People at CAFS

Child & Family Services Ballarat Inc. (Cafs) employs over 270 people, engages over 200 volunteers, provides internship and placement opportunities in offices across the Central Highlands region. Cafs provides help and support to more than 6,800 individuals and families each year.

At Cafs We Care.  We care for our clients, our community and our people.  Cafs is recognised as a leading community service organisation.  We recognise that our people are essential to everything we do.

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive, diverse and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and acceptance of others without biases based on differences of any kind.  We welcome applications from a range of people including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;
  • LGBTI people;
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • People of all abilities;
  • People of all religions or religious beliefs.

Mandatory Checks

Cafs is a child safe organisation.  To ensure ongoing safety towards children across all areas of our organisation we require all our people (employees, volunteers – including Board members, student placements, contractors etc.) and applicants for any of these roles to undertake all of the following mandatory checks:

  • A satisfactory clearance of a current Police Record Check (category: employment – working with children). We understand that people can make mistakes and turn their lives around.  In these circumstances, we ask applicants to be open, honest and upfront.  We will keep these discussions confidential and discuss the process in these situations;
  • A satisfactory clearance of an International Police Check (where a person has lived overseas for more 12 months in the last 10 years);
  • A current Working with Children Check (for employees Category: employment – working with children) under the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005;
  • A current Working with Children Check (for volunteers Category: volunteering – working with children) under the Children, Youth & Families Act 2005;
  • A minimum of three (3) referees from direct line managers and/or supervisors. Cafs understands that this may not be possible for graduates, people returning to the workforce after a break and international applicants.  In these cases, we still encourage applications and we will work with preferred applicants for appropriate arrangements for the three references.
  • Confirmation of eligibility to work in Unfortunately as a, not for profit organisation we are unable to directly sponsor overseas applicants at this point in time.

Benefits of Working at Cafs 

Cafs values diversity and actively promotes family-friendly initiatives, equal opportunity, and safety in the workplace. In addition, the Cafs Enterprise Agreement provides significant family-friendly benefits above the award:

Full-time and part-time

  • Paid and unpaid Cultural, Ceremonial and Religious Leave
  • Generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Paid special leave over Christmas and New Year
  • Purchase up to 4 weeks additional leave per year
  • Generous paid personal/carer leave provisions
  • Paid community services leave
  • Ability to hold dual roles equating to 1EFT
  • Flexible working arrangements

All employees

  • A safe, diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Three all staff forums per year with guest speakers
  • Family-friendly culture and flexible workplace
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Long service leave after 10 years – pro rata after 7
  • A smoke-free working environment
  • Ability to hold dual roles
  • Confirmation of eligibility to work in Unfortunately as a, not for profit organisation we are unable to directly sponsor overseas applicants at this point in time.

Cafs commitment to Child Safety

Cafs is committed to promoting and protecting the safety of children. Cafs has zero tolerance for child abuse or maltreatment of children. We are committed to ensuring children and young people are able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.

We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat any child safety concerns seriously. We report any allegations and wellbeing concerns to authorities. We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, LGBTIQ children and children from LGBTIQ families, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe and inclusive environment for children with a disability.

Cafs commitment to Non-Violence

Cafs is a White Ribbon organisation, committed to promoting awareness of the issues related to family violence and assisting people that may experience family violence.  Cafs has a zero tolerance to violence within the workplace. Most programs at Cafs are legislated to meet the requirement of Part 5 of the Family Violence Protection Act.

We understand our legal and moral obligations to report any safety concerns regarding the perpetration of family violence and take the issue seriously. We work together to assess the risk presented and share information in accordance with the regulatory requirement under the Family Violence information sharing scheme.

Advertising of Vacancies – Please see below

Current vacancies are always advertised on our website.  We may also advertise:

Application Requirements

  1. Carefully review the advertisement and the Position Description for the role you are interested in.
  2. Prepare a cover letter including a response to the application questions (maximum 2 pages).
  3. Update your Resume.
  4. Click on the ‘Apply Now” button against the relevant role.  This will take you to the applicant portal where you must follow the prompts to complete your application.

Applications must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf or .jpg formats to be considered.

If you experience difficulty lodging your application or obtaining a copy of the position description, please email peopleandculture@cafs.org.au or call a member of the People & Culture team on 5337 3333 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Current Career Opportunities

HR / PEOPLE AND CULTURE

At Cafs we care about people. Our People and Culture (HR) team is growing in capacity and capability in order to ensure ongoing efficient and effective services to Cafs as it continues to grow.

We are looking for suitably qualified people to fill the following roles. Please note that Cafs is an equal opportunity employee and as such we encourage applications from:

  • People interested in part-time and/or full time employment;
  • aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;
  • LGBTI people;
  • People of all abilities;
  • People from all race, religions and backgrounds.

Values, behaviours and team fit are of vital importance to us. So we will consider opportunities for job share, EFT mix across the roles etc.

HR GENERALIST

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INJURY MANAGEMENT / WORKCOVER / RTW COORDINATOR

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Applications close midnight Sunday 23 June 2019

Kinship Practitioner

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Applications close midnight Sunday 30th June 2019

Homelessness Services Worker ATAR Program

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Applications close midnight Sunday 30th June 2019

Residential Care Workers

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Applications close midnight Sunday 23 June 2019

Team Leader Programs & Services – Family Violence Intervention Programs

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Applications close midnight Wednesday 12 June 2019