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Bunyip

High Street Medical Centre, 17 High Street
Bunyip, VIC 3815

T 1800 639 523 T 1800 639 523

Chelsea

Chelsea Support Services, 1A Chelsea Road
Chelsea , Vic 3196

T 97728939 T 97728939

Cheltenham

Better Place Australia, Level 1/16 Park Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192 Australia
Cheltenham, VIC 3192

T 03 9556 5333 T 03 9556 5333

Fitzroy

Fitzroy Legal Service, Level 4, 126 Moor Street (access via courtyard)
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065

T 03 9355 4700 T 03 9355 4700

Geelong

Cnr Torquay Road and Reserve Road
Grovedale, Victoria 3216

T 03 9355 4700 T 03 9355 4700

1800-639-523

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Employment Opportunities

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference. We provide attractive remuneration, flexible working arrangements and generous conditions of employment.

Please note that it is a requirement of employment for Better Place Australia staff to pass a Working With Children check and a National Police Check.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Location: Ringwood

  • Ringwood office location
  • Dynamic not for profit organisation
  • Incorporating LGBTIQ+ client service delivery

Outstanding opportunity for an experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner keen to be part of shaping our Better Pride service.


Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 28 locations in Victoria.

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The role

Applications are now invited for the position of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.  The appointee will be responsible for providing family dispute resolution services (mediation) with specific work tasks to include:

  • Identifying problem-solving options and strategies and providing assistance in clarifying clients’ problems and disputes
  • Assisting parents to negotiate sustainable and workable parenting plans
  • Assisting parents to negotiate financial settlements when these present alongside parenting issues
  • Providing assessment in relation to the provision of Certificates as required by Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Regulations
  • Facilitation of group programs where required.

Required qualifications and experience

Prospective candidates must be able to demonstrate registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner together with a proven ability to work within Family Law Act.  Knowledge of the effects of separation and divorce on families is essential as is an understanding of the concepts and philosophy of family dispute resolution including mediation.  Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.  Candidates with previous experience in a similar role servicing clients within the LGBTI+ space and/or lived experience of same are particularly encouraged to apply.

Employee benefits

 Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take-home pay)
  • Additional paid annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Further information

This position is available on a full-time basis and will require evening work one day per week currently on a Thursday.  Candidates who meet the above-listed criteria and who are looking to work part-time (0.8 FTE/4 days per week) are also encouraged to express interest.

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate

Family Advisor

Location: Traralgon

  • Not for profit organisation
  • Traralgon location
  • Fully funded Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution qualification.

Outstanding opportunity to train as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.


Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The appointee to this position will train as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and will complete the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.  The position holder is responsible for providing initial information, assessment, referral and limited counselling to strengthen relationships and assist families through separation.  Key work tasks include:

  • Identifying problem-solving options and strategies and providing assistance in clarifying clients’ problems and disputes.
  • Undertake thorough and comprehensive intake and assessments, including screening for safety concerns and determining suitability for Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Offering information about post separation parenting and provide assistance to develop parenting plans.

To be considered for appointment, prospective candidates must be eligible to enrol in the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.  The appointee must be willing to complete this qualification and register as an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Federal Attorney-General’s Department.  This training will be provided as part of the position.

Knowledge of the effects of separation and divorce on families is essential, as is an understanding of the concepts and philosophy of family dispute resolution including mediation and conciliation.  Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and to develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.

This position is based at our Traralgon office though will require will require the successful candidate to work from such other Better Place Australia locations as required from time to time.  Evening work (until 8pm) will be required one day per week.

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

 Enquiries may be directed to Kristen Poel – Regional Services Manager on 95175 9333.

This is a re-advertised position.  Previous candidates need not reapply as we have retained your details.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Clinician – Psychologist/Mental Health Social Worker/Mental Health Nurse

Location: Mornington

  • Dynamic not for profit organisation
  • Mental health support for Older Australians focus
  • Mornington Peninsula location

Outstanding opportunity to deliver therapeutic interventions for residents of aged care facilities


Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 28 locations in Victoria. This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The Role

Through the, ‘Better Ageing – Mental Health Support for Older Australians’ federal government initiative, South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) has funded Better Place Australia to deliver free psychological in-reach services in the Mornington Peninsula region.  Research shows that more than half of Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) residents suffer from depression, compared to 10-15% of adults of the same age who live in the community. It’s also known that around half of those people affected wish to receive mental health care. This makes it timely for funded mental health services to be available to older people living in RACFs.  The position holder will deliver therapeutic interventions for residents of aged care facilities experiencing low-moderate depression and anxiety.  Key deliverables will include:

  • Provision of treatment by way of individual sessions;
  • Reviewing the outcomes of sessions, supports and strategies;
  • Referral of clients to alternative support services as and where required;
  • Liaising with the project team and group facilitator, contributing to group sessions where appropriate.

