A paid position exists for a thriving families coordinator. This position exists at a Community Centre acting as an independent social purpose community organisation. The Community Centre has been working actively in the greater Nambour and Sunshine Coast region for over 30 years and now has over 20 employees walking beside the community’s most vulnerable. You will be working in a broad range of programs including Thriving Families, Settlement and Community Development. The Community Centre has a strong agenda for growth and is committed to social justice and collective wellbeing. They work towards this by co-designing opportunities for participation, well being and collective community action that contribute to a flourishing civil society.
The applicable candidate will be a person who coordinates and is responsible for all aspects of the maintenance and future of Thriving Families. Competent in, management funding and reporting administration using OASIS; DEX and other similar government and non-government systems. Taking a lead role in the ongoing development of programs and responses in a progressive, antioppressive way that supports the empowerment and growth of families in the community. Responsible for the participation in a sector response to the needs of families and children in Nambour and more broadly the Sunshine Coast. You will be able to manage the resourcing of the program both financially and through human resources. You will be able to undertake various forms of community analysis, development, creation and, coordination in a range of diverse responsive entry points into support and connection. You will be able to develop community wide links between families, groups, organisations and other agencies to build the overall capacity of the community and its families.
Key selection criteria: Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences, Social Work or Human services. You will have an ability to articulate your framework of practice which draws from specific values, principles and social theories that contribute to an organisation committed to community development and social justice principles. You will have demonstrated knowledge of a range of progressive social work practices, including feminist practice and anti-oppressive frameworks; with an understanding of how this relates to contemporary families and parenting issues. You will have practice knowledge around early intervention principles/practices with family oriented programs, and an understanding of the diverse models of parenting and issues affecting families and children. You will have a demonstrated ability to manage programs, including the ability to work creatively and innovatively, manage budgets and contractual obligations with diverse funding bodies. You will have a demonstrated experience in managing a small team of people, or demonstrated knowledge/experience of processes in the areas of group supervision, reflective practice and leadership. You will have a demonstrated ability and/or experience in the provision of a leadership role and participation within the human services sector.
Requirements: A current C Class drivers licence is essential. A current Blue Card is essential. (Please advise if you do not have one, but are eligible to be issued one on application.) Applications must include a Covering Letter, a resume containing at least two referees and a response to the selection criteria.
Duration: Permanent – Part Time.
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