Exciting New Opportunity!
This newly created role will coordinate IYS activities including at IYS events, community days and support our group programs. If you have a genuine enjoyment of working with children, young people and families to encourage community participation this is the role for you!
Drawing upon community development, engagement and strengths-based principles, the position will assist in the development and delivery of a range of outreach focussed initiatives targeted at children, young people and families, including The HUT drop-in centre, events and activities in collaboration with IYS and other organisations. A key feature of this role is the development and maintenance of key organisational relationships with the broader community to enhance the range of supports available to IYS’ clients.
As a member of a multi-skilled team, the position will be involved in a range of community development and service delivery activities including outreach and activity coordination, program planning, resource identification and sourcing, group facilitation, accurate and timely reporting and project evaluation.
We would love to hear from you if the following sounds like you
- Qualifications in Community development, Social Work, Human Services, Youth Work or similar, with an ability to build rapport with people of a range of ages and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining strong professional boundaries
- Excellent organisational, prioritising and time management skills and the ability to work in a busy and challenging work environment
- A minimum of 2 years’ demonstrated experience working in a similar context and an understanding of the associated issues and challenges
- Queensland driver’s licence
- Working with Children positive notice (“Blue Card”)
- Strong communication skills, including oral and written skills, and networking/collaborative skills
- Understanding of risk management principles and ability to respond quickly in a crisis situation and make appropriate decisions to ensure the safety of young people, yourself and / or other staff
- Well-developed interpersonal communication skills and professional qualities and attributes including showing empathy, being non-judgmental, applying discretion and an awareness of professional boundaries in responding to client inquiries and access to services.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current issues or vulnerabilities that individuals may present to service with, e.g. domestic violence, parenting challenges, refugee background, drug and alcohol misuse, financial disadvantage, mental health issues, etc.
- Ability to develop and maintain respectful and positive relationships with a range of young people and their families, particularly local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, and LGBT+ young people
To apply please read and respond to the following attachments.