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Program Coordinator - Creative Arts

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW
  • SCHCADS Award Level 4 salary 77k + super + salary packaging
  • Great not-for-profit salary packaging tax-free benefits.
  • Great learning and development programs and clear pathways to internal progression.

We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services. Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values driven team environment and culture.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose key value is to shape a more just and compassionate society

Your new role:

The Activities Program Coordinator is a dynamic role where you will coordinate, develop and facilitate activities, workshops or programs that create opportunities for social engagement and develop skills to better enable community participation. We are particularly interested in applicants with the ability to develop, facilitate, and expand our various creative art programs. You will be joining a highly supportive, friendly & values-driven team environment and culture, that offers Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate and facilitate evidence-based activities that build social engagement and provide opportunities for personal and skill development in line with the annual work plan.
  • Work collaboratively to create a supportive and comfortable environment fostered for people we assist, visitors and those that access programs through the space.
  • Implement strategies that maximise client participation, consumer consultation, community collaboration and partnerships and referrals.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders for the purpose of profile raising, information and referral, program development and to achieve best outcomes for the people we assist.
  • Assess the needs and respond to changes in behaviour of the people we assist and provide the appropriate information, support and referral.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification/s and/or demonstrated experience in community development, social work, community services and / or educational program or other relevant area.
  • Experience/willingness to develop and facilitate creative art programs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of community development and asset-based community development.
  • Demonstrated experience working with those who experience social exclusion due to homelessness, the impact of trauma, mental health issues, alcohol and other drug issues and / or unemployment.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating and facilitating programs, events and activities for socially excluded / vulnerable groups of people within a community setting.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to confidently apply de-escalation strategies in high conflict situations.
  • High level computer literacy skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple and competing work tasks and deliver agreed on deadlines
  • St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination. Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment

If this sounds like you, don't wait - apply now, we are interviewing applications as we receive them. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements of the Position Description.

Information on how to apply.

If you have questions about this role, please email John.Cavanough@vinnies.org.au using the subject line: Program Coordinator - Creative Arts enquiry via EthicalJobs& quote: Activities Coordinator/VIN2834

The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society's commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check.

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

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