Positions Vacant

Tucker Bag Coordinator

Please click HERE for position description.

Applications extended – 7 January 2021

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVES
The Tuckerbag Coordinator will use an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to coordinating the Tuckerbag program providing a welcoming approach to all people accessing the program.
The Tuckerbag Coordinator is responsible for delivering the Tuckerbag program including ordering and collection of food, coordination of stocktake, storage and quality control of fresh food and packaged items and supporting and coordinating volunteers.
In addition, the Coordinator will work with other organisations (Secondbite, FoodBank, Coles, Aldi etc) to maintain and expand the program and range of food and other products available within the Program.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
– Demonstrated commitment to the care and support of Aboriginal Community
– Customer focused approach
– Sound time management, planning, and organisational skills to meet the demands of the busy position
– Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
– Demonstrated networking and relationship management skills
– Demonstrated capacity to work both autonomously with limited support and as a team member
– Demonstrated ability to consult and collaborate
– Demonstrated understanding of continuous improvement, client safety and risk management principles
– Demonstrated sound organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to prepare submissions and reports
– Demonstrated competency in using databases, Microsoft Office programs and communication tools, such as social and other emerging media

Part time 3 days per week Wednesday to Friday not negotiable. Salary $866.50 per week plus 9.5% superannuation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description.

Email to admin@oonah.org.au. Applications close 7 January 2021

Youth Engagement Worker

Full position description can be found HERE!

Applications open until – 7 January 2021

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVES
The Youth Worker position is a short-term position and involves organising a youth forum to identify the youth needs for the area and expansion of services via the Youth Hub together with working as part of a team to coordinate Oonah’s Youth Programs to maintain and further develop Oonah’s existing youth relationships and encourage new relationships. This will be achieved through the implementation of a range of flexible programs for Aboriginal youth aimed at strengthening connectedness with culture, identity, peers, family, and community to build strong Aboriginal youth.
Improving access to high quality health services for Aboriginal youth in the Outer East.
Improving early intervention, prevention and management of chronic disease amongst the community in the Outer East Partnering with key organisations to facilitate and increase social, learning and employment opportunities for Aboriginal youth.

The Youth Worker will also have a strong focus on reaching out to youth who are already disengaged or potentially at risk of disengaging from the ages of 10 to 24 years. Those young people may be:
– Victims of family violence and/or have been affected by family violence
–  Currently/ or have been, in out of home care
– Disengaged from education and/or employment
– Already in contact with the criminal justice system

It will also provide young people the opportunity to explore their culture through a variety of new mediums with the aim of also opening up new career pathways for them.

POSITION SELECTION CRITERIA
– Demonstrated experience working effectively and sensitively with Victorian Aboriginal and Strait Islander communities and services
– Demonstrated in depth knowledge of social issues that impact on Aboriginal young people
– Demonstrated experience of working with Aboriginal young people, families and communities
– Demonstrated commitment to the care and support of Aboriginal youth
– Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal community networks and processes, and an ability to encourage participation of the community and stakeholders  in relevant activities
– Advanced knowledge coordinating and implementing quality cultural youth programs
– Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
– Well-developed problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills; including the ability to quickly address and dissipate conflicts among group members.
– Experience with monitoring program budgets
– Demonstrated sound organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to prepare reports to the Oonah Board
– Demonstrated competency in using databases, Microsoft Office programs and
communication tools, such as social and other emerging media

Part- time, 3 days/week, 6 months fixed term contract. A contract extension may be available depending on funding. For further information on salary and a confidential chat, please phone Maria Romanin on 5962 2940. Attractive salary packaging.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the position description. Applications close 7 January 2021

Email your application to: admin@oonah.org.au