Current Opportunities

Current opportunities to work with SECL!

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Youth Support Practitioner – Engage Youth

Permanent Full-time position based at Noble Park

The Engage program is a youth led and evaluated program that builds the capacity of a culturally diverse youth to facilitate positive outcomes across four key areas of health and wellbeing, community participation, education and training, and pathways to employment.

The Engage practitioner is instrumental in building the capacity of the young people within their communities. The Engage program engages young people from different ethnic backgrounds and provides a culturally supportive environment which fosters a sense of belonging, positive choices and community networks through social, recreational, educational and cultural activities. The program is led and informed by young people including youth leaders.

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Youth Support Practitioner – Empower Youth

Full time fixed-term (until 30 June 2023) based at Noble Park

The Empower Youth program is a youth led and evaluated program that builds the capacity of a culturally diverse youth consultancy group to work closely with young people in their communities to facilitate positive outcomes across four key areas of health and wellbeing, community participation, education and training, and pathways to employment.

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Microfinance Worker

Part-time Fixed-term until the 30th of June 2023

The Community Wellbeing Team (CWB) is seeking a Microfinance worker in their Microfinance program area. Microfinance within the context of SECL’s services is a financial service provided to unemployed or low-income individuals who otherwise would have no or limited access to mainstream financial services. Microfinance allows people to take on a small personal loan safely, and in a manner that is consistent with ethical lending practices. SECL also delivers Microfinance (NILs and NILs for Vehicles) in partnership with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.

The role as Microfinance Worker is crucial in assisting the CWB team to achieve better social and economic outcomes for people in our community. Your role will be to co-ordinate the Microfinance volunteer roster, provide reporting to partner agencies, engage in loan assessments, provide consultation for volunteers regarding loan applications and provide appropriate advocacy, support, information and referral to participants.

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Community Wellbeing Practitioner

Permanent Full-time position

The Community Wellbeing Practitioner role is located within the Community Wellbeing team, consisting of paid staff, students and volunteers. The Community Wellbeing team supports people in our diverse community who are experiencing hardship and barriers to living a full life, through information, advocacy, referral, material aid, crisis support and case work. Your day-to day duties would include doing assessments and casework, utilising holistic, person centered and evidence-based service delivery frameworks working with communities towards achieving meaningful outcomes and advocating for positive change.

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Catchment Based Planning Officer

Initial contract until June 30 2023 (potentially on-going)

The SE AOD Catchment Based Planning Officer is responsible for the ongoing delivery of catchment-based planning for AOD services across the Melbourne South East region comprising City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Cardinia Shire areas. The planning focuses on service access, gaps and coordination issues for clients of AOD services with the purpose of improving the health, social and economic outcomes for people in the South-east catchment, particularly those facing significant disadvantages. As the planning is currently in its first year, the SE Region AOD Catchment Based Planning Officer’s key purpose is to review the work achieved to date and continue to develop and implement local strategies to address the priority issues identified through the planning work.

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