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Community Engagement Worker

Location: Wentworth
Tenure: Full-Time Ongoing, Subject to Funding
Salary: $56,537 - $70,825
Applications Close: 5.00pm Wednesday 16th October 2019
Position Description: Community Engagement Worker

The Community Engagement worker delivers a range of services and programs across the Wentworth LGA and into the Robinvale community with the aim of closing the gap and improving the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
 
This position is primarily funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government through the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.  The Programme is part of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy which is committed to improving the lives of Indigenous Australians through increased participation in education and work, and making communities safer.

The position objectives includes the following
  • Getting Children into school.
  • Improving education outcomes including Year 12 attainment.
  • Improving youth transition to vocational and higher education and work.
  • Supporting families to give children a good start in life through improved early childhood. development, care education and school readiness.
  • Improved health, social and emotional wellbeing.
  • A reduction in offending, violence and victimisation in communities. 
A key aspect to achieving this objective is through providing a range of services and programs including flexible Case work, Home Visiting, Playgroups, Tenancy Support, Youth Programs  and other local community engagement initiatives that meet the needs of children and families and broader needs of local communities(s).
 
The Community Engagement team comprises of the following key program areas:
  • Indigenous Advancement Strategy – Children and Schooling.
  • Indigenous Advancement Strategy – Safety and Wellbeing.
  • Safe Aboriginal Youth.
  • Homes Out West Tenancy Management.
  • Tenancy Support & Education Project.
This position is based in the Shire of Wentworth but works across to Robinvale.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • The person employed as a Case Worker will be expected to have previous relevant experience in the field and will be required to hold an accredited qualification relevant to the position at Degree Level or above.
  • Diploma level qualification in relevant field will be considered, on the proviso that the applicant will undertake further Tertiary studies.
  • Experience in dealing with children who have experienced trauma and interrupted attachment preferred – but not essential.
  • A current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight when required.
Applicants addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description should be sent to Maree Fullgrabe, PO Box 1870, Mildura 3502 or emailed to mfullgrabe@malleefamilycare.com.au

For more information regarding the position description please contact Llywela Lawn on 03 5027 3578 or email on llawn@malleefamilycare.com.au

Mallee Family Care offers a great range of employee benefits, including:
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Flexible work options
  • Genuine training and development opportunities  
Undertaking a Working with Children Check, Police Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWESS) and Disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action (employment history) is mandatory for all positions.
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