Community Participation Officer

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/DHHS/WWD/385671
Closing Date: 22-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: January2018CommunityParticipationOfficerVPS4.doc (Word, 973KB)
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January2018CommunityParticipationOfficerVPS4.pdf (PDF, 285KB)
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Contact: Deb Kearney
5226 4513

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location: 30-38 Little Malop Street, Geelong

Position Summary:


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?
  • An energetic problem solver who is comfortable working with ambiguity?
  • A committed team player who can be flexible and responsive in an environment of change?
  • Are you an enthusiastic individual who is up for a challenge?
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to think outside the square and problem solve
  • Able to self-manage, prioritise work and deliver to timelines

This is the role for you!

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.
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