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Coordinator - Young Parents Program

Job no: 493162
Work type: Maximum Term (Full-Time/Defined End Date)
Location: Deception Bay
Categories: Child & Family Support, Management

At yourtown, our mission is to enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life. Our services include Kids Helpline, mental health support for children and young people, training and employment services, parent education and specialist accommodation for families. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

We’re starting an exciting transformation journey and we need your help to achieve our lofty goals. We’re transforming how we work so we can create even better experiences for the young people who need us. We will be an even more accessible, safe, and empowering place so we can help more young people in deeper and more meaningful ways.

As part of the Family Support Services (SE Qld) leadership team, the Coordinator – Young Parents Program works collaboratively to create an inclusive and supportive workplace. You will be responsible for coordinating our Glugor Young Parents Program to achieve quality client outcomes to enhance the wellbeing of young parents and their children. The Glugor Young Parents Program provides activities, projects, case management and workshops with young parents 25 years and younger, and their families, within a case management framework.

Your day to day will involve:

• Lead the day-to-day delivery of the program and direct line management of the team
• Oversee case management, collaborative case planning and case reviews and ensure the team’s client practice is aligned to our frameworks, safeguarding and other requirements
• Support the team to work with parents to assist them to gain the confidence and skills to develop strategies to respond to their child’s complex needs, to keep their children safe, and to access services
• Oversee referral, wait list and intake processes
• Undertake effective critical decision making in relation to the needs of children and families
• Plan, develop and evaluate workshops for parents
• Program administration, reporting, compliance and continuous improvement
• Develop and maintain community networks

This position will be appointed on a full-time maximum term basis ending 30 June 2023.

About you:

If you decide to rise to the challenge and join us on this journey, you’ll need to be resilient, determined, kind and fair.

Successful candidates will bring:
• Degree level qualifications in social work, human services or similar and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading programs in the child and family community sector
• Demonstrated experience in leading a multidisciplinary team
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge in child development and supporting parents with complex needs
• Demonstrated experience in workshop planning and delivery for families experiencing disadvantage and ability to engage families experiencing disadvantage
• Excellent communication, negotiation and report writing skills, including proficient computer technology skills

If you have an agile and flexible mindset and are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families we would love to hear from you. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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