Communications and Marketing Coordinator

For more than 150 years, Bethany Group have been providing a range of prevention, intervention, support and educational services to young people, families and individuals in the Barwon and South West Victorian community. We have a broad range of programs that:

  • Help build better relationships
  • Support the education, wellbeing and safety of children
  • Support women and children affected by family violence
  • Assist men who use violence to become accountable for their behavior
  • Provide disability services under the NDIS
  • Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
  • Help those affected by problem gambling
  • Support parents in their parenting role

Introduction to role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator.  This is a full-time 12 month (maternity leave) position and will be reporting to the Manager, Strategic Engagement. The core purpose of this role is to bring Bethany’s Marketing, Communications and Events Strategy to life, working to tell the story of the Bethany Group, it’s strategic aims, fundraising goals and impact on the community, for both community support and kindergarten services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement Marketing, Communications and Events Strategy to further Bethany’s strategic and fundraising objectives for both the community services and kindergarten services; and to elevate Bethany’s thought leadership position
  • Develop and manage key campaign components of Bethany’s Community Investment Strategy, in collaboration with the Manager, Strategic Engagement
  • Plan and coordinate the development of internal and external publications, including writing and editing Bethany’s annual report, newsletters, brochures, media releases, fundraising collateral, presentations and reports
  • Develop and maintain the content for Bethany’s digital communications platforms including website and social media and developing the use of such platforms for regular stakeholder engagement and communications
  • Develop, prepare, and direct senior management on internal and external corporate communication strategies and plans

Skills and Attributes:

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience working in a Communication and/or Marketing managerial position
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Communication or Marketing
  • Experience developing and delivering multi-platform brand, marketing, communications and events strategy and campaigns
  • Expert communicator with ability to build relationships with journalists, influencers and media outlets
  • Proficient in digital marketing field
  • High level copy writing and editing skills, including experience in writing publications, newsletters and online content
  • Experience working in or with the social purpose sector

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 and for a copy of the position description, please visit www.bethany.org.au and submit your application addressing the selection criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by 5.00 pm Wednesday 23 September 2020.

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 Preservation and Reunification Practitioner

Bethany in partnership with Diversitat are seeking two Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) Practitioners to join the intensive case management service users within the FPR program.  One Practitioner will be based at Bethany Community Support and one practitioner based at Diversitat in Geelong.

 About Bethany:

Bethany Community Support has been in operation for over 150 years and has supported families and individuals within the community through a broad range of programs.  The Family Preservation and Reunification program is a newly funded program by the Department of Health and Human Services and will be delivered in the Barwon Area by Bethany Community Support as the lead agency, in partnership with Diversitat and Colac Area Health, Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative, City of Greater Geelong, Gateways and Barwon Health.

About Diversitat:

The Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (Diversitat) represents over 70,000 people across 51 affiliated communities and delivers a wide range of Settlement Services and other mainstream programs including financial counselling, programs for youth, family services, parenting programs,  and initiatives relating to family violence, housing , employment and community capacity building.

About the Role:

Bethany and Diversitat are excited to advertise for the role of Senior Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner. These positions are full time fixed term contracts until the 30 June 2021 and will be reporting to the Team Leader Family Preservation and Reunification program. The core purpose of this role is to intensively support vulnerable families through delivery of best practice family preservation and reunification services, policies, and programs for across the partnership. The Bethany position will support at vulnerable families from pregnancy through to adolescence.  The Diversitat position will focus on supporting CALD families with a particular focus on families with vulnerable adolescents.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering the Family Preservation and Reunification Response providing a rapid, intensive wraparound response to meet the immediate safety and developmental needs of children and support the adult needs of parents.
  • Delivery of intensive case management based on the FPR Response Guidelines and Best Interest Principles as defined under the Child, Youth & Families Act 2005 and understand how this is integrated within evidence based programs.
  • Work within in a culturally safe framework in partnership with family members, specialist and universal service providers utilising principles of Aboriginal Family Decision Making Framework.
  • Work intensively with children young people and families to support family preservation and reunification in line with the Child Protection case plan and FPR Care Team.
  • Maintain effective risk assessment to regularly assess child safety concerns and engage with appropriate professionals to support the safety planning for children and family members. Provide court reports/evidence as required.
  • Participation in the on-call roster for FP&R service users.

