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Project Officer - Gaming Harm

Woodville Alliance
  • Fixed term 6 month contract, 14 hours per week
  • Great opportunity for those still studying or looking for flexibility
  • Oversee a project aimed at reducing adverse affects from gambling in gaming

Woodville Alliance (WA) is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Western Sydney and working primarily in Fairfield, Bankstown, Auburn and Liverpool. We have operated for over forty years and provide a broad range of children’s, family, youth, mental health, disability and early intervention services.

This role has been created to deliver a project funded through the Office of Responsible Gambling NSW, called “Game Over: The Vietnamese Youth Project”.

The project aim is to produce and promote 4 short films (2 in Vietnamese and 2 in English) that are culturally appropriate to draw attention to the emergence of online gaming and problem gambling and its impact on young people. In particular, young people between the ages of 12-24 from a Vietnamese background living in the Fairfield Local Government area (LGA) the films will be available in schools, community organisations and uploaded onto various platforms.

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Project Officer will provide administration duties and support a project Reference Group made up of young people and content experts to ensure a collaborative approach to the project. This role is also responsible for the overall management of the project, ensuring it meets its’ February launch deadline along with the organising and promotion of the films’ launch event.

MAIN DUTIES (but not limited to)

  • Organising, supporting and facilitating a project expert reference group in liaison with headspace Liverpool’s’ Youth Reference Group and Strong Minds Program Manager
  • Work with a film production company as determined by Woodville Alliance, to deliver 4 scripts aligned to the recommendations from the project reference group, ensuring films are culturally appropriate and delivered within the funding timeline and guidelines
  • Develop a promotional strategy for the release of the short films, including a premier event at a local venue and ensure the finished films are promoted locally and uploaded to various platforms
  • With the assistance of the Program Manager, investigate referral pathways for young people and their families affected by problem gaming and gambling and incorporate this into the materials produced
  • Work with key stakeholders and community networks with the view to promote the project
  • Capture viewing data to inform funding requirement reporting

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  1. Tertiary qualification (Degree, Cert IV or Diploma) in Community Services, Community Development, Youth Work or other relevant qualification. Near completion degree qualifications will also be accepted
  2. Appropriate experience and knowledge in youth related project work and the delivery of information and referral services to young people
  3. Experience in working with diverse and CALD communities
  4. A team player who is self-motivated, flexible and able to use initiative
  5. A current and valid Australian drivers licence and own vehicle for work purposes
  6. Satisfactory Working With Children Check and National Police Check Clearance

DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  1. While not required, a community language would be beneficial for this role.
  2. Any prior experience in event management, project management or promotional work will be an advantage.
  3. Knowledge of the adverse effects of gambling will also be an advantage.

How to Apply

Please visit our careers page by clicking Apply Now to forward your CV and letter of application addressing the essential criteria 1 to 5 listed above by the close date. For any enquiries related to the role, please contact Tishia Boulton-Bell – HR Assistant/CEO Assistant on 02 9722 5200.

Woodville Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our work has always been underpinned by a strong commitment to social justice. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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