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Social Support Facilitator

Golden Plains Shire - Bannockburn, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Fantastic opportunity to join a supportive and high performing team
  • Fixed term until June 2022
  • Part time – 20 hours per week worked over 3 days per week
Come and join Golden Plains Shire Council, a regional municipality focused on working with the community to create sustainable growth, whilst maintaining a highly valued rural character. Located just outside Geelong, and within an easy drive to both Ballarat and Melbourne, our location means you get the benefits of a country lifestyle whilst still enjoying all the things that the city has to offer.

About the Shire:

Golden Plains Shire is situated between two of Victoria’s largest regional cities, Geelong and Ballarat, with a population of over 20,000 people across 56 vibrant rural communities.

Renowned for our award-winning food and wine, iconic music festivals, goldfield heritage and friendly communities, Golden Plains Shire is an attractive destination both to work, play and call home.

About the role:

Golden Plains Shire Council Active Ageing & Inclusion Services provide support services that assist people to live independently and remain at home for longer. Our mission is to enable each person we support to live the life they choose. The Active Ageing & Inclusion Services Social Support Team is responsible for assisting consumers to live as independently as possible by providing a range of innovative, purposeful and stimulating social support activities to assist consumers’ well-being and participation in community life, with a key focus on activities that build capacity and promote individual wellness and re-ablement.

This fixed term part time role will be worked 20 hours per week over 3 days until 30 June 2022

Day-to-day, you will:

Deliver innovative, purposeful and stimulating social support programs to meet the individual needs of consumers.
  • Provide a holistic person-centred approach, which supports wellness & reablement, builds capacity and promotes a consumer’s active participation in goal setting, decision making and choice.
  • Deliver high quality social support services underpinned by the Aged Care Quality Standards 2019.
  • Respond to culturally and linguistically diverse needs with a respectful inclusive approach.
  • Provide support to other Social Support Program staff and volunteers.
This is a real opportunity to help shape the future of a growing community.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have a relevant qualifications or experience in emergency management at municipal level or in a project management role

We are also looking for someone who has:
  • Ability to support innovation and creativity across social support programs/activities.
  • Understanding the ageing process and caring for older people or people with disability.
  • Confident in the use of smart devices and on-line communication platforms.
  • Awareness and experience of health and safety issues in a social support group and community setting.
  • Current First Aid and CPR training is essential.
  • Dementia awareness skills considered advantageous.
What’s in it for you:

At Golden Plains Shire Council, we promote diversity and want to develop a workplace that reflects the community in which we operate. We offer professional development and networking opportunities to staff as well as free onsite parking.

You can also:
  • Join a values-driven and community-focused organisation;
  • Contribute to a broad scope of work;
  • Make the most of professional development opportunities.
How to apply:

If you like the sound of this role, please apply via our careers website at: http://goldenplains.applynow.NET.au/#vacancies

Applications for this role must include a cover letter and CV and will be required to address the Key Selection Criteria.

A copy of the Position Description for this role

For more information, you can contact Jacqui Doyle Team Leader Social Support, on (03) 03 5220 7258.


Only applications submitted via Council’s website will be considered. Applications submitted via Seek will not be assessed.

Applications close Monday 22 February 2021 at 9.00am.

Golden Plains Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe Employer. We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We are striving to build a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. We recognise our proactive duty to ensure compliance with equal opportunity, child safe and other workplace-related legislation, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination.

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Golden Plains Shire

Bannockburn, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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