Current vacancies

  • Location: Fitzroy
  • Hours: Part time, 15h+ per week 5pm-8pm

Summary of program and its objectives

Given the Chance is an employment program of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, supporting disadvantaged job seekers into sustainable work. The program assists people to access opportunities to live and work independently through employment, training and support programs. We also advocate for appropriate and innovative community response to employment issues.

Main responsibilities fo the role

To carry out office cleaning duties safely, including vacuuming, dusting and garbage removal. You will gain a certificate III qualification and learn while on the job.

Key Selection Criteria

  • must be permanent resident or Australian Citizen
  • no qualification above Certificate II
  • commitment to delivering a quality cleaning service
  • commitment to undertaking a traineeship in Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
  • ability to work with minimal supervision
  • must be fit and willing to undertake a medical check prior to employment
  • strong understanding of OHS processes
  • good communication skills and great team member
  • understanding and sympathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

This is a 12-month traineeship with part time hours, Monday to Friday. Salary will be $15.26 per hour, in line with the National Training Wage Award Level B under the classification of the Cleaning Services Award.

A copy of the position can be provided upon request. For further information about the role phone Sophie Boinnard on 9288 9946.

How to apply? All applications – direct and referrals – are to be emailed with resume to: gtc(at)bsl.org.au

Please note
A Police Check and medical test may be conducted during the recruitment process – results will inform the final decision to hire the candidate. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting and will not be contacted. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Location: Boronia
  • Hours: 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Occasional weekend work may be required with overtime rate

Summary of program and its objectives

Given the Chance is Employment program of the Brotherhood of st Laurence aiming to support disadvantaged job seekers into sustainable work. Given the Chance has responsibility for assisting people to access opportunities to live and work independently through effective employment, training and support programs whist advocating for appropriate and innovative community response to employment and related issues.

We are currently recruiting for a 1st or 2nd year apprentice plumber to work alongside highly skilled trade mentors using the latest technology and modern equipment.

Main responsibilities of the role

  • assist team members with all plumbing work
  • pack up and set up on site
  • maintain equipment and workshop

Key Selection Criteria

  • minimum Year 10 pass Maths and English
  • strong communication skills
  • reliable and professional
  • fit and able to lift heavy materials. A fitness medical test will be conducted as part of the recruitment process.
  • a willingness to learn on the job and in training.

This is a full time position at 50 hours per week. Salary will be based on the national training wage award and will include relevant industry, tool and trade allowances.

A copy of the position can be provided upon request. For further information about the role phone Sophie Boinnard on 9288 9946.

How to apply? All applications – direct and referrals – are to be emailed with resume to: gtc(at)bsl.org.au

Please note
A Police Check and medical test may be conducted during the recruitment process – results will inform the final decision to hire the candidate. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting and will not be contacted. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Expression of interest only

  • Location: City of Hume
  • Hours: Monday – Friday (7am to 3pm)

Summary of program and its objectives

Given the Chance is Employment program of the Brotherhood of st Laurence aiming to support disadvantaged job seekers into sustainable work. Given the Chance has responsibility for assisting people to access opportunities to live and work independently through effective employment, training and support programs whist advocating for appropriate and innovative community response to employment and related issues.

Main responsibilities of the role

  • perform open space maintenance works as required.
  • Turf maintenance, weeding, spraying, machinery maintenance, general pruning, planting, watering, irrigation maintenance, climb trees, prune trees and tree watering & mulching
  • operate and maintain various horticultural machinery in a safe and professional manner
  • working within mowing teams across the contract & supporting horticulture crews as required.
  • foster a “one company” approach with individuals recognising and taking responsibility for their part.

Key Selection Criteria

  • must have previous mowing experience
  • must have a driving licence and a MR licence
  • must be flexible and reliable
  • must be fit for work
  • must demonstrate understanding of community development principles;
  • must demonstrate understanding and sympathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.

A copy of the position can be provided upon request. For further information about the role phone Sophie Boinnard on 9288 9946.

How to apply? All applications – direct and referrals – are to be emailed with resume to: gtc(at)bsl.org.au

Please note
A Police Check and medical test may be conducted during the recruitment process – results will inform the final decision to hire the candidate. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting and will not be contacted. All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the appointment. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. The Brotherhood of St Laurence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Location: City of Yarra
  • Hours: Full time, 38h per week 7am – 4pm

Summary of the program and its objectives

Given the Chance is Employment program of the Brotherhood of st Laurence aiming to support disadvantaged job seekers into sustainable work. Given the Chance has responsibility for assisting people to access opportunities to live and work independently through effective employment, training and support programs whist advocating for appropriate and innovative community response to employment and related issues.

