Employment

Joining commUnity+ gives you the opportunity to develop your career while using your energy and skills to make a difference in the lives of people living in our community.

We currently employ more than 100 people in a range of roles in our Education, Legal, Family and Corporate Service programs.

We have a strong focus on providing flexible working arrangements and internal career development opportunities. 

Financial benefits

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits program
  • Salary packaging options, with up to $15,900 per annum tax-free
  • Generous salary packaging on meals and entertainment

Career development

  • Training to support career development
  • Vacancies are advertised internally

Work environment

  • A supportive, positive and energetic team environment
  • Work/life balance options, including flexible working arrangements

Current Positions

Manager Legal Services/Principal Lawyer

  • Leadership role within Community Legal Sector in a dynamic multidisciplinary organisation
  • Full time, ongoing role with hybrid work arrangements

 

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (operating as commUnity+) is a multidisciplinary organisation located in Melbourne’s western suburbs, delivering a range of prevention and early intervention programs focused on informing and engaging with our community. This is achieved via high quality Adult Education, Legal Services (Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), our Neighbourhood House program and Children’s Contact Service, as well as a range of community and individual development activities.

About the Position

Reporting to the General Manager Family & Community Services, the Manager Legal Services will manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC); developing leadership capability of its staff; identify and manage risk; reporting and evaluation and law reform support. This role includes direct supervision, support and mentoring of the Family Law Lead lawyer and the Generalist Lead lawyer, Administration Officers, and occasionally Community Lawyers (as required).

This is a leadership role suited for a legal practitioner with a Principal’s practising certificate and a passion for supporting and mentoring a team of dedicated and hard-working community lawyers. This role is responsible for delivering quality legal services that increase access to justice for the disadvantaged communities in the Brimbank and Melton LGAs with a focus on strengthening collaborative activities amongst impactful community-based services across western region.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Laws/Juris Doctor and a current Victorian Legal Practising certificate (or eligibility to obtain the same) preferably with a minimum of 3 years post admission experience
  • Previous legal management experience of a generalist legal practice (including infringements; civil procedure, debts and consumer credit, tenancy, motor vehicle accidents/insurance; criminal law; family law; family violence; VOCAT)
  • Experience with project establishment, implementation, management, and evaluation.
  • Ability to develop innovative strategies to meet the legal needs of diverse communities
  • Demonstrated experience leading, supervising and developing a team of legal and non-legal staff and volunteers, with a high level of focus on managing the talent pipeline.
  • Highly developed project management skills, including monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs.
  • High level written and verbal communication including an ability to influence a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and an understanding of the barriers faced by a range of clients within the Brimbank Melton region

 A current Driver’s License and the ability to attend after-hour events where required is essential for this role. 

Additionally, experience working with communities in the Brimbank Melton region, knowledge of a second language and the ability to occasionally work flexible hours to meet the requirements of the position, would be desirable.

 commUnity+ is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from harm. Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same.

 We are a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in a flexible working environment.

 To apply online: 

Please forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: Manager Legal Services

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria, and a current resume

 A copy of the Position Description can be downloaded here. 

Applications close on Tuesday 29 November 2022. For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Cameron Bloye on (03) 8592 9077.

community+ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

In line with Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, commUnity+ require all to be double vaccinated unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

EAL Teacher

  • Are you passionate about working for a community organisation within the Education Sector?
  • Fixed term, Part-time position with salary packaging benefits on offer

 Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (operating as commUnity+) is a multidisciplinary organisation located in Melbourne’s western suburbs, delivering a range of prevention and early intervention programs focused on informing and engaging with our community.

This is achieved via high quality Adult Education, Legal Services (Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), our Neighbourhood House program and Children’s Contact Service, as well as a range of community and individual development activities.

About the Position

The EAL Teacher is responsible for preparing and delivering classes focused on English as an Additional Language qualifications and carrying out primary duties as course and session planning, preparation of teaching and learning resources, and assessment.

Reporting to the Training Manager, the EAL Teacher will deliver a range of teaching services, and ensure that students from diverse backgrounds are provided with the relevant support to enhance their learning experience and achievements, while maintaining compliance requirements and completion of administrative tasks.

 Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree with Language Other Than English (LOTE) or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) specialisation or qualifications.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment including TAEASS502 ‘Design and Develop Assessment Tools’ and TAELLN441 or TAELLN401A ‘Address Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills’
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ teaching experience, with demonstrated ability to implement best practice in the delivery of nationally recognised training and assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge with the state-based English as an Additional Language Framework, guidelines and standards including the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority Guidelines for VET Providers and Australian Quality Training Framework.
  • Highly developed and proficient teaching and assessing skills, including experience in client assessment, moderation, and validation.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering learning to students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including clients with learning barriers.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills in English and proficiency in digital literacy and technology.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with high level of attention to detail, including self and time management skills.
  • Experience and knowledge in conducting and reporting Pre-Training Reviews.

 Additionally, experience in the community education sector and willingness to teach across programs, including the Adult Migrant English Program, pre-accredited programs, and Skills for Education & Employment and across sites in the North-West and West Melbourne regions, would be desirable for this role.

This role would be part time (0.4 FTE), fixed term position and will primarily be based at Forest Hill. As the position would require travel to attend other commUnity+ sites from time to time, the applicant must possess a valid Victorian Driver’s license.

commUnity+ is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from harm. Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same.

We are a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in a flexible working environment.

 To apply online, simply click on the Apply now button. Alternatively, you can forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: EAL Teacher 

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria, and a current resume

A copy of the Position Description can be downloaded here. 

Applications close on Friday 18 November 2022. For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Ana Paula Balica on (03) 8312 2044.

community+ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

In line with Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, commUnity+ require all to be double vaccinated unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

 

Social Worker – Children’s Contact Service (Multiple Positions)

  • Are you passionate about supporting the wellbeing of children and making a difference in their lives?
  • Part time (24-30 hours), Fixed-term position until June 2026 or Casual position available
  • Salary packaging benefits available

 

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (operating as commUnity+) is a multidisciplinary organisation located in Melbourne’s western suburbs, delivering a range of prevention and early intervention programs focused on informing and engaging with our community. This is achieved via high quality Adult Education, Legal Services (Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), our Neighbourhood House program and Children’s Contact Service, as well as a range of community and individual development activities.

The commUnity+ Children’s Contact Service (CCS) provides safe, neutral, onsite facilitated changeovers and supervised visits for children and their separated parents. These contacts are often court mandated due to high conflict familial circumstances, and often exist within a broader suite of family law services. The neutrality and child-centric focus of the program enables the children to maintain a meaningful relationship with the parent whom they do not live with.

About the position

Reporting to the Manager CCS, the Social Worker - Children’s Contact Service (requires a tertiary qualification in Social Sciences) assists in the delivery of services to clients within the Children’s Contact Service (CCS). This includes the facilitation of changeovers and supervised visits with a trauma-informed and child-focussed approach, in accordance with individual client agreements, CCS/organisational policy, program guidelines and the legislative frameworks.

Further, this role is responsible for organising and facilitating intake assessments, client management, performing administrative tasks and liaising with parents, family members, legal representatives, other case workers, and court staff.

Key Selection Criteria and Qualifications

  • Tertiary degree (minimum 3 years) in Social Sciences (i.e., Sociology, Psychology, Development Studies, etc) is essential
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in working with children, with an understanding of children’s development and their needs around contact issues.
  • Demonstrated case work or case management experience.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle sensitive communications and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrable understanding of family law and its impact on families in conflict.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team and to apply initiative to solving problems with minimal supervision

We are a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in a flexible working environment.

 Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. Additionally, a current Driver’s License is desirable for this role.

This role is being offered as either part time, fixed term position until June 2026 or casual (multiple positions available).

The Casual position will be based out of our centres across the Deer Park, Broadmeadows, and Brunswick locations.

We are a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in a flexible working environment.

To apply:

Kindly forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: Social Worker – CCS

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 

A copy of the Position Description can be downloaded here.

