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Family Engagement Facilitators - Derby / Mowanjum / Pandanus Park

World Vision

The position

This is an exciting opportunity to work in your local community. We are seeking local people who are passionate about improving education and health outcomes for children and their families in Derby, Mowanjum and Pandanus Park.

As a Family Engagement Facilitator, you’ll be working with families with children under 5 years of age to make it easier for them to access the education, health and community services support they need for their children to thrive.

This role will focus on building relationships for systems change - to shift the conditions that prevent families getting the support they need, and to ensure communities are at the centre of the decisions that affect them. This will be done by supporting community to build on their strengths; to help drive change that is important to them.

To do this, you’ll be part of the Connected Beginnings project team and your work will include:

  • Building trust with Aboriginal families and children in their communities
  • Mobilising and inspiring communities into action and supporting the formation and functioning of organised community groups/organisations.
  • Promoting Connected Beginnings project and activities with local families 
  • Communicating well and supporting families to understand how they can participate in the Connected Beginnings project
  • Developing excellent relationships between families and service providers
  • Identifying challenges and possible solutions to support families’ increased access and participation in services
  • Working as an effective team member to make sure the project is meeting the needs of families

In this job you’ll learn about community development, community engagement, collective impact and work with the Connected Beginnings team and families. The staff at World Vision will train and support you in how to do these things well.

To be successful in this job, you should be the type of person who likes learning new things. You will need to be a person that is trustworthy, reliable and able to think about how to solve problems families have in accessing educational, health and community service support.

You need to be able to take notes, document your work and collect information. You will be confident in working as a team member, speaking up on behalf of families and using your initiative to find creative ways of working with families. In addition to this you need to be able to use MS office and Excel and be familiar with sending and receiving emails.

 We are looking for someone who has

  • Experience supporting community engagement and participation
  • Strong understanding of local services providers
  • Good communication skills with family, staff and other stakeholders
  • Passionate about working with children and families in the community
  • Positive, friendly and sensitive attitude when working with children, families and other staff members

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for  children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.

Who we are

For more than 40 years, World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities through our Australia First Nations Program. The program is dedicated to helping First Nations communities build on their strengths and achieve their own development goals. Working at World Vision as a First Nations staff means you will be well represented and supported within the team. Through the program’s staff network, you will have a safe space to connect, collaborate and seek advice no matter where you are based. 

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for  children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.

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