Senior Counsellor

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role: 

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Senior Counsellor within our therapeutic counselling team.  This is a fulltime ongoing position based in Geelong (part-time considered).  This role will be responsible for providing counselling support for individuals and affected others who are experiencing gambling related harm as well as counselling for children, individuals, or families experiencing challenges in establishing, maintaining or strengthening family relationships. The role will also have the opportunity for facilitation of groups including lived experience, parenting programs, psychoeducation programs and delivery of training for professionals.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide counselling and support for individuals, couples, and families experiencing gambling related harm.
  • Provide counselling services for children/young people, individuals, families and couples within the context of their family to manage and enhance their relationships.
  • Couples counselling
  • Deliver school readiness professional development training packages for kindergarten educators
  • Deliver group work and psychoeducation programs
  • Mentor and support less experienced counsellors and supervise students

Capabilities and Personal Attributes

  1. A tertiary qualification in counselling, psychology or related behavioural sciences.
  2. Knowledge or experience working with addictive behaviours in a therapeutic setting.
  3. Experience in the facilitation and delivery of group programs for professionals and service users
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of child development, trauma theory, attachment theory, grief and loss and issues of a complex nature that may impact upon a child/young person’s development.
  5. Well-developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills

What we offer 

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning and development opportunities

How to apply

For further information contact Tracie McPherson on 03 5278 8122.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your application including your resume and a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by 10am Monday 15 March 2021.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

Position Description

Financial Counsellor – Horsham

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Financial Counsellor based in Horsham. This position is full time ongoing and will be reporting to the Team Leader Financial Counsellor and Financial wellbeing team. The core purpose of this role is to provide financial counselling and support services to people eligible for support under VRGF, DSS and CAV funding criteria for Bethany Community Support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide direction financial counselling serviced related to a wide range of financial issues and difficulties experienced by service users.
  • To undertake the role of a financial counsellor including assessment and referral, negotiation and advocacy with creditors
  • To provide individual, group and community based financial literacy sessions and education to improve financial wellbeing and resilience
  • To adhere to Financial Counselling Australia Ethical guidelines when working with service users

Skills and Attributes:

  • A qualification in Financial Counselling
  • Eligibility for membership of Financial Counselling Victoria (FCVic) and meet the standards, training and supervision requirements set by FCVic
  • A current knowledge of the practices of financial institutions and of effective service delivery models and the ability to work within such frameworks
  • Ability to advise and provide financial information to families and individuals to assist in the resolution of financial issues at various levels including crisis intervention, intake and assessment and planned financial counselling.

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit you resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, as outlined in the position description to employment@bethany.org.au by 5pm Friday 12 March.  For further information, contact Annette Devereaux on (03) 5278 8122.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

 Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

Position Description

Financial Counsellor – Family Violence – Warrnambool

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

Bethany is seeking a Financial Counsellor with experience working in the area of family violence and economic abuse to join our experienced Financial Counselling team based in Warrnambool.  The position is part time ongoing (0.8 FTE) and will be co-located one day a week at a specialist family violence service. The position is also responsible for providing generalist financial counselling and financial counselling for people impacted by gambling related harm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct financial counselling support services for service users who have/are experiencing family violence, gambling harm or other issues utilising a developmental framework which empowers service users and strengthens their resilience.
  • Undertake the role of a financial counsellor including assessment and referral, negotiation and advocacy with creditors.
  • Provide individual, group and community based financial literacy sessions and education to improve financial wellbeing and resilience.
  • Provide financial counselling information and secondary consultation services for professionals especially those working in the family violence sector.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Advocates and champions to achieve positive change
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion.
  • Leads a culture of respectful relationships and behaviour across the organisation.
  • Is truthful and ethical and leads and reinforces expected standards of behaviour at all times.
  • Generates ideas and solutions and takes advantage of new and emerging opportunities
  • Creates and sustains dynamic and productive relationships to maximise outcomes

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging as per the ATO regulations
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your resume and cover addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the position description, to employment@bethany.org.au by 5pm Friday 12 March.  For further information, contact Annette Devereaux on (03) 5278 8122.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

Position Description

Family Support Practitioner

About Bethany Group:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Support Practitioner. This role, based in Warrnambool and can be either full time or part time. This role involves supporting families and children experiencing complex issues through assertive outreach, casework, case management and group work. Bethany have created several processes and systems to operate safely within the current environment of COVID-19. Home visits to families are still occurring with safety planning, senior level approval and the use of PPE which is supplied. The vast majority of our staff are working from home and receive technical and other supports as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake direct work with families using casework, case management and case co-ordination. This includes crisis response and long term or short term work as the need requires.
  • In collaboration with families, establish family assessments, safety plans, goals and interventions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and empower families towards positive change.
  • Work collaboratively with other programs and other relevant professionals, including where necessary Child Protection, to ensure effective service user outcomes.
  • Maintain accurate client records in line with Agency standards and procedures, and collect complete and accurate data as required by the Agency, Department of Health and Human Services and external evaluators.

Skills and Attributes:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, behavioural sciences, and/or diploma qualification relevant to the human services sector and eligibility for membership of a professional association.
  • Experience working with families within a casework/case management context utilising a variety of intervention skills including experience in engaging vulnerable families through relational strategies of assertive outreach with safety screening and planning as required.
  • Ability to work from home in a location that ensures privacy and is also ergonomic and comfortable.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of case management/case work and an understanding of the issues related to families at risk, child safety and wellbeing concerns with a commitment to the strengths based and solution focus work with families.
  • A high level of knowledge and understanding of family violence and the impact on children.

What we offer

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary Packaging as per ATO regulations
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your application including a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria , outlined in the position description to employment@bethany.org.au by 5:00pm Friday 12 March 2021.

For further information please contact Chris Wombwell, Team Leader Family & Housing Services on 0409 409 994.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds. 

 

Position Description

Specialist Child and Family Practitioner – Orange Door

About us:

Bethany Community Support has been in operation for over 150 years. We support individuals within the community through a number of programs including those which include:

  • Support the education, wellbeing and safety of children
  • Support women and children affected by family violence
  • Promote accountability for perpetrators who choose to use violence

About the role:

Bethany has an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Child and Family Practitioner located at the Barwon Orange Door. This position is full time fixed-term until February 2022 and reports to the Child and Family Team Leader. The core purpose of the role is to provide specialist screening, triaging and assessment responses to empower and promote the wellbeing, protection and safety of vulnerable children and families through assessment, referral and community connection and to work collaboratively with Hub practitioners to ensure an integrated service response and oversight of risk.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert skills in screening, triage and assessment of child and family vulnerability applying the Best Interests Case Practice (BICM) and Multi Agency Risk Assessment and Management (MARAM) Frameworks to promote the safety, stability, wellbeing and development of children and young people.
  • Work closely with other Orange Door practitioners as part of an integrated service delivery team to undertake screening and initial assessment for victims of family violence, vulnerable children and families and perpetrators of family violence.
  • Work collaboratively with Orange Door practitioners and the broader service sector to respond to families experiencing family violence and families presenting with multiple and complex needs

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of child development/attachment, BICM, MARAM, and screening and assessment of child and family vulnerability
  • Advocates and champions to achieve positive change
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion.
  • Leads a culture of respectful relationships and behaviour across the organisation.

 What we offer

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Completive Salary Packaging as per the ATO regulations

How to apply

Please submit your application including a resume and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria, as outlined in the position description to employment@bethany.org.au by 5.00pm Tuesday 9 March 2021.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds

Position Description

People and Culture Manager

About Bethany Group:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

The Manager People and Culture is supported by a welcoming and experienced team. The team is collaborative and driven, while offering a personable approach to managers and staff. At Bethany we are supportive in creating networking opportunities for you with key external stakeholders to enhance your practice.

