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Community Facilitators x2

CREATE Foundation
  • 1 x Permanent & 1 x Casual

Primary Purpose of the Community Facilitator: Community Facilitators are responsible for improving the lives of children and young people with a care experience outlined in the organisations strategic plan goals. Community Facilitators are guided by the organisations Mission, to – Connect to Empower to Change. They do this through ensuring that CREATE’s systems for connecting children and young people to clubCREATE are maintained and new members recruited; and facilitating connection through activities and programs.

Position Context and specific job requirements: CREATE Foundation is a systems advocate and the role that Community Facilitators play is one where engaging with children and young people is central to the role. CREATE does not provide individual advocacy.Community Facilitators are change agents who facilitate the voices of children and young people through active participation and engagement. This enables the organisation to advocate to key decision makers effectively.

Key Result Areas

  • Meet deliverables outlined in the individual Work plan
  • Develop and maintain active relationships with children and young people with a care experience
  • Actively maintain records of contact details for children and young people and key decision makers and the sector
  • Deliver high quality events, activities and programs according to organisational training requirements and policies; and ensure that the project timelines are met
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and advocate effectively CREATE’s key messages to children and young people, the sector and decision-makers
  • Ability to work in a culturally sensitive and inclusive manner
  • Contribute to a positive organisational culture, and ensure that CREATE effectively facilitates Child Safe Standards.

Key Criteria

  • Degree in human services, child protection, community development, social policy/work, or related field coupled with at least 12 months practical experience. Experience in the out of home care sector is desirable.
  • Current Drivers License
  • Successful Security Check – per state requirements

Selection Criteria (to be addressed in application)

  1. Experience in working with children and young people, and advocating for their rights, coupled with an understanding of the out-of-home care system or ability to acquire.
  2. Demonstrated competency in delivering/facilitating programs and organising events and activities. This includes event/workshop planning, promotion, delivery and the evaluation of programs/events.
  3. Highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills (children and young people, sector professionals and key stakeholders) coupled with confidence in conflict resolution, and problem solving. Ability to maintain accurate records and highly developed computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office).
  4. Highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workload to ensure that organisational goals are met with ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  5. Demonstrated experience or ability to develop and foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, non-government organisations and peak bodies.

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