Community Support Facilitator

West Gippsland & Latrobe Valley
Community Services & Development
Community Development
Full time
Posted 7d ago
  • Immediate start, hybrid work model
  • $83,968 plus super
  • Support key community partnerships and make a difference

This is an amazing opportunity to join our Community Strengthening Team as a Community Support Facilitator to work across various portfolios such as homelessness, social housing, financial vulnerability, emergency relief and welfare support.

Reporting to the Team Leader, Community Strengthening, you will play an integral role maintaining partnerships with community organisations to collaboratively deliver on Council's social and health priorities including emerging issues.

Your duties will include but not limited to the following. 

  • Co-ordinate Council's response process for suspected cases of homelessness in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide information and advice, including referral pathways for residents experiencing emotional, financial, health, housing and other social welfare issues.
  • Support the maintenance and liaison with residents in social housing owned by Council including new tenancy
  • Build and sustain relationships with relevant key health and social community organisations
  • Support community groups to plan and implement initiatives that address identified health and social issues.

 About You 

If you are a passionate community advocate, someone who is accustomed to working in a complex service delivery environment and has experience in working with disadvantaged persons, individual groups and communities and looking to make a difference, this is the role for you!

 To be considered you will have the following:

  • Qualification in Social Work, Community Services, Community Development, Counselling, Welfare or similar.
  • Experience working successfully within, and liaising with other community agencies, welfare/housing providers and other relevant networks.
  • Ability to respond to crisis and urgent matters that may arise when working with individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness or financially vulnerable.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment with a desire to back up and support other agency programs as required including in times of emergency.
  • Experience in sourcing and preparing grant or funding applications.

About us

Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community.

We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role.

We offer opportunities to work flexibly, balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading and access to our comprehensive health and wellbeing program. 

To apply

  • To apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.
  • Applications close: Sunday, 5th December 2021.
  • If you have any questions, please contact 1300 787 624, and ask for Susan (Recruitment Team)

Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. 1300 787 624

Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.

To ensure Cardinia Shire Council complies with Chief Health Officer directions, this role requires the incumbent to have and maintain the necessary mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check.

You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role.


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