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Senior Service Navigation and Advocacy Officer

Hume City Council
  • $89,704 (Band 6), plus Super
  • Permanent Full-Time

Hume City Council's Aged and Disability Services plays a vital role in supporting Hume's older residents and people with a disability, assisting them to live active, engaged, and independent lives.

This is your opportunity to join a forward-thinking team comprising of passionate and dedicated individuals committed to the delivery of innovative services. We are seeking a candidate with a genuine commitment to the wellbeing of their community.

As a Senior Service Navigation and Advocacy Officer, you will support people with diverse backgrounds to overcome identified barriers to access services to meet their needs, identify and address gaps in service delivery and community support.

You will facilitate older persons and people with a disability to live independently in their homes, fostering opportunities for people to remain active and connected members of their communities.

A proven ability to work with diverse groups, including people for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds is required, as is demonstrated experience in working with older people and individuals with disabilities.

Key Skills

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Nursing, Allied Health or Human Services, or a related field is desired or a lesser formal qualification with substantial relevant experience
  • Experience working collaboratively with community organisations
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and staff from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Understanding of Aged and Disability Services and related Acts and Regulations 

Company Profile

Hume City Council is a leader in local government and is recognised for its innovation, initiative, leadership, service, quality and support for its people.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion and the principles of gender equality.

Our Council recognises the value of the diversity and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures to the heritage of all Australians.

We have zero tolerance for child abuse and adhere to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation. Our people are required to observe child safe requirements and support the safety, participation, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Our strong commitment to social justice and the environment provides opportunities for employees to participate in various programs.

We offer flexible work arrangements and a range of other employee benefits to support employee's work life balance.

For further information please view position description or contact Judy Leonard on 9205 2866.

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(Job ID: 5677802)

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