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Working for Victoria employment opportunities

Working for Victoria is supporting the people of Mitchell Shire getting back into work. There are new jobs and recovery roles that will contribute to slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and help many Victorians get back to work.

We will advertise for our Working for Victoria roles over the coming weeks. Positions will be made available on a rolling basis.

If you have lost work due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website to find out more and apply.

What roles are available at Mitchell?

We are preparing to share details of multiple roles available at Mitchell Shire Council as funded by the Victorian State Government. These positions will support our organisation in transitioning to the recovery phase of COVID-19.

Most importantly, they will provide opportunities for members of our community who have lost work to apply for a role at Council.

Current roles available through Sidekicker

Arboricultural Officer

Location: Broadford Depot

Sidekicker category: Land management/Bushfire recovery

Sidekicker sub-category: Tradesperson & Environmental labourer

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • current Victorian driver's licence
  • completed or working towards Diploma of Arboriculture (Cert V)
  • demonstrated experience of 3 to 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • qualified and experience arborist with demonstrated skills and abilities to meet the requirements of the position
  • a sound knowledge of arboriculture and tree management procedures and the relevant legislation, standards and guidelines
  • a highly developed written, oral and computer skills, including the ability to prepare reports and provide detailed tree assessments
  • the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with staff, residents, contractors and relevant stakeholders

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Business Advisor - Business Strategy Specialist

Location: Wallan Office

Sidekicker categories:

  • Business support/Call centre workers
  • Community services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • IT Support and Administration
  • Reception and Intake workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • tertiary (university or TAFE) qualification(s) in Business, Commerce, Marketing, Economics or a related discipline
  • at least 3-5 years' experience in Business and Finance, Business Strategy, Marketing or Sales/Business Development or similar field
  • a background in working for or with private sector business in relation to business strategy matters
  • demonstrated experience as a strong and clear communicator
  • demonstrated high level of attention to details, excellent organisational skills, and the ability to manage matters autonomously with minimal supervision and instructions
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check and Working With Childrens' check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Community Development Projects - Community Strengthening

Location: location

Sidekicker categories:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Community Services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Disability Support and Advocacy workers
  • Child and Family Services workers
  • Youth workers
  • Social workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • successful completion of secondary education
  • additional qualifications and/or some relevant work experience, or working toward tertiary equivalent qualifications in community development, youth work, social sciences or a related discipline
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undergo a National Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Community Development - Psychologist Youth Specialist (in partnership with Nexus Primary Health)

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Community Services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Social Workers & Community Health workers, Mental Health and Community Mental Health workers
  • Disability Support and Advocacy workers, Child and Family Services workers, Youth Workers Counselors and Crisis support workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a tertiary degree (or equivalent qualification) in Psychology with a general registration as a Psychologist, or registration with endorsement as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist with the Psychologist Board of Australia (PsyBA) or the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA)
  • experience and/or special interest for Youth Work and an understanding of child and adolescent development
  • experience in providing assessment, intervention and case management services to young people or children
  • relate to young people in a manner which is culturally relevant and appropriate to their developmental and cognitive level of functioning and provide services in a youth-friendly manner
  • knowledge and understanding of, and adherence to, relevant legislation, policies and issues impacting on service delivery fro young people and their families
  • demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, establishing trust and rapport, maintaining confidentiality and record keeping
  • demonstrated competence in use of information technology, internet and desktop applications (e.g.: electronic client record systems, Outlook, Word, Excel and database packages)
  • a working knowledge of case management frameworks and the strength-based approach to client services would be advantageous
  • effective communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience dealing with a diverse range of people
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • Working With Children's check
  • ability to process map and draft policy, process and procedures
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Community Development - Social Worker Youth (in partnership with Nexus Primary Health)

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Community Services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Social Workers & Community Health workers, Mental Health and Community Mental Health workers
  • Disability Support and Advocacy workers, Counsellors and Crisis support workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a degree in social Work or post-secondary qualifications in a relevant community services field (i.e.: Youth Work)
  • a passion for Youth Work and an understanding of child and adolescent development
  • an understanding of relevant risk and needs assessment
  • a working knowledge of case management frameworks and the strength-based approach to client services

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Contract Administration Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Business Support

Sidekicker sub-category:

  • Data Entry
  • Administrative Assistant

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • relevant experience in Contracts Administration
  • knowledge of legal requirements involved in Contracts
  • effective communication skills, both verbal and written and experience dealing with a diverse range of people
  • familiarity with accounting procedures
  • attention to detail
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • ability to work with varying seniority levels, including staff, managers and external partners

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Digital Engagement Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Business support/Call centre

