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Community Engagement Coordinator

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Organisation : Fortem Australia

Location : Canberra (Kingston)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,000 - $79,999 per annum plus super

Application closing date : 6 Dec, 2019

About the role

A role that makes a difference in people’s lives

A fixed term, full time role (5 days per week, 7.6 hour days) based at our head office in Kingston, Canberra. Contract end date is 30 June 2021 with the potential for extension.

In this role, you will support the success of Fortem Australia through the coordination, design, and delivery of social connection activities and wellness support programs to Australia’s national security officials and first responders. This includes being the subject matter expert and point of contact for the relevant geographical area regarding the applicable agencies being supported, the local community, and service providers.

What you will be doing:

  • Research, design, and implement social connection activities and wellness support programs.
  • Ensure all national security officials and first responders are linked to Fortem Australia’s services and external services while utilising a strength-based approach with measurable outcomes.
  • Increase the frequency of early intervention and help-seeking behaviour amongst national security officials and first responders.
  • Conduct regular follow-ups with national security officials and first responders to gather timely feedback and share within Fortem Australia as appropriate to ensure continuous improvement and compliance.
  • Ensure the local communities are engaged and well-versed in Fortem Australia.
  • Assist the other Community Engagement Coordinator with conducting regular meetings with various stakeholders to ensure all organisations are working towards agreed goals.
  • Travel interstate as required to support Fortem initiatives (plenty of notice will be provided regarding travel requirements)

What the role requires:

  • Substantial experience in the delivery of community engagement and/or wellness services, and/or the areas of relevant research or preventative wellness programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills such as attention to detail, administration skills, and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel with own vehicle as required
  • Intermediate or above level of competency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Holistic knowledge of the national security and first responder sector and other related stakeholders
  • Current working with vulnerable people card and national police certificate
  • Current first aid certificate

What can we offer you?

  • Supportive and challenging work environment in a new community support organisation
  • Opportunity to work in a diverse role with considerable autonomy
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave which includes birthday leave and Christmas shutdown period

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Fortem Australia

Do you want to be part of a new not-for-profit committed to making a difference in the community?

As an evidence-based community support organisation, Fortem provides Australia’s national security officials and first responders (working as employees or volunteers) with comprehensive and integrated wellbeing support. In short, our mission is to improve and protect the health and wellbeing of the people who keep our communities safe.

Who we are and what we believe

Collective impact – we empower our employees to deliver services that achieve measurable and positive outcomes for those we support, while ensuring collective advocacy and collaboration towards our mission.

Courage – our can-do mindset, resiliency, and focus on simple but effective methods, encourages and enables us to be focused on our delivery of impactful change.

Forward leaning – our open-mindedness to different ideas, best practice solutions, and drive to hire the best people, ensures we can be adaptable, yet united towards our purpose to provide the best outcomes for each other and for those we support.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Community Engagement Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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