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Community Engagement Officer - Resilient Kids Program

Job no: 493207
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Milton
Categories: Child & Family Support, Counselling & Psychology, Youth Work, Marketing & Communications

At yourtown, our mission is to enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life. Our services include Kids Helpline, mental health support services for children and young people, youth employment services, domestic and family violence services and parenting and early childhood development programs. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

About the role

The Resilient Kids Program supports the resilience of young people in Far North Qld via Kids Helpline@School, Kids Helpline My Circles and an online Disaster Response Hub. It is a new program to help school-aged children gain skills in recognising mental health stress and knowing where to turn for help, specifically tailored to children and young people affected by traumatic events.

The Community Engagement Officer will formulate and implement strategies to engage and network with primary and high schools, community services and government stakeholders across 5 LGA’S in Far North Qld (Burketown, Carpentaria, Burdekin, Douglas and Etheridge), to successfully promote the program and ensure content is specific to the local context. As the public face of the Resilient Kids Program, this role will involve frequent travel throughout the service region to attend events, develop and maintain local networks and connections and enhance engagement.

Your role will include:

• represent and promote the Resilient Kids program as an avenue for help seeking for young people
• drive networking activities to increase collaboration and information sharing
• develop creative engagement strategies and develop a plan to promote the program to schools
• develop a visiting program across the service area
• provide a range of face to face and online engagement activities for students

This position will be appointed on a full time 6-month maximum term basis. The role can be based in one of the LGA's in the service region, or in Brisbane.

About you

You will have a genuine passion for networking and developing stakeholder connections to achieve positive outcomes for programs and clients. You will enjoy using your ability to think creatively to successfully plan and undertake engagement activities to source and attract target cohorts.

You will bring:

• demonstrated experience in community engagement within the community service sector
• Diploma level qualification in social sciences
• strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships across a variety of stakeholders including client cohorts, schools, government, community, and business groups
• solid understanding of strategies for engagement, including digital and online engagement
• ability to travel on a regular basis across Queensland

If you have an agile and flexible mindset and are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot – Talent Acquisition Specialist 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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