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Position Available – Exercise Physiologist

POSITION TITLE: Exercise Physiologist

 

TENURE: 52 hours in total (Contract)

AWARD: Health Professionals and Support Services Award (MA000027)

TOTAL PAY: $1753.96

 

Organisational Context 

Norlane Community Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services, facilities, programs, and activities in response to community need. It aims to strengthen the community through creating a space of belonging, inclusivity, equity, and growth. It is a place for people to gain friendships, support, and learning.

The Centre is governed by a Board of Management, elected every three years, whose members are drawn from the community.

The Centre is a child safe organisation which also values equal opportunity, diversity, and social inclusion. In all our actions we promote the safety, participation, and empowerment of all children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, children who identify as LGBTQIA+ and children with a disability. We welcome people of all backgrounds and communities to apply for this position, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, genders, religion, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and ability.

Mission

The Norlane Community Centre is a leader in empowering our community to build its capacity.

Vision

A community where everyone has the opportunity to be engaged, accepted, and actively involved and their contributions valued.

 

 

Position Description

Norlane Community Centre is looking for Exercise Physiologist to engage with community and stakeholders to advance the “Health at Every Size” (HAES) philosophy. This would involve

  • Facilitating discussions, workshops, and initiatives, collaborating with diverse partners to foster understanding and integration of HAES principles.
  • The ideal candidate would have ability to work with diversity of body shapes and sizes with the aim to create a safe and inclusive environment for individuals of all sizes to engage in physical activity, but also understand and support those who choose not to exercise.
  • This role involves designing personalized exercise programs, providing guidance on movement, and fostering a positive and non-judgmental atmosphere that supports clients’ overall health.

General Requirements

  • Adhere to Norlane Community Centre’s Code of Conduct and Child Safe Policy

 

Education/Experience

  • Degree in Exercise Physiology. (Pre Graduates or Final Year Students are welcomed to apply)
  • Understanding of social determinants of health.
  • Proficient understanding of HAES principles and effective communication skills.
  • Research proficiency for evidence-based communication.
  • Strong organizational skills for planning engagement events.
  • Combination of on-site and remote engagement, totalling 52 hours.

Essential functions:

  • Organise Community Engagement Activities
  • Collaborate with healthcare providers and groups to implement HAES in diverse contexts.
  • Cultivate partnerships with community members and community facility.
  • Build an existing Partnership between gym and community centre.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Organised and able to follow a schedule.
  • Ability to read, analyse, understand and interpret instruction. Good communication skills required, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and solve practical problems.
  • Capacity and willingness to seek clarification where necessary.

 

 

Norlane Community Centre is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or disability.

TO APPLY:

Address your application to: The Coordinator, Norlane Community Centre, PO Box 1067, Corio 3214 or alternatively email them to [email protected]

Inquiries: Esther Konings-Oakes or Rebecca Medley 52758124.

 

 

Cleaner Position

POSITION TITLE: Cleaner

 

TENURE: Permanent Part-time (10 hours per week) 6.30am-8.30am

AWARD: MA000022: Cleaning Services Award 2020 (fwo.gov.au)

PAY RATE: Cleaning Services Employee Level 1 – $26.17 per hour plus Super Guarantee Contribution and $15.28 allowance.

PROBATION: 3-Months’ probation period

HOLIDAYS: Four weeks annual leave. Due to the times of operation of the Norlane Community Centre, staff may be required to take some leave at Christmas, except in exceptional circumstances where approval to take leave on other occasions must be sought from the Coordinator.

 

Organisational Context 

Norlane Community Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services, facilities, programs and activities in response to community need. It aims to strengthen the community through creating a space of belonging, inclusivity, equity and growth. It is a place for people to gain friendships, support and learning.

The House is governed by a Board of Management, elected every three years, whose members are drawn from the community.

 

Mission

The Norlane Community Centre is committed to providing a friendly environment where individuals can develop self-empowerment in ownership and participation in Norlane and surrounding areas.

Vision

Our vision is a community where everyone has the opportunity to be engaged, accepted and actively involved and their contribution valued.

 Position Description

Norlane Community Centre  is seeking a part-time cleaner to clean and maintain a safe environment for staff, volunteers and the community.

We are seeking a proficient cleaner to perform cleaning duties two hours each day, Monday to Friday.

Duties will include cleaning, moping and vacuuming of common areas and offices

Essential functions:

  • Clean and sanitise common areas using products from Norlane Community Centre’s cleaning store.
  • Maintain the cleaning store for own duties and use by other staff, volunteers and participants, including co-ordination of ordering cleaning products.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to follow verbal directions.
  • Ability to work well alone.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Able to adapt to changing schedules or routines to accommodate building use.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Attention to detail when cleaning.
  • Organised and able to follow a schedule.
  • General knowledge of Norlane Community Centre’s cleaning products, supplies and techniques for cleaning.
  • Ability to read, analyse, understand and interpret instruction. Good communication skills required, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions and solve practical problems.
  • Capacity and willingness to seek clarification where necessary.

Norlane Community Centre is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity or disability.

TO APPLY:

Applications will be received until 5pm on Monday the 19th of June 2023

Address your application to: The Coordinator, Norlane Community Centre, PO Box 1067, Corio 3214 or alternatively email them to [email protected]

Inquiries: Esther Konings-Oakes or Rebecca Medley 52758124.

