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Community Project Worker

Apply now Job no: 985191
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

Community Project Worker

  • Full Time, Fixed Term position for 12 months
  • Location: Yarrabah, with a requirement to travel and work within the community.
  • Make a meaningful difference to 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 160 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

Mission Australia Communities for Children (CfC) and Circles of Care Program are early intervention and prevention programs aimed to improve the development, health and wellbeing of children aged 12 and under, aimed at providing them with the best possible start to life. This is done by addressing local needs and encouraging community participation.

The Project Worker opportunity will give you the chance to support the development and implementation of evidenced based early intervention prevention activity within the local Yarrabah Community.

Your key responsibilities will to:

  • Establish and nurture formal and informal partnerships with members within the community and local networks.
  • Support the coordination of events and community based meetings, including the preparation of promotional and service materials.
  • Accurate and timely documentation of Committee and team meeting minutes, reporting and other administration tasks.
  • Assisting with Emergency Relief applications whilst appropriately adhering to Emergency Relief reporting policies.
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of programs for students and parents within the Yarrabah State School.
  • Linking families with services available within the Yarrabah Council area.

Requirements for Success

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent level of experience and strong expertise across a range of project coordination and community based activities.
  • Local experience and knowledge working within the Cairns South and Yarrabah, ideally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Family Support, Early Intervention and Prevention research, Program Evaluation, Community Development, Coordinated approaches, Community engagement frameworks and partnership development.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skill, including exceptional administrative skills.
  • Solid organisational skills with the ability to provide support management within a complex environment and client group.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

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

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.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email or phone 07 4037 2800.

Next Steps

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

For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File CfC and Circles Worker PD 2019.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight AEST, Monday 22nd July 2019.

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