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Virtual Community Development Coordinator - Lismore / Far North Coast

Feros Care
  • Facilitate and implement a range of innovative capacity building
  • Provide positive outcomes for people with disability
  • Full time, fixed term contract until June 2022

About the Role:

This role will see you working virtually and engaging people with disability and their families, NDIS stakeholder organisations and broader community organisations to help build the capacity of the local community to remove barriers to inclusion; supporting individuals to be self-determining, resourceful, and resilient and service providers to be more flexible, responsive and person centred.

Key functions of the role include but not limited to the following:

  • Implement and lead comprehensive multi-faceted community engagement and capacity building initiatives which promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness together with the engagement and participation of people living with disability who are from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), LGBTI and/or socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Administrate, coordinate, and attend project meetings including taking detailed minutes and distributing and following up action items.
  • Actively participate in special projects, initiatives, or programs
  • Participate in planning committees to effectively roll out strategic community development and capacity building plans.
  • Identify community needs, service gaps and barriers to access through liaising and consulting with people with disabilities and their families, disability service providers and community organisations.
  • Receive and manage communications including phone calls, emails and social media enquiries from participants, families, and the community.
  • Assist the Local Area Coordination Services in organising and planning community events, information sessions, presentations, and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Analyse and collate relevant data and utilise for marketing the LAC service and in alignment with NDIA reporting requirements.
  • Assist people deemed by the NDIS as not eligible for Scheme, their families, and carers with information linkages and supports to utilise natural supports and connect with their community.
  • Administer and monitor our LAC social Media avenues, alongside the social media and marketing team.
  • Co-ordinate and participate in a range of engagement and capacity building activities including workshops, information sessions, presentations, expos, festivals, meetings etc.

More about You:

You must have proven experience working with community groups and possess a good understanding of community capacity building models.

The ideal candidate will be enthused and motivated to join the organisation and bring this new role to life. Exceptional interpersonal and analytical skills are a must together with a high level of computer literacy.

You will also possess the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in disability, community services, social sciences, humanities or similar, or lived experience with disability.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Highly developed analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • On point IT skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours, dependent on work requirements.
  • Current drivers’ licence.
  • Highly experienced in leading Social Media engagement projects.

What are we offering?

  • This is a fixed term contract up until June 2019
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,899 per annum tax free)
  • Access to comprehensive health and well-being programs
  • Professional and personal development
  • Positive team culture where everyone matters
  • Technology kits including a laptop and smart phone
  • Being a part of an award winning, forward thinking and non-traditional company

Who is Feros Care and why would I want to be a part of the team?

We are a not-for-profit, people centred organisation dedicated to supporting people to live their BEST LIFE! We have been offering quality care and support services for older Australians since 1990. We are now very excited to be a part of the NDIS supporting people with disability.

At Feros Care, we truly believe that ‘everyone matters’ and actively seek to include, welcome and value the unique contributions of all people. Our culture, our core values, and the connection we have with the community is driven by our 800 staff members who represent 28 different cultures including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We strive to be a leader and advocate for diversity and inclusion. We harness a culture that embraces individual differences in all its glory.

We encourage people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this job.

When successful, you will be required to undertake a criminal records check in accordance with legislation and have the right to work in Australia.

A working with children check will be required for all successful candidates as per State Legislation. Feros Care will facilitate this process.

If this is the role you have been waiting for and you meet the above criteria, we would love to hear from you!

Please read the attached position description for more detail on this great opportunity!

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please call 07 5669 0559 - option 3 for recruitment, quoting Ref No. 967000.

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