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Programs Officer - Community Programs


Employer: Australian Red Cross
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Aged Care & Seniors’ Rights, Community Development, Volunteer Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 07 January, 2019.
Applications close: 21 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Maximum term role until March 2020
  • Full time hours
  • North Melbourne location

Who we are

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

The Programs Officer is responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of the Home Visitor Program and the Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) program in the Greater Melbourne region. This role is also responsible for the recruitment, selection, training and ongoing support of volunteers and to ensure the programs run according to program guidelines and Red Cross policy. The Programs Officer role works closely with the Team Leader and is part of the Community Programs department.

This role will work on the programs implementation within the region which will primarily involve establishing and maintaining networks with relevant stakeholders and referring agencies, assisting with policy and procedure development, responsibility for program promotion, awareness and uptake.

This role requires travel throughout the Greater Melbourne region and may include an occasional overnight stay.

What you will bring:

  • Sound understanding of and experience with the target group of older persons living within the community and in receipt of packaged in-home care or residential care
  • Ability to follow and implement organisational policies and contractual requirements
  • Proven track record in establishing networks and building new relationships with external stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and deliver innovative service and strategic initiatives within budget constraints
  • Well-developed analytical, problem solving and decision making abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Experience working with and/or managing volunteers would be very well regarded

The Benefits

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work contributes to improving outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

Download File 511515 Programs Officer CVS Social Connections PD.pdf

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.