Western Community Connections Coordinator

  • Location: Hoppers Crossing, servicing the Western Suburbs
  • Conditions: Full time SCHADS Level 4
  • Great Salary Packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading

Whitelion is looking for a Western Community Connections Coordinator to join our Western Metro Melbourne team. We are looking for a community development professional with demonstrated experience in service coordination and advocacy to support our work with young people in Out of Home Care.

About the Role

Based in Whitelion’s Hoppers Crossing office, this role will be a part of the Better Futures initiative in partnership with the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing. Using the Advantaged Thinking framework, the Community Connector will work with other Better Futures providers to build networks of supportive relationships and connections for young people in their local community.

Key components of the Community Connections role are:

  • Community engagement and capacity building
  • Service system coordination and improving access pathways
  • Facilitating community mentoring opportunities
  • Volunteer recruitment and coordination
  • Group facilitation (e.g. network meetings, training)

Your Profile

You will have:

  • Commitment to social justice and value the strengths, resilience and courage of all children and young people
  • Exceptional team work and collaborative skills to find ways to support and promote others to succeed
  • Commitment to the safety, wellbeing and participation of all children and young people
  • A want to drive performance and participate in the growth of the organisation

What You Get In Return:

  • Great salary packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading
  • An additional three (3) days gifted leave per year between Christmas and New Year plus two days well-being leave
  • Great team environment and organisational support
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program

For further information please contact Luke Berry, Western Area Manager at

How to Apply

Please briefly address the Experience and Qualifications sections listed in the Position Description as part of your cover letter, and submit together with your resume.

For the position description please click here

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 18th June 2021.