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Program Coordinator - Perth

Mercy Works
  • Mercy Connect Coordinator, Perth

About Us

Established in 2000, Mercy Works is a community development and relief organisation that is part of the vision and mission of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Our Vision – Mercy in Action – partnering with the most vulnerable toward opportunity, dignity and self-reliance. Our Mission - We are a community development organisation in the tradition of Catherine McAuley. We work in partnership with local community organisations to support the most vulnerable both within Australia and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on women and children. Our programs strive to build capacity and self-reliance and to foster environmental sustainability. The Values which underpin the organisation are mutuality, integrity, compassion and justice.

About the Role

Mercy Connect is a program within Mercy Works which provides volunteers to mentor refugee students and adults as they settle in Australia. The Coordinator role involves recruiting and training new volunteers and connecting volunteers with existing and potentially new primary and secondary schools across Perth.

The Mercy Connect Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of Mercy Connect in Perth to help realise Mercy Works’ vision.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the day-to-day activities of Mercy Connect in Perth.
  • Contributing to the identification and development of potential program offerings and opportunities to enhance the quality of existing programs.
  • Monitoring and reporting on program outcomes.
  • Applying policies, procedures and practices to uphold relevant standards and regulations.
  • Contributing to the performance of Mercy Works: leading by example, demonstrating professional conduct, making the best use of knowledge, experience and skills, and modelling Mercy mission and values.
  • Ensuring a safe working environment by taking accountability for own actions and complying with the organisation’s WHS policies and procedures.

The employee is required to undertake any other duties, projects or tasks as directed by the Program Manager – Refugees and Asylum Seekers, which are within her/his skills, competence and training.

The position is for 15 hours per week over two days.

About You

  1. Diploma qualification in community development, education or a related discipline with contemporary experience in program delivery; or substantial contemporary experience in program delivery, coupled with ongoing professional development to support knowledge currency.
  2. Contemporary knowledge and demonstrated experience in delivering community development and education programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and communicate with a diverse range of people from different cultures.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate in various written and oral styles, including providing reading, writing and numeracy support to people for whom English is a second language.
  5. Demonstrated ability to recruit, train and support volunteers in mentoring refugees.
  6. A commitment and personal alignment with Mercy mission and values.
  7. You must have the right to work in Australia to apply for this job.

Safeguarding Commitment

Mercy Works is committed to creating a culture of safety and respect for all, including prioritising the safety and best interests of all children and adults at risk with whom we have contact. All staff are expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of children and adults at risk and to comply with our safeguarding policies and procedures, including responding to and reporting all suspicions and allegations of abuse.

Other details

Mercy Works is a Public Benevolent Institution Employer (PBI), and as such can offer employees a remuneration package with tax benefits including salary packaging. The successful applicant will be required to complete and hold a clear National Police Criminal History Check and 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 copy of the Position Description for the role can be found at www.mercyworks.org.au/job-opportunities.

The position description should be read and applied, in conjunction with other corporate documentation that guides decision-making, actions and conduct including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, legislation, policies, procedures and plans.

Please email your cover letter and resume to mercyworks@mercyworks.org.au, using the subject line: Program Coordinator - Perth application via EthicalJobs, or ring Clare Bennett – Program Manager Refugees and Asylum Seekers to discuss further by phone on 0417 624 330. Applications which do not include a cover letter which shows you have researched the Mercy Works organisation and understand the Position Description will not be considered. 

Applications close 19 September 2021 – early applications welcome with initial phone conversation to follow. Interviews will be held in early October and ideally the successful applicant will be available to begin in November 2021. 

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