About the Role
- Fixed term contract opportunity up to 30 June 2020
- Based in the West Ryde Community Hub but should be flexible to travel to all Community Builders Hub
- Part Time opportunity
The main objective of the Community Builders Program is to ensure best outcomes for children and young people by facilitating projects and services that are strategic and evidence based that address identified local, regional and Government priorities. The program has a priority to focus on working in the community, liaising with and supporting children, families and youth in partnerships and various venues including schools, and other relevant community locations.
We are seeking a Child, Family and Youth Project Worker to work in Community Builders West Ryde Hub. The primary function of these positions is to deliver and advance the overall work of the Community Builder Program and contribute to the ongoing success of the Community Hubs. This would include actively working in the community, liaising with and supporting children, family and youth in partnerships and various venues including schools, and other relevant community locations.
This is a fixed term part time contract available up to 30 June 2020 with a possibility of extension. The successful candidate will work 4 days per week with some flexibility to work outside of normal hours on occasion. The days of work will negotiated with successful candidate.
If you enjoy making a positive social impact through the work you do, this could be the right role for you
About the role
Some of the responsibilities of the successful applicant will include:
- Work with partner agencies on key projects;
- Engage in partnership with families to promote parent-child relationship;
- Respect culture, language, values and family structure of each family served;
- Support families in using community resource and enhance well-being;
- Facilitate networks and group activities;
- Work toward continuous improvement of services and outcomes
About the successful candidate
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in community development, social work, social welfare, health promotion or similar field, supported by relevant experience.
- Demonstrated understanding & ability to recognise the various issues facing families, children and young people.
- Demonstrated high level communication skills (written and verbal), and ability to use appropriate communication techniques (verbal, non-verbal and reflective listening) to build rapport and work with families for solutions and skills development.
- Experience of working with families and/or individuals with different values, beliefs, faiths, cultural influences, family structures and circumstances.
- Demonstrated group facilitation knowledge and skills, and/or proven ability to conduct educational opportunities for children, families and young people in a 1-1 and/or group setting.
- Ability to make effective referrals for families to specialised resources and services according to family needs and interests.
- Proven experience establishing and maintaining effective partnerships and working collaboratively with other organisations.
- Previous experience in data collection, reporting, record keeping, and using data collection to inform work.
- Ability to work within organisational policies and procedures e.g. maintaining professional boundaries and client confidentiality.
- A strong working knowledge, understanding and experience in community development and capacity building strategies to enable inclusion and address diversity.
- Proven ability to promote both the services of RANSW and the community in a range of forums.
- Proven ability to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office as well as database knowledge and skills.
- Awareness and knowledge of legislation & best practice relevant to the service.
- Ability to manage and work with volunteers and student interns
About the Organisation
Relationships Australia NSW (RANSW) believes everyone is entitled to positive, supportive and healthy relationships. Our work is centred on building strong family relationships and community connections. As a leading independent non-profit organisation, we focus on those in greatest need, and we conduct our work with respect for difference and social inclusiveness.
Apply for this Job
Candidates MUST apply online and answer the role selection criteria's. For more information about the role and to apply, click on the link below:
APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON TUESDAY 17 JULY 2018
RANSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal Australians are encouraged to apply. Through our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we aim to drive greater equality by practical actions to increase employment opportunities, and build strong and respectful relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. RANSW's RAP can be found at: http://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/about-us/stretch-reconciliation-action-plan/
RANSW recognises the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We work hard to promote a supportive work environment and we have a strong focus on professional development. We offer a range of benefits including salary packaging that provides significant tax-free benefits.
Please quote in application: Child, Family And Youth Project Worker via Pro Bono Australia.