Main responsibilities of the role:

To carry out street cleaning duties safely whilst training in a Certificate III qualification and learn whilst on the job. To make a significant contribution to the Road Maintenance and Street Cleansing team in maintaining the condition, cleanliness and general appearance of Council’s roads and associated infrastructure. Duties will include manual litter and debris collection, graffiti removal and hard waste services.

Key selection criteria

  • must be permanent resident or Australian Citizen
  • must have a health care card
  • no qualification above Certificate II
  • commitment to delivering a quality cleaning service
  • commitment to undertaking a traineeship in Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
  • ability to work with minimal supervision
  • must be fit and willing to undertake a medical check prior to employment
  • strong understanding of OHS processes
  • must have a manual driving licence
  • good communication skills and great team member
  • women strongly encouraged to apply
  • understanding and sympathy with the values and ideals of the BSL.

This is a 12 months traineeship with work 9 days per fortnight. Salary will be $16.38 base rate (+$5.61 over award allowance) per hour, in line with the National Training Wage Award Level B under the classification of the Cleaning Services Award.

A copy of the position can be provided upon request. For further information about the role phone Sophie Boinnard on 9288 9946.

To apply:

All applications (direct and referrals) to be submitted with resume via email to: gtc(at)bsl.org.au

  • Taking expressions of interest
  • Location: mainly CBD, CBD fringes and south-eastern suburbs
  • Part-time and full-time positions available

A tailored Given the Chance program has been operating at ANZ since 2007, offering paid work placements to refugees. The placements are four-monthly or six-monthly and are offered in a range of areas across the ANZ bank, including retail branches and inbound sale centres.Placements are given with the view of ongoing employment, with 78 per cent of participants to date having successfully gained further work.

Key responsibilities:

  • meet customers’ financial transaction needs
  • contribute to branch performance and business objectives
  • adopt a positive relationship-based service and sales approach
  • demonstrate genuine concern and identify the complete financial needs of customers
  • customer service
  • working collaboratively with colleagues to help the branch be more successful.

Key selection criteria

Each applicant must:

  • be a refugee or asylum seeker and provide evidence to prove status; if an applicant is a refugee they must have permanent residency or be an Australian or NZ citizen; asylum seekers must have work rights in Australia
  • have prior higher education either overseas or in Australia (banking and finance preferred)
  • have strong relationship management skills
  • have effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • have a strong customer focus
  • excellent numeracy and computer literacy
  • have a strong problem solving ability
  • be able to work under pressure and complete multiple tasks simultaneously
  • have no police record.

Please send resumes to SBoinnard(at)bsl.org.au.

If referred by a job network provider please state the name of the agency and contact name so that we can provide appropriate feedback.

If you have previously referred a client to one of our vacancies and would like an update, please email the same address with the full names of clients you are enquiring about and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Taking expressions of interest
  • Location: Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond
  • Part-time positions available, between 15 and 34 hours per week.

The Brotherhood's Security Traineeship could see you working as a concierge on the Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond Housing Estates. We are now taking expressions of interest - if you are interested in taking part in our security training program, please email us your resume or attend one of our information sessions. 

Key responsibilities:

  • customer service and administration
  • provide a central information point in the building
  • maintain a formal communications to the management of a safe, clean estate and report all building issues to the team leader
  • assist to link residents with the relevant housing officers
  • inform residents in need of relevant services available
  • work with tenants to create a safer atmosphere
  • assist tenants in responding to personal, housing, health and other service-related issues
  • build and maintain an atmosphere of trust
  • participate and support community activities and events on the estate.

Key selection criteria

  • A willingness to commit to on-and-off job training in accordance with the training contract.
  • Public housing tenant preferred, but not essential.
  • Good communication skills, punctual, well presented and reliable.
  • Applicants must have effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have permanent residency or be an Australian citizen.
  • Applicants must have self motivation, with the ability to interact with and contribute to a team.
  • Skills in problem solving.
  • Experience in dealing with challenging situations.
  • Understanding of appropriate professional behaviour when dealing with residents' personal issues and a commitment to ensuring confidentiality and privacy.
  • No prior qualifications higher than a Certificate II preferred.
  • Desire to work in the security industry post placement.
  • Must not hold a security licence already.
  • An understanding of Occupational Health and Safety in the workplace.

Please send resumes to swanless(at)bsl.org.au.

If referred by a job network provider please state the name of the agency and contact name so that we can provide appropriate feedback.

If you have previously referred a client to one of our vacancies and would like an update, please email the same address with the full names of clients you are enquiring about and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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