- Job posted on: 18th Mar 2020
- Applications close:
Mercy Works (www.mercyworks.org.au) is the development organisation of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Even though we are a small not for profit organisation we are able to engage in supporting many communities across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste in their efforts to promote the educational, health care and the social well-being of the most poor and marginalised in society. Our people work across these countries being sensitive to cultural difference and responding appropriately.
Mercy Works is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not For Profits Commission (ACNC).
Mercy Connect is a program within Mercy Works which recruits, trains and supports volunteers to mentor refugee students and their families as they settle in Australia. We are seeking a Co-ordinator of our Ballarat/Bendigo Mercy Connect Education project. The role involves connecting all volunteers with students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds in existing and potentially new primary and secondary schools across Ballarat/Bendigo. It also includes recruiting and training new volunteers. While providing assistance in the educational setting the primary focus is one of mentoring and providing ongoing support and training. The Co-ordinator is required to liaise with the schools in providing volunteers appropriate to the situation. A key focus will be expanding the project within the Bendigo region.
Applicants will need:
This position is part time, working 2 days a week based in Bendigo.
Mercy Works is a Public Benevolent Institution Employer, and as such can offer employees a remuneration package with tax benefits including salary packaging.
The successful applicant will be required to complete a National criminal record check and must have a valid working with children check.
If you are a passionate individual, committed to Mercy ethos and looking for your next career opportunity, we would love to hear from you.
A full position description is attached.