Community Connect Worker Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre

Job No: BDBRC799
Location: Gin Gin

$81,920 per annum (pro rata) + super + benefits 
Temporary Part-Time until 24 December 2026 (Min 60 hours to Max 72.5 hours p/fn)

Community Services Branch

Bundaberg Region - Gin Gin

About Us

Are you ready to join our team and build Australia's best regional community?  

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council, our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community. In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centered on our core values. To be a Council that is customer-focused, respectful and prides itself on teamwork, diversity, sustainability, and innovation. 

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii. Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create. 

About The Opportunity

As the Community Connect Worker you will establish and response quickly and effectively to seek access to services for individuals. The position works closely with local specialists and develops networks within their local services systems for advocacy, referrals and assistance. The position is embedded in the Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre, accessed by a wide cross section of the community including people experiencing significant vulnerabilities and complex needs.The Community Connect Worker will provide tailored short-term support to build skills and capability of service users and to facilitate access to supports and services.

About You

  • Qualifications in Social Sciences, Human Services or similar and/or extensive demonstrated experience in providing support to people who are vulnerable and/or at risk.
  • Positive Notice Blue Card for Child Related Employment (Commission of Children and Young People and Child Guardians) or ability to acquire same.
  • Current “C” Class driver’s license is essential.
  • Demonstrated high level of ability to work effectively within a team environment ensuring that outcomes are achieved.
  • Sound interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and present a customer focused approach to people at all levels within the public and private sectors.
  • Display excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills, as well as organisational and Microsoft office skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide confidential client focused support 
  • Experience with working with the whole of community with a community service focus.
  • Live and uphold Councils values

 What we offer

  • An attractive remuneration salary with options for salary sacrifice, 17.5% leave loading
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression
  • Work within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance and a friendly and supported team
  • An all-inclusive and diverse workplace culture where everyone feels valued 

The Selection Process

We celebrate our community's rich diversity and are committed to attracting and employing people that represent the community that we serve.  We recognise and appreciate the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment where all employees are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential. We are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check and Pre-employment medicals (which may include drug and alcohol testing), as part of the recruitment process; and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide the appropriate evidence.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the Position Description and our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition  and our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy visit our Careers with Council webpage.

Closing Date: Thursday 9 February 2023 11.30pm AEST

Thank you for your interest in this position.  We look forward to receiving your application.

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