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Community Connector - Nambucca Heads

Uniting (NSW.ACT)
  • New project supporting Youth - BecomingU
  • Creative, community engagement role
  • Based in Nambucca Heads

At Uniting we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. we work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. Our focus is always on the people we serve.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

This is a part time, closed contract until 30 June 2023. Four days a week, 56 hours per fortnight.

About the Role:

The Community Connector role will join the team working on the BecomingU youth project based in Nambucca Heads.  This project is a direct response to what we have learnt from our community. It will involve bringing co-designed mentoring, digital storytelling, leadership opportunities and work experience initiatives to life.

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Co-leading the project design process with young people and those important to them
  • Working collaboratively to materialise and deliver projects effectively within a short time frame
  • Use your community connections, relationships and resources to develop a team of project partners to ensure Nambucca’s young people have every opportunity to reach their full potential and thrive
  • Work closely with the Project Coordinator to identify and map community assets and develop community engagement plan
  • Evaluate projects constructively

 The Person

  • Completed or completing a relevant tertiary qualification, and/or equivalent demonstrated experience in a related field and/or relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in community engagement
  • Is excited about creating innovative, empowering and bold projects with young people, rather than for them.
  • Highly passionate about young people reaching their full potential
  • Ability to switch between projects, sometimes several times within one day
  • A creative thinker, who thinks outside of the box and loves a challenge.
  • Understanding of place-based work, in particular the Harwood Institute practices.
  • Can work just as effectively within a team, as well as individually

 What is in it for you?

You will be part of a fun and friendly supportive team and you will also benefit from our salary packaging option and we offer a degree of flexibility.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. Uniting supports an inclusive approach in the workplace. We celebrate our diversity and welcome staff regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, and lifestyle choices. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the role, please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0466 867 721 or skauhiva@uniting.org using the subject line: Community Connector - Nambucca Heads enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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