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Community Justice and Compliance Support Officer; Case Managers and Advocates; Peer Support Officers

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Collingwood VIC, Docklands VIC, Sydney NSW, Banyule VIC, Camberwell NSW, Canberra ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    10 hours per week (negotiable)

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Safety & Emergency Services
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Tutoring & Coaching
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Marketing, Media & Communications
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Writing & Editing
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.

  • Reimbursement

    Negotiable

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards which must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
    1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
    2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
    3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
    4. Great communication and listening skills;
    5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
    6. Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish the eligibility of a person on whose behalf the organisation will apply for our Community Justice Program Order/Work and Development Permit Order Scheme (Victoria and New South Wales) also known as CJP/WDP/WDO
  • Keep a record and monitor of the types of activities our organisation proposes to provide under the CJP/WDP/WDO scheme (for example, unpaid work, courses, counselling, mentoring) and advise clients accordingly
  • Estimate the end date that the CJP/WDP/WDO will be completed based on the availability of activities and requirements, which is flexible to each individuals’ circumstances for satisfaction or part satisfaction of an infringement penalty based on details of infringement or details of outstanding penalties.
  • Evidence the participation of an eligible person in CJP/WDP/WDO activities
  • Handle all collection, use and disclosure of information relating to a person applying for a CJP/WDP/WDO scheme including their consent, in a confidential and professional manner
  • Keep records of all information relating to the organisation’s involvement in CJP/WDP/WDO and report monthly on CJP/WDP/WDO client’s participation in the scheme as required under the Government program guidelines
  • Providing specialist interventions, if required and support for people within/out of LGBTIQ/ATSI/CALD and other vulnerable communities
  • Establish partnerships with other organisations and agencies to assist the clients and the organisation complete the program.


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