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​At Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, we are all proud and reliable volunteers which we referred to as Pro-Bono Employees. We know how volunteering can impact the world and change people's lives for the better!


We offer many ways to learn, grow and develop your own skills in several challenging areas. Just bring your enthusiasm and you will be allowed to create your own position description. You might find yourself developing a newfound passion in a field you might never have explored otherwise.

With Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, nothing is impossible! We are here to help you reach new heights within Community and Social Services.

If you have any enquiries about any positions available, please email our friendly People and Culture Team via People.Culture@dcssaustralia.org. Please note applications with Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, all stages of the recruitment process are decided and based on the merit of your application, performance, skills, knowledge, experience, values and commitment. 

Thank you for expressing your interest to join Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia Team. 

To find our current vacant positions, please visit our Seek for Volunteers page: https://www.volunteer.com.au/volunteering?organisationid=15603 or please click on the Seek Volunteer logo  

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RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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If you are interested in a Pro-Bono Employment (Voluntary) position with Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, please apply through our Seek portal https://www.volunteer.com.au/volunteering?organisationid=15603, or please email our friendly People and Culture Team at People.Culture@dcssaustralia.org with your Resume and Cover Letter, then our People and Culture Team will send you an application form to complete and return back to us.

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INTERVIEW

Upon receiving your complete application, we will access your skills, experience and qualifications against our criteria, if you are successful to the next round, we will invite you for a phone interview with a People and Culture team member.

If the People and Culture interview is successful, we may invite you to a face-to-face or teleconference interview with a Delegate or and the Hiring Manager to see whether you would be a good fit within our organisation and for you to see if our organisation is a good fit for you.

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CHECKS & TRAINING

As a final step, you will be required to undergo National Police Checks (NPC), Working with Children Check (WWCC) and able to meet the Citizenship/Residency requirements

 

Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the following training free of charge:

- Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO);

- Council of Social Services (QCOSS);

- Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales;

All Community Justice Program Supervisors and Client Service Officer are required to undergo additional training with the Victorian State Government and NSW State Government.

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Our Community Directors Code of Ethics

COMMITMENT

Ethics
I took up this position to work for something larger than myself. I will carry out this work honestly and in fairness to everybody involved, placing the interests of others before my own.

Conduct
Every Member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at all times when acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee, or volunteer in a community organisation:

1. pursue as their highest priority the fulfilment of the mission of the organisation
2. after that, promote the interests of the organisation itself
3. after that, consider the interests of the organisation's stakeholders, its clients, its consumers, its employees, and the society and the environment in which it operates.

COMPLIANCE

Ethics
I will work within the law, and within the rules, and I will see that my organisation does too.
Conduct
Every Member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at all times while acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee or volunteer in a community organisation:

1. ensure to the best of their ability and within the bounds of their authority that the organisation is observing sound financial practices and managing potential risks effectively, and is at all times in its dealings with other parties capable of meeting its legal and financial obligations
2. ensure to the best of their ability that the organisation is complying with all applicable federal, state, and local legislation and regulation
3. observe the provisions of the organisation's constitution, its bylaws, its standing orders, and its policies.

CONFLICTS

Ethics
In my dealings with the organisation, I shall be honest and open and shall not take any advantage of my position on the board.
Conduct
No member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at any time while acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee, or volunteer in a community organisation:

1. place their own interests, or the interests of any other person or body, before the interests of the organisation, or so act as to give the appearance of any such conflict
2. enter into any financial relationship with the organisation without the approval of the board, in whose deliberations on that issue the director/board member shall have taken no part
3. through their own conduct bring the organisation into disrepute.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Ethics
I shall keep secret any secrets that have been entrusted to me, and I shall freely tell anyone anything they are entitled to know.
Conduct
Every member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at all times while acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee or volunteer in a community organisation:

1. preserve, where appropriate, the confidentiality of the organisation's business
2. protect the privacy of the organisation's employees, clients, and customers
3. recognise their accountability to the organisation's members and provide all information on the organisation's performance necessary to give meaning to that accountability.

CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

Ethics
I shall do the job fully and without reservations.
Conduct
Every member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at all times while acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee or volunteer of a community organisation:

1. exercise their independent judgement on the issues before them
2. provide themselves with the information from within and without the organisation necessary to support the exercise of their judgements
3. invest the time and effort required to fulfil the requirements of the position by reading the materials, participating fully in meetings, and carrying out any duties assigned by the organisation.

COMMUNICATION

Ethics
I shall know what the organisation does, and why, and I shall tell the world about it.
Conduct
Every Member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at all times while acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee or volunteer in a community organisation:

1. educate themselves continuously to maintain the information base, the skills base, and the qualifications needed to oversee the affairs of the organisation effectively
2. communicate the significance of the organisation's mission, its strategy, and its culture to members, employees, stakeholders, and the public
3. share with the Institute where appropriate and with their colleagues in the field the insights and practices they have developed in the course of their work.

COMMUNITY

Ethics
I will treat the people involved with the organisation respectfully, fairly and without prejudice.
Conduct
Every Member of Diverse Communities and Social Services (DCSS) Australia, shall at all times while acting in their capacity as director/board member, employee or volunteer in a community organisation:

1. observe and promote the human rights of all persons touched by the work of the organisation
2. oppose prejudice, address disadvantage, and promote diversity in all aspects of the governance and the management of the organisation
3. treat colleagues, clients and the community with courtesy and respect.

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Email: Enquiries@dcssaustralia.org

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Diverse Communities and Social Services Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of all the lands on which we work. We pay our deep respects to the elders - past, present, and future generations.

Diverse Communities and Social Services Australia is committed to providing a safe environment for all people, regardless of their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief, and/or sexual identity.

LOCATIONS OF SERVICE​: Nationally

Victoria (VIC) | New South Wales (NSW) | 

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ABN: 40 138  287 319 | Incorporation Number: A0097996T | Victorian Charity Number: FR-000015113 | NSW Charity Number: CFN/25116

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