Community Engagement Officer – Family Support

  • 1 x Part Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Jerrinja

The Community Engagement Officer will provide support to Children and Families in the Jerrinja Aboriginal Community.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
2 January 2020

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Community engagement officer is responsible for establishing strong relationships, maintaining and supportive engagement with community members in order to deliver this program to families. The delivery of the program components will lead to increased community wellbeing, strong cultural identity and greater access to timely, effective and culturally safe services and supports.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Engage with the Jerrinja Aboriginal community including establishing working relationships with community members, Land Councils and existing service providers
  • Assist with advocating on behalf of families as directed
  • Participate in representation of the Family Support Program as directed
  • Undertake a variety of administrative duties including correspondence, database management and record keeping
  • Address barriers to service delivery within the Jerrinja community
  • Assess the needs of the Jerrinja Aboriginal community through consultation with community members and existing service providers
  • Participate in a positive work environment and help promote culture
  • Liaise with Government and Non-Government agencies who engage in similar work
  • Participate in team, section and all of staff meetings and provide reports as and when required
  • Participation in the development, implementation and maintenance of ongoing quality assurance activities
  • Understanding of and capacity to implement EEO, WH&S, ethical practice and principles of a culturally diverse society
  • Comply with all SCMSAC Policies and Procedures
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Senior Manager or Supervisor

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2019 – 2022.