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Community Development Officer - Kalgoorlie

Australian Red Cross

Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is a measure intended to achieve equality under section 35ZD of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)

  • Full time max term position until 30 June 2020
  • Based in Kalgoorlie WA
  • Work for the world’s largest humanitarian movement

About Red Cross

Australian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian movement in the world seeking to build a better society base on people helping people

Our Community Programs Team

Community Programs represents a diverse range of programs and initiatives that aim to advance the health, wellbeing and resilience of individuals, families and communities.

About the role

Support communities to build capacity and empower community members to actively address issues that affect their lives. Working within a framework of place based community development the role is to work to form local partnerships, facilitate external linkages between agencies and the community and to support the delivery of Red Cross programs and projects requested by the community.

Work to develop and leverage local community networks in order to build community and service provider capacity to address community level issues, while developing and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholder organisations.

What you will bring

  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues particularly the challenges in delivering programs within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong trusting and respectful relationships with community members and organisations
  • Skills in conflict management, mediation and negotiation
  • Experience facilitating workshops and meetings and an ability to apply adult learning principles when working with community members
  • A Working with Children Check is mandatory for this role

Why work for us?

Work for purpose and know that your work assists Red Cross support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

Generous salary packaging options available that can increase your take home pay.

For more information refer to the Position Description: Download File513997 PD Community Development Officer.pdf.

How to apply

Apply here.

To find out more about this opportunity please see the position description below or contact Abby Buccilli on 0478 478 120.

Applications closing date: 19 February 2020 at 11:55PM AEST.

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