Vacant Positions

Multicultural Sector Support and Development Officer

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Position reference no: 2018JA021

Part Time21 hours per week

Immediate Start – fixed term up to 30 June 2020

 

We are currently seeking to employ a part-time Multicultural Sector Support Development Officer (MSSDO) for a fixed term contract with immediate start through to 30 June 2020.

The MSSDO is to improve access and cultural responsiveness of available Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) to meet the needs of CALD target population, by undertaking the following core activities:

  • Increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of CHSP among CALD target population groups and other relevant stakeholders
  • Identify the current and future needs of CALD target groups including developing appropriate strategies
  • Support local CHSP and aged care services to develop culturally and linguistically competent practices
  • Strengthen the capacity of the CHSP service system by developing policies and activities to respond to the specific needs of the CALD target population.
  • Develop sustainable partnerships between CALD communities and CHSP services.

This position requires a strong background in communication skills and community development skills including developing and delivering information session and training, development of resources, consultation and research.

All applicants must obtain a job information package and submit a written application addressing each of the following selection criteria.

Essential:

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Social Science, Community Services or relevant discipline.
  2. of two-year experience in community development, developing and delivering training, developing resources, group facilitation, demographic research and report writing.
  3. An understanding of and commitment to working with people from a CALD background.
  4. Sound knowledge of community services and the ability to navigate the CHSP services system.
  5. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  6. Highly developed communication skills.
  7. Good time management and administrative skills.
  8. Demonstrated computer literacy.

Desirable:

  1. Experience working with the CALD communities, particularly with the CHSP target group.
  2. Cert IV Training & Assessment.
  3. A current driver’s license and a reliable vehicle with comprehensive insurance for work.

Mandatory:

  1. A current National Police/Criminal Check or willingness to obtain one.
  2. Eligible for working in Australia.

Conditions:

  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Service Industry (SCHCADS) Award, NSW and salary packaging.

For an information package please email [email protected]

You must quote the job reference in the subject line of your email.

Applicants who fail to address and/ or submit all components of the application will not be considered for the position.

For further information please contact Dimi Vourliotis on (02) 9597 5455.

Closing date for applications: Monday, 26th November 2018

Volunteer Opportunities: Homework Help Facilitator

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This program is a partnership between Advance Diversity Services (ADS) and Beverly Hills Girls High School.  The position will provide homework help for newly arrived migrant and refugee students aged 12 – 18 attending Beverly Hills Girls High School, many of whom have a low level of English.

We are looking for volunteers with teaching experience, or are studying a course related to education, to assist students one-on-one, or one-on-two, with high school subjects.

Students will be bringing to the sessions their own work that they need assistance with, and volunteers will be expected to assist them to the best of their abilities.

Volunteers will also be expected to make basic but accurate records of the work completed after each session.

Location: Beverly Hills Girls High School, Broadarrow Rd, Beverly Hills NSW 2209

Time Commitment: 

  • Ongoing – minimum four months
  • 2 – 4 hours a fortnight – from 3:00pm
  • Plus occasional additional trainings, meetings and performance appraisal, when required

Activities & Tasks: 

  • One-on-one, or one-on-two, educational support with students
  • Learning materials and resources will be provided by Beverly Hills Girls High School

Skills & Requirements for this role:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Sensitive to the needs of people from culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds
  • Sensitivity, patience, and willingness to learn
  • Friendly manner and ability to build a rapport with students, staff and other volunteers
  • Working with Children Check
  • Report any concerns about students’ well-being to your relevant supervisor
  • Not attend the program under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Dress appropriately
  • Where possible, notify ADS Youth Worker in advance of absence
  • Adhere to and follow all of ADS and Beverly Hills Girls HS policies and procedures
  • Only duties arranged by ADS Multicultural Youth Worker
  • To keep private information, gained as part of the position confidential

For more info please contact Salvin Kumar on (02) 9597 5455

Community Care Worker (Casual) – Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Greek, Italian or Macedonian

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Position reference no: 2018JA018

We currently have a number of positions available for Community Care Workers to provide direct in-home services to our clients aged 65 years and over.

This role will require you to work in our client’s homes providing domestic assistance, personal care, respite, social support including transporting client and meal preparation.  All services are in line with each individuals care plan. Our ideal candidate will have a positive, cheerful personality, have excellent communication skills and be able to support the client to assist them in living as independently as possible.

To be considered for this role you will need to possess the following criteria:

Essential:

  • Certificate III or above in Community, Aged Care, Disability, Home-Care or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with frail aged people and /or people with disabilities
  • Genuine interest in working with older people and /or people with disabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from diverse cultural background
  • Current National Police Check (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence (Provisional Licence accepted) and access to a fully comprehensive insured vehicle
  • Smart Phone and internet access

Desirable:

  • Bilingual and Bicultural
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Experience working with people with dementia, people living with a mental illness

Conditions:

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SCHCADS), Level 2, pay point dependent on qualifications and experience.

All applicants must obtain a job information package and submit a written application addressing each of the above selection criteria or they will not be considered.

For an information package please email: [email protected]

You must quote the Job Reference number on the subject line of your email.

For more information: Dimi Vourliotis (02) 9597 5455

Please email applications to:  [email protected], quote the Job Reference on the subject line of your email.

1.Preparing your application

Applying for a Position at the Advance Diversity Services.

