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Community Builder - Neighbourhood Centres


Employer: Befriend Inc.
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Education & Training, Volunteer Management, Disability Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 04 February, 2019.
Applications close: 24 February, 2019.

About Befriend

Since its launch eight years ago, Befriend has grown to become one of Perth’s leading innovators in the space of relationships and inclusion. Our grassroots community development initiatives have connected over 10,000 West Australians, and our work in partnership with citizens, community organisations, researchers and government is changing the conversation around loneliness, isolation and social exclusion. We have bold plans to grow our movement further in 2019, as our organisation enters its next phase of growth.

About the Team

We are a small but mighty team, working in a fairly flat organisational structure, trusting and supporting each other to work autonomously and make informed decisions. We are avid learners, experimenters, collaborators and do-ers. We aspire to develop Befriend as a radically-inclusive, participatory organisation that values the contributions of all, and acts with intention to create spaces for autonomy, connection, growth and fun!

This Role in a Nutshell

  • Manage our exciting new partnership with Linkwest, the peak body for Neighbourhood and Community Centres
  • Work in partnership with up to 50 Neighbourhood Centres and community groups across Perth, developing their knowledge, skills & confidence in supporting inclusion
  • Lead the design, development, testing and delivery of online and in-person learning sessions on a range of topics related to relationships and inclusion

We expect this will include:

  • Building relationships with staff who manage Neighbourhood & Community Centres
  • Consulting with Centre staff, volunteers, teachers, facilitators and members to understand their needs and challenges in supporting relationships and inclusion
  • Undertaking consultations to explore preferred formats for learning sessions
  • Consulting with people with disability and families to gain a deep understanding of common barriers to social inclusion and participation experienced in community centre contexts
  • Developing a plan for learning & development solutions including content modules and delivery formats
  • Designing, developing, testing and facilitating learning sessions via online and in-person delivery formats with representatives from Centres

To be considered for this role, you’ll have:

  • Experience designing and developing training / learning experiences
  • Experience organising and facilitating small-group workshops
  • An understanding of the barriers to social inclusion and participation experienced by people with disability
  • Knowledge of Asset-Based Community Development principles
  • High level of proficiency and experience with email, Microsoft Office Suite and social media
  • Excellent time management, ability to juggle competing priorities and work autonomously
  • Highly developed communication skills and an ability to build and maintain effective partnerships
  • Be comfortable working in a co-working space
  • National Police Clearance
  • And of course, be inclusive of people from all walks of life. Read about Befriend’s Values here

It would also be great if you have:

  • Experience as a Befriend member/fan
  • Lived experience as a person with disability, family member or friend
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in the community sector
  • Experience setting up and hosting webinars or other online learning sessions
  • Experience developing online communities
  • Take great joy in nurturing an organisational culture of fun & friendship

Position details

  • Part time position (0.4 FTE) March 2019 – June 2020.
  • We are open to the possibility of combining this role with the Host Development Coach role to make a combined 0.8 FTE position, for the right person.
  • Salary $60,000 pro rata plus superannuation
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Bonus Christmas leave period on top of your annual leave entitlements
  • Work where you want, when you want, how you want. You do you.

A full position description is available below.

How to apply for this job

Sound like you?

Apply by completing the 3 questions in this online form. You will also need to upload your resume and a cover letter.

Applications close 11:59pm on 24th February 2019.

We know that strength comes with diversity, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. For questions about this role, contact Nick on 0421 061 042 or at nick@befriend.org.au, using the subject line: Community Builder - Neighbourhood Centres enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Supporting materials  CB Neighbourhood Centres Position Description - January 2019.pdf