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Community Networker and Community Development Officer

Job no: 493229
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Deception Bay
Categories: Child & Family Support

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.

your opportunity

The Communities for Children initiative is a federally funded, whole of community response aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of children aged 0-12 years in the Deception Bay community. The Community Networker and Development Officer will focus on supporting the development of an integrated and skilled local service system within a community development framework.

You will be working collaboratively with Communities for Children projects using a Community Development Framework, to develop integrated and seamless referral systems across the sector, with the aim of enhancing community knowledge, understanding and responsiveness for children and families.

You will be responsible for:
• organising and facilitating Communities for Children Alliance meetings/forums to increase collaboration and professional development
• supporting networking activities to increase information sharing
• coordinating referrals and projects with emphasis on supporting networks which connect schools, early learning services and community services to focus whole of community responses to supporting families and parents

This position will be appointed on a full time maximum term contact until 30 June 2023.

what we are looking for

You will be able to take the initiative, engage and consult with a range of community stakeholders and be innovative in your approach to building relationships within the community.

To be successful in this role you will have:
• a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and minimum of three years’ experience within community development or Human Services
• demonstrated experience in successfully leading and facilitating community groups and networks and a thorough understanding of community development frameworks, along with project leadership skills
• strong communication skills (including networking skills and experience in undertaking a range of electronic communication strategies).

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation and a thriving community full of highly qualified, motivated people.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• opportunities for professional development
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

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.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit:

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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