The Project Facilitator supports the development and implementation of West Kimberley ECCD project, which is implemented in the West Kimberley Region of Western Australia.
This position exists to provide support and mentoring to build community capacity, development and governance skills within our partner communities. This involves the recruitment, support and mentoring of community-based playgroup facilitators, and working with community members and partners to implement a range of community development initiatives. Initiatives could include maintaining early childhood activity spaces and supporting playgroups, assisting with early childhood training and employment activities and supporting access to other early childhood health and allied health expertise.
Your role plays an integral part in the organisation, enabling us to support First Nations communities and families to create meaningful change for their children.
In addition to this you will:
- Coordinate and engage with external groups and stakeholders to organize for participation in and support for playgroups
- Promote the Early Childhood project to external stakeholders, as required
- Track and record monitoring data on a weekly basis for all playgroups
- Document evidence of change, through development of case studies and photos
- Ensure relevant project activities are monitored and reported on in consultation with the Program Manager
- Contribute to the development of all project reports with the timely completion of monthly reports and spreadsheets
- Identify and design new project activities and opportunities to achieve agreed outcomes across the project
- Participate in professional development opportunities
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for someone with demonstrated professional experience working with remote Aboriginal communities in a development context. You will have great interpersonal skills, be driven, self-motivated, reliable and have the ability to work both independently and in a team.
You will have:
- Experience facilitating community consultations and influencing supporting community participation
- Experience in providing mentoring, training and support
- The ability to be flexible and responsive to communities needs which can change quickly
- The ability to form and nurture partnerships and work together with stakeholders
- Sound knowledge of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal people in remote Australia
- A good understanding of, & firm commitment to, community development processes, gender equity, participatory approaches and development theory
- Demonstrated knowledge of working in the Early Childhood Sector
Working for World Vision means you are making the world better
It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward.
The selection process
For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.
We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families.
Who we are
For more than 40 years, World Vision has been partnering with First Nations communities through our Australia First Nations Program. The program is dedicated to helping First Nations communities build on their strengths and achieve their own development goals. Working at World Vision as a First Nations staff means you will be well represented and supported within the team. Through the program’s staff network, you will have a safe space to connect, collaborate and seek advice no matter where you are based.
World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work.
For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website: https://www.worldvision.com.au/about-us
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