Employee Benefits

Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take-home pay)
  • Additional annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

 

Required Professional Qualifications & Experience

  • Registered as a Psychologist, with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or;
  • Qualified and Registered as a Credentialed Mental Health Social Worker and eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), or;
  • Qualified and registered as a Mental Health Nurse, and;
  • Significant experience and interest in working with older adults with mental illness.

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

This position is available on a full-time basis and is located in Mornington.

Enquiries from prospective candidates may be directed to Tony Clarkson – Executive Manager Psychological Services on 9556 5333.

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.

 

Financial Counsellor

Location: Various Locations

  • Various locations available: Chadstone/Cheltenham/Broadmeadows/Narre Warren
  • Full time or part time (several positions available)
  • Mix of both telephone and face to face helpline service delivery

 

Outstanding opportunity for an experienced Financial Counsellor to provide support to clients via the National Debt Helpline.


Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The role

Financial Counsellors in our National Debt Helpline team support clients to resolve or alleviate financial stress and to improve their ongoing financial capability and inclusion.  With a focus on telephone-based service delivery, the role will also incorporate face to face counselling.  Key work tasks include:

  • Assessing a client’s financial situation to understand the extent of a person’s financial difficulties and to identify options to address these;
  • Conduct interviews with clients over the phone and face to face to provide triage services as required;
  • Book face to face appointments for clients and refer to other services including other Financial Counselling services where applicable;
  • Advising clients on how to access a range of entitlements and resources to improve their ability to manage their financial affairs.

Required qualifications and experience

Prospective candidates must possess a Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling), have experience in assisting clients in financial crisis and hardship and be eligible for membership of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council.  Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.  Previous experience as a Practitioner in a telephone-based role would be a distinct advantage.

Employee benefits

Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take home pay)
  • Additional paid annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Further information

Full time and part time roles are available.  Enquiries may directed to Ms Nicola Byrne – Regional Services Manager on 9556 5333.    

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate

Financial Counsellor

Location: Bendigo

  • Bendigo location
  • Dynamic not for profit organisation
  • Established Financial Counselling team

Outstanding opportunity for an experienced Financial Counsellor to work as part of an integrated service model.


Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The role

Our Financial Counsellors support clients to resolve or alleviate financial stress and to improve their ongoing financial capability and inclusion.  Key work tasks include:

  • Assisting clients to understand their consumer rights and advocate to creditors and service providers;
  • Provide information about debt options for clients in financial hardship;
  • Helping clients to access a range of entitlements and resources to improve their ability to manage their financial affairs in the future.

Required qualifications and experience

Prospective candidates must possess a Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling), have experience in assisting clients in financial crisis and hardship and be eligible for membership of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council.  Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.

Employee benefits

 Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take home pay)
  • Additional paid annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Further information

This position is available on a full time basis at our co-location in Bendigo on a maximum term basis to conclude 31 December 2019.

Enquiries may directed to Ms Nicola Byrne – Regional Services Manager on 9556 5333.    

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner 

Location: Chadstone

  • Convenient Chadstone office location (Oakleigh)
  • Dynamic not for profit organisation
  • Full time or part-time

Outstanding opportunity for an experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner


Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The role

Applications are now invited for the position of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.  The appointee will be responsible for providing family dispute resolution services (mediation) with specific work tasks to include:

  • Identifying problem-solving options and strategies and providing assistance in clarifying clients’ problems and disputes
  • Assisting parents negotiate sustainable and workable parenting plans
  • Assisting parents negotiate financial settlements when these present alongside parenting issues
  • Providing assessment in relation to the provision of Certificates as required by Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Regulations
  • Facilitation of group programs where required.

Required qualifications and experience

Prospective candidates must be able to demonstrate registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner together with a proven ability to work within Family Law Act.  Knowledge of the effects of separation and divorce on families is essential as is an understanding of the concepts and philosophy of family dispute resolution including mediation.  Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.

Employee benefits

Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take home pay)
  • Additional paid annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Further information

This position is available on a full time basis and will require evening work one day per week currently on a Thursday.  Candidates who meet the above listed criteria and who are looking to work part time (0.8 FTE/4 days per week) are also encouraged to express interest.

Enquiries from prospective candidates may directed to Ms Mariela Villar – Regional Services Manager on 9564 6922.      

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate

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