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Community Development Practitioner - Deception Bay


yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

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your opportunity

Based at Deception Bay and working with the Family Support Services team, this role will work collaboratively with a range of community stakeholders to promote community connectedness and build supportive and safe child-friendly environments. The Communities for Children initiative is a federally funded, whole of community response aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of children aged 0-12 years in the Deception Bay community.

You will focus on the review and development of the next Community Strategic Plan and apply asset/place-based community development strategies to implement community initiatives.

Your role will include:

  • Undertake community needs assessments through facilitating and driving community consultation
  • Employ principles of co-design in the development of initiatives to empower local children and families
  • Oversee and facilitate the development of co-designed viable programs/ projects and assist the development (through partnerships) of project plans for new activities, programs and events
  • Design, develop and distribute the Child and Family Alliance newsletter
  • Implement evaluation methods for activities and programs and prepare reports

what we are looking for

You will take a project-based management approach to working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and utilise co-designed community development activities. You will be able to engage children and community members in making connections that enhance skills, knowledge and experience.

You will bring:

  • Passion, commitment and belief in young people
  • Relevant bachelor qualifications in human services, community development, psychology or social work
  • Demonstrated experience working with community, community groups, First Nations communities and Elders, and stakeholders supporting outcomes for children and families
  • Knowledge and understanding of child and family programs and the diverse range of issues impacting on children, families and communities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to present publicly to organisational and community groups and facilitate meetings, workshops and community consultations

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

  • Salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
  • Regular line supervision and support plus internal practice supervision
  • Ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
  • Opportunities for internal and external professional development
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
  • A genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
  • yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
  • Access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
  • Access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
  • An environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

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For a full Position Description please see the attachment below or visit our website.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Team Leader Talent Acquisition on 0434 609 384

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

We warmly welcome and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. Your unique perspectives and experiences are highly valued and integral to enriching our diverse community.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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