About you:

  • A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in case management.
  • Experience in delivering strengths based risk and needs assessments with families and managing risk.
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion.

What we offer

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

How to apply

Bethany

To apply for these exciting opportunities and for a copy of the position description, please visit www.bethany.org.au and submit your application addressing the selection criteria to:

employment@bethany.org.au by 5.00 pm Wednesday 16th September 2020.

Diversitat

To apply for these exciting opportunities and for a copy of the position description, please visit www.diversitat.org.au and submit your application addressing the selection criteria to:

 Careers@Diversitat.org.au by 5.00 pm Wednesday 16th September 2020.

 

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 and Diversitat celebrate diversity and encourage applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds and identities to apply. 

 

 

 

 

 

Position Description

Family Worker – Warrnambool

Bethany South West Services provides a range of community based services for children, families and individuals across the Wimmera and South West areas of Victoria.  We have a broad range of programs which:

  • Help build better relationships
  • Support the education, wellbeing and safety of children
  • Provide disability services under the NDIS
  • Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
  • Help those affected by problem gambling
  • Support parents in their parenting role

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Worker. This role, based Warrnambool, is fixed term until 30/6/2021 and will report to the Team Leader – Family & Housing Services. Full time or part time will be considered. There is also a possibility this role may become ongoing. 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 and/or related behavioural sciences 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 sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity and for a copy of the position description, please visit www.bethany.org.au and submit your application addressing the selection criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by Friday 18 September 2020.

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

Family Worker

Bethany Community Support has been in operation for over 150 years and has supported individuals within the community through a number of programs. We have a broad range of programs which:

  • Help build better relationships
  • Support the education, wellbeing and safety of children
  • Support women and children affected by family violence
  • Assist men who use violence to become accountable for their behavior
  • Provide disability services under the NDIS
  • Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
  • Help those affected by problem gambling
  • Support parents in their parenting role

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Worker. This role is fixed term until 30/6/2021, and will report to the Team Leader – Family Services. Full time or part time will be considered. There is also a possibility this role may become ongoing. The core purpose of this position is to work closely with vulnerable families using casework, case management and assertive outreach services.  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 and/or related behavioural sciences 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 sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply

To apply for this exciting opportunity and for a copy of the position description, please visit www.bethany.org.au and submit your application addressing the selection criteria to employment@bethany.org.au by 18 September 2020.

For further information please contact Julie English, Manager of Family Services and Kinship Care on 0455 496 635

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

Senior Occupational Therapist

Bethany is excited to advertise for the position of Senior Occupational Therapist within the Disability & Therapeutic Services Program based in South West Victoria. Bethany is looking to further develop its Disability Services Program under the NDIS and is seeking a Senior Occupational Therapist to join our growing disability services program. Flexible working arrangements with fulltime or part time employment available and the option to work from Warrnambool, Portland or Hamilton. Given the current impact of COVID-19 flexible employment options are available including the possibility of working from home and providing Occupational Therapy services via digital platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Occupational Therapy Services for participants of the NDIS within the South West
  • Provide evidence based, person focused and family centred assessment and interventions to assist participants and their families achieve the goals identified in individual NDIS plans.
  • Prepare evidence based Occupational Therapy reports, case notes and progress updates as required by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).
  • Provide Occupational Therapy within a fee for service delivery model. A key requirement of this role will involve the ability to claim a set number of hours of therapy service per day.
  • Provide mentoring and clinical supervision for Occupational Therapy graduates and students

Skills and Attributes:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in occupational therapy
  • General Registration with relevant professional body
  • Minimum two years post qualifying professional practice
  • Clinical skills in the assessment and development of interventions for people with disability
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A knowledge of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and an understanding of the NDIS Quality and safeguards commission

For further information please contact Katrina Brightwell on 0499 504 333.

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria close 5pm Friday 18 September 2020.

Please email applications to employment@bethany.org.au

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