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As an employer, Merriwa seek to recruit and select suitable employees of all abilities to reach their full potential in a positive work environment, while delivering quality products and services to our clients and customers.

We understand that every employee we recruit has different abilities and we welcome, accept and celebrate that diversity within our workforce.

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Marketing and Communications Officer (Part Time):

As a leader and employer of choice in Northeast Victoria, Merriwa is committed to supporting the employment and career development of people with a disability. We are a social enterprise that provides meaningful work in an environment of inclusion and empowerment.

Our dream is to be part of a future where people with disability reach their potential and feel happy, respected and confident. We achieve this through working together as one team and valuing, mentoring, coaching, and supporting all people that work with us.

In your role you will:

As Marketing & Communications Officer you will be part of a diverse and inclusive team, supporting and working across all business divisions within Merriwa (Packaging, Timbers, Community Services and Park Lane Nursery). The role will support the Marketing & Communications Manager and will play an integral role of our All Abilities Communications Team, in delivering a range of Marketing and Communication activities.

You will possess:

  • A passion for storytelling, sharing our purpose, our social impact and the stories of our people to our customers and other stakeholders
  • A team player who shares credit, emphasises team over self and defines success collectively rather than individually
  • Be an innovative and creative thinker who can share their ideas
  • Be reliable in delivering marketing and communication tasks to designated timelines

 We will offer you:

  • A work environment that places significant value on personal growth, respect, dignity, and diversity
  • A challenging and rewarding role
  • The opportunity to join an organisation that continues to grow and invest in its people and its future
  • An attractive remuneration package to include super + salary packaging.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo mandatory checks as required and will be based in Wangaratta.

The position Description can be accessed here: PD: Marketing and Communications Officer

For a confidential discussion please contact: Manager HR & People Engagement – Natalie Milgate on 0419656426.

In your application you will need to submit a covering letter, provide a current resume, identifying why you are the best candidate for the role.

Applications can be emailed to: [email protected]. Applications close on Friday 26 August 2022.

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Chief Financial Officer:

As a leader and employer of choice in Northeast Victoria, Merriwa is committed to supporting the employment and career development of people with a disability. We are a social enterprise that provides meaningful work in an environment of inclusion and empowerment.

Merriwa is diverse in nature which is a major strength of our organisation. Our dream is to be part of a future where people with a disability reach their potential, feel respected, happy and confident. This is delivered through our Leadership Guiding Principles, ensuring we lead with integrity and an open mind, demonstrating care for those in our charge.

In your role you will:

This influential leadership position requires a hands-on, impactful Chief Financial Officer relishing the opportunity to collaborate with the Leadership Team as we drive performance, create value and position for stable, confident growth. The Chief Financial Officer role is responsible for providing full stewardship of the financial and risk management operations of Merriwa. You will also be responsible for creating a culture of change, innovation, and continuous improvement to aid both business outcomes, the overall performance, efficiency and effectiveness of the team and how the team supports the overall organisation.

You will possess:

  • An influential and engaging communication style
  • Be a natural leader and communicator, having the ability to quickly gain the confidence of the CEO and leadership team
  • Have a successful track record as a CFO in a significant NFP organisation
  • Deep commercial acumen including core issue identification, analytical skills, problem solving and financial literacy
  • Can operate in a hands-on environment, along with the experience to be strategic around the board table
  • An understanding of financial, technology, people and culture, risk and compliance requirements for a NFP enterprise

We will offer you:

  • A work environment that places significant value on personal growth, respect, dignity, and diversity
  • A challenging and rewarding role
  • The opportunity to join an organisation that continues to grow and invest in its people and its future
  • An attractive remuneration package to include super + salary packaging.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo mandatory checks as required and will be based at either our Wangaratta or Wodonga plants.

