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Community Engagement Facilitator - Noarlunga - till June 2021

Apply now Job no: 985549
Work type: Max Term (Full Time)
Location: SA
Categories: Community Services

  • Support the lives of people living with disability
  • Utilise your relationship & networking skills in the nationally delivered NDIS
  • Max Term till June 2021
  • Noarlunga Location

 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. 

 

The NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) works to support people with disabilities to participate in and contribute to social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need throughout their lives. The NDIS provides a number of ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC). For more information, please search for ‘NDIS’ online.

 

Your Opportunity

Our Community Engagement Coordinators are involved in community engagement and awareness raising activities, with a strong focus on improving access and inclusion realities for people living with disability. Building on existing community strengths and developing solutions to strengthen local communities is also a key priority. 

Key performance areas include (not limited to):

  • Networking with local service providers
  • Community Mapping to identify key community groups, service providers and sectors for targeted community engagement and capacity building
  • Building connections with the community which extend community, economic and social opportunities for people living with and experiencing disability
  • Implementing relevant capacity building and engagement activities and monitoring and reporting outcomes

Requirements for Success

For consideration in the role of Community Engagement Coordinator, you will possess:

  • A minimum of 2 – 5 years of demonstrated experience working in the human services sector e.g. disability, child services, allied health, social work, community development or education etc
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Local and regional knowledge of the Adelaide metropolitan area
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship management, workflow management and project management
  • Experience in the community services sector, including in the delivery of services where deep, concentrated and persistent disadvantage exists
  • Experience in service sector partnerships, engagement and networking
  • Experience in engaging with and mobilising communities
  • Lived experience of disability encouraged

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 or phone 03 6212 6816.

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 Community Engagement Facilitator.pdf. For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Applications close midnight, 27th October. Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.

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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'