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Community Engager

Footscray

Reference: 4551815

Full time + ADO (optional)

Located in Footscray

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cohealth strives for equity and diversity in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through our services we seek to represent, connect and engage with our community. Working as part of cohealth you will enjoy a values based organisation with benefits including:

  • A professional, committed workforce and highly supportive community
  • Not for Profit Salary Sacrificing benefits on top of your salary
  • Ongoing professional development in a caring environment

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Our Program

The Community Partnerships and Diversity program area comprises a range of functions linked to the development and implementation of cohealth's human rights and community engagement/consumer participation frameworks. The Community Partnerships team aims to provide a coordinated connection between cohealth communities and the organisation. A key focus of cohealth's strategic Plan is ensuring consumers and communities are active partners in shaping and delivering services through participatory mechanisms appropriate to their needs.

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Key duties and responsibilities within this role will include:

  • Managing and evolving cohealth's Community Participation Register;
  • Facilitating recruitment to community participation roles prioritising recruitment of underrepresented groups;
  • Providing technical advice and support to directorate leaders and team members
  • Providing support to our community members ensuring their role is clear, their views are heard and any risks are highlighted, mitigated and managed.

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This position would be ideally suited to someone who has:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience in community development, consumer participation/community engagement, health planning or promotion, or public health;
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a role with skills and approaches demonstrably relevant to that of Community Engager;
  • Detailed understanding of current trends in community engagement and development, consumer-directed healthcare, codesign, and rights-based practice within primary and community health service settings;
  • Track record in effective management of programs involving peers or community members and with a focus on diverse communities; and
  • Highly developed stakeholder relations and interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage people from a diverse range of professional and non-professional backgrounds as well as cultures and capabilities.

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If you are a hard-working, reliable individual who enjoys interacting with the community and genuinely making a difference, please apply.

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Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description

Applications close on 18th February @ 10.00pm

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Who is cohealth?

For more information about cohealth and the services provided, please visit our website: www.cohealth.org.au

People accepting employment with cohealth are unable to access our services, some exemptions may apply.

Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number and criminal record history check)