Before preparing your application, you should:

1. Obtain a job package.

2. Read the Advertisement, position description and other requirements of the position.

3. Talk to the contact person should you require further clarification or information about the position.

Preparing your application, you must:

1. Fill out the Employment Application Form and mark clearly the job reference number and Title.

2. A separate application must be submitted for each position for which you wish to apply.

3. Address the selection criteria: Write about your experience and skills for each essential and desirable selection criteria.  This can be a brief paragraph or two for each criteria with a heading, which clearly outlines your qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience required for the position.  If your application does not address each criteria, you may not be offered an interview as we will be unable to determine your suitability for the position.

4. Provide a copy of your C.V.

5. Referee: Your application must include the names and contact numbers of at least two current referees. One of your referees should be a current or most recently supervisor.

Interview Panel

An interview panel comprising of 3 or 4 members will be established to cull applicants (select applicants from the written applications who are suitable to come for an interview).  This panel will also write the interview questions, interview applicants, make the final decision and contact referees.  

The interview panel will comprise of Advance Diversity Services management and staff members. An independent panel member from an external community organization may be invited for some positions.

Advance Diversity Services abides by Equal Employment Opportunity principles.  Each applicant will be treated fairly and in a non-biased way.  Where any member of the interview panel knows an applicant, that member must disclose how they know the applicant.  If the relationship between the parties is a conflict of interest, and will influence the interview panel member’s ability to provide a fair and non-biased opinion, the interview panel member will be replaced as soon as possible.

Culling (Selection from written applications)

Once applications are received, and after the closing date, the interview panel will cull applicants.  All applications will be treated as confidential and only members of the interview panel will view and discuss applications.

In culling applicants, the interview panel will progressively exclude:

– Those who do not adequately meet all the essential criteria.
– In cases where there are a high number of applicants who adequately meet all the essential and most of the desirable criteria, the panel will exclude those who do not adequately meet any of the desirable criteria.

Although, the interview panel has the discretion to interview applicants who may have not clearly addressed all the essential criteria, but have demonstrated potential to fulfill the criteria. This will give the interview panel the opportunity to more fully examine the applicants’ credentials.

Overseas qualifications will be considered and accepted wherever possible and appropriate.

The interview panel will re-advertise the position if there are no applicants who fulfill at least the essential qualifications stipulated in the advertisement.

The Interview

If you are selected for an interview, you will be informed with reasonable notice of:

– the time of the interview;
– the place of the interview; and
– any expectations regarding examples of previous work, etc.

Interview questions will be made available to interviewees 5-10 minutes prior to the commencement of their respective interview.  

The interview questions will be standard for all people being interviewed for the position advertised, and will be based on the selection criteria and the job description.

What do I bring to the interview

You must bring the following documents with you when attending the interview. 

– Original qualifications that relevant to the position
– Original proof of identification documents as listed on page 2 -3 of the police check application form.
– Documents stating name changes
– Original registration and licence (as appropriate)
– A completed National Police checking service Application/Consent Form (as required)
– A valid working with children clearance number or completed working with children check application form
– Relevant proof of work entitlement in Australia.

All documents, if not in English, must be officially translated to English.

Do not send original documents with your application.

Decision Making

An applicant who is preferred will be decided on by the interview panel. A member from the interview panel will contact the referees of the person selected for the position.

The information received will be kept confidential and shared only with the interview panel.

If you are selected as the preferred applicant, you will be contacted by phone. We would like to know your decision as soon as possible. If you accept the offer and agree the commencement date, a formal letter of appointment including an employment contract will be sent to you.

If you are not offered the position but are considered as suitable for the position, your name will be placed on an eligibility list where suitable applicants are ranked in order of merit. In the event that the position you applied for, or a similar positions become available within 6 months, you may be offered that position.

If your application is successful, you will be informed by mail. You can contact the selection panel convenor (usually the person sends you the letter) may you wish to receive feedback that your application was unsuccessful.   

2.Working with us

Advance Diversity Services is a leading multicultural organisation which supports people in need in the community through many programs in different geographical locations across Sydney. The work of ADS is to make a difference in the lives of people from all backgrounds by encouraging positive change in the community in which they live, work and raise their families.

The employees of ADS are part of a team committed to helping people in need which has been in operation for more than 30 years. This team provides services and programs that uphold the values of social justice, humanity and non discrimination.

Currently the ADS employs more than 90 staff.

Workforce diversity

The staff at ADS come from diverse backgrounds, they are proficient in English and many other languages. The staff diversity is valued by the organisation as language and cultural awareness contributes greatly to the quality of the services provided to our clients from all backgrounds.

Staff benefits

ADS ensure our staff are well supported and rewarded through:

– Competitive wage and allowance rates
– Full salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year
– 15 days personal leave per annum which can be taken for illness or to care for immediate members of family
– Long service leave after 10 years of continuing employment
– Paid maternity and paternity leave
– Social Club and Staff well-being program
– Flexible Work Arrangements

Professional Development

Staff are encouraged to develop skills / knowledge to further their career opportunities and to enhance the ADS as an organisation. ADS encourages Professional Development through:

– Access to in-house and external training opportunities to develop skills and knowledge. Staff are kept up to date with the latest changes to Government policy and regulations affecting ADS programs and are exposed to the latest developments in the workplace and research in the community sector
– Paid study leave is available to assist employees whilst they are gaining formal qualifications that will benefit the work of ADS

– Attendance at conferences is encouraged both for increasing knowledge and to share in presentations, particularly related to best practice models and research carried out at ADS 

Staff Consolidation Program

ADS has a number of part-time positions that work under 14 hours per week. In order to consolidate staff numbers, any position 14 hours or under that involves a similar job description and requires similar skills, shall be in the first instance advertised internally through an expression of interest.

Service Awards

ADS is proud of employee achievements and so provides Service Awards to recognise the consistent work contribution and loyalty of employees in their 10th and 20th year of service.