This is an exciting opportunity to work in your local community. We are seeking local people who are passionate about improving education and health outcomes for children and their families in Derby, Mowanjum and Pandanus Park.
As a Family Engagement Facilitator, you’ll be working with families with children under 5 years of age to make it easier for them to access the education, health and community services support they need for their children to thrive.
This role will focus on building relationships for systems change - to shift the conditions that prevent families getting the support they need, and to ensure communities are at the centre of the decisions that affect them. This will be done by supporting community to build on their strengths; to help drive change that is important to them.
To do this, you’ll be part of the Connected Beginnings project team and your work will include:
- Building trusting with Aboriginal families and children in their communities
- Promoting Connected Beginnings project and activities with local families
- Communicating well and supporting families to understand how they can participate in the Connected Beginnings project
- Developing excellent relationships between families and service providers
- Identifying challenges and possible solutions to support families’ increased access and participation in services
- Working as an effective team member to make sure the project is meeting the needs of families
In this job you’ll learn about community development, community engagement, collective impact and work with the Connected Beginnings team and families. The staff at World Vision will train and support you in how to do these things well.
To be successful in this job, you should be the type of person who likes learning new things. You will need to be a person that is trustworthy, reliable and able to think about how to solve problems families have in accessing educational, health and community service support.
You need to be able to take notes, document your work and collect information. You will be confident in working as a team member, speaking up on behalf of families and using your initiative to find creative ways of working with families.
Who we are looking for someone who has:
- Experience supporting community engagement and participation
- Strong understanding of local services providers
- Good communication skills with family, staff and other stakeholders
- Passionate about working with children and families in the community
- Positive, friendly and sensitive attitude when working with children, families and other staff members
What you need to know
This role is a fixed term contract (until June 2022), operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our state office in Derby, Western Australia.
Very remote benefits will be provided.
This is an Indigenous-identified position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent.
For your information, the role may be filled before the closing date.
World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.
Why you should apply…
A career with World Vision is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation. We collaborate in a high performing and professional culture, committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and organisations so that they can lead their own development and achieve their goals and aspirations
We help build brighter futures for children and are seeking to support the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait families and communities.
Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the communities we work with, some of our other benefits include:
Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, supportive, and committed to serve community.
Access to salary packaging tax advantages.
Why World Vision…
World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of children in Australia and around the world.
Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children achieve good health, access education for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.
Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in nearly 100 countries and almost 37,000 staff working towards one vision: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so. World Vision has profound global impact reaching one person every 10 secs with clean water, and every 60 secs a family gets access to tools and support they need to get out of poverty.
World Vision has been partnering with communities in Australia for more than 40 years through our Australia First Nations Program. We are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities achieve their own development goals, build on their strengths and create solutions to their own challenges.
World Vision is committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are well represented and supported within the staff team. The Australia First Nations Program has a First Nations staff network that acts as a support network and safe space for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff who are separated by distance but connected by culture. The network also provides advice to the Australia First Nations Program and the broader WV organisation regarding our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and families.
World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan