Employment

Joining commUnity+ gives you the opportunity to develop your career while using your energy and skills to make a difference in the lives of people living in our community.

We currently employ more than 100 people in a range of roles in our Education, Legal, Family and Corporate Service programs.

We have a strong focus on providing flexible working arrangements and internal career development opportunities. 

Financial benefits

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits program
  • Salary packaging options, with up to $15,900 per annum tax-free
  • Generous salary packaging on meals and entertainment

Career development

  • Training to support career development
  • Vacancies are advertised internally

Work environment

  • A supportive, positive and energetic team environment
  • Work/life balance options, including flexible working arrangements

Current Positions

People & Culture Advisor

People & Culture Advisor

  • Unique role combining generalist advice/support and managing key projects
  • Opportunity to develop and grow within the role
  • Full Time position with Salary packaging benefits on offer

Comm Unity Plus Service Ltd is a multi-disciplinary organisation that delivers a range of early intervention and prevention programs focused on informing and engaging our community through high quality Adult Education(RTO), Family Support and Legal Programs, which complement community engagement and development programs, with special emphasis on disadvantaged people and vulnerable communities..

About the Position

Reporting to the Head of People & Culture, this role will support a broad range of generalist People & Culture functions, including policy development, recruitment and onboarding, learning & development, record keeping & compliance, performance management, implementation and administration of Human Resource Information Systems, Workplace Health & Safety, HR Reporting and Employee Relations.

This role is required to build relationships with internal clients providing quality advice, guidance and assistance and will support the Head of People & Culture to implement strategic and operational initiatives. People & Culture Advisor is responsible for providing accurate advice and direction on a diverse range of HR issues including HR Policy and Procedures and Employee and Industrial relations,  to enable managers and employees to make informed decisions.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Workplace Health & Safety or a related discipline
  • 2-3 years of demonstrated experience in a HR generalist role with a good knowledge of contemporary HR Best practice with experience in review and redesign of policies and procedures
  • Sound understanding of employment legislation and Award interpretation with proven ability to provide HR advice on employee and industrial relations matters or the confidence to research issues and obtain advice where necessary
  • Experience in working with integrated Human Resource Information Systems (implementation experience would be advantageous)
  • Knowledge and understanding of WHS legislation and standards coupled with a good understanding of employee wellbeing practices
  • Capacity to work autonomously with minimal supervision and the ability to see things through to completion with a high degree of attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy and competency especially in MS Office suite (experience in the use of tools used for developing process maps, building eLearning material would be advantageous)
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with senior management and other staff to establish and maintain healthy working relationships.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills and experience working under pressure and organising work priorities to meet strict deadlines, often with short turn-around times.

Applicants must hold a valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. A current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel between offices will be advantageous.

You will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in flexible working conditions. An attractive salary with the added advantage of salary packaging benefits are on offer!

To apply:

You can forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the subject line: People & Culture Advisor

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 

Please download a copy of the Position Description here.

Applications close on the 31st of October 2020. For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Nim Peiris on (03) 7379 0106

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people are encouraged to apply.

Generalist Lead - BMCLC - St Albans/Melton

  • Are you passionate about working within the Community Legal Sector and taking on a challenging role in a dynamic multidisciplinary organisation?
  • Full Time, ongoing position

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) is a program of Comm Unity Plus and provides free legal services, advice, referrals and community legal education. BMCLC services one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse regions in Melbourne and has offices in St. Albans and Melton. BMCLC is experiencing significant growth and has recently expanded to effectively deliver legal support to vulnerable people in the Melton and Brimbank areas.

About the position

Under the direction of the Principal Lawyer, the primary role of the Generalist Lead supervises and provides day to day management of a team of solicitors in the delivery of legal advice, assistance and casework, high-level stakeholder relationships and partnerships, and ensuring the work integrates with the organisation’s strategic goals. This role leads one of two teams of solicitors within the practice to deliver high quality legal assistance.

Using evidence-based practice models and reflective action research processes, the Generalist lead will formulate an Advocacy and Law reform strategic plan in alignment with BMCLC strategic plan. Will identify opportunities for service and systems improvements in the practice and help to lead change and to support staff to undertake their legal work effectively.