The Position Description can be accessed here: Chief Financial Officer – Position Description

For a confidential discussion and further information on the role please contact: Manager HR & People Engagement – Natalie Milgate on 0419656426

In your application you will need to submit a covering letter, provide a current resume, identifying why you are the best candidate for the role. Please submit your application to [email protected] 

Applications close on Friday 12 August 2022.

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Youth Engagement and Development Workers (Casual):

For some young people, living at home with their families is not possible for a range of circumstances beyond their control. No matter what the circumstance, young people always have a right to protection, support and education.

When these circumstances arise and young people do not have the support to live at home, Merriwa can assist to provide a safe and comfortable environment, supporting and caring for the young person in order to maximise their educational, relationship and social opportunities.

Merriwa is a Child Safe Organisation and services are provided on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Youth Engagement and Development Worker (Casual) is required to provide high quality, responsive support to people in out of home care in Wangaratta and the surrounding areas. The position holder actively participates in the person’s day to day living and supports the health, wellbeing and development of the person, undertaking all administrative requirements and household duties. The role contributes to the creation of an environment that embraces diversity, all abilities, and where people and team members feel respected and have purpose.

In your role you will:

  • Ensure an encouraging safe and secure environment for people and staff.
  • Encourage and support the people to build strong connections within the community, and maintain contact with family, friends and other networks.
  • Encourage and model positive behaviour’s and skills required to successfully transition to independent living.
  • Support the person to achieve their potential and the desired outcomes of their individual plans and/or aspirations.
  • Empower the people to have a voice and actively listen and respond to their views.

Expectations:

  • Conduct oneself in accordance with the Merriwa Code of Conduct which is underpinned by the values of prosperity, responsibility, integrity, diversity and excellence within the principles of continuous improvement and health and safety.
  • Maintain professional standards of care at all times and respect the confidentiality of the people, co-workers and the organisation.
  • Report any breaches of the Merriwa policies and procedures to your immediate supervisor.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to play a key role as a member of the child or young person’s care team.
  • Demonstrated ability to flexibly manage competing priorities and stressful situations, monitoring own stress levels and practising and promoting self-care strategies.
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team to accomplish goals.
  • Demonstrated capacity engaging people and the ability to not only work with displays of emotional and behavioural dysregulation but to be able to understand the underlying causes.
  • Ability to exhibit empathy for people in our care in an open minded and non-judgemental manner.
  • The capacity to advocate, engage and negotiate with relevant stakeholders, including school/educational networks and family where appropriate.
  • Demonstrated understanding or willingness to learn appropriate legislation, policy and issues relating to people involved with Children Protection and Youth Justice and Disability Services.
  • Highly developed capacity for emotional self-regulation including the capacity to set and maintain consistent boundaries to provide safety, stability and consistency.
  • The ability to contribute to creation of work environment that embraces diversity, all abilities employees, and where team members feel respected and have purpose.
  • Current Police Check.

Qualifications and other requirements:

Essential:

  • A recognised and relevant qualification e.g. Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention, Disability or equivalent (it is a mandatory requirement that all staff without a relevant qualification undertake and complete this qualification within 12 months of employment).
  • Completion of or willingness to complete mandatory units of competency, which covers trauma, working in residential care and managing behaviour (it is a mandatory requirement that all staff without the mandatory units of competency commence this qualification within 12 months of employment).
  • A valid Working with Children’s Check.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Prepared to undergo a Criminal Records Check prior to commencement.
  • Undertake Disqualified Carers Check.
  • Undertake Disability, Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) Check.

We will offer you:

  • A work environment that places significant value on personal growth, respect, dignity and diversity
  • A highly supportive business with a diverse workforce
  • A challenging and rewarding role
  • The opportunity to join an organisation that continues to grow and invest in its people and its future
  • Salary packaging
  • A competitive salary plus Super

For a confidential discussion please contact Antoinette Barbisan on 03 5722 7600. The Position Description is available here: PD: Casual Youth Engagement and Development Worker

Please email your application to: [email protected]