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The Victorian Electoral Commission
  • Work TypesContract, Part Time
  • CategoriesHousing and Homelessness, Project Management, Community Development, Education and Training
  • SectorsState Government
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 29 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 12 Dec 2019 (expired)
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Community Specialist - Out of Home

The Victorian Electoral Commission
The Victorian Electoral Commission
  • Work TypesContract, Part Time
  • CategoriesHousing and Homelessness, Project Management, Community Development, Education and Training
  • SectorsState Government
  • LocationsMelbourne
  • Creation date
    Job posted on: 29 Nov 2019
  • Application deadline
    Applications close: 12 Dec 2019 (expired)
  • VPS Grade 4
  • Fixed term, two-year contract – 6 days per fortnight
  • Do you have experience working in the homelessness sector or within prisons to deliver education and engagement initiatives?  

About the VEC

The VEC’s core purpose is to deliver high quality, accessible electoral services with innovation, integrity and independence, allowing all Victorians to actively participate in their democracy.

With Victorian voters being the primary stakeholders, considerable effort is made by the organisation to inform and engage electors as voters and candidates, providing accessible voting services and ensuring electors know how to cast a formal vote.

The Community Specialist – Out of Home sits within the Education and Inclusion Team, who aim to ensure inclusion and participation of all Victorians in the electoral process. In particular, there is a focus on groups who are traditionally under-represented, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • young people
  • people experiencing homelessness or in prison
  • people living with disabilities
  • culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

About the role

Working within a passionate and dedicated Community Education and Inclusion team, this fixed-term role is responsible for driving the successful development and delivery of the VEC's Out of Home Action Plan, ensuring that VEC services are inclusive and deliver electoral engagement initiatives to people experiencing homelessness and prisoners.

This role requires an understanding of the issues affecting people experiencing homelessness and prisoners, along with the ability to liaise sensitively and effectively with community members, stakeholders, and organisations within the homelessness and prison sectors.

This role is responsible for engaging people experiencing homelessness or prisoners, in participating in democratic processes by challenging misconceptions and removing barriers.

You will use a human-centred design approach to develop, implement and evaluate education programs for people experiencing homelessness or prisoners.

This is a fixed-term, part time role working three days per week. 

What you’ll bring to the role

You are experienced in community outreach and education programs, with a thorough and current understanding of trends and initiatives within the homelessness or prison sectors.

You have project management expertise and an ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences.

This role requires travel across Victoria, so it is essential you have a valid driver’s license as well as a current Employee Working with Children Check, or you are able to quickly obtain these.

The VEC’s core values drive the way we work to achieve our vision. We are looking for somebody who can model our five values of: Independence, Accountability, Respect, Collaboration and Innovation.

How to apply

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