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Resident Support and Activities Coordinator
People helping people - that's the power of humanity
Job no: 518608
Work type: Full time
Location: Western Australia
The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special / equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA). This position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.
- Role identified for Aboriginal or Torres Strait applicants only
- Full time permanent role based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Who we are
Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. We prevent and alleviate suffering by supporting people who experience vulnerability. Our vision is human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all.
We are committed to building long-term and respectful partnerships by working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations to determine and lead their own solutions. To support this commitment, we are determined to build our capacities through meaningful and rewarding employment and Volunteering opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
About the role
In this role, you will support residents staying at Kalgoorlie Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation Facility to access and receive health, legal, family, financial, education, recreation, transport and other personal supports and services they need whilst visiting Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
You will also coordinate and deliver a wide range of regular educational, developmental and recreational programs and activities for adults, young people and children who utilise the facility and for ensuring that the activity program enhances the quality and enjoyment of residents’ stay.
The position requires flexible working hours, with occasional early morning, evening and weekend work and the ability to participate in an on-call system, consistent with the provision of services that operate 365 days per year.
What you will bring
Understanding of and respect for the issues impacting on Aboriginal people and culture in the Goldfields Region
Proven ability to engage, consult with and support residents and to develop support plans that meet residents’ needs.
Proven ability to coordinate and deliver an activities program and facility services that meet the needs and interests of all residents, including an activities program for children and young people
Knowledge of Red Cross and external services and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of service providers
Proven highly developed organisational, records management and time management skills
Excellent customer service, inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with staff, volunteers, residents, visitors and external stakeholders
A Working with Children check is a mandatory requirement for this role
Be a force for good, as part of a highly regarded team, supporting the humanitarian movement. You can access flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.
To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the position description below. For additional enquiries, please contact Aidan Tansey on 0466 429 586.
Position description: PD - Resident Support and Activities Coordinator - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified 0037614 2-6-2021.pdf
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply
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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time
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