Community Development Coordinator

Wesley Mission NSW

Adelaide, SA

Posted 9/17/2020

Wesley LifeForce
full-time contract position to 30 June 2021
based in Adelaide
work with communities across South Australia
have a direct impact on saving lives
extensive intrastate travel
About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

The Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Networks program is an exciting initiative which focuses on supporting suicide prevention activities through a collaborative and strategic community approach. We are currently expanding this initiative nationally through additional government support.

About the role

Primarily, this role is about engaging communities and developing their capacity to prevent and address suicide through a localised approach. Through building networks of committed local people, you will have the opportunity to walk alongside communities as they develop targeted and sustainable strategies to prevent suicide.

As Wesley LifeForce’s South Australian Community Development Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to further develop your subject matter expertise in community development, community engagement and community-based suicide prevention initiatives. Additionally, there will be opportunities for you to enhance your business development skills to assist Wesley LifeForce and the broader Wesley Training portfolio as it expands its service footprint nationally.

You may have previous experience in working in rural or remote communities, community development or engagement programs, social work or public health.

This position requires frequent intrastate and interstate travel.

Essential criteria
passion for suicide prevention
excellent verbal and written communication skills
knowledge and experience of community development and participatory development practice
proven ability to engage and develop effective relationships with government and non-government agencies and to the broader community
effective report writing skills
experience in developing and implementing project plans
excellent organisational skills and the capacity to work with minimal supervision
an understanding of group processes
experience in facilitating meetings
current driver’s licence.

Desirable criteria
an understanding of issues facing rural and remote communities
cultural awareness and sensitivity
understanding of Governance.

Benefits of working at Wesley Mission
employee support program
access to discounted health and travel insurance
career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
attractive tax saving salary packaging sacrifice up to $16,050 of your yearly income

Closing date

Monday 28 September 2020, by 5 pm.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on 5 October 2020.

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