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Group Program Facilitator Housing

Summary

  • Fixed-term Full-time, (until 30 June 2022)
  • Do you believe in second chances and supporting men to reintegrate into the community?
  • Be a part of a multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals
  • Salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 annually

About the organisation

We are a leading community support organization working alongside people to live the life they aspire to, their way, providing a broad range of support in Homelessness, Justice, Disability, Palliative Care, Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS), and Early Years and Education service areas.

A career with us means you are part of an organisation making a real difference.

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About the role

The Group Program Facilitator will offer housing information and referral services to men at Ravenhall Correctional Centre (RCC). The Group Program Facilitator will deliver housing information session to sentenced and remanded prisoners. The Group Program Facilitator will provide men with relevant and up to date resources and information and individualised support to men leaving prison to assist them in managing current tenancies or to explore housing options post release. In addition, the facilitator will have the flexibility and skills to work across the RCC teams.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • To facilitate group and individual program sessions at RCC.
  • Ensuring that participants are well engaged with session delivery.
  • To establish a positive, professional and mutually respectful relationship with the officers and other Ravenhall employees.
  • Work proactively to design and deliver dynamic presentations across the prison community, that engage and capture the needs of the prison population.
  • To ensure all relevant program and data records are maintained, reports developed and presented to management as requested.
  • Support MCM staff in the development of group facilitation skills.
  • Deliver a high quality housing information and support service to men exiting RCC.

Skills & experience include but are not limited to:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Youth Work, Justice, Welfare studies or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in working with people who have involvement with the justice system.
  • Experience in the design and facilitating of group sessions.
  • Experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the barriers to accessing employment, housing, education and/or training and ability to deliver engaging and effective education in this context.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to assist in the development and implementation of innovative programs.
Download position description for the full duties and key selection criteria.

Benefits

We offer a competitive remuneration package including an attractive salary, access to tax-effective salary packaging arrangements and supportive work/life balance provisions. MCM recognises the importance of investing in the training, learning and development of our employees.

How to apply

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications should include a current CV and Cover Letter and address the key selection criteria.

Applications to be sent via the Apply Now button which opens an application form on the MCM website.

Applications close at 5pm on 21 August 2020. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

For more details or if you have any issues with the application please email: recruitment@mcm.org.au

As part of MCM’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment safety screening checks process. Successful appointment to a position will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Corrections Victoria Security Screening, and current and valid driver license. All costs associated with safety screening checks with the exception of the National Police Check will be at applicants’ expense.

Our commitment to diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. If you require specific support to apply for this position, please advise the recruiting manager whose contact details are listed in the advertisement. We will work with you to identify the best way to assist you.

Our commitment to safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

 

Position details

  • Date posted

    30 July 2020
  • Closing Date

    21 August 2020
  • Location

    Ravenhall - Riding Boundary Rd
  • Work type

    Full-Time Max Term
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