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Community Program Support Officer


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Apply nowJob no:987207
Work type:Max Term (Part Time)
Categories:Community Services

  • 3 year Max Term – Part time contract
  • Location: Berriedale, Tas
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 160 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more. We are generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Mission Australia is committed to keeping children and young people safe with zero tolerance of harm or abuse, and expect all our employees and volunteers to reflect this commitment. 

Your Opportunity

Chigwell House in Tasmania is on the lookout for a Community Program Support Officer to join the People Staying Connected Program to provide opportunities that positively impact members of the local community in the areas of parenting, health and wellbeing, engagement, socialisation and skill development.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Plan and implement activities, courses and/or events both onsite and external as part of a team including; funding, catering and transport where appropriate
  • Coordinate community garden group including planting, maintaining and harvesting produce, sourcing and overseeing volunteer
  • Deliver Learners License Assistance Program
  • Assist with planning, promoting and implementing community lunches as part of a team
  • Provide assistance to all Chigwell House programs as needed
  • Assist community members and stakeholders as first point of contact

Requirements for Success

  • Diploma in Social Welfare/Community Services (or higher) or relevant industry experience
  • First aid certificate
  • Driver’s license
  • Ability to manage a range of tasks including those which fall outside of case management in order to provide the support required for participants within the service
  • Administration experience

Before starting work with us, you will need to undertake a national police history check, qualifications and referee checks, and have a clearance to work with children/vulnerable people. 

Culture & Benefits

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, we invite you to get in touch via email talentattraction@missionaustralia.com.au 

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply for this job’ and send your cover letter and resume today. As a committed Circle Back Initiative employer, we will respond to your application.

For more information, feel free to view the PD - Community Program Support Officer.pdf. For further information about working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

 Applications for this role will close on Friday 19 March 2021 but please send through your application as soon as possible as shortlisting may occur prior to the close date.

Advertised: Tasmania Daylight Time
Application close: Tasmania Daylight Time

Please be advised Mission Australia does not accept unsolicited resumes. Mission Australia will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by a member of the Recruitment team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates. Note we are not considering additions to our list of Panel Suppliers.