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Community Engagement Facilitator - Bungalow

Mission Australia
  • $96,080 + super + not for profit salary packaging benefits
  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Location: Bungalow Cairns QLD 4870
  • Rewarding work - every day you know you are making a real difference

Life at Mission Australia

When you join the team at Mission Australia, you become part of a community who are determined to end homelessness and ensure people in need can thrive. United by our Christian purpose and values, we stay together with anyone who needs us, for as long as they need us. Find out more about us and our purpose.


The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with disability to participate in and contribute to improving social and economic life, as well as provide certainty that people with disability will receive the care and support, they need over their lifetime. The NDIS provides multiple ways to assist people with disability to exercise choice, including taking reasonable risks in the pursuit of their goals and the planning and delivery of their supports. One of the ways this is done is through Local Area Coordination (LAC) and Early childhood Approach (ECA). For more information, please visit https://www.ndis.gov.au. 

Your Opportunity

Join us in making a difference! The Community Engagement Facilitator (CEF) role, based in Cairns, is dedicated to addressing the needs of people living with disabilities and local communities. As a CEF with a background in marketing, media, and communication, you will lead efforts to enhance community engagement, identify barriers to access and inclusion, and empower individuals to have their voices heard. Working closely with Local Area Coordinators, you'll play a vital role in implementing our Community Capacity Building and Engagement Plan, striving for greater community inclusion and accessibility. If you're passionate about creating positive change and have experience in marketing, media, and communication, apply now to be part of our impactful team.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Utilise their experience in marketing, media, and communication to effectively engage stakeholders and promote community initiatives.
  • Establish strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, to address community gaps and needs.

  • Oversee the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of community capacity building projects.

  • Design, deliver and evaluate workshops aimed at empowering communities.

  • Building community awareness about access and inclusion challenges facing people with disability.

Requirements for Success

With a significant background in Community Development, and/or Disability,and/or marketing, media and communications sectors, you will be confident in your case management and assessment processes.  Other requirements include:

  • Hold a qualification or have extensive experience in Marketing and Communications, Allied Health, Social Work, Disability, Community Services or Community Development or equivalent.
  • Possess strong local knowledge of the Cairns region.
  • Have a sound understanding of the community services sector, including in the delivery of services where deep, concentrated and persistent disadvantage exists
  • Strong understanding of community development principles and practices to facilitate meaningful engagement and capacity building within communities.
  • Ability to embed yourself into teams to work effectively and also have the ability to work autonomously.
  • Proficiency and understanding of marketing strategies and techniques to promote community initiatives and engage target audiences.
  • Experience in utilising various media platforms (e.g., social media, press releases, digital marketing) to amplify messaging and reach wider audiences.
  • NDIS Worker Screening and NDIA On-Boarding requirements

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications, and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people.

Our Culture

Our innovative and inclusive culture will ensure you feel valued at Mission Australia as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

We prioritise the safety and wellbeing of everyone, both within our team and the individuals we serve.
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

We actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds; gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, and sexual orientation to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. So, whoever you are, if you're skilled and actively support our purpose and values, you would be welcome at Mission Australia.
If you live with disability and require support to submit your application, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Community Engagement Facilitator - Bungalow enquiry via EthicalJobs or visit our Careers page for additional contact details.

Find out more about a career with Mission Australia.

Your Benefits

  • Rewarding work - every day you know you're making a real difference.
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your tax (details via AccessPay).
  • Free external, confidential counselling and access to chaplaincy support.
  • Volunteering opportunities.
  • Extra leave available including an additional public holiday, additional annual leave day on your work anniversary and the opportunity to purchase further annual leave.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, click 'Apply Now' and send your application today!

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Applications for this role are shortlisted as received and we are interviewing through the advertising period.

Apply quickly to be considered for this exciting, inclusive, and diverse role.

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