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Melbourne City Mission
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesHousing and Homelessness, Social Work, Womens Organisations and Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 27 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 13 Dec 2019
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Group Facilitators x2

Melbourne City Mission
Melbourne City Mission
  • Work TypesFull Time
  • CategoriesHousing and Homelessness, Social Work, Womens Organisations and Services
  • SectorsNot For Profit (NFP)
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 27 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 13 Dec 2019
  • Do you believe in second chances and supporting women to reintegrate into the community?
  • Two positions available, Fixed-term Full-time (June 2020)
  • We offer competitive remuneration with access to NFP salary packaging benefits

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organisation working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas. A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the program

The Homelessness and Justice and Family Services Division (HJ&FS) division supports young people, adults and families to achieve stable, secure and appropriate housing arrangements and delivers and supports innovative justice solutions promoting opportunities for rehabilitation which contribute to reducing in the community.

Specifically, the division comprises of three conceptual domains:

  • Intensive Youth Support
  • Supported Accommodation and Justice
  • Youth and Family Homelessness Services

The Out of the Dark Family Violence program is one of the Justice programs that supports women in prison. The Out of the Dark program is a psycho-educational group program developed to address family violence issues for women in custody.

The Out of the Dark program has been delivered by MCM since 2009 at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and Tarrengower women’s prison. Corrections Victoria have recently approved a ministerial grant for the program to be run until June 2020.

About the role

The Facilitator of the Out of the Dark Family Violence Group will assist in the delivery of the program to groups of women either on remand or sentenced at the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre and at Tarrengower Prison.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • To deliver a psychoeducation program that addresses family violence in line with the program guidelines.
  • Deliver a group program to women at correctional facilities in a respectful and sensitive manner
  • To advertise, recruit participants and negotiate program times and dates within the two prisons
  • Complete assessments in a respectful, empathetic and non-judgemental manner.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

Essential:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work and demonstrated work experience relevant to the human services field.
  • A requirement to obtain and maintain Corrections Victoria Security Clearance.
  • Knowledge and experience in delivering group work particularly relating to family violence.
  • Have experience and understanding of current legislations and the impacts of family Violence.
  • Be able to work across multiple sites.

Desirable:

  • Ability to conduct thematic research and analysis
  • Ability to assist in the development and implementation of innovative programs

Please click here to be redirected to our website where you will find our position description for this role.

Benefits

We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter.

Applications to be sent via email: recruitment@mcm.org.au, using the subject line: Group Facilitator application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close at 5pm on 13 December 2019. We reserve the right to interview prior to the closing date.

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

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