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Communities for Children Coordinator

Job no: 493163
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 – Communities for Children works collaboratively to create an inclusive and supportive workplace. You will be responsible for coordinating our Communities for Children (CfC) – Facilitating Partner program. We work in consultation with the Deception Bay CfC Committee and key stakeholders on a whole of community approach to support and strengthen local service networks that contribute to enhancing early childhood development and wellbeing for children up to 12 years of age.

Your day to day will involve:
• Oversee the program to ensure yourtown delivers on its role as Facilitating Partner
• Ongoing consultation with key stakeholders to maintain a high level of awareness and understanding of the issues and challenges that local children, families and community groups face
• Work in consultation with stakeholders to identify strategies and /co-design service models
• Lead the team in the delivery of community development activities and project work that builds capacity and drives the development of an integrated and skilled local service system and enhances the capacity and skill development of Community Partners
• Develop and monitor Community Partner contracts and event specific service agreements
• Monitor and assess the performance and effectiveness of services provided by Community Partners and other CfC funded stakeholders
• Actively participate in and contribute to strategic planning, tender processes and support of the CfC Deception Bay Committee and the CfC Deception Bay Child and Family Alliance
• Program administration, reporting, compliance and continuous improvement
• Cultivate positive relationships with key stakeholders and maintain regular consultative and collaborative processes with CfC Priority Groups
• Attend and facilitate community information sessions, local reference groups and other forums and network activities
• Direct line management of the team

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, community development or similar and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in leading child and family initiatives in close consultation and engagement with service users and community stakeholders
• Experience in coordinating programs including administration, managing budgets and monitoring contracts
• Strong ability to coordinate, lead and influence a range of external stakeholders and partners to meet communities' needs
• Experience in leading and managing staff to achieve organisational goals
• Demonstrated skills in community engagement and communication with diverse groups, including skills in team development and conflict resolution
• Demonstrated experience in developing responses to diverse and marginalised groups and experience in networking across community and government sectors
• High level communication skills, including ability to prepare and contribute to reports and submissions

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.

yourtown 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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