St Vincent de Paul Society Compeer Program Development Officer Contract in Sydney NSW

St Vincent de Paul Society

Branch Sydney NSW AU

Compeer Program Development Officer
Sydney NSW

Demonstrated computer literacy, skills in the Microsoft Office suite, the internet & databases. Full time, maximum term contract 12 months….

Full time, maximum term contract 12 months

  • Inner West Sydney location
  • Be part of a dedicated team
  • An opportunity to use your communications skills to ultimately assist people with lived experience of mental illness to encounter increased social support through the provision of fulfilling friendships.

    About the Organisation
    The St Vincent de Paul Society is a member and volunteer based organisation that has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has close to 100 Special Works across the State in the areas of homelessness, mental health, disability, financial counselling, supported accommodation, food provision, refugees and migrants and addiction counselling. Our work is funded by all levels of government, the generous support we receive from the community and our 250 Retail Centres across NSW.

    The Society’s Mission, Vision, Aspiration, and Key Values http://www.vinnies.org.au/page/About/Mission__Vision .

    About the Service
    Compeer is a successful, award winning and effective volunteer program that has helped hundreds of consumers since 1995 reduce the stigma and isolation associated with mental illness through friendship and social support. Compeer matches people with lived experience of mental illness in friendship with a caring volunteer. One steady reliable and caring friend can make all the difference, bringing joy and hope into a person’s life. The Compeer model is based on the simple premise that people need other people in their lives to develop and maintain good mental health and well-being.

    About the Role
    The aim of the Compeer Program Development Officer role is to raise the profile of the Compeer Program through external relationship development to the benefit of Compeer Programs in NSW. The Program Development Officer is responsible for assisting Compeer Coordinators with all activities that promote and grow their programs, as well as the Compeer Program in NSW more generally. This includes providing connections and assistance in the areas of volunteer recruitment, communications, marketing, events and grants & funding.

    The role is also currently project managing (until 30th June 2016) a funded social activities initiative which involves supervision of staff/interns, managing budgets, report writing and funder liaison in addition to meeting the objectives of the project.

    You can find more information about this role in the position description with this job advertisement. Please check the attachment.

    Conditions of employment
    The conditions of employment are governed by the Social Community Homecare & Disability Services Award (SCHADS) (“the Award”) and the position and is classified as Social and Community Services Employee Level 3 . Due to the project management duties, this role will initially be paid at a rate in line with Level 4 of the Award until 30 June 2016, with hourly rate ranges from $ $31.7823 to $33.9855. After the completion of the project, the base rate for Level 3 of the Award will apply, with hourly rate ranges from $ 27.2963 to $30.5531.

    What you need

    • Relevant qualification or experience in community development, relationship development, communications, media & marketing, or other related disciplines
    • An interest & understanding of the social impact of mental illness in the community
    • Experience working with volunteers
    • Demonstrated effective communication, networking & interpersonal skills including the ability to articulate concepts and ideas to a range of internal and external stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds
    • Ability to research and identify opportunities that will benefit the Compeer Program
    • Demonstrated computer literacy, skills in the Microsoft Office suite, the internet & databases
    • A willingness to work within the mission & vision of the St Vincent de Paul Society
    • Current Australian Driver’s Licence

    What we offer

    • By joining one of Australia’s largest and leading charities, you will be working in an organisation which makes a real difference to people’s lives.
    • The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW is proud to offer generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
    • A range of learning and development activities are available for employees.

    Pre-employment Clearances
    Pre-employment checks will include two (2) reference checks, signing of a Health Declaration and a National Criminal History Check. You will also be required to present evidence of right to Work in Australia.

    For enquiries, you can email your enquiries to [email protected] , with subject line Enquiry for Compeer Program Development Officer.

    How to Apply
    Applications will include the following:

  • Cover letter: In a separate document, clearly write the title of the position you are applying for and reason/s why you are applying for the role.
  • Current curriculum vitae: This will include your:
    • Qualifications & trainings - be prepared to provide certified true copies at the interview if requested;
    • Work history with a brief description of duties for each role;
    • Referees - at least two (2) e.g. persons you report to who can comment on your work experience. Please provide name and contact details (work and mobile phone numbers; email address). Or please be prepared to provide details when requested.
  • Letter addressing the Essential Criteria:
  • This is an important part of your application. To be considered for this role, you will need to address the ESSENTIAL CRITERIA which can be found in the POSITION DESCRIPTION . Please address each selection criterion separately by explaining how your qualifications, trainings and work experience directly meet each selection criterion.

    Please email your application with all the attachments as listed above to [email protected] , with subject line: Application for Compeer Program Development Officer

    Apply by Close of Business Tuesday, 1st December 2015

    St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    Advertiser details

    • St Vincent de Paul Society
    • www.vinnies.org.au

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

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    Location: Sydney, NSW, AU
    Posted on: 2015-11-19
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