Sidekicker sub-category: Data entry & IT support

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • IAP2 engagement certification (or similar) or practical experience
  • demonstrated experience preparing and implementing stakeholder engagement plans (infrastructure, community engagement or disaster recovery experience desirable)
  • demonstrated experience structuring surveys for engagement projects and managing databases for stakeholder outreach
  • tertiary qualifications in communications, engagement or related disciplines or practical experience in consultation and public relations
  • demonstrated experience as a strong and clear communicator with a proven ability to simplify complex information into compelling and engaging content for use across multiple online and offline channels
  • demonstrated experience and proficiency using Content Management Systems (CMSs) and online engagement platforms
  • strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and sound practical experience using Adobe Creative Suite applications and other tools to structure, publish and design content
  • excellent proofreading, editing and copywriting skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • proven ability to operate in a complex operating environment with a high degree of public exposure and to identify associated risk management and issues mitigation needs
  • a valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Digital Marketing Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Business support/Call centre

Sidekicker sub-category: IT support

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • tertiary qualification or demonstrated experience in communications, design, marketing, digital development or relevant demonstrated experience in business or tourism publishing digital content
  • demonstrated experience in creating, publishing and editing compelling content and campaigns, especially written/digital forms of communication
  • excellent proofreading, editing and copy writing skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • demonstrated practical experience and coordinating free and paid promotional campaigns across digital and prints channels, including analytics, SEO and paid advertising
  • demonstrated experience and proficiency using Content Management Systems (CMSs), Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite applications and other tools to structure, publish and design content
  • a valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Digital Marketing Officer (GS) - Jobs, Investment and Communications

Location: Broadford Civic Centre

Sidekicker categories:

  • Business Support/ Call Centre workers
  • Community Services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Customer Service and Data Entry
  • IT Support & Administration
  • Reception and Intake Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a tertiary qualification or demonstrated experience in communications, design, marketing, digital development, or relevant demonstrated experience in business or tourism publishing digital content
  • demonstrated experience in creating, publishing and editing compelling content and campaigns, especially written/digital forms of communication
  • excellent proofreading, editing and copywriting skills with a high level of attention to details and accuracy
  • demonstrated practical experience coordinating free and paid promotional campaigns across digital and print channels including analytics, SEO and paid advertising
  • ability to travel and work in Seymour at regular intervals
  • demonstrated experience and proficiency using Content Management Systems (CMSs), Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite applications and other tools to structure, publish and design content
  • a current, valid Victorian drivers's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Childrens' check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Facility Maintenance Works Supervisor

Location: Broadford Civic Centre

Sidekicker categories:

  • Land management/Bushfire recovery
  • Construction

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Tradesperson
  • Civil Engineering & construction
  • Tradesperson & civil construction labourer

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a recognised qualification in Facility Management or the Building Construction Industry (particularly commercial exposure)
  • supervisory qualifications and experience
  • a minimum of 4 years relevant experience in the management of public buildings and facilities, including experience in the identification of defects and supervision of contractors performing buildings maintenance and renewal works
  • experience in labour and materials estimating
  • experience in successfully managing contracts and contractors
  • highly developed oral and written communication skills to enable effective communication with a wide variety of people from all levels and background including staff, contractors and the public
  • well-developed negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • knowledge of best practice contracting and tendering practices
  • sound knowledge of the Victorian Building Code and associated regulations
  • sound knowledge of other relevant acts and codes relevant to the management of public facilities including but not limited to the Disability and Discrimination Act
  • possession of a Victorian Construction Induction Card (White Card)
  • possession of a current Working with Children's Check to be carried at all times

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Financial Counsellor for Community (in partnership with Nexus Primary Health)

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Health Services
  • Community Services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Social Workers & Community Health workers, Mental Health and Community Mental Health workers
  • Disability Support and Advocacy workers, Child and Family Services workers, Counsellors and Crisis support workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a Diploma of Financial Counselling
  • relevant experience as a Financial Counsellor
  • eligible for membership to the Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC)
  • understanding of the knowledge and skills required in working with people experiencing financial hardship

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Management Accountant

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Business Support

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Data entry
  • Sales & Customer Support

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • relevant degree or diploma (Finance/Business Administration) and/or substantiaal relevant experience in a similar role
  • excellent verbal, written and numerical abilities
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Project Manager - Infrastructure Works

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Construction

Sidekicker sub-category: Civil Engineering

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • Tertiary qualifications in either Project Management or Civil Engineering or other related discipline
  • A Minimum of 4 years relevant experience in a similar role
  • Extensive knowledge of civil, building or construction industry principles and practices
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience in successfully managing contracts and contractors
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills to enable communication with a wide variety of people from all levels and backgrounds, including staff, contractors and the public
  • Well-developed negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills
  • Knowledge of best practice contracting and tendering practices