Youth Worker position for Primary School after school program

 

 

Youth Worker for Primary School after school program (6+)

2 hr per week

$36.43 per hour

Norlane, VIC 3214

About us

Norlane Community Centre offers opportunities for local people to connect, learn and contribute in their community through various programs and activities run in the centre.

Our centre is a child safe organisation which also values equal opportunity, diversity and social inclusion. We welcome people of all backgrounds and communities to apply for this position, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, genders, religion, ethnicities, sexual orientation and ability.

Our vision

A community where everyone has the opportunity to be engaged, accepted and actively involved and their contributions valued.

Our mission

The Norlane Community Centre is a leader in empowering our community to build its capacity.

The Role

We currently have an opening for a qualified Youth Worker to join our team to deliver our new after school program. The group will follow a self-determination model, with activities chosen by the children from many options such as arts and crafts, sports, games, dramas, music, cooking and other fun activities for primary school aged children (6+).

The program will run Friday afternoons between 4 and 5:30pm, and the activities will decided on by the participants.

This role will suit someone who is caring, patient and enjoys working with children, using a Person-Centred Practice approach to empower our young people.
The ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience or connections within the 3214 community, and know their way around local supports.

About you
You will be compassionate, respectful and empathetic towards the children’s needs at all times, and need to demonstrate their dedication to child safety and wellbeing, observe compliance to the Centre’s policies and procedures, as well as the national child protection legislation.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in individual support, group facilitation, child protection procedures.
  • Experience in facilitating capacity building workshops in a group setting.
  • Ability to apply a harm reduction approach in assessing the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged families where there are concerns for safety and wellbeing of young people
  • A clear understanding of the issues confronting vulnerable young people and their impact on families and the community
  • Ability to apply Trauma Informed Care principles
  • Demonstrated capacity to respect and work effectively with young people of diverse cultural backgrounds including culturally sensitive practice
  • Strong administrative skills and understanding of the importance of Evidence Based Quality Practice
  • Excellent communication and empathy skills, demonstrating confidence in engaging young people and making meaningful connections.
  • Understanding of basic computing concepts
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the mandatory child protection reporting procedures and values that underpin a child safe organisation
  • Have an understanding of adolescent development

Qualifications:

  • A degree in Youth Work, or equivalent experience in Youth Work
  • Working With Children’s Check
  • Police check
  • First Aid certification including CPR, and a willingness to obtain further training in asthma and anaphylaxis if required

How to apply

Please send in your application including all relevant documents to [email protected]

Grand Opening for Garden Hothouse

Everyone is welcome to the grand opening of our new Garden Hothouse.

Wednesday 28th of September 2022.

2pm to 4pm.

Light refreshments available.

Strategic Plan Themes – Draft for comment

Norlane Community Centre has been out talking with the community and other organisations in 3214 about the best future for our community. This exploration has helped shape some clear directions for the centre. There are four main areas of focus.

1. Digital Access and Training

2. Wellbeing for All

3. Programs – What We Do

4. Community Led Governance.

DIGITAL ACCESS + TRAINING

Over the next few years Norlane Community Centre could become a major support for people to get affordable access to both technology and the internet.

This would assist people in day to day life and open up training and job opportunities.

This would be achieved through grants and partnerships with organisations funded to work with communities to get more people self-reliant with technology. This includes people of all ages who need access for any reason.

 

WELLBEING FOR ALL

Norlane Community Centre will continue to partner and grow the number of  activities that help reduce isolation. These should  address a need and/or get people involved in sharing common interests.

These groups will continue to be ‘owned’ by the community and the people who participate so that we can increase connections between local people.

Promote positive wellbeing for mind and body.

In addition, Norlane Community Centre staff and wellbeing team to be ‘human directories’ – able to provide information about support services in our community.

PROGRAMS – WHAT WE DO

Norlane Community Centre will partner with organisations to deliver a network of programs in 3214.

To better plan programs across 3214, Norlane Community Centre will host quarterly agency meetings, involving community members, to plan, schedule and develop programs and activities for and with the community.

The idea is for all programs to promote and support each other and reduce feelings of isolation.

COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE

Norlane Community Centre will continue to grow a stronger Board that will always focus on the opportunities within the 3214 community.

By involving the community, planning ahead and being open, the Board will ensure the programs and services within the centre are well managed and supported.

We are still seeking community feedback on these strategic directions.

To communicate any thoughts or comments  you can call the centre on 03 52758124, email [email protected] or drop personally for a chat at 39A Rose Ave, Norlane from 9-5 Weekdays.

Stage 3 Restrictions from 5th August 2020

STAGE 3 Restrictions
Hi everyone,
Although we’d been gradually reopening Norlane Community Centre to a few groups, we have closed again from Wednesday, 5th August to do our part in helping slow the spread of COVID-19 in our neighbourhood.

Read City of Greater Geelong’s News Release:

https://geelongaustralia.com.au/news/item/8d836f72ceb8e7e.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2zGONshMLTFtuWOmkY_4URedT2FsxxnIqXazzWmlAdyQmNyf6qRxqhpns

We will be staying in touch with our community groups & partner organisations & you can still contact us by either:
-leaving a message on 03 5275 8124
-calling or texting 0458 286 175
– emailing [email protected]

Take care, stay safe and hopefully we get to see you all in person again soon.
ps Keep warm too!