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Aboriginal Community Development Co-ordinator Wodonga VIC

Wodonga Council

Wodonga Council Wodonga VIC Australia

1 month ago


Aboriginal Community Development Coordinator
• Permanent Part time | 3 days/week
• Full time salary $82,620.20 pa plus superannuation (adjusted pro rata 0.6FTE)
• Flexible work patterns

About Us

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do.

We are a value driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation.

We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change. We support hybrid working arrangements and flexible work patterns, such as rostered days off and varied starts and finish times; let's talk about what will work for you.

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About The Role

The Aboriginal Community Development Co-Coordinator works... extensively with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and organisations to identify priorities, challenges and opportunities that address social wellbeing outcomes. Wodonga Council is committed to progressing reconciliation by establishing and strengthening genuine relationships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The Aboriginal Community Development Coordinator will guide the implementation of the existing Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and drive the development and implementation of the new RAP by consulting with an external RAP advisory group. The role will involve facilitating and advising the internal working group to ensure a coordinated cross-council approach to delivery on RAP objectives.

Key Responsibilities Include
• Provide input into Council’s strategic direction with alignment of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community’s identified priorities
• Drive the development and guide implementation of the new RAP;
• Liaise and advise internal business units and the wider community to support planning and policy development for Aboriginal people;
• Develop and maintain relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community stakeholders and service providers to identify priorities and challenges which are impacting on the community,
• Work in conjunction with the communications and marketing team to develop communication and marketing plans to assist in clear and transparent communication with relevant stakeholders and community;
• Working across business units, promote significant dates and events observed across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and communities that acknowledge and celebrate their cultures, languages and histories.
• Report on progress and performance within council strategies, plans and funding obligations;

What You Will Bring

We are looking for applications that address the following key selection criteria:
• A qualification in public health, community development or related field.
• Knowledge and experience in community engagement and development.
• Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, community and organisations.
• Broad knowledge of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance bodies, processes and current policy.
• Ability to make recommendations based on research and evaluation activities and provide input into decisions. Ability to remain impartial and professional with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
• Good time management and the ability to prioritise tasks.

How To Apply

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Use the apply button to commence your application.

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;
• a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see the “What you will bring” section above. Support on how to address this criteria can be found here) and,
• a current resume.

The successful applicant will be required to be willing to undergo and pass a pre-employment functional assessment, provide a copy of a National Police Check, a current Working With Children's Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement.

Enquiries: Team Leader Community Development and Youth – Jessica Wadeson | 0468 579 801 | [email protected]

Applications close Monday 11:59pm, May 8, 2023.

Position Description Below.

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including;
• employee health and wellbeing programs,
• flexible work arrangements,
• learning and development, and
• career pathways and opportunities.

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff. We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect.

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background.

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us
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