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Social Inclusion Coordinator

Northside Community Service

About the Organisation

Northside Community Service is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation. We’ve been supporting our community in North Canberra – and beyond – since 1976. We’re a progressive and modern community organisation that embraces diversity, social justice and advocacy for those in our community whose voices are often unheard.

Northside supports young children through our high-quality early education services, children and young people through our youth programs and family support services, older citizens through our aged care services and support programs, and the wider community through our housing, community development, outreach and volunteer programs.

About the role

Northside now has a fantastic opportunity for a Social Inclusion Coordinator to join their team in Canberra on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Senior Manager (Aged Care and Inclusion), you will be providing facilitating and further developing Northside’s social groups and provide opportunities for people over the age of 65 years or differently abled in our community to participate in either individual and/or group activities.

Your key responsibilities and duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Deliver a streamlined introduction process for the intake and onboarding of new clients in accordance with client directed care (CDC) principles.
  • Facilitate and deliver social inclusion activities tailored to individual client needs, using a person-centred approach.
  • Work to provide the community with opportunities to co-design and develop social activities, in both group and individual support contexts.
  • Plan, deliver, evaluate and continuously improve the social inclusion programs in line with Aged Care Quality Standards.
  • Organise events, forums and activations that support the development of inclusive and strong communities, in collaboration with other teams in the organisation.

Please refer to the position description for full list of responsibilities and duties.

About You

To be considered for this position you will hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) with relevant experience in Aged Care, Community Services or a similar field.

In a client centred model of practice, you will have skills and experience in coordinating individual and group social inclusion activities.

A confident and effective communicator, you will have well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Highly organised with a strong client focus, you will have demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, or independently.

Although not essential, any experience in a not-for-profit environment or with a community/children's service related organisation would be highly regarded.

About the Benefits

This is a unique opportunity to bring your Coordination skills to a passionate not-for-profit organisation that's improving the lives of people across North Canberra.

Northside is offering an attractive base salary circa $82,774 - $86,529 plus super, negotiable based on your skills and experience.

You would also benefit from salary packaging options and highly flexible work arrangements, to suit your needs. Free car parking is also available on-site.

Employment with Northside

Northside Community Service is a child-safe organisation. The recruitment process will include questions related to previous workplace performance and understanding of child safety requirements, including Mandatory Reporting requirements and Northside’s obligations under the ACT’s Reportable Conduct Scheme. Successful candidates will be required to undergo screening (Working with Vulnerable People Card and National Police Check) to ensure their suitability to work in child-safe environments.

Northside takes a strong approach to the safety of our team, and those we work with. During the recruitment process, you will be informed about Northside’s approach to safety and asked about your own understanding of managing risk and safety. Successful candidates will be given a thorough induction that will include information and guidance on Northside’s approaches to safety.

Northside Community Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and LGBTIQA communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills & advance your career with an organisation that champions diversity, choice & innovation. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Confidential enquiries may be made by contacting Penny Everitt, Senior Manager (Aged Care and Inclusion) on 02 6171 8000 or emailing careers@northside.asn.au, using the subject line: Social Inclusion Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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