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Recovery and Resilience Officer - Multiple Locations

Australian Red Cross
  • Full-time position – 38 hours per week
  • Maximum term position until June 2023
  • Location: Geraldton, Morawa, Perenjori or Mingenew, WA

About Red Cross / About Us 

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. We act for humanity. 

The opportunity / About the role 

In 2021 Tropical Cyclone Seroja impacted communities throughout the Mid-West resulting in long-term impacts for the people and communities in the region. The Red Cross is partnering with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Department of Communities to work with impacted communities and support their recovery. 

Red Cross’ Tropical Cyclone Seroja Recovery Team is currently seeking a Community Recovery and Resilience Officer (CRRO) based in either Geraldton, Morawa, Perenjori or Mingenew to work with local stakeholders, networks and key vulnerable groups.  

This rewarding role works to build community networks and capability that contribute to a strong, positive recovery and better prepare the community for future disaster events.  The role has a strong focus on community engagement, implementing sustainable and effective community disaster recovery and preparedness initiatives

This role requires a motivated and proactive person who has community engagement experience, excellent networking and time management skills. Also important for this role are excellent facilitation and training skills and an ability to operate in a complex and changing environment.

What you will bring 

  • Highly developed understanding and experience in community development and/or emergency management, disaster recovery experience is desirable but not essential
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including experience in collaborating and negotiating outcomes with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to identify new approaches and solutions and be innovative in addressing challenges
  • Proven developed administrative, organisational and time management skills
  • Capacity to work independently and adaptively within a demanding, changing and unpredictable environment as part of a team and within a matrix management structure
  • Ability to work outside standard business hours, during emergencies, meetings and training as required by the role
  • Excellent public speaking, facilitation, training, and presentation skills
  • A Working with Children Check and Valid Driver’s License are mandatory requirements for this role.

Our Covid-19 safe practices 

It’s vital you review our Red Cross COVID-19 and pre-employment requirements here prior to applying. 

Why work with us? 

Work for purpose, know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. 

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. Red Cross respects, values and encourages diversity. We believe that diversity in our people enriches our organisation as well as the impact we have. 

Further information 

To find out more about this opportunity please refer to the position description below. 

For additional enquiries, please contact Sue Bumbak on 0409 778 903 a confidential discussion. 

A position description is attached.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are committed to protecting the rights of all people, particularly those who may be experiencing vulnerability. We want the people we work with to feel safe, be safe, and free from abuse of any kind. We are a child safe organisation. We have zero tolerance for child abuse. We value, respect and listen to children and are committed to supporting child safety and wellbeing in our work.

Thank you for considering a career at Red Cross. We also have great opportunities to volunteer. Click here to find out more.  

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