An opportunity has arisen for an experienced community development professional to join the Member Services team at KMAC.
Reporting to the Manager, Member Services and Wellbeing Programs, the suitable candidate will work within a small team providing support and advocacy to Robe River Kuruma (RRK) members. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to develop strong and wide networks within the Roebourne, Wickham and Karratha communities, particularly among case managers from government agencies, non-governmental agencies and service providers. The role will involve working closely with individual RRK people and their families so that they can access the services that are available to them. The successful candidate will also provide support to the Manager, Member Services and Wellbeing Programs to implement and coordinate strategic projects, and deliver measurable outcomes. To be successful in this role you must be able to demonstrate experience with project / program coordination, including the development and implementation of project proposals and recommendations.
The primary function of this role is to:
- Assist RRK people to access the full range of governmental and non-governmental services that are available to indigenous and non-indigenous people in order to improve their well-being, including but not limited to access to health, housing, education, youth services, seniors services training and employment opportunities.
- Advocacy and personal support to RRK members to improve service access and address issues with government agencies and other providers.
- Support members to develop well-being plans which bring in appropriate service providers to address issues and leverage an individual’s strengths to help them meet their aspirations.
- Drafting coordinated plans and delivering program, projects and activities to support the implementation of KMAC’s strategic objectives.
- Provide support and assistance to RRK members accessing the KMAC Member Support Program
Our ideal candidate will have:
- University degree in Community Development, Social Sciences or Communications or minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position
- Manual motor vehicle driver’s license.
- National police clearance.
- An operational knowledge of governmental and non-governmental agencies and service providers’ decision-making processes
- Demonstrated experience with project / program coordination, including development and implementation of proposals and recommendations
- Superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Self-motivated and a strong team player who is able to handle complex situations
- Excellent organisation and planning skills
- Resilience and interpersonal skills to deal with a range of personalities
- A calm demeanour under pressure
- It is desirable that the successful candidate has an understanding of and previous experience working with indigenous communities.
How to apply
Your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the above criteria are required by 25th January 2019, addressed to the Manager, Member Services and Wellbeing Programs and emailed via firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Position Description may be obtained from email@example.com