Brotherhood of St Laurence
Students will have a fantastic opportunity to see how a well established community service organisation works and gain valuable skills in supporting the most disadvantaged people in the community whilst honing their administration skills. The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) is a community organisation that works across Australia to prevent and alleviate the impact of poverty. BSL deliver a range of programs from their Fitzroy and Carlton sites.
Skills You Might Learn
Community engagement practice, liaison with disadvantaged at risk people, work in teams to create events and initiatives to engage and support the local community, develop report and writing skills, enhance listening and communication skills to built respectful, professional relationships. Learn how community services work and the importance of collaborative team work. Computer and phone work.
Typical Tasks & Duties
Students will work with program coordinators such as the Work and Learning program that supports refugee public housing tenants to find work or commence training, learn how to coach and support people who are disadvantaged, help organise and participate in events, support the record keeping of client interactions, use computers and emails to communicate and develop resources.
- Interest in community services and helping those people most at risk
- Someone that wants to work with and support people from all backgrounds
- Students wanting to learn how the community sector works
Special Transport Requirements
Both sites are easily reached by public transport - trams
RELATED COURSES INCLUDE
- BSB30412 - Certificate III in Business Administration
- CHC20112 - Certificate II in Community Services
- CHC30112 - Certificate III in Community Services Work