Community Development Practitioner x 4

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Position Description

Position Title: Community Development Practitioner

Location:   2 x Rockhampton (Family Wellbeing Program + Child Protection), 1 x Bundaberg (Family Wellbeing Program), 1 Woorabinda or Emerald (Family Wellbeing Program + Child Protection)

Employment Status: Full Time Contract – Remuneration: $63-$68K + salary sacrifice benefits

Reporting to  Community Manager
Positions reporting to this role  Program support officers
Responsibilities

 

  • Accountable for effective day to day program/service delivery that achieves positive community support and efficient use of resources
  • Provide expert leadership and coordination of program delivery and service provision to clients
  • Coordinate work allocation to team members and provide support and leadership in the achievement of high quality work practices and individual and team KPIs
  • Coordinate case management and manage own caseload
  • Provide input into initiatives to achieve continual improvement of service levels and outcomes
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, clients, agencies and other service providers
  • Monitor outcomes and issues and provide reports and advice to management
  • Work at all times to advance the reputation of CQID and undertake additional relevant duties as required
Essential Criteria – Qualifications/Skills
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and/or extensive community and cultural connectedness and endorsement of a recognised local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Minimum of a Higher Certificate of Education or experience appropriate to the role and a willingness to attain relevant qualifications
  • An awareness and understanding of Indigenous communities and cultures and the historical and contemporary issues relevant to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, and proven capacity to communicate appropriately
  • Knowledge of relevant strategies, legislation and best practices including Health and Safety and team work requirements
  • Proficiency in MS Office, use of contemporary office equipment and data entry.
  • Current C Class Drivers Licence, Blue card, Police check
  • First aid and CPR (or willingness to acquire during probation)
Essential Criteria – Experience
  • The Community Development Practitioner will demonstrate experience in:
  • Delivering community support services and case management to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people including needs assessment and reporting and building relevant linkages/networks
  • Organisational, administrative, client support and team leadership capacity
  • Effective liaison with relevant government and non-government services in support of positive client outcomes.
  • Problem solving and communication skills including interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Liaison with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent time management and adherence to reporting and data collection requirements with the ability to multitask and prioritise work to meet deadlines.