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Do you want to be a part of a supportive, friendly and dedicated team serving the neuromuscular community of Western Australia?

Muscular Dystrophy WA is advertising two positions in our Community Services Department – the Community Programs Officer and the Support Services Officer.

We are seeking two dynamic, engaging and professional individuals to join our team based at the Centre for Neurological support in the Niche in Nedlands. Reporting to the Community Services Manager, both candidates will make a valuable contribution to improving outcomes and satisfying community needs through the provision of a robust and engaging community services program.

The Community Programs Officer (CPO)

The CPO will contribute to the planning and delivery of a comprehensive and engaging community services program for the neuromuscular community of Western Australia.  Your focus will be to ensure events and activities are fun, engaging and continually meet the needs of our community. You will be required to support and train our volunteers to ensure successful program delivery.

The CPO must have experience working in a busy environment and the keys to success in this role includes sound program planning and delivery skills. You must also have excellent communication skills, strong community focus and highly developed computer, administrative and organisational skills. Working in a small team, will require the ability to be flexible and a willing to assist with all aspects of the day to day life within MDWA.

Full Position Description Here

The Support Services Officer (SSO)

The SSO will engage and work with the neuromuscular community to provide individual advocacy and support in response to the community’s wellbeing needs. They will provide training, education and individual support which seeks to build the skills, knowledge and capacity of the community. Knowledge and experience in the NDIS is crucial.

The SSO will be empathetic to the needs of the community and in particular those who are vulnerable. They will be confident and professional with a strong background in external stakeholder relations.

The position requires experience working in a busy environment and the keys to success in this role include excellent communication skills, community outcomes focus and highly developed computer, administrative and organisational skills. You will work closely within a small team environment and will require the ability to be flexible and a willing to assist with all aspects of the day to day life within MDWA.

Full Position Description Here

If you have the skills, energy and enthusiasm to be part of our team, then we would love to hear from you. As a charity we offer attractive salary packaging options.

Application Process:

Applications can only be submitted by email – addressed to The CEO, Hayley Lethlean ceo@mdwa.org.au

Applicants must include a cover letter addressing the technical competencies, relevant qualifications and desirable criteria within the Position Descriptions of each role. Please ensure your cover letter is no longer than 3 pages and provide us with a copy of your resume.

Questions regarding the position can be directed either Piper Marsh or Hayley Lethlean on 08 9380 3400.

Initial screen process – only those who address all criteria will be considered.

Application Timeframes:

  • Applications close  5.00pm (AWST) on Friday 9th March 2018
  • Short listing will take place the week of the 12th – 16th of March
  • Interviews will take place on either Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th March 2018
  • Anticipated start date is mid-April 2018