Community Initiatives Officer – Full or Part Time

The Role:

The Community Initiatives Officer (CIO) reports to the Community Initiatives Coordinator (CIC) and is part of the Community Initiatives Team. This position is responsible for the delivery of a suite of evidence based prevention and health promotion programs, curriculum utilising resources and expertise that supports a whole of community approach in the Midwest Region. The Community Initiatives team as a whole are responsible for meeting set key performance indicators (KPI’s). Each CIO has a specialised portfolio with KPI’s they are responsible for. This position description should be read in conjunction with the allocated portfolio.

This role is required to work flexibly to participate in events after hours, as required.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate IV Community Services or above or other relevant qualification and experience.
  • High level interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in presenting, facilitating and delivering programs and workshops utilising a variety of techniques, both one on one and in group settings.
  • The ability to deliver programs to people of all ages, adjusting approach and method to suit the audience.
  • Previous community events management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, including working with volunteers and volunteer organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work compassionately and effectively with Aboriginal people and people from a cultural and linguistically diverse background.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines.


  • Awareness of Child Safe Organisations and Child Safe Guidelines.
  • Protective Behaviours WA training or other child protection and abuse prevention training.
  • Knowledge of Sexuality and Relationship Education (SRE) curriculum.
  • Knowledge of family violence (including sexual violence e.g. DV Alert)

The Salary:

Employees may take advantage of significant salary packaging arrangements which provide substantial financial benefits. In addition, employees have access to development opportunities.

Your Application:

Applications are currently open and will remain open until the right candidate is found.

The Position Description can be accessed here.

Please attach a cover letter addressing the Essential Criteria and a current resume including the names of 2 current referees.

As an organisation we take the responsibility to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and all staff recruited to work in those areas are required to sign off on and work within our code of conduct and have National Police Clearance and Working with Children checks.

To apply please email your application documents to Russell Pratt at

To obtain further information please phone Russell Pratt, CEO on (08) 9964 2742 or email