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Program Assistant (Intergenerational Program)

Job No: 115746
Location: Kogarah

  • Are you a friendly and dynamic individual with a passion for improving the local community?
  • Flexible part-time role with an innovative NFP, promoting social cohesion & bridging generational gaps!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $30 per hour + super!

About Kogarah Community Services and the Intergenerational Program

Kogarah Community Services Inc. (KCS) is a not-for-profit community based organisation that has been providing care, information, referral and support services to the local community since 1975. From a small group of volunteers to a vibrant organisation employing over 60 staff and 20 volunteers, Kogarah Community Services continues to grow and deliver exceptional services. 

The organisation holds a commitment to encouraging community participation, fostering community connections and partnerships, and promoting and modelling the principles of equality, inclusion, kindness, and community harmony and to provide high quality, appropriate, uplifting programs and resources with the St George Community.

KCS' Intergenerational Program is a government-funded social engagement project that brings together diverse communities including older people, volunteers and children (aged between 4 and 25) to actively promote social cohesion and bridge generational gaps. The concept of ‘purposeful ageing’ is central to this project, and activities are planned to not only be fun and socially engaging, but build social capital, engage vulnerable groups, and add value to the wider community.

Want to know more? Visit Kogarah Community Services' Facebook page.

About the Opportunity

Kogarah Community Services now has an exciting opportunity for a personable Program Assistant to join their passionate team in Kogarah, NSW. This is a part-time, fixed-term role finishing on the 30th of June 2020. Hours are flexible according to your needs, up to 28 hours per week.

Reporting to the Intergenerational Program Coordinator, you will be primarily responsible for supporting the planning, implementation and evaluation of KCS' intergenerational program, services and initiatives to meet the needs of older people in the local community.

More specifically, your responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Planning, implementing, and evaluating a diverse array of recreational, educational and social programs for older people;
  • Completing program related administration tasks including booking programs, events and activities;
  • Engaging with a range of internal and external stakeholders including older people, KCS staff and other members of the community; and
  • Maintaining relevant data relating to older people, aged services, and programs to assist with identifying target groups and developing strategies or policies.

About You

Kogarah Community Services is seeking a confident and creative individual with high-level communication skills, and the ability to successfully engage with a wide variety of stakeholders. You will be comfortable speaking to members of the public both in person or over the phone, and be genuinely interested in improving the social inclusion and wellbeing of older people in the community.

You will need to be highly organised and have sound computer skills, with Microsoft Office experience essential. Ideally, you will be capable of engaging with a variety of audiences through social media.

A qualification in Event Management, Community Development, Aged Care, or a similar field will be highly regarded, but is not essential.

About the Benefits

In return for your enthusiasm and dedication, you will receive an attractive hourly rate circa $30 plus super! You'll also benefit from a great work/life balance with flexible working hours based on your needs.

In addition, you will have unparalleled support from an enthusiastic and collaborative team. The work you do each day will directly contribute to improving the lives of older people, and you will be given the chance to not only assist with creative decisions but see the positive impact your ideas have on the community.

Ready to join an organisation that is dedicated to driving positive change throughout the community? Apply Now!

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