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Project Outreach Officer

Australian Services Union Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services Branch

Develop an initial model for outreach and training for workers in local government and the community sector in collaboration with other ASU teams. Including education on what constitutes psychosocial hazards/harms, what rights workers have to address these harms and what obligations exist for employers.

Engage with HSR's and ASU contacts across the target industries to identify priority workplaces, and schedule worker meetings and training sessions as per the initial change model.

Gather feedback through both survey and worker interviews to assess and adjust program to maximise engagement and effectiveness.

Stay abreast of any WorkSafe policy announcements on issues linked to psychosocial hazards and ensure training materials are reflective of these announcements.

Develop an online resource bank for sector workers on psychosocial harms and remedies.

Deliver continual improvement through responding to feedback and making program adjustments to maximise engagement.

To Undertake this role you will have:

  • Relevant and demonstrated experience and understanding of the local government and/or social and community sectors, including the psychosocial hazards that impact these workforces.
  • Experience in addressing OH&S issues and psychosocial hazards in the workplace, including a working knowledge of relevant legislation – specifically a solid, detailed understanding of the OHS Act, in particular sections relevant to the purpose of HSRs and their powers, protections and entitlements.
  • A passion for improving the lives and conditions of working people, including a demonstrated commitment to trade unionism.
  • Previous experience in union, political or community organising and education, including the application of organising frameworks and transformative learning techniques will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and build rapport, including through establishing and maintaining professional relationships with employers for the purpose of project engagement.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly in written and oral communication.
  • Sound knowledge of computer technology.
  • Completion of or progress towards an appropriate qualification may be an advantage.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills are required.
  • Current driver’s licence essential

A position description is attached.

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