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Community Engagement Worker

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part time 3 days per week | Initially maximum term until 30 June 2021 (with potential for extension)
  • Based at Dandenong

About the opportunity

The Komak Program is a Community Engagement Early Response Model which delivers prevention and engagement activities in Afghan communities. Working in partnership with community stakeholders, the program aims to increase inclusion and belonging, and strengthen community resilience.

As a Community Engagement Worker, you will provide early intervention support to individuals, parents and young people who may be vulnerable to anti-social behaviours. The role will support community members through innovative outreach, advocacy and referral to appropriate support services. The Community Engagement Worker will also assist in the delivery of training sessions, workshops and social/cultural events in an effort to support the local community and enhance social cohesion.

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a degree qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Knowledge and understanding to the Best Interest Principles and Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • An understanding of Afghan ethnic diversity and issues experienced by ‘at risk’ young people
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting and actively engaging young people and families through outreach services
  • Proven ability to work flexibly and innovatively to meet the needs of families and young people
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current resume

Get in touch

Amy Shaheen – Team Leader, Community Programs
T: (03) 8792 8999

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

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