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Kin is seeking to employ two part-time (0.4 FTE) 15 hour per week Project Officer – Community of Practice (CoP)– one in the Kimberley and one in the Goldfields – on a fixed-term basis until 31 May 2025. In consultation with the management team and the Project Coordinator, the primary objective of the role is to develop self-sustaining Regional Disability Support Worker Community of Practice hubs.

The project will increase the capacity, learning and connections of regional disability support workers. This will be done through online and in-person workshops, forums, individual and collective mentoring and coaching. In each CoP Kin will partner with a key local organisation to ensure optimum engagement and build sustainability beyond the term of the project.

The Project Co-ordinator and the CoP Project Officer’s will deliver the project by working collaboratively with the local community.

Delivery of in-person, skills development workshops, mentoring and consultancy in the Kimberley and Goldfields are project deliverables as well as materials and resources to support the CoP.

The successful applicant will have experience supporting and delivering projects, particularly in the disability and not-for-profit sectors. The applicant will also have experience working in regional communities and in partnership with key local organisations. They will thrive on engagement and work in an inclusive and culturally sensitive way.

Being able to plan, schedule and manage priorities and risk will deliver well managed events while maintaining excellent relationships.

Experience working with a NFP, community or social purpose organisation is a bonus.

Selection Criteria:

  • Possession of (or willingness to obtain) a current National Police Certificate (valid within 6 months) and Working with Children Check
  • Permanent resident or citizen of Australia
  • Possession of a C class licence (manual preferred)
  • Qualifications and/or demonstrated experience working within the community/human services/disability sector
  • Ability to aptly engage with diverse stakeholders and community members
  • Experience with implementing and managing community projects/hubs within minimal supervision
  • Capacity to work autonomously as well as collaboratively within a small nimble team
  • Cross cultural communication skills – in particular comfort and experience working with people from ELD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  • Passion for supporting the capacity development of the disability services sector.

The position will be based in either Broome or Kalgoorlie.

Salary: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 6.1. Salary packaging options are available within ATO limits and guidelines. Regular support, training and professional development opportunities are provided.

Kin is an EEO employer and has an affirmative action policy that applies for people with disability. People with disability and/or of ethno-culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply for the role:

  1. Please include a summary of your skills and experience, as well as why you would like this position. Add highlights about your work and life experience that demonstrate your suitability against the selection criteria.
  2. Let us know why you are a great fit for Kin Disability Advocacy Inc.
  3. Include your CV with the details of at least two referees.

Further information or a Job Description Form (JDF) can be obtained:

  • By emailing: [email protected], using the subject line: Project Officer – Community of Practice – Kimberley/Kalgoorlie enquiry via website 
  • Or by phoning Imara Mandred: 0437 818 095 or (08) 9388 7455 or freecall 1800 659 921.

A position description is attached.

JDF – Regional Project Officer CoP

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