Job Details
  • Reference371192B_1616455785
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantLeanne Porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Community Engagement Officer on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The occupant of this role will deliver high quality advice and professional services to the client in the areas of community engagement and development, and project coordination. The Community Engagement Officer will work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to support the implementation of activities that target the continuous improvement and expansion of the National Community and Peer Program, with a particular focus on the Community Engagement stream. The Community Engagement Officer will work to support the client delivery of outcomes focused community engagement activities, and will have a particular focus on strengthening engagement with hospitals and homelessness services, and embedding regional Peer Networks.

This role involves the management of multiple competing priorities to ensure timely, effective and coordinated service delivery and the occupant of the position is required to exercise sound professional judgement under limited supervision and apply creative and innovative approaches to complex and sensitive issues.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage project coordination activities targeting strategic, evidence informed and outcomes focused community engagement and development, building workforce capability and ensuring alignment with strategic health promotion and prevention priorities.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key internal and external stakeholders in a range of settings to enhance support options for clients including through the implementation of activities strengthening engagement with hospitals, homelessness services, and embedding regional Peer Networks.
  • Manage the development and implementation of systems and processes that contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of community engagement and development activities, and coordinate project management activities that implement continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Be responsible for gathering and analysing data, developing documentation and coordinating the preparation of reports on progress and outcomes. Maintain a balanced focus on quality and national consistency whilst ensuring good change management and project implementation at a regional level.
  • Manage stakeholder involvement in project delivery activities through maintaining effective working relationships. Assist in identifying the needs, expectations and requirements of stakeholder groups in conjunction with business owners, subject matter experts and project leads.
  • Provide support to contract management and procurement activities related to section-led and cross sectional projects and initiatives.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of advice, briefings, papers, submissions and correspondence for use in both internal and external decision-making forums.
  • Support an environment that encourages a willingness to adopt participative work place practices in line with policies of WHS, Workplace Diversity and the Australian Public Service values, Employment Principles and the APS Code of Conduct.

Mandatory Requirements:

The ideal candidate will hold qualifications and experience either as a psychologist, social worker or occupational therapist; brings strong experience in the delivery of mental health services; possesses skills in program development and implementation and experience with project management; has well-developed writing and oral presentation skills; brings experience with strategic stakeholder engagement and community engagement/development; and possesses skills in research, management of information, collating and analysing data and producing reports. The below are highly desirable:

  • History of military service, either as an ex-ADF member or military family member, or a strong understanding of military service
  • Lived experience of mental health and recovery
  • Experience working in the Australian Public Service
  • Experience utilising Agile project management approaches
  • Experience of peer support or consumer/carer programs or working with a lived experience workforce

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.