18 October, 2023

Better Futures Community Connector

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-Operative – Engagement and Family Services now has the following vacancy: 


Better Futures Community Connector

Full-time, 38 hours per week

 Fixed Term, 12-month contract with the possibility to extend.

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act (2010). This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

About the Role

Be part of the Better Futures initiative, designed to improve outcomes for young people transitioning from care to supported independence. As a Community Connector, you will play a vital role in building partnerships, networks, and opportunities within our local Aboriginal community. Your focus will be on enhancing young people’s social capital and community connectedness, ultimately creating brighter futures for them.


Key functions and responsibilities for this role include:

  • Drive collaborative efforts among community stakeholders to create opportunities and pathways for young people transitioning from care.
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments and identify gaps in existing services to address structural barriers and enhance opportunities for young people.
  • Utilize local data and insights to inform and shape the Community Connections service offer, tailoring it to meet the specific needs of the community.
  • Empower the community to take ownership of the challenges faced by young people transitioning from care, fostering the development of local solutions.
  • Advocate for the potential of young people and raise awareness within the community about their abilities and what can be achieved when working together.


What We Offer:

  • Salary packaging of $15,900 available for Part- or Full-time employees.
  • Competitive pay and conditions based on the SCHADS Award.
  • Opportunities for additional incentives, which may include Christmas bonus days, recognition of NAIDOC day, periodic adjustments aligned with CPI increases, and the possibility of a relocation allowance when applicable.
  • Professional development opportunities and support to help you grow in your career.
  • Access to a free and confidential Employment Assistance Program and more.
  • Provision of a laptop and mobile phone to support your work where applicable.
  • Fleet cars to carry out daily tasks where applicable.


To ensure a safe and supportive environment, successful applicants must undergo comprehensive reference checks and provide a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination status.

To apply, submit a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and a current resume to marieta.martin@raclimited.com.au or through our website at https://rumbalara.org.au/careers/
You can find the full position description on our website.

Applications close on Thursday, 2nd November 2023

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply as your cultural and lived experiences are central to the work we do.