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Extended Families

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Join our Extended Family … and make a real and lasting difference for children and young adults with a disability and their family.

We are continuing to grow our range of inclusion support, recreation and support coordination services. If you would like to know more about the great employment opportunities at Extended Families, or you are interested in working with our team, please email your resume.

Note all staff require a current satisfactory Police Check, a current employee Working with Children Check and must satisfactorily pass the Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check.

Why work at Extended Families?

Here are a few of the reasons we think you might like to join us:

  • A committed and genuine team with a shared vision to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people with a disability and their families and make a real difference in our community.
  • A high level of job satisfaction, based on a positive work culture of collaboration, relationships and teamwork.
  • A long and effective history in disability support and community inclusion, with well developed policies, procedures and practice guidelines.
  • An e-learning system to support your orientation and ongoing development.
  • Support and supervision is valued and ongoing professional development opportunities provided.
  •  Staff are respected and their input and contribution to service operation and development valued, leading to a flexible and creative approach to service delivery.
  • A flexible work environment to promote work life balance, with an effective ‘time in leiu’ system.  
  • Salary packaging up to the legal limit for staff (except casuals).
  • Award rates and a focus on opportunities for career development for our staff.

Current Employment Opportunities

LinC Rostering and Administrative Assistant

LinC engages skilled support workers to provide social and community inclusion and skill development to participants. The success and growth of the service means we are looking to expand our team that manages the program. We are seeking an experienced human service coordinator, with the skills to support children, young adults and families with disabilities. You will have a sound understanding of and experience in disability and behaviour management, excellent communication and organisational skills and be a proven problem solver. You will also be tech savvy, a fast learner and thrive working in a fast paced environment. You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in human services and the ability to provide guidance direct practice staff. You will ideally have a knowledge of and experience working in the NDIS environment.

Position Description

Apply Now - online application for LinC Rostering and Admin Assistant

Support Coordinator

With increasing demand we have an ongoing need for new Support Coordinators, for casual, part-time or full time positions. We are especially seeking staff bi-lingual in English and one other language from either Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese or Arabic. Help people with a disability achieve their goals and families make the most of their child’s NDIS plan.  For many participants and parents, finding their way through the process of planning and connecting with services can be challenging and time consuming. Support Coordinators help people plan, connect to services and overcome barriers. See position description for application process. Applications are ongoing, although we are specifically looking for:

Vietnamese worker for our Western Melbourne area to join ASAP

Position Description - Support Coordination - Vietnamese Speaking

Inclusion Support Workers (Melbourne Metro)

Support children and young adults with a disability by helping them experience genuine friendship and community inclusion, including in sport, recreation and leisure. You could be taking someone to their weekly dance class, doing a regular leisure activity with them, helping them learn to use public transport, going to a café and helping them practice their social skills or supporting a group of children to explore a city attraction. We have roles available to support participants in our LinC (individual inclusion support) Program.

Positions are casual with a view to develop some into permanent positions.

Ideally you will have past relevant experience and / or minimum Cert III qualification.

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Position Description – Inclusion Support Worker

Apply Now (online application for Inclusion Support Worker positions)

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Mentor - Sunbury

Tyler is 15 year old boy with a great sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. He has Autism and ADHD and enjoys keeping busy and being active.  Tyler lives with his mother and 2 younger sisters.  His family have very few supports in their own network and his mum feels Tyler would greatly benefit from having a positive male role model in his life to hang out with, learn from and get out into the community with on a regular basis.

If you are someone who is keen to make a difference in someone’s life and would enjoy taking on a mentoring role with Tyler, we would love to hear from you! 

Position Details - Volunteer Mentor (Sunbury)

Volunteer Mentor - City of Wyndham (Truganina)

Amy is a quiet 15 year old girl who has a fun and friendly personality to share once she gets to know you. She has Autism and lives at home with her parents and younger brother and sister who also have special needs. Her family have very few supports in their own network and would love to see Amy having the opportunity to get out into the community on a regular basis with the support of a Volunteer Mentor. Amy would enjoy the chance to make a new friend and spend some time gaining some independence. 

Position Details - Volunteer Mentor (Truganina)

Volunteer Mentor - City of Moreland (Coburg)

Ava is an active 8 year old girl with an outgoing personality. She has been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum as having Asperger’s Syndrome.  She lives at home with her parents and older sister. Her family have very few supports in their own network and would love to see Ava having the opportunity to get out into the community on a regular basis with the support of a Volunteer Mentor. 

Postion Details - Volunteer Mentor (Coburg)

Volunteer Mentor - City of Maribyrnong

Aiden is 9 year old boy with a fun and friendly personality. He has high functioning Autism and ADHD and enjoys being active and getting out and about.  He lives with his mother, father and younger sister, who also has special needs.  His family have very few supports in their own network and would love to see Aiden having the opportunity to get out into the community on a regular basis with the support of a Mentor friend.

Postion Details - Volunteer Mentor (Maribyrnong)

Living with a disability can be difficult. We support people aged 0-30 and their families in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula to build friendships and connect with their community.

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Suite 1, 95 Bell Street
P.O.Box 275
Coburg Victoria 3058