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Recovery Project Officer - Identified - York Peninsula

Australian Red Cross

Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is an act done for the purpose of carrying out a scheme for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

  • Full time position – 38 hours per week
  • Maximum term position until June 2023
  • Location: Yorke Peninsula, SA

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 

Working within the SA Red Cross’s Emergency Services team this regional position will work closely with community leaders to develop community-based initiatives and activities that strengthen communities’ ability to respond to an emergency when it happens. Based on the York Peninsula the position will work alongside Narangga community members and leaders as well as the SA Recovery and Preparedness Coordinator and team to develop and deliver activities and initiative that support emotional and mental wellbeing. This is a unique opportunity to increase the cultural understanding and learning of the broader community, Emergency Services sector, and the Australian Red Cross. 

You will use a strengths-based Community Development approach when working with Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal leaders and community members to connect, develop, coordinate, and deliver community initiatives which support mental and emotional recovery and people’s preparedness to multi hazards. Working outside of business hours and occasional travel across SA will enable you to respond to community needs and support the activities of the team. There are opportunities for inter- state travel also.

This role requires a creative, proactive and flexible person with a high level of interpersonal relationship development skills with experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Project management and/ or community development experience and strong time management and organisation skills are key for this role. The Recovery Project Officer position requires a high level of administrative and computer skills including Microsoft Office and Teams.

What you will bring 

  • As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, community and country
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, including the requirement for genuine and transparent consultation and negotiation
  • Basic administrative, organisational and time management skills
  • Events management experience highly regarded
  • 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 Amanda Kemperman on 0427071160 for a confidential discussion. 

Position description: Download File Project Officer - Recovery (Identified)- library.pdf

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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