Manager – Records, Find and Connect & Coordinated Support

Job No: Berry1665
Location: Richmond, VIC

  • Open Place - Support Service for Victoria’s ‘Forgotten Australians’
  • Richmond location
  • Full time ongoing position
  • Full private use of vehicle


Open Place is the State-wide Support Service for Victoria’s ‘Forgotten Australians’. Forgotten Australians are adults who were brought up in institutional and orphanage care. Open Place is an auspice of Berry Street.

This service co-ordinates and provides direct assistance to address the needs and issues of people who grew up in care, helps people deal with the legacy of their childhood experiences and provides support to improve their health and wellbeing.

We are looking for a Manager with a commitment to working with disadvantaged community members, particularly adults who as children, grew up in institutional care in Victoria. The position involves:

  • Providing management and support of the Records and Coordinated Support Teams
  • Leading the Records Find and Connect Team to ensure that accurate, responsive and accountable administrative systems are in place that record and inform Forgotten Australians’ search for personal and family records
  • Leading a support team that provides individualised coordinated care, support and outreach to vulnerable Forgotten Australians

Experience in the supervision, support and leadership of staff and a tertiary qualification in social work, community development, welfare or a related social science is essential.


Queries to Simon Gardiner (Senior Manager – Open Place) on  (03) 9421 6162

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and responses to the attached Key Selection Criteria in a separate document.

Applications should be submitted by 11pm on 18 January 2017

To download the Position Description, please click here

To download the Key Selection Criteria, please click here

Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.



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