Employment and Training

Will you sign our letter to Senators?

The Senate Inquiry has just released its Report on the Job-Ready Graduates Bill and it DOES NOT secure the future of social work in Australia.

With the bill expected to go to a vote in the next two weeks, we are now in the final stages of the campaign. So it is critical that every Senator hears our concerns about the legislation and what they can do to #SaveSocialWorkAU before they go to vote.

That’s why we have set up a ‘Letter to the Senators’ page on our website, to allow you to send a message to every Senator telling them how they can secure the future of social work in Australia.

Thank you for your ongoing support and please feel free to contact savesocialworkaustralia@gmail.com to discuss how you can help the campaign or visit our website for more information. 

Save Social Work Australia

Homelessness & the Census 2021; Upcoming job opportunities with Australian Bureau of Statistics

As the Census is the only national estimate of homelessness Australia, it is vital that we collect data that is a true reflection of the actual numbers of homelessness to ensure that funding and effort is targeted appropriately.

Census Engagement Manager (CEMs) roles are currently being advertised The CEMs will lead engagement activities with a range of stakeholders to improve the quality and relevance of Census data.

The following is a snapshot of key points about the CEMs roles:

  • There will be 75 roles available across the country in all states and territories
  • 35 out of the 75 roles will be recruited as affirmative measures positions and only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
  • 50 of these roles will be in urban areas, 25 of these roles will be in remote areas
  • The majority of the roles will focus on engaging with organisations supporting one or more of the following population groups:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people experiencing homelessness
  • Applications open from 8 October – 5 November 2020
  • Employment contracts are from 11 January 2021 until 31 October 2021.

You can access further information and application here: Census Jobs

Employment and Training

Save Social Work Australia

You may have heard about recent Federal Government proposals to change the funding formula for different university programs across Australia.

This has a direct impact on students who wish to study social work at any university because the band in which social work currently sits is slated to have an increase in student contribution and a decrease in the funding which the Commonwealth provide to universities. This places students planning to study, universities, employers of social workers and indeed the whole sector at risk.

The Australian Council of Heads of Schools of Social Work has responded by launching a campaign aimed to get the government to reverse this decision by placing social work in the Allied Health band which attracts greater funding and with lower fees.

They are asking you to consider signing the petition and like/ sharing our Facebook and Twitter pages to help grow our reach and impact at this critical juncture. They are getting some traction but momentum needs to grow.

The link to the website is below. Sharing this information with your colleagues and networks would also be very useful.

Website: https://www.savesocialwork.org/
With nice punchy short video and link to the petition.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/savesocialworkaustralia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/socialworkaust

Questions about the campaign can be directed to savesocialworkaustralia@gmail.com

Aboriginal Social Work Lecturer Position – University of Wollongong

The position is for a social worker with 5 years experience, to teach into the BSW and MSWQ. A PhD is not required, but interest in doing one would be an asset, with strong likelihood of a scholarship. The contract is for three years which is expected to roll over into a continuing position at the end of that time. The person will join two other Indigenous lecturers in our School and be predominantly based at Wollongong, with some teaching at Liverpool (when we are no longer remote).

Closing date is 23 September.   


Employment and Training

Do you have experiences to share with the next generation of Community Services workers across southern NSW

As we continue with Connected Classroom delivery across Terms 3 and 4, we’re looking for experienced staff in the community sector to share their experiences with our students.

Guest speakers will join the class via Microsoft Teams.

Please express your interest by using the short form below.

We’re hiring… New & Exciting Opportunities at CORE!

Please find below a list of the other current vacancies at CORE (These positions are open to internal and external applicants).

  • Senior Program Manager – Home Care and Disability (Aged and Disability Care)

Please see the job ad attached. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Fiona or myself.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

  • Full Time/Part Time Clinical Care Manager/Registered Nurse (Aged and Disability Care)

Please see the job ad attached. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Fiona or myself.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

  • Home Care Packages Case Manager (Aged and Disability Care)

Please see the job ad attached. If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Fiona or myself.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted.

All applications for internal and external roles are to be submitted to-  recruitment@corecs.org.au.

Recruitment – Wollongong City Council Youth Services

We are looking for an experienced Youth Development Worker to join the team at Wollongong Youth Services. As part of a passionate and professional team you will utilise your skills in community development to provide positive outcomes for young people.

This position is permanent part time, working 18 hours per week. This role includes shift work and regular ordinary hours on a Saturday.

The successful applicant will have a passion for youth-focused community development and direct service provision and will be skilled at connecting young people with services, support and opportunities. You will use your well-developed skills to support young people living in the Wollongong Local Government Area to have a voice, to be heard, seen, valued and to belong. Your experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs for young people will help you succeed in this role. 

Applications close 12 midday Monday 3 August 2020.

Employment and Training

Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (Re-Advertised)

The Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO) is responsible for coordinating and delivering a range of community development and capacity building initiatives such as reconciliation and NAIDOC events, developing strategic plans and policies, supporting the Aboriginal Advisory Committee and advising on Aboriginal culture and heritage and social justice matters.

We offer:

  • Full time, 35 hours per week, with access to flexi-time
  • Salary up to $1549.50 per week, plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Long Service Leave after 5 years

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.

If you have already applied for this position you do not need to reapply.