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

Administration Officer - Northern Suburbs

Administration Officer

  • Do you want to work for an organisation committed to your professional development?
  • Interested in an exciting position working towards the strategic goals of the organisation?
  • Salary packaging benefits are available

 

About us:

commUnity+ delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs through high-quality Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre) and Family Support programs as well as community engagement and development activities.

 

About the role:

The Administration Officer position is an integral role within the organisation supporting the Education Managers. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience and qualifications.

In this role, you will carry out tasks including:

  • Entering data for student enrolment, contact records and assessments on aXcelerate;
  • Developing and maintaining attendance registers and other documentation;
  • Conducting internal audits of student files as necessary;
  • Processing student withdrawals;
  • Corresponding with students regarding enrolment, schedules, commencement dates, and assessments;
  • Processing Statements of Attainment, Certificates, and letters;
  • Creating and maintaining student and volunteer files;
  • Creating USI’s as required;
  • Ensuring trainers submit the necessary documentation, reviewing submissions and following up on outstanding documents;
  • Completing other administrative duties as required.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with aXcelerate – entering student enrolments, attendance register, occurrence reports, creating USI’s, processing withdrawals, issuing awards such as certificates, statement of attainment.
  • Experience corresponding with students and trainers.
  • Knowledge of SEE and relevant regulations.
  • Experience in a community organisation, Registered Training Organisation or the public sector is desirable.
  • Understanding of RTO compliance

 

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills to perform diverse customer service and administrative duties with the ability to prioritise and plan work to meet timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of customer service to members of the community, clients, internal and external stakeholders, and other agencies.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle sensitive communications and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Highly developed computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and knowledge of client management software systems.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team and to apply the initiative to solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently when under pressure.  
  • The successful applicant will be required to supply a current Police Check and a current Working with Children's Check. A current Driver's Licence is essential for this role.

 

How to apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, response to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 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: Administration Officer - Part-Time.

A copy of the Position Description can be found on our website under the 'Working with Ustab and then by clicking on the 'Employment' section at
www.comm-unityplus.org.au.

For further queries, contact the People and Culture team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Administration Officer - Western Suburbs

Administration Officer

 

  • Do you want to work for an organisation committed to your professional development?
  • Interested in an exciting position working towards the strategic goals of the organisation?
  • Salary packaging benefits are available

 

About us:

commUnity+ delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs through high-quality Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre) and Family Support programs as well as community engagement and development activities.

 

About the role:

The Administration Officer position is an integral role within the organisation supporting the Education Managers. The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience and qualifications.

In this role, you will carry out tasks including:

  • Entering data for student enrolment, contact records and assessments on aXcelerate;
  • Developing and maintaining attendance registers and other documentation;
  • Conducting internal audits of student files as necessary;
  • Processing student withdrawals;
  • Corresponding with students regarding enrolment, schedules, commencement dates, and assessments;
  • Processing Statements of Attainment, Certificates, and letters;
  • Creating and maintaining student and volunteer files;
  • Creating USI’s as required;
  • Ensuring trainers submit the necessary documentation, reviewing submissions and following up on outstanding documents;
  • Completing other administrative duties as required.

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with aXcelerate – entering student enrolments, attendance register, occurrence reports, creating USI’s, processing withdrawals, issuing awards such as certificates, statement of attainment.
  • Experience corresponding with students and trainers.
  • Knowledge of SEE and AMEP contract regulations.
  • Experience in a community organisation, Registered Training Organisation or the public sector is desirable.
  • Understanding of RTO compliance

 

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated time management and organisational skills to perform diverse customer service and administrative duties with the ability to prioritise and plan work to meet timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a high standard of customer service to members of the community, clients, internal and external stakeholders, and other agencies.
  • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to handle sensitive communications and clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Highly developed computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and knowledge of client management software systems.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team and to apply the initiative to solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently when under pressure.  
  • The successful applicant will be required to supply a current Police Check and a current Working with Children's Check. A current Driver's Licence is essential for this role.

 

How to apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, response to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 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: Administration Officer.

A copy of the Position Description can be found on our website under the 'Working with Ustab and then by clicking on the 'Employment' section at
www.comm-unityplus.org.au.

For further queries, contact the People and Culture team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Board Member Vacancy

Board Member Vacancy 

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd is seeking social and community services experts to join our Board.

