Community Engagement Officer – IAHP (New Directions) - Mothers and Babies Project
$87,611.30 - $95,498.60 pa (plus super)
Temporary full time (38 hours per week until June 2022)
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.
Join an award winning Children’s Services Team, dynamic and passionate in supporting children and their families in the Greater Dandenong community. A recent extension of project funding has created an opportunity for a Community Engagement Officer – IAHP (New Directions - Mothers and Babies Project).
Primary objectives of the position include:
- Contribute to the development, design and implementation of high quality, evidence-based health activities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) mothers and babies in ante-natal and post-natal care, maternal and child health, immunisation and primary health care promotion.
- Maintain and build relationships with local and regional Aboriginal community groups, organisations and service providers in supporting primary health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) mothers and babies.
Selection of the most suitable applicant will be based on the following:
- A tertiary qualification in Social Science, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, Community Development, Public Social Health Policy or equivalent with some demonstrated relevant experience including:
- developing partnerships with families, community and government agencies to lead others to achieve agreed outcomes;
- well-developed skills and experience in aboriginal community consultation and engagement, incorporating a successful record in advocacy, developing policy, conducting research and social planning, including a genuine commitment to ethical management and inclusivity in decision making, principles of social justice and equitable access.
- Skills in managing time, setting priorities, planning and organising one’s own work to achieve specific and set objectives in the most efficient way possible within the resources available and within a set timetable.
- Highly effective interpersonal skills, incorporating verbal and written communication, analytical, problem solving and customer service along with a familiarity with relevant budgeting techniques.
- A current (and ongoing) valid Victorian Driver’s License, as well as satisfactory (and ongoing) Working with Children’s and Police Checks supplied prior to offer of employment and commencement.
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.
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: Jacqueline Gray, 8571 1829
Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday, 22 June 2020