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Community Resilience Officer - Kangaroo Island

Junction Australia
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), Fixed-term contract through until 30 June 2022
  • Kangaroo Island
  • SCHaDS Award - Level 3 

About Us:

We are a growing and innovative social enterprise supporting more than 8,500 South Australians each year through housing and community services including domestic violence and crisis support; child protection; homelessness programs and counselling. Our strong focus on prevention and early intervention is underpinned by a range of thriving local groups and programs.

Together, we are improving lives and building strong, resilient, and connected communities. 

Meet some of our amazing staff here!

The Opportunity: 

In this new position to Junction, the Community Resilience Officer will assist in identifying, developing and implementing non-clinical community-based supports on Kangaroo Island.

The role which is supported by County South Australia Primary Health Network (Country SA PHN) will have a strong focus on community engagement and connection with a focus to unite community members to community-run services. The Community Resilience Officer will strive to strengthen community resilience, wellbeing and healing following the recent devastating fires. The role will assist in supporting community members with the related issues/stressors that come during and after a significant emergency event.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a passionate, highly motivated team focused on delivering service excellence and making a difference to both clients and our community. 

About You:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or lesser formal qualifications with a combination of experience, expertise, and competence to perform the duties required at this level
  • Experience contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of programs that meet community development outcomes 
  • Understanding of, commitment to and alignment with our service values
  • Understanding of bushfire and/or disaster recovery
  • Experience in community engagement or mental health - desirable

You Will Need To:

  • Complete our online application process
  • Undergo pre-employment testing as part of the recruitment process
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Hold a current Safe Environments Certificate
  • Hold a current unencumbered Australian driver’s licence and be willing to drive

What We Offer:

  • A supportive, flexible work environment with a strong focus on staff well-being
  • Great professional development opportunities
  • Generous salary sacrifice benefits
  • A You are Amazing Day - an extra day of leave to spend however you want!

How To Apply

To apply for this role, please fill out the questions by clicking Apply Now. On the following page, you'll be asked to add your Resume and a Cover letter. Please make sure you have this ready before you apply. Please also upload copies of relevant qualifications and certifications including Working with Children Check, Safe Environments, First Aid, and your Driver's Licence.

The position description is available by clicking here or for further confidential inquiries contact Maree Baldwin, Kangaroo Island Community Centre Coordinator on 0439 501 235.  

Junction is an equal opportunity employer that embraces a culture of diversity. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Junction is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child and family abuse.

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