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Australian Red Cross

Community Engagement Officer

Australian Red Cross

Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

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Job Posted: 03/01/2018

Job Category:

Local Government & Community / Community Services

Job description:
  • Full-time
  • Maximum term position until 31 December 2018
  • Based in Rockhampton

The Role

The role will adopt a placed-based community development approach which aims to build capacity and resilience of community members; empower communities to take responsibility for their futures; share with other organisations to increase collaboration; and transform systems and structures to remove barriers.

You will engage and develop Volunteers to be responsible for the day to day operations of the Walali Neighbourhood Centre whilst maintaining operational oversight of the Centre in collaboration with the Regional Coordinator.

Additionally, the role will develop and maintain effective partnerships with relevant internal and external stakeholders to develop new opportunities including activities, outreaching and co-located service arrangements.

About You

You will have demonstrated experience and skills in the design, implementation and evaluation of community based project work. Evident in your application will be your experience in working with communities to facilitate participation of people and communities in broader decision-making processes, promote individual and community autonomy, advocate for systemic changes and identify and mobilise social resources.

Additionally, experience in establishing strong and effective partnerships with community groups, service providers and other key stakeholders to develop responses to community issues and build on community strengths and resources.

The successful applicant will have well developed communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Benefits

Use your skills and experience in a rewarding role for an organisation that makes a difference in the lives of people and communities during times of vulnerability. Excellent salary packaging options are available to increase your take home pay.

For further information please view the position description below or contact Janis Frost on 0488 990 956.

Position Description:Download File 506993 Community Engagement Officer Walali.docx