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Community Engagement Facilitator

Apply now Job no: 979863
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Utilise your stakeholder engagement & research skills 
  • Fixed Term contract to 30th Dec 2018
  • Location: Claymore

About Mission Australia 

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence.

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development.

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves.

About the role

The Community Engagement Facilitator role exists to actively promote a collective community effort to address issues considered by the Claymore Leadership Forum, and Claymore Backbone as high priorities within the community. The position will also note actions taken to improve community engagement, prevent domestic violence, child abuse and, identify innovative solutions and build on existing strengths, to strengthen local communities.


  • Develop, build and implement community partnership frameworks 
  • Lead or support a range of face to face community building workshops including preparation of course content, materials, registration and evaluation
  • Work with the Claymore Backbone staff to promote collective impact initiatives through one-on-one and group sessions with residents and stakeholders.
  • Identify a range of community programs that require a collective community effort to address community issues such as homelessness, domestic violence and child abuse.
  • Promote a collective effort approach to community projects and/or events led by the Claymore Backbone service

Qualifications & experience

  • Tertiary Qualification in allied health, social science, communication, humanities; or related field 
  • Knowledge of the community services sector, including in the delivery of services where deep, concentrated and persistent disadvantage exists
  • Research and group facilitation skills 
  • Experience in service sector engagement and networking 
  • Experience in engaging with, and mobilising communities 
  • Excellent analytical, networking and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to be adaptable, innovative and solution focused within a progressively changing environment.
  • Experience in Collective Impact, Harwood, Place Planning or other contemporary community-level intervention frameworks

Applicants must address the essential and desirable criteria in Recruitment information

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current WWC or DCSI Clearance or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.


  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income 
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private 
  • Purchase additional annual leave 
  • Discounted childcare rates at participating Centres 

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close midnight, 1st October 2017

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Download File Claymore Backbone Community Engagement FacilitatorPD 8.9.2017.docx

Download File Claymore NGO Backbone Background Information 1.docx

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

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