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Community Networker & Development Officer

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  • Facilitate the Child and Family Alliance in the Deception Bay community
  • Full time permanent position based at Deception Bay
  • Diverse role in a team with a shared passion for creating positive change

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

About the role

The Communities for Children initiative is a federally funded, whole of community response aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of children aged 0-12 years in the Deception Bay community. The Community Networker and Development Officer will focus on supporting the development of an integrated and skilled local service system within a community development framework.

You be responsible for:

  • Organising and facilitating Communities for Children Alliance meetings/forums to increase collaboration and professional development
  • Supporting networking activities to increase information sharing
  • Coordinating referrals and projects with emphasis on supporting networks which connect schools, early learning services and community services to focus whole of community responses to supporting families and parents

You will be working collaboratively with Communities for Children projects using a Community Development Framework, to develop integrated and seamless referral systems across the sector with the aim of enhancing community knowledge, understanding and responsiveness for children and families.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline and minimum of three years’ experience within community development or Human Services
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and facilitating community groups and networks and a thorough understanding of community development frameworks, along with project leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills (including networking skills and experience in undertaking a range of electronic communication strategies).

You will be able to take the initiative, engage and consult with a range of community stakeholders and be innovative in your approach to building relationships within the community.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

For a full Position Description please visit: careers.yourtown.com.au. Please click Apply Now to submit your application.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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