Safe Night Out Project Coordinator – Sunshine Coast

Fixed term contract role til 30/06/18, Bokarina basedBe part of an amazing organisation that does incredible work!Safe Night Out experience highly desirableCommunity Solutions is a unique community service organisation providing an innovative and diverse range of services to individuals and families, throughout regional communities.  Following an amalgamation in October 2014,Community Solutions and Endeavour Foundation aspire to make a profound and positive difference for individuals, families and communities.  Together, Community Solutions and Endeavour Foundation seek to assist people to realise their full potential through easy access to holistic support and care within their communities.We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic new team member to join our incredible Bokarina team in a fixed term capacity, working 54.4 hours per fortnight.About the roleSafe Night Out delivers support services to address alcohol-fuelled violence across designated Safe Night Precincts. The service will increase the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people and those at risk of harm to themselves.  This support will also extend to others affected by the influence of alcohol and other related substances.The Project Coordinator will be required to:coordinate and lead a team of volunteers through on-street safety patrols across designated Safe Night Precinct areas on Friday and Saturday nights and other events as requiredprovide critical support, first aid, care and support to individuals who need assistance as a result of intoxication or the intoxication of otherswork collaboratively with QPS, QAS and the local business community to reduce the incidence of injury and accidents involving patrons of licensed premises.About youYour responsibilities will include, but not be limited to;be available onsite for late night Friday and Saturday on street dutiesidentify and assess risk level for self, volunteers and the general public and respond appropriately, calling on other support and emergency services when requiredpromptly respond to emergency and non-emergency situations calmly and efficientlymaintain membership and attendance at relevant liquor accord meetingsmaintain accurate records including shift procedures, patrol and critical incident reports whilst maintaining client confidentialitymaintain appropriate program records and data entry in accordance with Community Solutions and Department of Communities’ requirementsactively participate in regular line management and a commitment to continuous improvement through service development opportunitiesmake autonomous decisions whilst leading a team of volunteersbe aware of environmental risk factors associated with late night on street patrols and maintain volunteer safetycontribute to a work environment that enhances teamwork, trust and loyalty.Mandatory requirementsCurrent drivers licenceMaintain a current Queensland Driver’s LicenseMaintain current Senior First Aid and Advance Resuscitation qualificationsCurrent Working with Children Blue Card, or the ability to obtain one.Tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Social Sciences, Community Services and/or Paramedic certification or relevant experience in alcohol and other drug support services and/or mental health support services, would be highly regarded.APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018. Australia - QLD Sunshine Coast

Safe Night Out Project Coordinator - Sunshine Coast

  • Fixed term contract role til 30/06/18, Bokarina based
  • Be part of an amazing organisation that does incredible work!
  • Safe Night Out experience highly desirable

Community Solutions is a unique community service organisation providing an innovative and diverse range of services to individuals and families, throughout regional communities.  Following an amalgamation in October 2014,

Community Solutions and Endeavour Foundation aspire to make a profound and positive difference for individuals, families and communities.  Together, Community Solutions and Endeavour Foundation seek to assist people to realise their full potential through easy access to holistic support and care within their communities.

We are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic new team member to join our incredible Bokarina team in a fixed term capacity, working 54.4 hours per fortnight.

About the role

Safe Night Out delivers support services to address alcohol-fuelled violence across designated Safe Night Precincts. The service will increase the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable people and those at risk of harm to themselves.  This support will also extend to others affected by the influence of alcohol and other related substances.

The Project Coordinator will be required to:

  • coordinate and lead a team of volunteers through on-street safety patrols across designated Safe Night Precinct areas on Friday and Saturday nights and other events as required
  • provide critical support, first aid, care and support to individuals who need assistance as a result of intoxication or the intoxication of others
  • work collaboratively with QPS, QAS and the local business community to reduce the incidence of injury and accidents involving patrons of licensed premises.

About you

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to;

  • be available onsite for late night Friday and Saturday on street duties
  • identify and assess risk level for self, volunteers and the general public and respond appropriately, calling on other support and emergency services when required
  • promptly respond to emergency and non-emergency situations calmly and efficiently
  • maintain membership and attendance at relevant liquor accord meetings
  • maintain accurate records including shift procedures, patrol and critical incident reports whilst maintaining client confidentiality
  • maintain appropriate program records and data entry in accordance with Community Solutions and Department of Communities’ requirements
  • actively participate in regular line management and a commitment to continuous improvement through service development opportunities
  • make autonomous decisions whilst leading a team of volunteers
  • be aware of environmental risk factors associated with late night on street patrols and maintain volunteer safety
  • contribute to a work environment that enhances teamwork, trust and loyalty.

Mandatory requirements

  • Current drivers licence
  • Maintain a current Queensland Driver’s License
  • Maintain current Senior First Aid and Advance Resuscitation qualifications
  • Current Working with Children Blue Card, or the ability to obtain one.

Tertiary qualifications in Nursing, Social Sciences, Community Services and/or Paramedic certification or relevant experience in alcohol and other drug support services and/or mental health support services, would be highly regarded.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018.