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Small Business Advisor - Jobs, Investment and Communications

Location: Wallan office

Sidekicker categories:

  • Business support/Call centre
  • Community services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Customer service
  • Data entry
  • IT support & administration
  • Reception and intake workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • relevant experience in Economic Development, Business Development or similar field
  • a background in working with private sector business in developing and implementing business support services and business improvements methodologies and processes
  • demonstrated experience as a strong and clear communicator
  • demonstrated high level of attention to details, excellent organisation skills, and the ability to manage matters autonomously with minimal supervision and instructions
  • a valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Streetscape and Playground Cleaners - 6 roles available

Location: Wallan Depot

Sidekicker category: Cleaning, Sanitation and Waste Services

Sidekicker sub-category: Cleaners

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • sound work history
  • experience in cleaning multi-use areas
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Web Content Advisor

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Business support/Call centre

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Customer service
  • Data entry
  • IT support

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • tertiary qualification in communications, design, marketing, digital development, UX or relevant equivalent field or equivalent business experience publishing digital content
  • comprehensive understanding of multiple CMS systems
  • excellent proofreading, editing and copywriting skills
  • comprehensive applied knowledge of WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards
  • in-depth knowledge of Adobe software such as InDesign, Photoshop, etc.
  • expertise in applying SEO practices to content
  • basic understanding of analytics and reporting

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

How do I apply?

Applications cannot be submitted directly to Council. Instead, applications are accepted via Working for Victoria and sent to Council for consideration. Here's how you can apply.

  1. register for Working for Victoria. This will invite you to sign up for the Sidekicker app
  2. set up your Sidekicker profile
  3. select up to three areas of interest
  4. select your availability (e.g. part-time, full-time)
  5. select your preferred location

Once you have completed the above steps, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Download the Sidekicker app to begin browsing suggested roles.

When a role you are interested in is recommended for you, simply apply for the position through the Sidekicker app.

What if I have questions?

If you're unsure about how to register for Working for Victoria, please contact Working for Victoria via email at WorkingforVictoria@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

If your question relates to position descriptions of current vacancies at Mitchell Shire Council, please contact our Customer Service team on 03 5734 6200 and reference the role for which you are applying. Our staff will direct your enquiry to the relevant department.

Life in Mitchell Shire

Located just 40km north of Melbourne’s CBD, Mitchell Shire is one of Victoria’s fastest growing outer metropolitan municipalities.

We are proud to encompass the towns of Beveridge, Broadford, Heathcote Junction, Kilmore, Pyalong, Seymour, Tallarook, Tooborac, Trawool, Wallan, and Wandong.

Mitchell offers the best of both worlds. Our position on the rural/urban divide bridges the gap between regional and city lifestyles. A trip to Mitchell will help you to discover:

  • a diverse landscape that’s perfect for hiking along hilltops, strolling by rivers, and exploring untouched nature
  • friendly, active communities
  • easy access to the city and the country
  • great food and wine
  • quality education and health care
  • a mix of urban and rural living with a range of housing choices
  • an affordable lifestyle.

Here at Mitchell Shire Council, we are excited to embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with our rapid growth. Our staff work hard to plan and implement services, facilities and support to ensure the Mitchell community can continue to thrive.

This is a shire that values community. It’s a municipality whose towns are a source of pride for all who live here. When it comes down to it, it’s no wonder more and more people are starting to discover Mitchell.

We can’t wait for you to join us and see what Mitchell is all about.

Our services

We offer 100+ services to the local community and maintain significant infrastructure and facilities for our community. We also enforce state and local laws and have a number of emergency management planning, response, relief and recovery responsibilities in partnership with other levels of government.

Visit our Services page to find our more about the services provided by Mitchell Shire Council.

Staff testimonials

Adam, Local Laws:
"I have found that the 'One Mitchell' approach works. Everyone gets involved and the organisation really cares. Everyone has been great to work with and there is a sense of ownership with everything that we do."

Hannah, Finance and Assets:
"At Mitchell I am able to see the positive impact that my role has on the community and the people I work with. Mitchell is a great place to work, with a supportive leadership team fostering development and career advancement."

Sean, Strategic Planning:
"Mitchell Shire Council offers the opportunity to work in a growth area for a forward-thinking Council with a focus on community outcomes. There is a positive culture and a high-level of buy in from staff members towards achieving organisation goals."

Carly, Leisure:
"Working at Mitchell Shire Council is more than just a job; it is a family unit where you feel supported in all facets of your role. There is an energy and passion for what we do to help support the greater community that provides intrinsic motivation to keep striving for success."

More information

This page was last updated on 3 July 2020.