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Community Connections Project Coordinator

Community Plus+ Queensland Incorporated

About Community, Connections & Belonging Project

Community Plus has partnered with Annerley Baptist Church to deliver the Community, Connections & Belonging Project. This project was developed from identified need through the Annerley Homelessness Network and is newly funded through Brisbane City Council’s Pathway out of Homelessness Grant Program. The project is designed to provide a local, integrated and holistic community-based response to support people out of homelessness to create a sense of belonging and community.

Annerley Baptist Church has been established in the Annerley area for over 150 years and in recent years have had a focus on assisting people experiencing homelessness due to the increased need in the area.

About the role:

The role will be located across two sites in Yeronga and Annerley and will lead the set up and implementation of the Community Connections & Belonging Project designed to facilitate community connections that fosters and harnesses a model of support based on care and relationship to assist people with sustainable housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and implement the Community Connections and Belonging project by facilitating a community based response to homelessness in the south side suburbs of Annerley, Yeronga, Moorooka and Rocklea.
  • Lead the implementation of the Community Connections and Belonging Project with limited direction and supervision.
  • Development of systems, policies and procedures to support the implementation of the Community Connections and Belonging Project
  • Provision of high-level case management to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • High level volunteer management as a key component of the project; recruitment, training and support of locally based community members as ‘community friends’ to walk alongside people who are homeless or experiencing homelessness
  • Undertake a community development approach that is participatory and enables people to be active in the design and delivery of the project
  • Develop partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure smooth referral pathways and set up agreements where appropriate
  • Effective and regular communication with project partners; Community Plus and Annerley Baptist Church and Annerley Homelessness Network
  • Implement the service monitoring, review and evaluation
  • Ensure compliance with funding, service agreements and project targets.

You will have:

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor level or higher degree in health services, social sciences or other related discipline
  • Extensive case management experience with people with complex needs
  • Volunteer coordination experience
  • Community development or strengths based practice framework.
  • Experience in leading and managing programs that deliver purposeful outcomes.

Skills & Attributes

  • High level knowledge of community development and community service sector and in particular housing and homelessness.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills that can develop genuine and meaningful relationships that creates collaborative and community based response to homelessness
  • Superior communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong ICT skills and demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and problem solving skills.

The successful applicant must also:

  • Current valid Open driving license and own transport.
  • Current National Police Record Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Work outside normal working hours will be required to deliver this project.

About Community Plus+ Queensland

Community Plus operates West End Community House, Yeronga Community Centre, QSTARS Tenancy Advice Service and delivers community development outreach throughout the heart of Brisbane Inner South. Each centre provides and promotes active centres for strong communities by constantly listening, responding and evolving with the needs and wants of the communities they are part of. We care, we are respectful, we empower the community, we are proactive and we aim to make a difference.

Community Plus is the ears of local communities within Brisbane's inner south and the voice of Brisbane's inner south to partners, stakeholders, other agencies and community members. We are active partners with local communities in place making.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

Please email your application to the Administration Officer at admin@communityplus.org.au, using the subject line: Community Connections Project Coordinator application via EthicalJobs.

Your application must contain:

  • A current resume (including the details of two professional referees)
  • A cover letter (no more than one page), outlining how your skills and experience are suited to this role
  • A document outlining how you meet the selection criteria.

Applications for this role close on Monday 15th June at 9am.

Please contact Community Development Worker, PJ Humphreys for further information regarding this role.

Email: pj@communityplus.org.au

Please note that Community Plus+ are only able to contact applicants who have been shortlisted. If you have not been contacted by the 30th June, unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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