Applications close on 27 October 2022. For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Ruth Kerkhoff on (03) 8592 9076

community+ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

In line with Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, commUnity+ require all to be double vaccinated unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

 

Family Lawyer

  • Challenging role within the Community Legal Sector in a dynamic multidisciplinary organisation
  • Full time or part time (negotiable), fixed term position (12 months)

 

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (operating as commUnity+) is a multidisciplinary organisation located in Melbourne’s western suburbs, delivering a range of prevention and early intervention programs focused on informing and engaging with our community. This is achieved via high quality Adult Education, Legal Services (Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), our Neighbourhood House program and Children’s Contact Service, as well as a range of community and individual development activities.

 

About the Position

Reporting to the Family Law Lead, the Family Lawyer will deliver legal advice, casework, advocacy, and community legal education at a high standard. This role will assist with the provision of legal services, conducting client interviews and provide legal assistance as required, through a range of outreach-based clinics.

The Family Lawyer will play an important part in identifying systemic legal issues and assisting with law reform work as directed by the Principal Lawyer and Family Law Lead. This role will support the strategic direction of BMCLC by delivering and reporting on legal projects in the Brimbank and Melton communities.

The successful candidate will be committed to social justice and impactful service, delivering excellence as a legal practitioner, and addressing the legal needs of our communities.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Laws/Juris Doctor and a current Victorian Legal Practising certificate (or eligibility to obtain the same) preferably with a minimum of 2 years post admission experience
  • Demonstrated case management experience in family law, including divorce, parenting and property disputes
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including experience working with culturally diverse communities and clients experiencing social disadvantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a busy team and manage a large and diverse caseload with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work independently at offsite locations and manage tasks relating to outreach service provision
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing for a range of purposes and a variety of audiences.
  • Strong Computer literacy in Microsoft Suite (e.g. Word, Outlook, Publisher, Power-Point, MS Teams, Access & Excel) to generate own letters and for electronic correspondence.
  • High level of commitment and professionalism.

A current Driver’s License and the ability to travel between offices and outreaches is essential for this role. 

 Experience working with communities in the Brimbank Melton region and the proficiency in a community language, would be considered an added advantage for this role.

commUnity+ is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from harm. Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same.

 This role is being offered as a full time or part time (negotiable), fixed-term position for 12 months, with the possibility of extension.

 We are a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in a flexible working environment.

To apply:

Please forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: Family Lawyer

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria, and a current resume

A copy of the Position Description can be downloaded here.

Applications close on Monday 31 October 2022. For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Sara Taylor on (03) 8592 9077.

community+ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

In line with Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, commUnity+ require all to be double vaccinated unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.

Student Support Officer- Part time

  • An exciting opportunity within Education to support student learning needs, in a multidisciplinary community organisation
  • Part time, fixed-term position available

 

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (operating as commUnity+) is a multidisciplinary organisation located in Melbourne’s western suburbs, delivering a range of prevention and early intervention programs focused on informing and engaging with our community. This is achieved via high quality Adult Education, Legal Services (Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), our Neighbourhood House program and Children’s Contact Service, as well as a range of community and individual development activities.

 

About the position

The Student Support Officer is responsible for supporting Adult Migrant English Program students to gain the most from their learning experience. The role provides students with directions regarding their learning needs and enables pathways for community participation, education, and employment

This position will be based in Deer Park and St Albans sites. 

 

Key Selection Criteria and Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in career counselling and development (ie: Graduate Certificate in Careers Development Practice or similar)
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role, demonstrating careers guidance experience within community, education, or government settings
  • Ability to plan and implement community, education, and employment counselling pathways.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with complex internal and external stakeholder queries.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Previous experience with the Adult Migrant English Program or knowledge of adult and community education will be highly regarded.
  • High level of professionalism, empathy, commitment, and interest working with individuals from diverse and disadvantaged communities

A current Driver’s License and the ability to travel between offices is essential for this role. 

A Diploma qualification or higher in administration or management would be desirable for this role. role.  

 We are a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in a flexible working environment.

 

commUnity+ is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from harm. Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same.

 

This role is available part-time (0.6 FTE), fixed term position till 30 June 2023.

 

To apply:

 Please forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: Student Support Officer

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria, and a current resume

Please download a copy of the position description here.

Applications close on Friday 18 November 2022. For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Craig Liddell on (03) 8312 2030.

 community+ is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

In line with Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, commUnity+ require all to be double vaccinated unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement.