Working at Centacare
About Working at Centacare:
Centacare South West NSW Ltd has been providing quality services since 1991 in support of children, young people, individuals, couples, families and communities across the Riverina. The Agency acts in collaboration with the Diocese of Wagga Wagga to alleviate disadvantage and enhance wellbeing.
We have over 60 staff located across our five sites: Wagga, Albury, Griffith, Finley and Leeton. Centacare is committed to providing a collaborative and innovative culture that promotes reflective practice and continual learning.
The Difference We Make:
We work with people in making a positive difference in their lives by:
- Providing a range of welfare and mental health services including but not limited to counselling, parenting education, post separation services, humanitarian entrant programs, case work and community development.
- Connecting people and groups in the community
- Advocating for the vulnerable and disadvantaged
- Assisting people to feel more empowered in their lives
- Responding to the needs of the community and gaps in services
- Working collaboratively with the community, services users and providers to build creative and efficient solutions
Benefits of Working for Centacare:
- Additional leave between Christmas and New Year
- Salary packaging
- Paid study leave
- Family friendly workplace
- Flexible working conditions
- Ongoing training and development opportunities
- Health and wellbeing initiatives
- Employee Assistance Program
Commitment to Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
Centacare South West NSW Ltd is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer that is committed to ensuring the workplace is free of discrimination and harassment. We have a representative on the Diocesan Equal Opportunity in the Workplace Committee that meet once a quarter to promote EEO principles for all potential and existing employees.
By promoting EEO principles, the Agency provides opportunities for employees to develop their skills and abilities to their fullest potential in a non-discriminatory and harassment free environment. We believe this fosters an encouraging, motivated and collegial workplace.
Member of the Australian Employment Covenant
Centacare South West NSW Ltd is committed to providing employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians and to assist in this endeavour we are a partner in the Australia Employment Covenant. The Australian Employment Covenant is an initiative to increase Indigenous employment across Australian workplaces. The goal is to have Australian employers commit to building demand and the government would skill the supply. Together with 300 employers, the Covenant has committed to providing 60,000 plus jobs to Indigenous Australians over the next ten years.
Do you have to be Catholic to work at Centacare?
No. We respect the uniqueness, dignity, diversity, cultures and beliefs of all people. We ask that employees respect the differences and religious choices of other employees and that they have a commitment the philosophy of Centacare and a willingness to work according to the Mission, Vision and Values.
How to Apply:
All applications for vacancies must be online and complete the key selection criteria listed from the position description.
Information for Applicants
About the Job
It is important to assess your suitability for the role by considering both the advertisement and the Position Description.
For more information about the role, enquiries should be directed to the contact person listed in the advertisement.
To be considered for a position at Centacare, your application must include the following:
- Complete Online Application.
- Statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria –
- The Key Selection Criteria to be completed online, this information can be found in the Position Description. You must describe how you meet each of the criteria by providing examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
- A current copy of your resume or curriculum vitae
- Education and training relevant to the role for which you are applying – you may include copies of qualifications (these will be requested if your application is successful)
- Details of your work history and the period for which you were employed
- The position held and your responsibilities in that role
- Details of two to three referees
Submitting Your Application:
Applications need to be received by the closing date listed.
All applications received will be assessed against the key selection criteria for the position. Assessment is based on how well your skills, knowledge and experience meet the selection criteria
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by telephone to arrange a time for interview.
In most circumstances the interview and selection panel is comprised of three people. The panel consists of a chairperson who is normally the manager of the position, a position specialist/team leader and an independent member.
Applicants are usually provided with a copy of the interview questions fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the interview. You will be advised if this is the case when you are called to arrange an interview time.
You may be asked a number of questions based on the selection criteria in the position description. It is important that you are able to demonstrate to the interview panel how your qualifications, skills and experience relate to the selection criteria for the position.
The majority of the interview will consist of Behavioural Based interview questions. This technique requires applicants to answer questions in relation to their experience and it relies on what candidates have actually done in past situations rather than what they might do in hypothetical future situations. Applicants should prepare to answer questions in the following manner: What was the situation? How did you respond? What was the outcome?
Applicants will be assessed against the position description, key selection criteria and fit with the Agency’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Selection Process Requirements:
The following requirements will be undertaken should you make it to the next step of the recruitment process:
- Referee Checks
- National Criminal History Check
- Working with Children Check
- Psychometric Testing – for applicable positions
All applicants interviewed for a position will be advised by phone of the outcome.