- Support the lives of people living with a disability
- Utilise your relationship & networking skills in the nationally delivered NDIS
- Full-Time Max-Term till June 2021
- Based in Port Augusta or Whyalla
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 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability to participate in and contribute to improving social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support they need over their lifetime. The NDIS provides several 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 visit https://www.ndis.gov.au.
Join the Port Augusta Local Area Coordinator Team as a Community Engagement Facilitator. At Mission Australia, Community Engagement Facilitators are involved in community engagement, awareness-raising and capacity building activities, with a strong focus on improving access and inclusion for people living with a disability.
This role will attract a community-focused professional with expertise in relationship and project management, with a strong track record working in the community services, disability sector or allied health sector, you will build on existing community strengths and develop solutions to strengthen local communities.
Key performance areas include:
- Networking and engaging with local service providers and other key stakeholders
- Community Asset Mapping to identify key community groups, service providers and sectors for targeted community engagement and capacity building initiatives
- 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 knowledge of the Eyre Western & Far North Region 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 08 9225 0453.
To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.
For more information, click here to view the position description. For further information regarding working with us, visit Working for Mission Australia.
Applications close 11:55 PM, Monday 28 September 2020. Please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting will commence before the closing date.
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.