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TPCE Facilitator

Apply now Job no: 985337
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services

  • Permanent full Time – 38 hours per week
  • Located in Mt Druitt with Tenant Participation & Community Engagement
  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits

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

This position is located in Mt Druitt. We have two exciting part time opportunities to work either 3 or 4 days per week. You will be making a difference by working on our Tenant Participation & Community Engagement (TPCE) program, which is designed to assist social housing tenants improve the service and support they receive across NSW.

You will join a team that is passionate about strengthening community relationships for people who are isolated in social housing. This will involve building and organising community groups, linking tenants with support services and helping 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
  • 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

  • Diploma in community services/development, health or related fields
  • Experience in community development
  • Ideally a background in working with homelessness, social housing or youth
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite
  • A valid NSW Drivers Licence
  • A valid working with children check

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check.

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’. For more information, feel free to view the Position Description via Download File TPCE Facilitator generic PD (2).pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close AEST midnight, Wednesday 28 August 2019. 

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