- Job posted on: 30th Aug 2021
- Applications close:
Established in 2000, Mercy Works is a community development and relief organisation that is part of the vision and mission of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Our Vision – Mercy in Action – partnering with the most vulnerable toward opportunity, dignity and self-reliance. Our Mission - We are a community development organisation in the tradition of Catherine McAuley. We work in partnership with local community organisations to support the most vulnerable both within Australia and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on women and children. Our programs strive to build capacity and self-reliance and to foster environmental sustainability. The Values which underpin the organisation are mutuality, integrity, compassion and justice.
Mercy Connect is a program within Mercy Works which provides volunteers to mentor refugee students and adults as they settle in Australia. The Coordinator role involves recruiting and training new volunteers and connecting volunteers with existing and potentially new primary and secondary schools across Perth.
The Mercy Connect Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day activities of Mercy Connect in Perth to help realise Mercy Works’ vision.
The employee is required to undertake any other duties, projects or tasks as directed by the Program Manager – Refugees and Asylum Seekers, which are within her/his skills, competence and training.
The position is for 15 hours per week over two days.
Mercy Works is committed to creating a culture of safety and respect for all, including prioritising the safety and best interests of all children and adults at risk with whom we have contact. All staff are expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure the protection of children and adults at risk and to comply with our safeguarding policies and procedures, including responding to and reporting all suspicions and allegations of abuse.
Mercy Works is a Public Benevolent Institution Employer (PBI), and as such can offer employees a remuneration package with tax benefits including salary packaging. The successful applicant will be required to complete and hold a clear National Police Criminal History Check and Working with Children Check.
If you are a passionate individual, committed to Mercy ethos and looking for your next career opportunity, we would love to hear from you. A copy of the Position Description for the role can be found at www.mercyworks.org.au/job-opportunities.
The position description should be read and applied, in conjunction with other corporate documentation that guides decision-making, actions and conduct including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, legislation, policies, procedures and plans.
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Program Coordinator - Perth application via EthicalJobs, or ring Clare Bennett – Program Manager Refugees and Asylum Seekers to discuss further by phone on 0417 624 330. Applications which do not include a cover letter which shows you have researched the Mercy Works organisation and understand the Position Description will not be considered.
Applications close 19 September 2021 – early applications welcome with initial phone conversation to follow. Interviews will be held in early October and ideally the successful applicant will be available to begin in November 2021.