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Careers > Community Engagement Worker - Wentworth

Full Time - Fixed Term Contract till 28 December 2018

This position is based in the Shire of Wentworth.

Services are delivered in the Mallee and across the river into far west NSW. 

A key aspect to this position is through flexible Case work, Home Visiting and Community Engagement that assist children and families but the role additionally will also be responsible for overseeing and coordinating a range of activities across the Indigenous Advancement Strategy programmes and other local community engagement initiatives that meet the needs of the local community.

The Community Engagement team comprises of the following key program areas:

  • Indigenous Advancement Strategy – Children and Schooling
  • Indigenous Advancement Strategy – Safety and Wellbeing
  • Safe Aboriginal Youth
  • Wemburra Tulkalana
  • Homes Out West Tenancy Management
  • Tenant Support & Education Project

The position objectives includes the following:

  • Getting children into school.
  • Improving education outcomes including Year 12 attainment.
  • Improving youth transition to vocational and higher education and work.
  • Supporting families to give children a good start in life through improved early childhood development, care education and school readiness.
  • Improved health, social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Improved drug, alcohol and substance misuse prevention and treatment.
  • A reduction in offending, violence and victimisation in communities. 

The successful applicant will be expected to have significant previous relevant experience in the field and will be required to hold an accredited qualification relevant to the position at Diploma level or above.

Applicants addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description should be sent to Maree Fullgrabe, PO Box 1870, Mildura 3502 or emailed to mfullgrabe@malleefamilycare.com.au

For a copy of the position description please click here.

For more information regarding the position description please contact Llywella Lawn on 5027 3578 or email on LLawn@malleefamilycare.com.au 

Applications close at 5.00pm Sunday 29th April 2018.

Mallee Family Care offers a great range of employee benefits, including:
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Flexible work options
  • Genuine training and development opportunities   
Undertaking a Working with Children Check, Police Check, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWESS) and Disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action (employment history) is mandatory for all positions