About the position:

 The Manager People and Culture is an exciting opportunity for operational and strategic people leader. This position reports to the Executive Manager Corporate Services and offers frequent consultation and advice to the CEO and executive team. The role is responsible for leading and coaching a team that provides the full suite of human resource functions across the organisation.

This role requires extensive experience in driving organisational change and quality improvements in a multifaceted organisation. As the Manager People and Culture you will have a strong track record in managing complex industrial relations matters, including interpreting agreements and leading negotiations. You will also be a motivational and highly collaborative leader, driven to making positive change by drawing on your extensive knowledge of HR systems and best practice.

 Key responsibilities:

No day at Bethany will be the same. You will provide leadership over recruitment, OD, payroll, safety and wellbeing, compliance and ER and IR. You will be a creative and innovative driver for new initiatives and contribute to the design of organisation wide HR programs to retain and develop employees. This is a true partnering role across the organisation, providing best practice advice on people strategy and operational process.

About you:

 Experience designing best fit people processes that draws on contemporary HR practice and aligns with the organisations values

  • Strong relationship building and highly sophisticated consulting and stakeholder management skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in HR Management roles, including leading and managing a team of HR practitioners
  • Bachelor or Graduate qualifications in Human Resources
  • Highly organised and ability to demonstrate agility and flexibility in a fast moving, dynamic environment while managing a range of complex projects
  • Demonstrated experience in providing HR advice to Managers on all aspects of operational HR service delivery
  • A good working knowledge of current employment and OHS legislation in Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, negotiating and implementation of Enterprise Agreements and the process of Fair Work lodgement
  • Experience in liaison with Unions and their delegated representatives at Workplace level
  • Experience in OHS systems including claims management
  • Experience in using HRIS and Payroll systems and MS Office
  • Exposure to the Not for Profit sector

What we offer:

  • Being part of values driven organisation that makes a positive difference in the community
  • Attractive salary plus super and salary packaging up to $15,900 annually
  • Flexible working arrangements including RDO options
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity please submit your application via the apply now button or email to employment@bethany.org.au by 5:00pm Friday March 12 2021. Please include a resume, cover letter and a separate document addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications sent via Seek or without addressing the key selection criteria will not be considered.

For a confidential discussion about the position please contact Richard Nearn, Executive Manager Corporate Services on 0448 876 018.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and encourages applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds and identities to apply. 

Position Description

Working for Victoria Positions

As part of the Working for Victoria Initiative, Bethany is proud to be able to offer positions to support people in the community affected by COVID-19.

These positions are available in Geelong and Bethany will be able to offer 6 month fixed term contract positions working full time or part time hours.

Our Homelessness Emergency Response Support Workers will provide a variety of specific support to people in the local area, whether it be material aid, referrals to other services or general support.

We will ensure that new staff we hire as part of the Working for Victoria Initiative are fully supported.

To find out more about the Working for Victoria initiative please visit:  www.vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria

To be considered for any of the positions you must submit your initial application through SideKicker.

To register your interest:

  1. Visit Working for Victoria website at vic.gov.au/workingforvictoria
  2. Select ‘I’m looking for work’.
  3. Select “Apply for work” and register your details with the Working for Victoria’s jobs marketplace run through Sidekicker.
  4. You will be notified via Sidekicker as jobs are posted.

Alternatively, to apply for the Homelessness Emergency Response Support Worker role, please visit Sidekicker at https://www.getsidekicker.com/account/login.

Please create an account and register your interest for job number 4824.

Once you have registered your interest, a member of our team will assess your application.

Shortlisted applicants will then be contacted and invited to attend an interview.

Successful applicants will be contacted directly at which point details of our employment screening and compliance process will be discussed.

Preferred applicants who pass employment screening will be offered roles and invited to attend orientation, induction and training.