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Community Facilitator - Darwin

CREATE Foundation

CREATE Foundation is the peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people in the out of home care sector to advocate for change to improve the system.

Are you passionate about the rights of children and young people? Enjoy working in a fast-paced change environment and advocating for change? Are you a people person with the confidence to work in a cross-cultural context? Then this job may be just what you are looking for.

CREATE is seeking a Community Facilitator for our Darwin, NT office. We offer great entitlements including Salary Sacrificing, an additional 3 days Board Leave per annum on top of the 4 weeks annual leave.

We are invested in our team and reward and acknowledge our staff achievements with annual Performance Awards and offer extensive personal development opportunities through organisational training. For other benefits please click here.

Position Context and specific job requirements:

The Community Facilitator is essentially a change agent who facilitates engagement with children and young people. Connecting them to each other, their community and CREATE through active participation in CREATE’s programs and activities. The successful applicants will have a degree in Social Work, Human Services, Social Science or relevant field with at least 12 months experience in the out of home care sector.

Please address the below Selection Criteria and forward with your Cover Letter, and CV/Resume:

  1. Experience in working with children and young people, and advocating for their rights, coupled with an understanding of the out-of-home care system or ability to acquire. Ability to abide by child safe standards.
  2. Demonstrated competency in delivering/facilitating programs and organising events and activities. This includes event/workshop planning, promotion, delivery and the evaluation of programs/events. Ability to work in a culturally sensitive and inclusive manner.
  3. Highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills (children and young people, sector professionals and key stakeholders) coupled with confidence in conflict resolution, and problem solving. Ability to maintain accurate records and highly developed computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office).
  4. Highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritise workload to ensure that organisational goals are met with ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  5. Demonstrated experience or ability to develop and foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, non-government organisations and peak bodies.

Key Criteria

  • Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Social Science or related field coupled with at least 12 months experience in the out of home care sector.
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Successful Working With Children's Check (WWCC) Security Check
  • Must comply with government and / or health directives in each state jurisdiction, and where so indicated be vaccinated for COVID 19
  • Weekend work and evening work on occasion.

A full job specification and selection criteria are attached.

CREATE is committed to the principles of EEO and we encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply for the position. People with a care experience are also encouraged to apply.

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