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Community Advocacy Officer - Reconciliation Action Plan Portfolio

Job no:974050
Work type:Permanent Part Time
Location:Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

$87,611 - $95,498 pa (pro rata plus super)

Permanent Part Time (30.4 hours per week)

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

The City of Greater Dandenong is looking for an innovative and dynamic Community Advocacy Officer to support the delivery of Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and associated community engagement initiatives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

Council is seeking applicants to improve non-Indigenous and First Peoples race relations, strengthen Council partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations, and improve Council’s consultation and communication within our communities. Applicants should have demonstrated experience in developing and delivering strategic plans and managing multiple and competing tasks, to tight deadlines. Specifically, applicants must possess the qualifications, skills and/or experience listed below:

  • A tertiary qualification or equivalent of five (5) years’ experience in Community Development, Community Services, Social Work, Public Policy or related discipline.
  • An ability to create, deliver and evaluate strategic organisational development plans, in a complex organisation.
  • Ability to co-design, broker and maintain meaningful partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • A strong understanding of cultural awareness, sensitivity and cultural safety with a genuine commitment to social inclusiveness, equality and diversity.
  • A valid Victorian Driver’s License and Victorian Working with Children’s Check (WWCC).

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Download File Community Advocacy Officer - April 2019.pdf

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Peter Johnstone, 8571 1624
Applications close: 5pm, Sunday, 16 May 2021