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Aboriginal Engagement Co-ordinator - Lismore

Social Futures
  • Full time position
  • SCHADS Level 5 plus generous salary packaging options
  • Located in Lismore with travel to Grafton and Tweed Heads

Social Futures are looking for a person who has great people skills in building connections and relationships with Aboriginal families, communities and organisations. The Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator role will work with key stakeholders and communities to help build capacity, increase knowledge of referral pathways and remove barriers for First Nations people accessing services and support.

The Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator supports connection and referral pathways between the Family Connect and Support program and Aboriginal families, communities and service organisations. The role works to collaboratively engage with key stakeholders and the broader community to help build capacity, increase knowledge and remove barriers to accessing services and support for Aboriginal families.

To be successful in this new position we are looking for someone who has a deep understanding of the needs of Aboriginal families, along with strong community networks to support positive outcomes.

Currently 9% of Social Futures staff are Aboriginal and we are actively striving to increase the staff numbers of First Nations people. We offer ‘Our Mob’ a peer worker support group and have a proactive Reconciliation Action Plan.

If this sounds like you, and you are looking to work within an organisation that values diversity and creates positive social change in our community then we are keen to hear from you.

Please call us if you have any questions about the position, we are more than happy to have a yarn with you.

What Social Futures Offers:

  • A responsive and family friendly workplace
  • Access to banked hours leave
  • Attractive salary packaging options
  • Regular supervision and support
  • Ongoing training and development

Social Futures is a voice for social change in regional Australia, helping to create connected, resilient communities. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, we are a community service leader, striving to create change through our work across homelessness and housing supports, youth, health and family services, sector advocacy and programs that promote genuine participation for people with disability.

Social Futures is an equal opportunity employer. Social Futures will actively recruit our workforce from key communities; including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+ and people living with a disability, people with lived experience and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Social Futures is committed to prioritising the safety and well-being of children and upholds the National Child Safe Principles. Working with Children and National Police Check clearances are mandatory requirements for all staff.

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

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Please contact Fiona Halligan on 0427 203 536 for questions regarding this role.

Please note this is a re-advertised position, previous applicants need not re-apply.

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