About the Organisation
At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
About the Department
City Activation, Community and Place is a newly formed department that supports a vibrant and inclusive City with thriving, resilient communities.
A multidisciplinary team, with a wide range of strengths, we work collaboratively to deliver outcomes from community-based events, flagship festivals, place making and arts initiatives, sector capacity building, safer communities as well as an evidence-based policy with a focus on delivering measurable impact.
The City Activation, Community and Place Department sits in our City Futures Division – we work innovatively with our community to drive positive outcomes that shape the future of our City. You will join a passionate, outcomes-driven team focused on supporting a thriving City for all.
About the Role
The Aboriginal Community Resilience Officer – (Graduate) works on a range of initiatives to address challenging social issues, engaging with stakeholders, responding to the impacts of disadvantage at a place level. The role will be supported to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities along with a diverse range of stakeholders to build intercultural dialogue, collaboration, support sector development and drive positive social outcomes.
The Aboriginal Community Resilience Officer - (Graduate) will work with a range of community sector organisations to understand the social and cultural needs of the community and build capacity to respond to emerging and persistent challenges. The role will include varied and diverse tasks and changing priorities over time and will be closely supported by the Team Lead. Tasks may include engaging with diverse stakeholders, building partnerships, supporting intercultural dialogue and collaborating to deliver community events and programs.
- Must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person; must identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person and is accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person in the community in which they live (this is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977).
- Completed or in the last year of study, a qualification in community development, social science (such as Aboriginal studies, arts, culture, communication, policy) or a related field at a tertiary level.
- A passion for community work that focuses on processes that are driven by social justice and deliver positive impact.
- Demonstrated confident verbal communicator with strong networking skills and an ability to communicate across a range of audiences.
- Proactive contributor to a positive team culture and a strong team player.
- Demonstrated time management and organisational skills.
- Voluntary or paid experience in creative, cultural or community projects.
- Experience in a customer facing or hospitality work environment.
Commencing Salary: $65,225.00 per annum, plus 10% Superannuation
This position has been identified as a Child-Related position under Child Protection laws in NSW. To be eligible to apply, you are required to provide Council with a valid Working with Children Check Number.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Visit careers.penrith.city to view the position description, find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council and submit your application.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11:55 pm on the closing date, 30 July 2021. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Marcela Hart, Community Capacity Lead, on 4732 8564.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.