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Reference Number 12663
Position Title Community Services Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Community Services Officer

Reference Number: 12663
Salary Range: $70,000.42 - $79,532.89 per annum + super
Location: 119 - 145 Spence Street, Cairns
Close Date: 25 November 2018

Join our team now and enjoy the following benefits:- 

  • 19 Day Month 
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

Make a difference, enrich lives and strengthen connections across the community to build a better future for Cairns. 

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a dedicated, committed and suitably experienced Community Services Officer to deliver a range of community initiatives across the region. 

About the Role:

This role is responsible for the planning, development and facilitation of a range of community initiatives across the Cairns Regional Council area that contributes to meeting community needs and aspirations.  In line with the Corporate and Community Development Strategic Plans, the position works closely with internal and external stakeholders to: 

  • Establish processes that support and enhance participation and engagement between Council and the community to strengthen connections.
  • Provide information and opportunities to raise awareness of community needs and advocate for and broker appropriate outcomes.
  • Facilitate evidence-based community initiatives, including capacity building strategies that strengthen social capital.
  • Provide evidence-based social planning and advice to support strategies and policy on issues affecting the community, regional agencies and the community services sector.

 To be considered for this role you must have the following:-

  • Tertiary qualifications in community development, social sciences, social work or a related field and extensive experience in a similar role.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Possession of / or an ability to obtain a “Working with Children Check” Blue Card.
  • Community development experience and the ability to work within strategic community development frameworks and contemporary practice principles.
  • Demonstrated planning, policy and project management skills and experience.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria, please download a copy of the information kit / position description.

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have tertiary qualifications in community development, social sciences, social work or a related field and extensive experience in a similar role.
Essential: Do you have or are you eligible to obtain a Commission for Children Young People and Child Guardian Blue Card for Working with Children?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 25/11/2018
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.