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd, operating as commUnity+ is a multi-disciplinary community agency that provides services across Victoria while looking for opportunities to deliver programs to disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities no matter where they live. We strive to create positive change, growth and empowerment through a range of early intervention and prevention programs. These programs include high quality Adult Education, Children’s Contact Service, Neighbourhood House and Legal (through Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), as well as community engagement and development activities. 

To help us achieve this vision, we are seeking a new voluntary, non-executive director to bring social and community expertise to the board discussions. Particularly, we are looking for someone with an understanding of the current opportunities and challenges in the education sector.

The ideal candidates will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to our values, have a good understanding of the challenges that face the community sector and experience working within not-for-profit organisation at a senior leadership level. As a Board member, you will be responsible for supporting the organisation to develop and oversee implementation of our ambitious vision. You will contribute expertise and advice to the CEO and senior leadership team across matters including operations, finance and risk, challenges, governance, fundraising, communications and media, business and planning.

Our Governance Requirements

commUnity+ has become a company limited by guarantee to further strengthen governance and prepare for expansion since 2015. Board members need to meet all statutory obligations of company directors.

The Board delegates all management responsibilities to the Chief Executive Officer, who has wide management authority, which is limited and guided by the organisation’s policies, the Board and sub-committees of the Board.

We are seeking voluntary Board members who have the following skills:

Registered Training Organisation experience
Business Development, strategic marketing and business procurement experience
Organisational Development –focus on people and culture, risks and operations
Community Advocates, Social Policy Planner and research staff who work in the western region or in Victoria University

For more information about Board responsibilities and the positions please see the Role of the Board and Governance documents included in the supporting materials, attached below.

Conflict of Interest: The Board would like to disclose that as an RTO we operate on a business procurement model. Candidates who may have a conflict or potential conflict of interest may need to discuss their application with the Chairperson before you apply.

Click here to download the full Position Description.

How to apply for this job

CU+ is committed to diversity and strongly encourages people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Send your application and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line: Board Member application. Applications must be submitted by 29 August 2019. The interview process will occur in September 2019.

For more information, Susanne Legena, Chairperson, CU+ on 0428376241.

Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Fixed Term to 30th June 2021

  • We are looking for a bright, self-motivated communications professional
  • Help drive communications in an innovative and growing organisation

Comm Unity Plus Service Ltd (commUnity Plus) is a multi-disciplinary state-wide organisation that provides adult education, legal, community development, family and children’s services to some of our most disadvantaged community members.

We are looking for a smart and savvy communications professional who can drive our strategy and planning to raise our public profile and advocate on issues affecting our clients and programs. You will:

  • Create marketing and promotional campaigns
  • Create and develop new innovative ways to communicate
  • Have experience in direct media contacts and enquiries and in building a high impact social media profile
  • Be able write, edit and prepare for product a full range of media collateral on all platforms to a high standard.
  • Be proficient in all forms of media technology, including InDesign, and have experience coordinating all aspects of  content production
  • Design reports, flyers, invitations

Experience working in a similar role in a community organisation or the public sector is highly desirable.

We offer generous salary packaging, on-going professional development and a flexible, supportive team environment committed to delivering a high standard of service. The successful applicant will be required to supply a current Police Check and Working with Children Check.
 

To Apply

Apply by COB on Monday 21st July 2019, by submitting a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria and your up-to-date resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (You cannot be shortlisted for interview if you do not provide a letter addressing the selection criteria).

For further enquiries please contact the People and Culture team on 03 7379-0130

Click here to download the Position Description.

 

EAL Teachers & Assessors

EAL Teacher & Assessors

Part Time/Casual  

 Northern and Western Suburbs

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs focusing on informing and engaging with our community through high quality Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre) and Family Support programs as well as community engagement and development activities. CUP is a member of Learning for Employment (LfE) Consortium.

Due to the growth in our Adult Education program, commUnity+ has several teaching positions available for experienced and passionate teachers in our SEE (Skills for Education and Employment), AMEP and Skills First programs in Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Coburg, Deer Park and St Albans. We are particularly keen to hear from Bilingual (Arabic) EAL Teachers.

Applicants must hold:

  • A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) including the Language, Literacy, Numeracy component and one of the following:
  • A Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum of at least 60hrs; or
  • A Bachelor Degree plus Postgraduate TESOL qualification of at least 100 contact hours including a practicum.commUnity+ offers generous salary packaging, on-going professional development and a flexible, supportive working environment.
  • Successful applicants will be required to supply a current Working with Children Check and a Police Check.
  • Applicants must have experience in adult education and only applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be considered. Official Australian equivalency recognition will be required for all international qualifications.

