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Community Connector - Townsville

Towards Better

About the role:

This role is like a Connector, Resource Guide or Matchmaker. Its scope is valued roles to do with volunteering, membership to organised clubs, groups or teams and pursing interests where one can develop relationships with others.

The Focus:

The role is responsible for working alongside a 42 year old man to create valued social roles in the same places that people with a valued status are with a focus on generic ordinary environments and non disabled groups. The role is also responsible for developing opportunities for the individual to be as skilled as possible within roles and building relationships with others in the group.

Your Assumptions/Mindsets:

  • A range of valued roles that provide relationship, purpose, contribution and opportunities to develop competencies is important especially roles that are typical and valued for someone who is a similar age, gender and culture.
  • There are welcoming people in community and sometimes people need help to be welcoming.
  • Being perceived positively is also very important.
  • Being known as an individual with their own unique talents, skills, and personality is essential.
  • Someone with a disability can have relationships with other non disabled people.A variety of meaningful and freely given (unpaid) relationships and experiences keep people save and give them love, belonging and security.
  • Everyone can learn and grow through opportunities to be their most skilled self.
  • Everyone has gifts, talents, strengths, and something to contribute.
  • Good physical and mental health and well being is also a foundation.

General Hours/Availability:

  • Weekdays 5:30-8pm- 1 time per week/fortnight
  • Saturday & Sunday: Either day for several hours based on availability of both parties and scope

Technical Details:

  • Someone who has or is willing to obtain an ABN and basic insurance or would like to explore a role through platform such as Mable or HireUp. Must be willing to obtain a Blue Card.
  • Car and License is preferable, but not essential.
  • Training: There will be an offering of induction and training in this role and helpful teaching strategies along the way.
  • Pay: Depends on arrangement. If contractor, rate will be $50+ per hour. If on a platform such as HireUp, pay will be at their base rate.


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