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Social Coordinator - Frenchs Forest

Fighting Chance - Avenue
  • Full time position (Tuesday-Saturday), Frenchs Forest location
  • A competitive package based on relevant qualifications/experience + super + salary packaging options available
  • Make a meaningful difference for people with disability

ABOUT FIGHTING CHANCE & AVENUE:

Fighting Chance designs, builds and scales social enterprises which move the dial for Australians with disability and their family. We work to identify the challenges, hurdles and barriers faced by people with disability in their everyday lives and then design and build sustainable social enterprise businesses to bridge these gaps. Avenue is one of these enterprises.

Avenue is not your average day program! We are a series of Co-Working Spaces for people of all abilities, regardless of their support needs; working to a vision for a world in which work is accessible for all. Our mission is to build a network of co-working spaces, bringing world-class work, social and learning opportunities to people of all abilities. Each Co-Working Space offers people with disability the opportunity to:

  • Work: Avenue forms and facilitates micro-enterprises to enable participants to utilise their skills and contribute to the economy
  • Learn: Avenue offers participants a range of learning and skill development opportunities, across a range of content areas including work skills, social skills and personal development
  • Socialise: Avenue offer participants the opportunity to engage actively and meaningfully in social aspects of community life and develop friendships

Find out more here: https://avenuecoworking.org.au/

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The Social Coordinator role is a combination of support work and planning, communicating and executing the Avenue Social program. The Social Coordinator is responsible for facilitating participants’ engagement in social and recreational activities in the community, to ensure that all participants are achieving their goals, connecting socially and accessing the community as they desire.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Program Management and Administration
  • Develop relationships with local facilities and organisations around ongoing social opportunities for participants
  • Manage the daily operations of the Avenue Social program, including guiding and supervision of staff
  • Meet with all relevant participants, families and key stakeholders on a regular basis, to help individuals develop their social plan for the upcoming month(s)
  • Providing all aspects of personal care, mealtime assistance, behavioural management and assistance with daily social activities

*Full position description attached

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work and communicate effectively with people we support, their families, community and other networks
  • Experience in event/activity planning
  • Community engagement/business experience (desirable)
  • Ability to be creative and take initiative, making the job your own
  • Highly developed administrative and organisational skills
  • A passion for (and/or experience with) working with people with disability

REQUIRED TO:

  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Availability to work Tuesday-Saturday
  • Possess a current satisfactory National Police Check and Working with Children Check
  • Possess Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Possess a current unrestricted NSW driver's licence

BENEFITS:

  • Collaborative and positive work culture
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Purpose centred work
  • Salary packaging option available

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