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POSITION VACANT: Reclink Community Connector & Arts Coordinator - Latrobe Valley


Reclink Australia is the only national not for profit providing life changing sport and art opportunities to Australia’s most vulnerable communities. We are in the business of engaging marginalised members of our community through sport, art and fun. Through our programs, people find a way to come back into the community via fun, joy and supportive relationships. To learn more about us, please visit our website.   


Working closely with the Sport & Recreation Operations Manager and reporting to the Senior Reclink Sports Coordinator, the Reclink Community Connector and Arts Coordinator will be responsible for establishing and building upon existing networks, programs, events and opportunities in the Latrobe City & Baw Baw Shire regions.

This role will work across communities and stakeholders in the region to consult, design and implement community driven activities and initiatives with a specific focus on art programs. These programs will aim to promote social interaction and connection and provide an alternative activity to gambling and pokies. 

This role will work closely with key services and agencies across the districts to improve the lives of people at risk of gambling harm, mental health or social isolation. The role will work in close partnership with agencies to deliver activities and develop strategies that support and promote social cohesion and community wellbeing.


To be considered for this role you will need:

  • Qualifications from a recognised TAFE, College or University in Community Development, Social Work or similar and/or a minimum of two years’ experience in the provision of community development work to diverse clients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by communities or participants recovering from gambling harm, disadvantage, alcohol and drug addiction, homelessness and mental health challenges.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community development.
  • Demonstrated experience in using co-design principles in the development of programs for target groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of administrative support systems, innovative practice and high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in the Arts
  • Good level of IT knowledge, working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint, Online conferencing experience, social media and promotion. 
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within community networks.
  • Experience in working in consultation with key community stakeholders and service providers in government and community sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously and constructively in a team setting with minimal supervision.
  • Able to take initiative, be reliable and able work independently, innovatively and respectfully with diverse individuals and groups.
  • High level of time management and organisational skills and capacity to work effectively within tight time constraints.

You will stand out if you have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by marginalised target groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within community networks.
  • Experience in delivering Art’s programs as a teacher or instructor. 


  • Dynamic, fun, accepting and committed team and culture.
  • Laptop and Mobile Phone.
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme and Tax-Free concessions applicable to NFP.
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to the most vulnerable in our community.
  • Growth and development opportunities.
  • Flexible work opportunities.

A positive National Police Check and Working with Children’s Check is a condition of employment. If you have not commenced your Working with Children’s Check application, please do so by following this Job Seeker WWWC Card link

It is also a requirement of this role that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

This is a part time role (30 hours) working over 4 days. 12 months fixed term appointment commencing late October 2022 with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. A competitive remuneration will be paid at SCHaDS Level 3.1 plus superannuation with the option to increase your income through salary packaging. For further enquiries or to obtain a Position Description please email

To apply for this rewarding job, please submit a one-page cover letter outlining why you would be perfect for this role addressing the criteria above, along with your resume. Applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis so get your application in quick. Only applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Applications will close 5pm Sunday 22 October 2022.

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