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April

Tenant Participation & Community Engagement Facilitator

Mission Australia - Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Max Term – Part time I 4 days per week I until 30 June 2023
  • Location: Mt Druitt, Sydney
  • Make a meaningful difference to the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a national Christian charity that has been standing alongside Australians in need since 1859. Our vision is for an Australia where all of us have a safe home and can thrive.

We deliver homelessness crisis and prevention services, provide social and affordable housing, assist struggling families and children, address mental health issues, fight substance dependencies, support people with disability and much more.

Given the right support, we believe everyone can reach their full potential. That’s why we stand together with Australians in need, for as long as they need us.

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

You will be making a difference by working on our Tenant Participation & Community Engagement (TPCE) program, which is designed to assist social housing tenants of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) to improve the service and support they receive across NSW.

You will join a team that is passionate about strengthening community relationships for people who are isolated in social housing. This will involve building and organizing community engagement , linking tenants with support services and helping to identify potential tenant participation opportunities.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Build relationships with local tenants to address and identify challenges they face
  • Map current tenant participation groups and identify gaps and opportunities
  • Facilitate tenant volunteering opportunities within the community
  • Coordinate tenant training and information sessions
  • Outreach to isolated or difficult to engage tenants to overcome barriers to engage
  • Build and sustain formal and informal relationships with key stakeholders

Requirements for Success

  • Diploma in community services/development, health or related fields
  • Experience in community development
  • Ideally a background in working with homelessness, social housing or youth
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite
  • A valid NSW Drivers Licence
  • A valid working with children check

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

Mission Australia’s innovative and supportive values-based culture will ensure you feel rewarded as you help Australians in need and develop in your career.

  • Our range of employee benefits includes:
  • Not-for-profit salary packaging, reducing your taxable income (details via AccessPay)
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel and health insurance and major retailers
  • Free access to external, confidential counselling services and support from Mission Australia chaplains.

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

How to apply

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.

Sydney, NSW

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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