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Organisation : The Australian Community Support Organisation

Location : Melbourne (Yarraville)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $64,500

Application closing date : 23 May, 2021

About the role

Our forensic residential programs aim to deliver lifestyle and skills support for clients and support clinical intervention and treatment programs. The support provided involves helping adults who have a disability and an offending background to develop life skills, implementing treatment strategies and facilitating meaningful engagement in activities and opportunities to improve quality of life, reduce the risk of reoffending, and increase opportunities for community reintegration.

The Forensic Residential Worker is a varied role that will require you to adapt to the individual requirements of each clients’ needs. In this role you will also be required to maintain case notes and associated administration, establish relationships and build community service networks to support role delivery. The forensic residential facilities require continuous shift work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, on rostered shifts. These shifts can involve a combination of morning, afternoon and night shifts, including weekends and public holidays. Due to the nature of shift work, the ability to convey important information to co-workers at the end of each shift, and to work as part of a team is critical.

About the program
To learn more about this program, check out the program summary under the ‘job attachments’ tab.

What we’re looking for?

  • Preferably a diploma qualification in a relevant discipline, and/or at least 1 years’ equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with assertiveness and confidence working with people who demonstrate challenging behaviours
  • Experience in residential care settings
  • Ability to build positive relationships and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly, possess the ability to manage competing demands, and able to effectively set boundaries and limits where required
  • An extensive background working with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people will be highly regarded.

What ACSO can offer you

  • Full time, permanent position
  • North East Melbourne location
  • $64,500 full time base salary + 9.5 % superannuation ($75k approx. package) + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket! )
  • Paid parental leave
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program
  • Flexible working arrangements

Please note, as ACSO is an NDIS provider, the successful candidate must hold an NDIS Worker Screening Check Clearance before they commence employment in this position.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Australian Community Support Organisation

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Forensic Residential Worker via Pro Bono Australia.



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