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Community Strengthening and Partnerships Coordinator

  • Family friendly workplace
  • Rewarding and meaningful work
  • Achieve Job Security
  • Attain work/life balance
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Paid training and support for professional development
  • Access to an Employee Assistance program
  • Work close to home

We are looking for a Community Strengthening and Partnerships Coordinator to support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. Qualifications and experience in the areas of Social work, human/social sciences and community development will be highly regarded !

About us...

MiCare is proud to be a culturally and linguistically diverse organisation. A large part of our work is assisting people from a non-Australian background and we respect their culture, their history, their language and tastes, and their stories.

We are here for everyone believing that all people have the right to be respected and their differences celebrated.

About the role...

This position will be engaged in a number of exciting new and existing community strengthening and partnership initiatives with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities. There will be a particular focus on working with newly arrived, settling and emerging communities.

This will involve community capacity building and support of community-led responses to the impacts of Covid-19. The Community Strengthening and Partnerships Coordinator will undertake project work, coordination and collaboration both within and outside of MiCare. The role will engage with a variety of related programs within the Migrant Services Area at MiCare. It will draw on the expertise of many years of Settlement Service provision.

Location: The position operates across the west. MiCare office sites that relate to this position are in Sunshine, Werribee and Melton. Based on operational needs the position will be a combination of onsite (2 days) and remote (3 days working from home). There will be some travel associated with the position.

Hours: Full time (38 hrs p/wk), Fixed term position to the 30th June 2022.

To be considered for the position you must have:


  • Appropriate Tertiary qualifications in Social Work or other relevant human/social sciences, community development


  • Strong Demonstrated experience in community development, community engagement and/or related projects.
  • Experience supporting people from migrant and refugee backgrounds through social support and engagement opportunities.
  • Familiarity of systemic and structural barriers that migrant and refugee communities can face in Australia and possible approaches for overcoming these, in particular with regards to the COVID-19 Recovery in the areas of economic, social, wellbeing and civic participation.
  • An understanding and knowledge of relevant community development and case-work models and methods applicable to the Migrant Service program area at MiCare in which the role is located.
  • Demonstrated experience with organising, promoting and conducting community meetings
  • High level of project coordination, report writing and presentation skills including budget management.
  • Experience in the supervision, guidance and support of staff and volunteers.
  • Experience in the preparation and administration of reports, program proposals and acquittals
  • Knowledge of government and other processes and systems
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills including the ability to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with diverse individuals, groups and stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Sound computer literacy and proficiency in use of Microsoft Office
  • Lived experience of migration, resettlement, and/or capacity to speak a relevant community language advantageous but not essential

About you...

You will be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach. Your genuine commitment to access and equity principles, multiculturalism and the values of respect, equality and integrity will be highly regarded. A commitment to exploring, informing and delivering ‘best-practice’ approaches preferred.

A police check with no disclosable outcome is required by MiCare for this position.

In accordance with Victorian Public Health order COVID-19 vaccination evidence is a requirement of the position.

As per MiCare policy, Current flu vaccination required for this role.

How to apply...

Please send your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to explain how your skills and experience fit this role, by no later than Closing Date Wednesday 15th December 2021.

For more information, please refer to the key selection criteria in the position description.

Please contact James Wight for further information.

Email: james.wight@micare.com.au or on 0402 772 246 using the subject line: Community Strengthening and Partnerships Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation that values the highest level of quality in everything it sets out to achieve, we want to hear from you!

MiCare is a Child Safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.

MiCare says “NO” to Family Violence. We believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, respected, valued and treated as equals.

MiCare is committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.


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