Current Opportunities to Work with TFSS
Feedback from TFSS staff:
The green shirt is a unique piece of material that is ‘earned’ and not ‘purchased’.
Besides the practicality of the shirt, it embeds the absolute pride onto me, the wearer, to serve our community and be the best I can and to uphold our TFSS values and mission statement. The green shirt speaks before I extend my hand.
The TFSS shirt does not stand alone, neither does it commit showboating. As an organisation I proudly wear the green shirt with no commercial value to its honour, irrespective of the challenging circumstances we confront every work day.
TFSS is currently seeking applications for the following positions vacant within our teams:
- A volunteer position is available to work for 1 - 3 hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday to collect goods from local businesses. To view the information pack please click here. The position will close when the position is filled.
- A full-time fixed-term Case Worker located in Tamworth to be part of the Intensive Family Preservation Team. The successful applicant will be able to work independently and relate well to people from all backgrounds, providing tailored support to children, young people, and their families, who are assessed as being at risk of significant harm and are at risk of placement in out of home care. To view the information pack please click here. Applications close on Sunday, 6 February 2022.
- A part-time fixed-term Reconnect Case Worker located in Armidale, to join the Service Stream 5 Team, to deliver the Reconnect Program, throughout the New England Region, The Reconnect Case Worker will be will be able to work independently, delivering both group and individual case management to young people aged 12 to 18 years as an early intervention and prevention model. Supporting those who are at risk of homelessness, family break down or disengaged with school and community. To view the information pack please click here. Applications close Sunday, 6 February 2022.
- A Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker located in Tamworth to be part of the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS) team. The position is full-time (35 hours) per week for a fixed-term concluding 30, June 2024 due to Government funding cycles. As the Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Worker you will primarily respond to referrals, supporting victims by conducting threat assessments, safety planning and referring to other services to address a range of client needs. To view the information pack please click here. Applications close Sunday, 20 February 2022.
Tips for when applying:
See the Preparing your Application section below for tips on applying for this and any other future TFSS positions.
Preparing your application
Take the time to prepare to give yourself the best chance of success.
- Read the position description
The position description describes the tasks and responsibilities of the role. It includes selection criteria which are the qualifications, skills and experience required to successfully carry out the role.
Before you apply, read the position description to determine whether the job is right for you and if you have the right skills and experience for the role.
- Address the selection criteria
A covering letter, or statement addressing the selection criteria, is your opportunity to demonstrate you meet the essential requirements of the position. Your letter should clearly state which position you are applying for and succinctly address the selection criteria listed on the last page of the position description. Your letter should be no more than three pages.
To assist the reader, you may wish to use each of the selection criteria as a separate heading. Under each heading explain how your qualifications, skills and experience enable you to meet the specific requirements of the role. Use examples and emphasise relevant achievements.
- Include an up-to-date resumé
Your resumé should be up to date and provide an overview of your work experience, educational qualifications and professional development. It is also beneficial to include skills and experience gained outside of paid employment that may be relevant to the position. Your resume must include three referees which we may contact.
- Contact us if you have any questions
Phone 02 6763 2333 or 1800 073 388
Working With Us
Benefits our staff enjoy
We are committed to supporting our people to strike the right balance between work and personal life, and respect that family life is vital to most people’s health and happiness. We support and promote a healthy work/life balance, with many roles offering flexible hours, part-time work, job sharing, family/carer’s leave and other flexible working arrangements.
As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary sacrificing.
We recognise professional development is important to job satisfaction and staff are presented with genuine opportunities to develop to their potential. We encourage employees to access a broad range of learning and development activities.
TFSS is committed to offering work placement opportunities for those undertaking qualifications within a Community Services Field.
Through the work placement program, TFSS endeavours to provide meaningful placements for students undertaking a relevant course through university or TAFE to assist with the required work placement component of their qualification.
TFSS regularly has positions available for those who wish to undertake a work placement with TFSS. All placements are arranged directly between the student, tertiary institution and TFSS’ Human Resources Officer. If you are interested in applying to complete your placement with TFSS, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date for placement to be undertaken, the course being undertaken and your specific requirements whilst undertaking the placement. It is important that we receive your requirements as this ensures TFSS is able to assist in meeting the needs of your qualification, develop the skills and knowledge in your desired career choice and to assist in easing the transition for students into the workplace.
If you have any questions pertaining to any of the above information please contact the Human Resources Officer, Trudy, on 02 6763 2333.
The TFSS welcomes applications to volunteer from all people who want to make a difference, regardless of education, background or skill set. We regularly have volunteer opportunities available throughout the organisation to match a range of interests, skills and availabilities.
We facilitate a range of community programs and services in areas such as homelessness, domestic violence, court support, youth issues, parenting programs, emergency relief and playgroups – just to name a few. Each of these programs requires dedicated and committed people to join with our 90+ employees who work both on the front line and behind the scenes.
Volunteer roles are determined by each TFSS program and are developed to meet the specific needs of the service, location or clients. This means we often have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities available– from program assistants, fundraising assistants, professional service assistants (providing qualified advice around legal or business enquiries) and financial assistants.
A Working with Children Check is considered essential for all positions.
To apply, please complete the volunteer application form (available as either a Word Document or a PDF) and return to email@example.com or fax: 6763 2336, or for more information, contact Trudy on 02 6763 2333.