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Community Engagement Officer

Relationships Australia Victoria
  • Dedicate your skills to promoting services to strengthen the wellbeing of people living with a disability
  • Full-time contract located Kew
  • Highly competitive sector remuneration and salary packaging benefits

This is an exciting new opportunity for a motivated and experienced community engagement officer to join Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) in this important role with staff who have been delivering effective client focused services and outcomes for over 70 years in Victoria.

About RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations. Our vision is for positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians. Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 19 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.

About the role

Reporting to the Program Manager Therapeutic Services, this role is primarily responsible for stakeholder engagement and liaison as well as service promotion to clients and potential clients, communications (internal and external) stakeholders, developing engagement strategies and communication tools to engage and increase accessibility for diverse, hard to reach and all people living with disability. The role aims to both promote our counselling and support services and simultaneously raise awareness about the Disability Royal Commission.

Skills, experience and qualifications

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development or other related disciplines or equivalent relevant vocational experience, qualification, or training appropriate to the role.
  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement, project management, working with people living with disability, CALD and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients and communities.
  • Good public speaking skills and ability to engage external networks and liaise with stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Some media, communications or event management skills (advantageous).

A full copy of the position description (can be viewed below and) is available at www.rav.org/careers.

What we offer

This is an exciting full-time opportunity, until June 2021 based at our Kew centre. A competitive sector remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate with a base salary range of $85k-$89k per annum, superannuation and access to PBI tax-free salary packaging. RAV is an ‘employer of choice’ in the community sector who provides best practice professional development, training and supervision and work and life balance conditions and benefits. To apply for this position, use the APPLY button and attach your covering letter responding to the above job requirements “Skills, experience and qualifications” and your current resume/cv.

For specific queries about this position contact Emily Hanscamp, Program Manager Therapeutic Services by phoning 0429 515 212. 

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.

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