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Centre Coordinator – Ballarat

Organisation : Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV)

Location : VIC Regional (Ballarat)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Disabilities

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 26 May, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV)

Our vision is to create the opportunity for a meaningful life after stroke.

The Stroke Association of Victoria (SAV) is driving an Australian-first community-based support service for Victorians living with the effects of stroke. Focused on community inclusion and economic participation, our aim is to bridge the gap from when a stroke survivor leaves clinical care to when they return home and are faced with the challenges of re-engaging with the community and establishing meaningful lives post-stroke.

Our Stroke Support Centres are a local hub for all stroke survivors, where they can receive non-clinical, hands-on support and education, no matter what stage of their stroke recovery journey they are at. Our Centres provide a safe, supportive, inclusive and community-based place for stroke survivors to continue their self-led recovery and make social connections.

About the role

We are seeking a Centre Coordinator to join our expanding regional team in a part time role, located in Ballarat.

About the role:

You will be joining a team of knowledgeable, passionate & supportive Coordinators, and will be responsible to start up and develop a new Stroke Support Centre. The Stroke Support Centre will be located in Ballarat and will support stroke survivors and carers in the Grampians region. Initially, you will locate a facility and be responsible for setting up & officially opening the Stroke Support Centre. Once officially opened, you will be the main point of contact for the Centre and will manage the day to day operations including the monthly activity schedule, and the intake & assessment of new members. You will develop and maintain strong local referral networks with local public hospitals and their stroke units, clinical rehabilitation service providers in public & private practice, allied health professionals & providers, community groups, local service providers, local Government funded service providers such as NDIS and MyAged Care, and local Council.

About you:

You are a highly motivated team player who thrives on working with and helping people. You offer a strategic approach and are organised & structured in your working. Your interpersonal skills are of the highest quality, with the demonstrated ability to work with people of all ages & backgrounds. Ideally, you are someone with established links within health, community and disability services, and aren’t afraid to develop new relationships with local services. Because of the geographic spread of our team across regional Victoria, you are a highly motivated person, with the ability to work autonomously, as well as contribute to the team predominantly via video conferencing software such as Zoom and Google Meet.

Your qualifications & experience:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar role or in the Community Services/Not-for-Profit sector.
  • Certificate IV in Community Services or Diploma of Community Services is an advantage, but not essential.
  • Experience working with people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
  • Volunteer program management experience.
  • Experience in building collaborative relationships with community groups and services.
  • General administration and reporting experience.
  • Maintain a valid right to work in Australia.
  • COVID-19 vaccination, aligned with Victorian Government mandates for Disability Workers.
  • Satisfactory completion of a National Police Check.


How to apply

If you would like an exciting & new opportunity, have the drive to succeed and take pride in providing a high quality service, this is an opportunity for you!

For more information on this role, please email at To apply, please send a one page cover letter outlining why the role interests you, and a brief CV, maximum three pages, to



Please quote in application: Centre Coordinator – Ballarat via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Program_Coordination_and_Management
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Disabilities


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