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Aboriginal Community Engagement Facilitator (Place Based Lead)

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Apply now Job no: 519623
Work type: Full time
Location: New South Wales

Australian Red Cross considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification of this role under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

  • Maximum term position until 30 December 2022
  • Full time hours
  • Narooma, NSW location

About us

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

The Aboriginal Community Engagement Facilitator Place Base Lead will be the lead facilitator for the Australian Red Cross place-based community development program at Wallaga Lake and surrounding areas. The place based program works through a strengths based approach to improve wellbeing and strengthens the capacity of the community and individuals to plan for, and respond to, local needs and aspirations.

The position will build effective partnerships with community members and community stakeholder groups that build a consistent and collaborative approach to working in partnership with the Aboriginal community.

The position is responsible for the alignment of Red Cross projects, programs and lead and direct Red Cross in ways of working within the place-based approach.

What you will bring

  • Experience in managing both staff and volunteers is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities particularly strategies to work in a strengths based way being led by community
  • Experience working with vulnerable and at risk individuals and communities
  • Ability to engage and communicate with individuals and groups, tailoring communication to suit the specific group and situation
  • Mentoring and facilitation skills and experience

A current Australian Drivers licence and a Working with Children Check are mandatory requirements for this role.

We utilise Covid-19 safe practices

We encourage all of our employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and a number of states have mandated that Australian Red Cross employees must be vaccinated to perform work for us. Please make sure that you are able to comply with these government requirements or have the appropriate medical exemption information available.

Why work with us

Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work contributes to improving outcomes for vulnerable people.

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.

Further information

For further information about this role, please refer to the position description attached below or contact Megan Chisholm on 0408 205 869.

Position description: Download File Aboriginal Community Engagement Facilitator Place Based Lead.pdf

Applications for this position will close at 11:55pm on Thursday 3rd February 2022.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

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