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Engagement Worker (Identified)

The Salvation Army

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values. If you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army Doorways program provides person-centred care to community members who are in a financial crisis or suffering other forms of hardship or distress. Our practitioners are mindful of trauma-informed practices, working within a strength-based context with holistic principles to build individual capacity, resilience, and well-being.

The Studio off the Street program aims to offer a culturally safe setting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that would benefit from participation in art activities. Studio off the Street aims to respond to complex challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today by engendering:

  • Opportunities for cultural connection and reconnection to culture.
  • An increased sense of wellbeing and confidence. A level of trust built with providers that many participants have not experienced before.
  • Increased participation with various internal and external program providers.
  • Better relationships with family and the wider community.

We have an amazing opportunity for a values-driven and dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Worker, based at our Doorways Darwin location.

This position will be a max term, part time until 31st Dec 2022.

You will successfully

  • Provide ongoing support to Team Leader and front-line staff to drive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Participants. A key focus of this role is the provision of strong engagement and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Be committed to supporting the project in a culturally inclusive manner and be willing to build and nurture relationships with members outside their own community.
  • Facilitate the co-design of programs and their evaluation with those for whom the programs are intended (e.g., for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people).
  • Help build a shared knowledge and shared literacy around issues important to the program (for example: social connectedness, wellbeing, support services, and knowledge pathways).
  • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge between and amongst stakeholders (including members of the community, program managers, staff, and partners) in an inclusive and culturally respectful manner.

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

You will have

  • Certificate IV in community services or related field, a qualification is preferred.
  • Relevant experience in a social service environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the history and challenges impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • You are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who can build engagement and connection through lived experience as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and agencies.
  • A willingness to undergo a National Police Check.
  • Working With Children Check.

What we offer

  • As a registered not for profit organisation you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only, as TSA considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for the position under the 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The Salvation Army welcomes, encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. We are registered with Reconciliation Australia and have an active Reconciliation Action Plan. We are committed to a Culturally welcoming work environment and boast a 3% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce. We support our First Nations staff by providing connection to our Burra Burra Support network.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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