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Community Facilitator - Alice Springs

Employer: CREATE Foundation
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 15 November, 2018.
Applications close: 06 December, 2018. (Expired)

Primary Purpose of the Community Facilitator:

Community Facilitators are responsible for improving the lives of children and young people with a care experience outlined in the organisations strategic plan goals. Community Facilitators are guided by the organisations Mission, to – Connect to Empower to Change. They do this through ensuring that CREATE’s systems for connecting children and young people to clubCREATE are maintained and new members recruited; and facilitating connection through activities and programs. 

Position Context and specific job requirements:

CREATE Foundation is a systems advocate and the role that Community Facilitators play is one where engaging with children and young people is central to the role. CREATE does not provide individual advocacy.

Community Facilitators are change agents who facilitate the voices of children and young people through active participation and engagement. This enables the organisation to advocate to key decision makers effectively.

You will develop relationships and encouraging the participation of children and young people. You must be able to actively engage with, and listen to, children and young people and facilitate their participation.

Must Have - Key Criteria: 

  • Degree in human services, child protection, community development, social policy/work, or related field coupled with at least 12 months practical experience. Experience in the out of home care sector is desirable.
  •  Current Drivers Licence
  •  Successful Security Check – per state requirements

Full Selection Criteria

Applicants must address the below Selection Criteria and attach with your Cover Letter, and CV/Resume.

  •  Experience in working with children and young people, and advocating for their rights, coupled with an understanding of the out-of-home care system or ability to acquire.
  • Demonstrated competency in delivering/facilitating programs and organizing events and activities. This includes event/workshop planning, promotion, delivery and the evaluation of programs/events.  
  • Highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills (children and young people, sector professionals and key stakeholders) coupled with confidence in conflict resolution, and problem solving. Ability to maintain accurate records and highly developed computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office).
  • Highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workload to ensure that organizational goals are met with ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience or ability to develop and foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, non-government organisations and peak bodies.

CREATE is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities and we encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply for the position. People with out-of-home care experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

For a Position Description please see the attachment below. For more information please go to our website.

How to apply for this job

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