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Western Sydney and Nepean Tenant Participation and Community Engagement Facilitator

Apply now Job no: 984531
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: MA Housing

  • Permanent Opportunity to join a new program launching in NSW
  • Mt Druitt, Greater Western Sydney Region, NSW
  • Opportunity to help the lives of Australians in need

About Us  

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

We have an exciting new opportunity for you to join our TPCE program, a program designed to assist social housing tenants improve the service and support they receive across NSW.

We are proud to provide a program that will strengthen community ties for people who are isolated in social housing, help build and organise community groups, link tenants with support services and help to identify potential community improvements.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Build relationships with local tenants to address and identify challenges they face
  • Map current tenant participation groups and identify gaps and opportunities
  • Facilitate tenant volunteering opportunities within the community and coordinate training and information sessions
  • Outreach to isolated or difficult to engage tenants to overcome barriers to engage
  • Build and sustain formal and informal relationships with key stakeholders

Requirements for Success

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma in community services, community development, health or related fields
  • Experience in community development
  • Ideally a background in working with homelessness, social housing, or youth work
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office systems
  • A Current Drivers Licence

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 Working with Children check 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.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Paid parental leave and opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Volunteering opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.  or contact Kath Power, Talent Attraction Business Partner on 07 3394 8193.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via  Download File Tenant Participation and Community Engagement Facilitator.pdf

Applications close midnight, Sunday 18th November 2018

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