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

Jobs Victoria Advocate

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs focused on informing and engaging our community through high quality Adult Education, Family Support, and Legal Programs, which complement community engagement and development programs, with special emphasis on disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities.

About the Position

Comm Unity Plus Ltd has partnered with Djerriwarrh Community and Education Services and Jobs Victoria in contributing to the Government’s enhanced Jobs Victoria employment support system helping Victorians facing barriers to employment into jobs. 

Jobs Victoria Advocates will work on the ground to help people navigate employment and training services by proactively connecting with people, where they are, in their local communities. Advocates will connect with Victorians who may need assistance to prepare for or secure suitable employment, ensuring they are aware of the supports available. Jobs Victoria Advocates will play an important face-to-face role in their local communities.

Your tasks will include:

  • Utilise community networks and connections to identify and locate people who need employment-related support.
  • Improve access to services by creating links and partnerships with community service providers, agencies and local leaders.
  • Engage with local jobseekers and others in the community to understand their needs and support options.
  • Connect people with relevant services that can help them prepare for and secure work, including support to manage non-vocational barriers to employment.
  • Identify gaps and report on opportunities for collaboration and mutually beneficial partnerships to other local service providers and the Department.
  • Regular collection and management of information and data from participants who have engaged with the Advocate service.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant tertiary qualification such as community development, education, social services.
  2. Previous community engagement experience and/or knowledge of best practice community engagement principles and practice.
  3. Demonstrated ability to understand and identify a range of client needs using a client centred approach; capacity to deal sensitively and intelligently with difficult issues.
  4. Demonstrated experience engaging and communicating with groups of people, tailoring communication to suit specific cohorts.
  5. Ability to influence and gain cooperation of internal and external stakeholders to create and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
  6. Demonstrated resilience adapting to changing environments; proposes innovative solutions to identified problems.
  7. Ability to effectively plan and manage multiple tasks independently and as part of a team; ability to work collaboratively to achieve outcomes.
  8. Bilingual skills relevant to the local community highly regarded.

Applicants must hold a valid Drivers License, Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same

You will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in flexible working conditions. An attractive salary with the added advantage of salary packaging benefits are on offer!

To apply

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

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: Jobs Victoria Advocate

Please download a copy of the Position Description here

Applications close on Thursday 8th April 2021. Interviews will be held prior to the closing date and early applications are encouraged.

For further information, please call People and Culture team on (03) 8312 8074


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