PROJECT OFFICER – COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland has successfully run Community Education programs with seniors groups for two decades, delivering information and behaviour change sessions that provide accurate, independent and relevant resources to meet the needs of older Queenslanders. The programs are delivered through an established network of peer educators, who are older Queenslanders who volunteer their time and skills to facilitate sessions for seniors in their own communities.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Project Officer to work with COTA’s Community Education team to lead development and roll-out of content, resources, and training for the peer educators. The information sessions will inform older Queenslanders on a range of topics such as aged care and disability support systems, and retirement villages and manufactured home parks, as well as support them to be informed and active consumers.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project Development: Work with the COTA Community Education team, including the peer educators, as well as with external project partners to co-design and pilot interactive informative sessions for seniors and accompanying information and referral resources.
  • Project Implementation: Work with peer educators to implement the new education sessions, including organising and running training workshops.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitor implementation of the project plans and take a leading role in project evaluation, including writing of final reports.
  • Volunteer Support: Provide support and training to COTA Queensland peer educators in relation to the project.
  • Collaboration: Build on and support other COTA Queensland activities as required.

EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES
Suitability for this role will be assessed against the following Experience and Competenciesin the context of the Key Responsibilities outlined above.
The ideal candidate will be a person who is passionate about creating an age-friendly
Queensland and has knowledge and experience in community and adult education and
working with volunteers.

They will have:

  • At least 2-3 years demonstrated experience in community education, adult education, community development, or similar roles
  • Relevant undergraduate qualifications in community development, project management or similar demonstrated experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a diversity of stakeholders
  • Project support experience, including implementing and monitoring projects as well as organising and conducting training
  • Experience working with and supporting volunteers
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent and motivated worker with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to the mission and values of COTA Queensland

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter of no more than 2 pages directly addressing Experience and Competencies within the context of the Key Responsibilities, as listed above.
  • A CV of no more than 3 pages.

To apply please email applications to Rebecca Buck at info@cotaqld.org.au by Wednesday 28 February 9am.

The role is a Part-Time position (25-30 hrs per week flexible)  located at the COTA Queensland office, 25 Mary Street, Brisbane.

We expect to conduct interviews 5 March and 7 March.

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