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Community Engagement Support Worker – Alice Springs

Apply now Job no: 985515
Work type: Max Term (Part Time)
Location: NT
Categories: Community Services

  • Part time contract until June 2020
  • Location: Alice Springs – NT
  • 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 are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

The Community Engagement Support Worker role exists to support the Team Coordinator to undertake engagement and awareness activities in relation to the Psychosocial Program.

Reporting to the Team Coordinator, Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Build connections to the community that may be useful to build community opportunities
  • Remote travel to communities to establish professional relationships and provide support
  • Support the team coordinator and other psychosocial program staff with daily task
  • Engage with community members, service users and other stakeholders
  • Complete a range of administrative tasks to support psychosocial staff

Requirements for Success

  • High level of verbal and interpersonal communication skills that permit the incumbent to actively engage with internal and external stakeholders to raise awareness of the NDIS and Mission Australia’s role in the Psychosocial Program and other programs within Alice Springs region.
  • Capacity to assist with setting up and packing up for community events including manual handling of equipment and resources.
  • Proven ability to use computers, including MS Office suite
  • Ability and flexibility to travel overnight to assigned Remote Communities of Central Australia
  • Capacity to engage with local communities.
  • NT Drivers Licence
  • NT OCHRE Card

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

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)
  • 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 talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au

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 PD - Community Engagement Support Worker PP Alice CSE L2.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, Thursday 17 October 2019

Advertised: AUS Central Standard Time
Application close: AUS Central Standard Time

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Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.

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Founding Purpose - 'Inspired by Jesus Christ, Mission Australia exists to meet human need and to spread the knowledge of the love of God'