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Working at Amber Community offers flexibility, professional development and the opportunity to be a part of a unique organisation in Victoria. Benefits of working at Amber Community include generous NFP salary packaging options.

To apply, please include a current CV with a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria detailed in the position description of the vacancy you are applying for. This document will assist the hiring manager in establishing whether you have the relevant skills and experience to be successful in the role. In addressing the selection criteria, please provide information about your work history, qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience which is directly related to each selection criterion.

Selections to positions within Amber Community are based on values of appointment on merit and the provision of equal employment opportunity.

Fundraising campaign and partnerships coordinator

About us

Amber Community (formerly Road Trauma Support Services Victoria) is a not-for-profit organisation contributing to the safety and wellbeing of road and transportation users. We provide counselling and support to people affected by road trauma and address the attitudes and behaviours of road users through education.

In working to deliver our purpose, we provide free, professional face-to-face, telephone and online counselling services across Victoria to people who have been affected directly or indirectly by a transport incident, including but not limited to; bereaved family members, witnesses, drivers, first-on-scene, emergency service personnel and friends.

Through active engagement of people who have personal experience in the effects of crashes on theirs and others’ lives, we can offer several support options, including peer support activity groups.

In addition, we deliver a range of education programs addressing the behaviours and attitudes of drivers in order to reduce the incidence of crashes, injuries and fatalities and the associated trauma and grief.

 

About the role

We are currently seeking a Fundraising Campaign and Partnerships Coordinator. This pivotal role is responsible for leading the coordination and planning for Amber Community’s Shine a Light on Road Safety Campaign. It includes securing financial and in-kind sponsorships, managing the fundraising and registration site, establishing invitation lists, including VIPs, managing registrations to ensure that the events attract and includes all potentially relevant participants, and organising and liaising with suppliers and venues.

In addition, the role is responsible for nurturing and expanding the existing partnerships outside the Shine a Light on Road Safety campaign. The position is suited to someone with peer-to-peer and corporate fundraising experience, an energetic and motivated ‘people person’ with a passion for supporting people who have experienced tragic and life-changing road incidents.

 

About you

We are seeing a passionate, people person with a drive to make a difference and an impact. You are well organised, outcome-oriented and have a genuine interest in supporting people who have been impacted by road trauma through income development that supports our service delivery.

You will bring experience and confidence to the role with a demonstrated track record of delivering positive outcomes.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Bernadette Nugent, CEO, at Amber Community on 03 8877 6900 or email Bernadette Nugent to discuss the role and obtain a position description that outlines the key selection criteria that you must address as part of your application. 

Group Facilitator

Amber Community (formerly Road Trauma Support Services Victoria) is looking for experienced group facilitators across Victoria. People in the following areas are encouraged to apply; Traralgon, Horsham and Frankston, and daytime availability within the Metro Melbourne area. Our programs predominantly work with people at risk of or have traffic-related offences and preventative programs addressing road safety.

Work is casual, and we are looking for a mix of people who can work within the standard 9-5 weekday time slots, evenings, or Saturdays. Group facilitators are rostered within their regions and availability.

These positions require people to have experience facilitating groups within a narrative and restorative approach. A therapeutic approach to working in group programs would be highly advantageous. As these programs are brief interventions, group facilitators must create a safe space quickly to allow participants to openly share their driving behaviour and work on ways to prevent risky driving.

The road trauma/safety programs aim to bring about attitude and behavioural change and reduce risky driving recidivism. They are based on restorative justice principles and employ a cognitive behavioural approach using volunteer speakers with personal experiences of trauma and presenters from the emergency services. The programs aims are to:

  • Confront and evaluate participant belief systems regarding traffic-related offending
  • Bring about a shift from blame to choice
  • Assist participants in identifying and managing precursors to offending
  • Provide peer discussion and problem-solving
  • Provide reality-based learning using lived experience speakers

Please call Chris Harrison on 0407 826 700 to talk further about the position.

Applicants must address the key accountabilities, meet the capabilities framework and legal requirements, have a recent CV, and send their application to Chris Harrison.

Training will be provided at a date to be determined.

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