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Community Engagement Worker
Aldinga (Part-Time, 0.4FTE)
  • Rewarding role in a vibrant community
  • Close-knit friendly office and supportive leadership
  • Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award 2010 (Social and Community Services Employee Level 4)
  • Contract until 30 June 2022 (extension subject to funding)

Become part of a unique and rewarding mobile playgroup supporting children and families to participate in play and social sessions. 


About Us

At Centacare Catholic Family Services, our mission is to provide relevant, authentic and effective services that will enhance the quality of life of our clients and enable them to participate fully in the community. We employ approximately 500 staff across our metropolitan and regional locations and we deliver services to over 30,000 South Australians each year, without regard to religion, race, culture, sexuality, gender or economic circumstance. We support people in the areas of disability, family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. Centacare is an inclusive, child safe and a quality accredited organisation.


About the Position

Mobile Family Connections focuses on connecting families with their local community, services and other families. The program supports parents to provide children (0 – 5 years old) with secure attachment and quality environments that are safe, positive and stimulating. Services are provided in the Onkaparinga region including Aldinga, Noarlunga, Sellicks Beach and Seaford Meadows.


The key responsibilities in the Community Engagement Worker role include:

  • Drive (including load and unload) the Mobile Family Connections playgroup bus
  • Prepare for playgroup sessions including activities, snacks and information about local activities and services
  • Document outcomes from each playgroup
  • Increase the knowledge and skills of isolated families by providing them access and referrals to a range of support services and activities
  • Produce reports for funding body on a 6 monthly basis

See attached Position Description for full details. 


About You

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following criteria:


Essential Criteria

  • Availability to work part-time across Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
  • Experience working with parents/caregivers
  • Community engagement/development experience
  • Knowledge of local services
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (WWCC) (previously known as Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance)
  • Valid Driver's Licence 
  • Due to the nature of our services, Centacare is required to comply with COVID19 government directions. You will be required to provide Centacare with your COVID19 vaccination certificate. If you cannot comply, you are encouraged to have a confidential conversation with the hiring manager about your individual circumstances to find out how this may apply to you.

Desirable Criteria

  • Early childhood experience and/or qualifications
  • Social Work degree or equivalent
  • Experience working with vulnerable families

Our Culture and Benefits

At Centacare we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients, maintains our reputation as an Employer of Choice and a great place to work! We offer benefits such as tax savings via salary sacrifice, paid parental leave, supportive work environment and on-going development through various training opportunities.



How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this position as outlined in the position description. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button!


For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Sally McLaren, Manager, on 0429 671 859.


Applicants from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applications will close at 5pm on Friday, 10 December 2021.


With respect, no agencies please. 

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