Community Engagement Officer – New England Region (Identified)

Our client is seeking experienced Community Engagement Officers to join the 'Strong Families Our Way' program, with three positions available covering the New England, Western, and South Coast region. The South Coast region is covering the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eden, Batemans Bay and others.The OrganisationWe are partnering with AbSec - the peak Aboriginal organisation in the NSW child and family welfare sector. They provide an Aboriginal perspective on child protection and out-of-home care policy to the NSW Government, as well as supporting the Aboriginal community-controlled sector to deliver effective services for Aboriginal children and families. They are a not-for-profit, incorporated community organisation, governed by an all-Aboriginal board.The Role The Community Engagement Officer will facilitate community consultation and drive the communities involvement and understanding of the Strong Families Our Way project, and also Absec's role in the sector.You will develop engagement activities and materials relating to the 'Strong Families Our Way' Program. You will be someone with passion, drive, and someone with previous experience in community engagement in an Aboriginal community context.This is a full time fixed term contract to 30 June 2026, subject to funding.Key Criteria Demonstrated experience in community engagement in an Aboriginal community contextDemonstrated project management skills including well developed time management and ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlinesWorking with AbSecAbSec staff form a small but hard-working and committed group. They look forward to welcoming new staff members as they grow in pursuit of their goals.If you are experienced within in the child and family sector, and a passion for supporting our communities, this could be the perfect workplace for you.AbSec offer a number of benefits to our staff, including:Competitive remunerationSalary packaging allowing you to maximise your pre-tax incomeStandard 35-hour work weekAdditional annual leave to recognise NAIDOC Day and Sorry DayYou should note the following before applying for this role:Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Police Check and a Working With Children Check before commencing employment with AbSec.It is essential that you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander for these Community Engagement Officer positions.More about the Strong Families, Our Way Project can be found through the position description attached. Strong Families, Our Way (SFOW) focuses on strengthening sustainable, community-led structures of self-determination in the Aboriginal child and family system in NSW. The aim of this Project is to invest in strong and thriving community pathways to reduce over-representation in child protection by resourcing Aboriginal-led decision making in the oversight of child and family system processes, design and practices.PD - New EnglandPD - South CoastPD - Western AUD Australia - NSW Tamworth & North West NSW Tamworth 2340

Community Engagement Officer - New England Region (Identified)

  • Identified position - open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People
  • Covering New England NSW - Tamworth, Moree, Inverell, Taree
  • Full time fixed term to 30 June 2026

Our client is seeking experienced Community Engagement Officers to join the 'Strong Families Our Way' program, with three positions available covering the New England, Western, and South Coast region. The South Coast region is covering the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Eden, Batemans Bay and others.

The Organisation

We are partnering with AbSec - the peak Aboriginal organisation in the NSW child and family welfare sector. They provide an Aboriginal perspective on child protection and out-of-home care policy to the NSW Government, as well as supporting the Aboriginal community-controlled sector to deliver effective services for Aboriginal children and families. They are a not-for-profit, incorporated community organisation, governed by an all-Aboriginal board.

The Role 

The Community Engagement Officer will facilitate community consultation and drive the communities involvement and understanding of the Strong Families Our Way project, and also Absec's role in the sector.

You will develop engagement activities and materials relating to the 'Strong Families Our Way' Program. You will be someone with passion, drive, and someone with previous experience in community engagement in an Aboriginal community context.

This is a full time fixed term contract to 30 June 2026, subject to funding.

Key Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in community engagement in an Aboriginal community context
  • Demonstrated project management skills including well developed time management and ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines

Working with AbSec

AbSec staff form a small but hard-working and committed group. They look forward to welcoming new staff members as they grow in pursuit of their goals.

If you are experienced within in the child and family sector, and a passion for supporting our communities, this could be the perfect workplace for you.

AbSec offer a number of benefits to our staff, including:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Salary packaging allowing you to maximise your pre-tax income
  • Standard 35-hour work week
  • Additional annual leave to recognise NAIDOC Day and Sorry Day

You should note the following before applying for this role:

  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Police Check and a Working With Children Check before commencing employment with AbSec.
  • It is essential that you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander for these Community Engagement Officer positions.

More about the Strong Families, Our Way Project can be found through the position description attached. 

Strong Families, Our Way (SFOW) focuses on strengthening sustainable, community-led structures of self-determination in the Aboriginal child and family system in NSW. The aim of this Project is to invest in strong and thriving community pathways to reduce over-representation in child protection by resourcing Aboriginal-led decision making in the oversight of child and family system processes, design and practices.

Applications for this role will be assessed as they are received.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Mahala Warren at mahalaw@bloomhr.com.au, quoting Ref No. 1163451.

  • Posted Date 28 Mar 2024
  • Location Tamworth
    NSW / Australia
  • Industry Community Services & Development
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Salary Not provided