EAL Teachers & Assessors

To apply for one of these exciting opportunities please send through your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and availability, addressing the key selection criteria to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information please contact Branka Stevanovic (Director of Education) on 0477721792 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Manager Community Services

Manager Community Services

Part Time 34.2 hrs per week 18 months Fixed Term

Deer Park

  • Do you have a Tertiary Qualification in Social Work?
  • Do you have highly developed interpersonal skills?
  • Part time position with salary packaging benefits

Comm Unity Plus Services delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs through high quality Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre) and Family Support programs as well as community engagement and development activities.

The Manger Community Services will manage the planning and implementation of the community development and engagement for the whole of commUnity+ in consultation with the Director, Community Engagement and Social Participation and Steering Committee (which includes the commUnity HUB program and neighbourhood house program). This position will also manage the Child Contact Service, supervise the social workers who deliver the program and  manage social workers working across all  community+ programs.

The successful candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work and experience in Community Development activity. In addition to the above, you will have highly developed oral and written communication skills with experience in planning, Development and Implementation with reporting responsibilities towards funding bodies. Managing risk and Compliance, the successful applicant will have Casework management exposure with a focus on Supervision and Support. 

In return you will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service. commUnity+ offers generous salary packaging, on-going professional development and a flexible, supportive working environment. If you are looking for a challenging role and the chance to build on your existing experience, then we would love to hear from you.

The successful applicant will be required to supply a current Police Check and a current Working with Children's Check. A current Drivers Licence is essential for this role.

Applications must include a cover letter, response to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 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 Community Services

A copy of the Position Description can be found on our website under the 'Working with Ustab and then by clicking on the 'Employment' section at www.comm-unityplus.org.au

For further queries, contact Simon Roberts on 03 7379 0106

Closing date: 31 January 2017        Position Description

 

Casual Relief Teacher

Various Positions - Western Suburbs

  • Passionate about providing high quality education services?
  • Want to work for a progressive community service organisation?

Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd (commUnity+) is committed to building stronger communities in the western region through delivering key integrated services, such as English as an additional language programs.

Various casual teaching positions exist for experienced teachers in our SEE (Skills for Education and Employment) program and our HESG (Higher Education & Skills Group) program in various locations including St Albans, Deer Park, Watergardens, Sunshine, Coburg and Broadmeadows.

Applicants must hold:

  • A current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and one of the following options:
  • A Bachelor of Education with a TESOL major or equivalent which includes a practicum of at least 60hrs; or
  • Bachelor degree plus postgraduate TESOL qualification of at least 100 contact hours including a practicum.

Applicants must have experience in adult education and only applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be considered.  Official Australian equivalency recognition will be required for all international qualifications. Successful applicants will be required to supply a current Working with Children Check and a current Police Check.

 

commUnity+ welcomes qualified and passionate teachers who enjoy working with students from diverse backgrounds.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please send through your resume and a cover letter outlining your availability to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information including a copy of the position description please contact Branka Stevanovic, Training Manager on: 03-8312-2036 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Teacher - Position Description

Senior Lawyer

• Experience working in a Senior Management role?

• Progressive Engagement and Community Support organization

• Two Year Fixed Term Contract, 22.8 hours weekly with salary packaging benefits 

• Salary to $85,000 (pro rata) depending on experience and qualifications

commUnity+ is a leading non-profit that delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programmes in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. It focuses on informing and engaging within our communities through Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre), Family Support programmes, community engagement and development activities. 

The Role

• Assist CEO Senior Management team to prepare and implement the annual operational planning. Implement Policy & Procedures and develop operations.

• Coordinate all Board activities and support with strategic planning and governance. 

• Advise on engagement with key stakeholder relationships, monthly reporting on policy and governance issues.

• Utilising your highly developed interpersonal skills, provide high level support to the CEO ensuring a seamless flow of communication across the organization. Preparation of reports with an ability to prioritize and manage timelines. 

• Display an awareness of how policy affects operations and develop relationships with managers and staff within the Community.

• Event Coordination 

Desired Skills

• Demonstrated understanding of the role and its various functions working across a wide variety of disciplines to include Education/Legal within a Community environment.

• Highly developed relationship building and stakeholder management skills at all levels of the business.

• Coordinate and schedule meetings, reporting, papers and presentations, preparation of meeting agendas. 

• A high level of initiative, confidentiality and discretion.

• Well developed expertise in computing using Microsoft Work, Excel, Power Point

• Excellent communication, presentation and reporting skills with attention to detail.

In return you will work with a friendly and supportive team, committed to delivering a high standard of service. commUnity+ offers generous salary packaging, on-going professional development in a flexible, supportive working environment.

The successful applicant will possess a degree in Law/Management/Business; an exposure with Project Management experience will be favourably received. Applicants are required to supply a current Police Check and a current Working with Children’s Check. A current Drivers Licence is essential for this role.

Applications must include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current resume. Please forward your application via email to:

jobs@comm- unityplus.org.au, quoting reference ESG/AH.

A copy of the Position Description can be found here - Position Description - Manager, Executive Support and Governance

For further queries, please contact Rachna Muddagouni on 03 7379 0123

Closing date: 9.00am, Monday, 19 September 2016

Social Worker - Family Program

Part time – 30 hrs per week

Fixed Term to 30 June 2019

DEER PARK

  • Are you passionate about working with children and families to build their strength post-separation?
  • Do you have compassion, skills and experience working with families with complex needs?
  • Attractive salary packaging benefits are available

 

Comm Unity Plus Services delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs through high quality Adult Education, Neighbourhood House, Legal (through the Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre) and Family Support programs as well as community engagement and development activities.

We are currently seeking a Social Worker to work within our Child Contact Program for 30 hours per week. This Children's Contact Service operates four days per week including the weekend and requires  the successful candidate to work 8.5 hours every Saturday.

The successful applicant will have tertiary qualifications in Social Work with a minimum of 3 years experience in the direct delivery of services using a case management approach. In addition to the above you will have a good understanding and experience working with children and their parents from diverse backgrounds. Applicants who are familiar with family law and have relevant networks will be highly regarded.  

Key responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Family assessment and progress review to determine eligibility for use of service.
  • Case management/planning in the delivery of the Children's Contact Service.
  • Co-facilitation of group work relevant to Family Programs.
  • Recording and preparation of comprehensive notes/reports/case management systems for Family Court processes.
  • Referral, pathways and networking with key stakeholders to ensure high quality service delivery to achieve best outcomes for families.

 

 

In return you will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service. commUnity+ offers generous salary packaging, on-going professional development and a flexible, supportive working environment. If you are looking for a challenging role and the chance to build on your existing experience, then we would love to hear from you.

Applications must include a cover letter, response to the key selection criteria and a current resume. Please forward your application via email to Simon Roberts, Director of Community and Social Participation at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using the subject line: Social Worker – Family Program.

Applications must be submitted by 9am Monday the 21st November 2016

Download a copy of the position description HERE

For further queries, please contact Simon Roberts on 0455 076 176

The successful applicant will be required to supply a current Working With Children Check and a Police check

 

Volunteer Paralegal

Brimbank Melton CLC is looking to fill a volunteer vacancy at our Bacchus Marsh Duty Lawyer List.

 

Bacchus Marsh Family Violence Duty List – Volunteer Paralegal

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) is currently seeking applications for a volunteer paralegal based at our Bacchus Marsh Family Violence Duty List (BMFVDL)

If you are interested in social justice, gaining court experience and working with clients who are socially and economically marginalised – please consider applying.

The BMFVDL paralegal is essential in assisting the duty lawyer run the family violence list at the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court. The role requires a dynamic and motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a volunteer to gain court experience and practical knowledge of the Family Violence Intervention Order court processes.

 

Availability – the successful volunteer must be available to commit to all day Friday on a weekly basis

Location – the successful volunteer must be prepared to travel to the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates Court and BMCLC Melton Office (Melton Library)

 

Key Criteria:

  • Court experience or strong interest in developing court skills.

  • Commitment to shadowing days.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills and relationship building skills.

  • Resilient and self-motivated.

  • Interest in family violence prevention.

  • Strong legal drafting skills.

  • Bacchus Marsh or Melton Based volunteer (Preferred) or car driver

The role will require a 12 month commitment.

If you are interested please send your current CV and a covering letter addressing the key criteria (as attached PDF files) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications Close Friday 21 October 2016.

 

 

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