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Community Engagement Officer

Creating Links (NSW) Limited
  • 3 days per wk

About the OrganiSation:

As a vibrant, boutique NFP located in Bankstown we focus on developing dynamic, resilient, confident and inclusive communities and families. We’ve been established since 1972, as we celebrate 50 years of operating, we continue to be innovative and diversify our services to meet the contextual needs of our community.

We’re embarking on an exciting period of change where we are investing heavily into our team members. A strong aim is to upskill and grow our people, ultimately retaining our team members through offering career development opportunities within our organisation.

Through investing in our workforce and having skilled team members we can achieve our ultimate goal of providing quality therapeutic services to assist children and young people to see their future self through sustainable connections that allow for integration, and positive interactivity, with their family structure, culture and communities

We’re proud to be different to other agencies, we like our current size and market stake hold as it allows us to truly focus on providing quality therapeutic services.

In the past few months, we have welcomed a new CEO and refreshed Executive Leadership team who are highly motived, staff, client and carer centric. With our refreshed leadership we are excited to be kicking off our new organisational strategy in 2022!

About the Role:

The Community Engagement Officer will be responsible for providing community education, and community development activities to families within the Pre-amalgamated Bankstown Local Government Area.

This is currently a 12-month part time contract 22.8 hrs per week (3 days per week), with an option for renewal. This spread of hours can be either in 3 solid days or spread out over the entire week allowing flexibility to suit your lifestyle commitments.

Initially this role will be working from home due to CV19 restrictions with a supportive induction plan tailored for virtual onboarding. Once restrictions permit you will be working amongst our lovely team in our vibrant offices located in the heart of the Bankstown CBD. Located behind our building is free un-timed parking within a council provided carpark.

As a Community Engagement Officer, your duties will include:

  • Provide advocacy, information and practical support to families and young people;
  • Ensure the wellbeing of children and young people are actively safeguarded and concerns are reported;
  • Provide community education services to families which incorporates the provision of support and guidance to young people;
  • Be responsible for informing families of the service obligations in relation to Child Protection;
  • Ensure all records and data collection are accurate and maintained in line with service policy and legislative requirements;
  • Promote and deliver programs which are of benefit and support to families, children and young people within the local community
  • Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships with key agencies and community groups.

The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant qualifications in a related field such as Social Welfare field; or Community development etc.
  • Well-developed understanding and experience in working with families with complex needs;
  • Experience in community development and or community strengthening
  • Strong understanding of Child Protection, relevant legislation and knowledge of research and theoretical frameworks;
  • Ability to appropriately respond to the needs of people from all communities including Indigenous, CALD and LGBTQIA;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in report writing using analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of WHS and Safety Legislation;
  • Understanding of social justice issues;
  • WWCC and Police Check;
  • Be vaccinated against CV19 in alignment with NSW Health mandate for our sector;

Desirable Criteria:

  • Fluency in another language as well as English;
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Trained facilitator in evidenced based parenting programs.

What we offer:

  • Flexibility to work this part-time role in 3-solid days or spread out throughout the week;
  • Free untimed parking directly behind our office;
  • An environment where your new Exec Manager will be investing in your development;
  • A competitive package will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), Creating Links employees receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities including $15,899 each year tax-free, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay;

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is currently a 12-month part time contract 22.8 hrs per week (3 days per week), with an option for renewal. This spread of hours can be either in 3 solid days or spread out over the entire week allowing flexibility to suit your lifestyle commitments.

For any enquiries, please contact Ebony Blewitt - Executive Manager, Family Services on 1300 254 657.

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