Community Participation Officer, Local Connections

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/379354
Closing Date: 08-May-2017
Salary Range: $78,773 - $89,375
Job Duration: until 30/04/2018
Attachments: WD379354 VPS4 Community Participation Officer.doc (Word, 973KB)
Job Specification

WD379354 VPS4 Community Participation Officer.pdf (PDF, 284KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Deb Kearney

Position Details

Community Participation Officer

As a Community Participation Officer in the Barwon Area, you will work with internal and external partners to improve social and economic participation for Victorians. You will liaise closely with funded agencies and other community partners to improve service responses through program delivery and place-based partnership initiatives within the area.  

Are you

  • Able to develop and maintain productive relationships that result in improved outcomes for clients?
  • A committed team player who can be flexible and responsive in an environment of change?
  • An enthusiastic individual who is up for a challenge?
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills?
  • Able to think outside the square and problem solve?
  • Able to self-manage, prioritise work and deliver to timelines?

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

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