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Consultation and Engagement Officer

Organisation : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service

Location : VIC Regional (Croydon)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,000

Application closing date : 31 Oct, 2021

About the role

About the Opportunity

BWAHS has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Consultation and Engagement Officer to join their team in Croydon.

Reporting to the Training and Education Lead, your key responsibility will be to coordinate, administer and implement the training calendar within the project timeframes. You will be liaising with current and prospecting students, maintaining documentation and information, and promote BWAHS as a provider of Aboriginal healing services education. 

Your key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Maintaining, administering and coordinating accredited and unaccredited education events conducted both by BWAHS and in collaboration with a TAFE, including provision of an up-to-date calendar, enrolments and participant progress information;
  • Liaising and maintaining relationships between BWAHS and Community Controlled organisations to promote and coordinate training programs focused on safety from family violence, healing and recovery;
  • Providing support to students with information about administration issues; and
  • Supporting other team members in periods of high demand and during periods of absence.

To view the full position description, click here.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged to apply.

About You

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in supporting and implementing community educational projects or programs in an adult learning environment. 

To be successful, you will need to be able to successfully engage with learners, community organisations and education institutions. You will also need to have strong knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal communities and community controlled organisations. 

You will need to have strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. In this role, you will need to have strong time management, organisational and workflow management skills as you will be required to work both autonomously and as part of a team. You are also required to have some level of understanding on how to use Microsoft Office programs, including Excel, Outlook and Word.

Although not a requirement, experience in working in the family violence and/or community services sector, and experience in providing training or other activities with community groups in the Victorian or other Aboriginal communities is highly desirable. 

Please Note: You will be required to hold a current Victorian Driver’s Licence, hold a satisfactory Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check or be willing to obtain one, and hold a current basic first aid qualification or be willing to obtain one. 

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded an attractive salary package in line with SCHADS level 4 reward (circa $70,000) PLUS super. You will also receive a great range of benefits including a wellbeing package, in-house training, and ongoing professional development.

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to join a team and make a genuine difference in the lives of Aboriginal men, women, children and families who are impacted by family violence.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you – Apply Now!


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service

Established in 2006, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence, or use violence. Currently BWAHS is one of 4 Aboriginal specific state funded healing services in Victoria. 

BWAHS has skilled qualified staff and comprehensive experience with culturally safe delivery of child, youth and family services for Aboriginal people. They provide family violence risk assessment, safety planning, case co-ordination and support including referrals to the Risk Assessment Management Panel. They have developed an excellent record for providing high quality family violence and trauma informed Intensive Case Management, Integrated Family Services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.

Boorndawan Willam, derives from the Wathaurong and Woiwurrung languages. Boorndawan (Wathaurong) meaning ‘safe’ and Willam (Woiwurrung) meaning ‘house’, combine to create a ‘safe house’. The healing service acknowledges the use of these words in the development of the organisations name. 

How to apply

To view more details and to apply:


Please quote in application: Consultation and Engagement Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Education_and_Training
Sector: #Education_and_Training

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