordinator - Living Free Program

About TaskForce

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, supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports.

The Living Free Project delivers a range of responses to young girls aged 10-17 presenting with multiple risk factors and women aged 18-30 in contact with the justice system across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula. In addition to providing service co-ordination and direct service delivery, the project seeks to improve responses across multiple sectors for vulnerable girls and women who may fall through service system gaps.

About the Role and its importance

The Living Free Project Co-Ordinator assumes responsibility for the broader collaborative work that underpins the project model and seeks to increase the impact of the advocacy to improve service access and response for vulnerable girls and women.

The Project Co-Ordinator’s central role will be to facilitate and support collaboration across sectors that and liaise with a key stakeholders who may include;

  • Victoria Police.
  • Government departments (Justice, Health, Families)
  • Agencies supporting CALD and Indigenous girls/young women
  • Magistrates’ and Children’s Court of Victoria
  • Health and community services across child, youth, family and adult.

The focus of the Coordinator is to increase the impact of the Living Free Project in supporting young girls and women with complex needs access the right service at the earliest possible time and enhancing gender responsiveness across service to improve awareness of the need to support girls and women differently.

About you

As an experienced Practitioner in the Community Sector, you are a natural collaborator an advocator, and an innovative thinker who is passionate about the needs of vulnerable girls and women.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience of direct service delivery to individuals with multiple needs
  • Experience in collaboration and networking with services across a range of sectors and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the challenges and systemic barriers young women and women with complex needs face and what brings them in contact with the justice system
  • An understanding of the health and community service system and a basic knowledge of Statutory and justice service system
  • An ability to advocate for the needs of vulnerable girls and women whilst maintaining positive relationships with stakeholders.

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, 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 23 May 2022.  

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.

TASKFORCE VALUES:

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

Facilitator & Capacity Builder - Living Free Program

About TaskForce

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, supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports.

The Living Free Project delivers a range of responses to young girls aged 10-17 presenting with multiple risk factors and women aged 18-30 in contact with the justice system across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula. In addition to providing service co-ordination and direct service delivery, the project seeks to improve responses across multiple sectors for vulnerable girls and women who may fall through service system gaps.

About the Role and its importance

The Facilitator & Capacity Builder role works collaboratively with external stakeholders, and the broader Living Free team, to develop and deliver group-based programs for young girls at risk of justice involvement. The development of programs will be based on identified needs and tailored for the audience, including culturally and linguistically diverse and First Nations people, and be delivered within the community in collaboration with locally based agencies.

This role will also be responsible for delivering training and capacity building activities to professionals and communities around identifying risk and responding accordingly to vulnerable girls. Whilst an external partner will drive creation of the capacity building materials, this role will work in collaboration to ensure it is fit for purpose, as well as organising and delivering the capacity building sessions to a wide range of stakeholders via the most suitable medium.

About you

As an experienced Practitioner in the Community Sector, you are a seasoned group facilitator and an innovative thinker who is passionate about the needs of vulnerable girls and women.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience of direct service delivery to individuals with multiple needs
  • Experiencing in facilitating groups and training
  • Demonstrated capacity to be an innovative thinker and drive to respond to gaps identified through leveraging relationships
  • Experience in collaboration and networking with services across a range of sectors and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the challenges and systemic barriers young women and women with complex needs face and what brings them in contact with the justice system
  • Understanding of the health and community service system and a basic knowledge of Statutory and justice service system.

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 is committed to providing culturally safe, inclusive and accessible services and work environments where all individuals feel supported and affirmed. We aspire to work in solidarity and alliance with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and acknowledge them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land.  TaskForce values diversity, inclusion and social justice and is dedicated to actively addressing discrimination and ensuring every individual is treated with dignity and respect.  We honour and celebrate our differences and uniqueness in cultural and linguistic background, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, intersex status, sexual orientation, age, disability status, health status and religious or spiritual beliefs.

How to Apply

To find out more about this role, 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 23 May 2022.  

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.

TASKFORCE VALUES:

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