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Community Engagement Coordinator - SETS


Employer: Arabic Welfare Inc.
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 08 March, 2019.
Applications close: 01 April, 2019.

  • Attractive Salary Packaging Options
  • Classification: SCHCADS 2010, level 5
  • Location: Brunswick and Broadmeadows

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Community Engagement Coordinator is primarily responsible for implementation of the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) – Community Capacity Building (CCB) program. The purpose of SETS-CCB is to increase social participation, economic and personal well-being and ensure positive settlement outcomes for people from Arabic speaking countries.

In particular, the focus of SETS-CCB is to strengthen capacity of groups and organisations, to:

  • Enable strong governance and effective processes/operations.
  • Respond to the needs of vulnerable communities through increased networking and broader participation.
  • Apply for funding and increase their resources through grant application training and practical skill development.
  • Build strong relationships with community groups and leaders, and with community religious leaders.

Main responsibilities of the role:

The role of the Community Engagement Coordinator is to:

  • Consult with ethno-specific community groups and religious leaders to understand local community issues and support development of strategies to address them.
  • Provide training, support and mentoring to enable community and religious leaders to adequately respond to settlement issues.
  • Strengthen relationships with key stakeholders and establish effective links to facilitate referrals from a range of services.
  • Provide opportunities for small ethno-specific groups to interact with different levels of government and engage more broadly with local stakeholders on settlement issues.
  • Fulfil project monitoring and reporting as required by Arabic Welfare and the funded body.

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Community Development, Welfare or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience of building strong relationships and ability to engage with respected community leaders and community groups.
  • Delivery of training to support communities from Arabic speaking communities, and facilitation of group work.
  • Understanding of organisational governance and settlement support services.
  • In depth knowledge of migrant welfare services and service delivery.
  • Liaison across various levels of government and experience in report writing.
  • An ability to communicate effectively and fluent in both Arabic and English.
  • Highly-developed administration and computer skills and competency in Microsoft Programs and an ability to learn new systems quickly.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member to achieve goals.

This is a full time position on fixed term for 3 years.

As part of the Arabic Welfares recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia.

A copy of the position description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

Applicants are required to submit a resume and address the key selection criteria.

Email written applications to info@arabicwelfare.org.au, using the subject line: Community Engagement Coordinator– SETS application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close: Mon, 1 April 2019, 5:00pm.

For further information about the role phone Amal El-Khoury on 03 9380 9536.

Supporting materials  Community Engagement Coordinator_SETS.pdf