Key Selection Criteria and Qualifications

  • Current Victorian Practising certificate including High Court Registration or the eligibility to obtain the same and Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in advice and casework in the areas of family, criminal and civil law and prior legal practice experience in a community legal or legal aid context with substantial experience in litigation and dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide strong and effective management, leadership, mentoring and supervision to a small team and support a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, in a high-pressure environment, managing competing demands, tight deadlines and respond to a dynamic work environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for stakeholder engagement
  • Strong computer literacy with Microsoft software e.g. Word, Outlook, Publisher, Power-Point, Microsoft Team, Access & Excel to create own correspondence and documents, and experience using online meeting platforms such as Zoom
  • High level of professionalism, commitment and interest in working with individuals from diverse and disadvantaged communities on social justice issues with a good understanding of the role of the community legal centres in the legal and community sectors
  • Demonstrated advanced negotiation skills

Applicants must hold valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. A current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel between offices and outreaches are essential for this role. Proficiency in a community language will be advantageous.

You will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in flexible working conditions.

An attractive salary commensurate with experience with the added advantage of salary packaging benefits are on offer!

To Apply

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 

Please download a copy of the Position Description here.

Alternatively, you can forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.using the subject line: Generalist Lead

Applications close on 28 October 2020. For further information, please call HR on (03) 7379 0106

Family Law Lead - BMCLC - St Albans/Melton

  • Are you passionate about working within the Community Legal Sector and taking on a challenging role in a dynamic multidisciplinary organisation?
  • Part Time position (0.8 FTE) / 12 month fixed-term contract with possible extension subject to ongoing funding

Brimbank Melton Community Legal Centre (BMCLC) is a program of Comm Unity Plus and provides free legal services, advice, referrals and community legal education. BMCLC services one of the fastest growing and most culturally diverse regions in Melbourne and has offices in St. Albans and Melton. BMCLC is experiencing significant growth and has recently expanded to effectively deliver legal support to vulnerable people in the Melton and Brimbank areas.

About the position

The Family Law Lead supervises and provides day to day management of family law solicitor(s) and administration staff in the delivery of family law advice and casework, ensuring the work integrates with the organisation’s goals.

The Family Law Lead supports the Principal lawyer to build the reputation of BMCLC as a lead agency and subject matter expert in the area of family law. This includes the running of strategic litigation against a set of developed guidelines. It also includes identifying and establishing strategic partnerships that will enhance access to justice for the community and the best outcomes for clients (including pro bono partnerships with family law firms and Counsel). This role leads one of two teams of solicitors within the practice to deliver high quality legal assistance.

This position will provide subject matter expertise in family law, with a specific focus on family violence, family dispute resolution, property and parenting mediation, and complex cases. Will identify opportunities for service and systems improvements in the practice and help to lead change and to support staff to undertake their legal work effectively. Together with the Principal lawyer and the Generalist Lead, the Family Law lead will develop a family law advocacy platform, reform and submissions schedule, and co-ordinate and supervise its implementation amongst other key accountabilities.

Key Selection Criteria and Qualifications

  • Current Victorian Practising certificate including High Court Registration or the eligibility to obtain the same and Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a senior legal role, providing high quality advice and casework in the areas of family law, family violence, mediation, property settlement, parenting disputes, litigation and child protection matters in the Family Division of the Children’s Court.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing strong and effective management, leadership, mentoring and supervision to a small cohesive team
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for stakeholder engagement
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, in a high-pressure environment, managing competing demands, tight deadlines and respond to a dynamic work environment
  • Strong computer literacy with Microsoft software e.g. Word, Outlook, Publisher, Power-Point, Microsoft Team, Access & Excel to create own correspondence and documents, and experience using online meeting platforms such as Zoom
  • High level of professionalism, commitment and interest in working with individuals from diverse and disadvantaged communities on social justice issues with a good understanding of the role of the community legal centres in the legal and community sectors

Applicants must hold valid Working with Children Check and Police check or the ability to obtain the same. A current Drivers Licence and the ability to travel between offices and outreaches are essential for this role. Proficiency in a community language will be advantageous.

You will work with a friendly and supportive team committed to delivering a high standard of service in flexible working conditions. This role will be eligible for membership on the VLA Family Law Panel.

An attractive salary commensurate with experience with the added advantage of salary packaging benefits are on offer!

To Apply

Applications must include a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria and a current resume. 

Please download a copy of the Position Description here.

Alternatively, you can forward your application via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.using the subject lineFamily Law Lead

Applications close on 28 October 2020. For further information, please call HR on (03) 7379 0106

 

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