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Student Placement Officer and Coordinator (Not-for-Profit & Charity Organisation)

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, St Kilda VIC, Sydney NSW, Collingwood VIC, Prahran VIC, Canberra ACT, Banyule VIC
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Education & Training
  • Time Required

    10 hours per week or fortnight ( 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
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Fundraising & Events
    • Translating & Interpreting
    • 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


  • 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.

The incumbent of this position will be required to:

  • Maintain and promote a best practice approach to partnership management across the Faculty to ensure high-quality relationships with partner organisations that facilitate the delivery of the Faculty’s strategic objectives.
  • In consultation with the University’s Legal & Risk team, provide senior advice regarding the correct use of legal agreements and the contractual & legal obligations related to student placements.
  • Coordinate the Faculty’s legal agreements for student placements, including liaising with Legal Services and external national and international parties to establish and execute Student Placement Agreements and implementing ongoing monitoring of compliance with agreement requirements.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development of high-quality organisational partnerships to support student professional education.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to foster effective working relationships, negotiate and influence senior staff within the University and more broadly.
  • Ability to interpret and apply the policies and procedures of Universities and government.
  • High-level organisational skills including demonstrated ability to meet targets within required timeframes, strong time management and prioritisation skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail, preferably in a legal or policy context.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in identifying and implement opportunities for process improvement using new systems and technology.