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Community Engagement Coordinator - Kulunga Metro

Telethon Kids Institute
  • Full-time opportunity 
  • 1 year initial contract (Maternity Leave cover)
  • Located in the Perth Children’s Hospital

The Opportunity

This maternity leave cover position is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing team at Telethon Kids Institute. The key focus of the Kulunga team is to guide and support Research teams to connect with Aboriginal children and families and to build the capacity and development of Institute researchers working on Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing projects.

We are looking for someone who has great communication skills, strong community links and works well in a team environment that will drive important work to ensure that our research has a meaningful impact to the lives of our children and families. 

The Role

As the Community Engagement Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in building strong partnerships and engagement with Researchers, Aboriginal children, families and communities across the Perth Metropolitan region. Your focus will be to closely liaise between the groups and guide our families, community members and Research Teams to work in partnership and to make informed decisions about research priorities, protocols and practice. 

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • ​Act as a point of contact between staff and families of various cultural backgrounds to ensure a culturally competent and safe interaction.
  • ​Strengthen local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and support the community to achieve their own wellbeing outcomes.
  • ​Assist the team to develop, implement and evaluate initiatives that address needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community.
  • ​Support aspects of project planning and development for a range of research initiatives across the project.

About You

Pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Employment Opportunities Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

This position will suit someone who shares our deep commitment to building the capacity of Aboriginal People. Additionally, the key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • ​An understanding and ability to articulate Aboriginal self-determination, community advancement and capacity building, as well as to a high quality of service delivery.
  • ​Proven experience in managing competing priorities and projects with the ability to exercise a flexible approach to changing parameters.
  • ​Highly developed problem-solving skills.
  • ​Great people skills with the ability to develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • ​Being a self-starter, working autonomously and being part of a team.

We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

Our Culture

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

We value our people and in return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and as a not-for-profit this includes salary packaging of up to $15,899 (increases your take home pay!) and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How to Apply

If you think that this is the right role and an exciting new challenge for you, please click on 'Apply Now' to submit your application. 

A position description is attached.

Your cover letter (no more than 2 pages) should specifically address your skills and experience outlined in the “About You” section above.

For more information about the role please contact Mara West, Kulunga Operations Manager at mara.west@telethonkids.org.au using the subject line: Community Engagement Coordinator - Kulunga Metro enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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