Community Engagement Officer – CALD Outreach

Hybrid work modelFull- time, maximum term (6 months)85K super (pro-rata)Engage vulnerable CALD families across the municipality to maximise attendance at kindergarten by CALD children.About the roleWe have an exciting opportunity for a Community Engagement Officer – Kindergarten (CALD) project, to join our Community and Family Services business unit. You will be joining a highly dedicated and passionate team dedicated to making a difference in our community.You will play an instrumental role in contributing to the development, design and implementation of high quality, evidence-based activities for children attending kindergarten and transitioning to school from Cultural and Linguistic Diverse (CALD) communities.Reporting to the Best Start Facilitator, your role will include but not limited to.Engage vulnerable CALD families across the municipality to maximise attendance at kindergarten by CALD childrenSupport successful transition of children starting school (including support with enrolment).Support increased kindergarten enrolments for three- and four-year-old CALD children (including support with enrolment) through promotion of Free Kinder initiative and Early Start Kindergarten for refugee and asylum seeker children.About youYou will be an agile team player, who is accustomed to dealing with competing priorities. You will have strong advocacy skills and the ability to maintain and build relationships with local, regional refugees, asylum seekers, cultural and linguistic diverse community groups, organisations and service providers in supporting inclusion into kindergarten and transition to school. You will also require the following.A bachelor qualification in Social Science, Early Childhood Education, Community Development, Public Social Policy or similar with demonstrated, relevant experienceWell-developed skills and experience in CALD community consultation and engagement.Experience in developing policy, conducting research and social planning, including a genuine commitment to ethical management and inclusivity in decision making, principles of social justice and equitable accessAbout us Cardinia Shire Council is a dynamic and progressive organisation. We pride ourselves on our diversity and investment in our staff. Everything we do is underpinned by our Together, Different and for the Future approach, embracing collaboration and innovation across teams, with other agencies, and our community. We seek people with diverse experience and background, then provide you with the tools for career success. You will have access to targeted training through our learning and development programs to enable you to achieve your professional goals and excel in your role. We offer opportunities to work flexibly, balancing your work goals with your life goals. We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including discounted gym memberships and health insurance, annual leave loading and access to our comprehensive health and well-being program. To applyTo apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.To access the position description please visit https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/ please note you will need to scroll to the bottom of the advertised position to access the PD.Applications close: 10 July 2022If you have any questions, please contact 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to Kim Kelly. Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. 1300 787 624Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.To ensure Cardinia Shire Council complies with Chief Health Officer directions, this role requires the incumbent to have and maintain the necessary mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check.You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role.    Position Description 83000 AUD Cranbourne 3977