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Wesley Mission
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Community Development Coordinator


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Sydney, NSW, Australia 



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Full time



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Job Description:

Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Program
• build community networks at the coal face
• work with communities across New South Wales
• have a direct impact on saving lives
• extensive interstate travel
About us
Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program
The Wesley LifeForce Suicide Prevention Networks program is an exciting initiative which focuses on supporting suicide prevention activities through a collaborative and strategic community approach. We are currently expanding this initiative nationally through additional government support.

About the role
Primarily, this role is about engaging communities and developing their capacity to prevent and address suicide through a localised approach. Through building networks of committed local people, you will have the opportunity to walk alongside communities as they develop targeted and sustainable strategies to prevent suicide.

As Wesley LifeForce’s New South Wales based Community Development Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to further develop your subject matter expertise in community development, community engagement and community-based suicide prevention initiatives. Additionally, there will be opportunities for you to enhance your business development skills to assist Wesley LifeForce and the broader Wesley Training portfolio as it expands its service footprint nationally.  

You may have previous experience in working in rural or remote communities, community development or engagement programs, social work or public health.

Job Requirements:

Importantly, you will have
• passion for suicide prevention
• excellent verbal and written communication skills
• knowledge and experience of community development and participatory development practice
• proven ability to engage and develop effective relationships with government and non-government agencies and to the broader community
• cultural awareness, sensitivity and an understanding of issues impacting Australian Indigenous societies and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
• effective report writing skills
• experience in developing and implementing project plans
• excellent organisational skills and the capacity to work with minimal supervision
• an understanding of group processes
• experience in facilitating meetings
• a current Driver’s Licence

It is desirable you will have
• An understanding of issues facing rural and remote communities
• Understanding of Governance

This position requires frequent intrastate and interstate travel.

Benefits of working at Wesley Mission
• Employee Support Program
• access to discounted Health and Travel Insurance
• career growth and training opportunities in a valuable sector
• attractive tax saving salary packaging, sacrifice up to $16,050 of your yearly income

Closing date
Monday 23 July 2018 5pm
Interviews will be conducted with shortlisted applicants on Friday 27 July 2018.

Apply now
To apply, please send your application letter addressing the selection criteria and current resume to:
Contact name: Amy Ngo 
Email via the Apply Now button

For further information about this role, please contact James Bell, Networks Manager on 1800 100 024.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission. Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. Indigenous People are encouraged to apply.

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