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Family Partnerships Coordinator (Shepparton)

Michael Page

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Full job description
  • Become part of the family and make a difference to young Australians.
  • Permanent, Full-Time Opportunity

About Our Client

The Smith Family is Australia's largest education charity, supporting Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. They support 58,000 students through their flagship Learning for Life program, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage through targeted, long-term support for their education - and they're expanding! It's an exciting time to be joining The Smith Family as they celebrate their 100-year anniversary and launch their new five-year strategy.

Based in Shepparton, the Family Partnerships Coordinator will support students and their families on the Learning for Life scholarship program. Reporting to the Team Leader, you will work with a dedicated, energised, and passionate team in a fast-paced environment.

Job Description

The role will involve planning and implementing The Smith Family Scholarships and taking a strengths-based, family-led practice approach to support stronger educational outcomes for primary and secondary school students. You will maintain key relationships with a range of stakeholders, including families on the program, partner schools, community groups and volunteers. A day in the life of a Family Partnerships Coordinator at The Smith Family may look like this, but really every day will be slightly different:

  • Taking a family-led practice approach to maximise school attendance and support key transitions.
  • Contacting scholarship families to inform of programs being delivered and inviting them to participate.
  • Liaising with identified schools and Principals as to progress of referrals of students to the Learning for Life program.
  • Enhancing relationships with key people in schools to positively impact on attendance and school completion rates.
  • Ensuring excellent database management and administration support for scholarship students.
  • Referring families to other services and linking them with appropriate supports.

The Successful Applicant

It takes a special kind of person to be a Family Partnerships Coordinator. The successful candidate will bring the following:

  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills (including computer literacy, data entry, maintaining family file notes and time management) with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships and demonstrated ability to work with diverse families within a strengths-based, family led practice approach.
  • Valid Working with Children Check, current Driver's License, and be able to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government health orders for the Education sector by providing evidence confirming your COVID-19 vaccination status (three doses, including the booster).

What's on Offer

The team at The Smith Family tell me they have opportunities for great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, their team members believe that they offer commitment to their vision, mission, and values and champion effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes and make a difference to the lives of Australian children every day.

  • An attractive remuneration package and access to Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • A supportive and flexible working environment that supports your professional development.
  • The opportunity to empower students with their education to reach their maximum potential.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to making a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we'd love to hear from you. For any additional information, please contact Conor Grace on +61 431 983 152.

Closing Date: Sunday, 29th May at 11:59PM

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate may be subject to further pre-employment safety screening checks like: a Police Records Check, Working with Children Check, and Reference Checks. The Smith Family is obligated to comply with Federal, State and Territory Government health orders. The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence confirming their COVID-19 vaccination status (three doses, including the booster). This role is only available to Australian Residents or to those who hold full working right in Australia.

The Smith Family is committed to child safe standards and an equal opportunity employer and believes in diversity, inclusion, and equality. We are committed to ensuring that our workplace reflects our Victorian community. We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion bring, and in turn encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities, and identities to apply. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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Job details
Date posted
7 Apr 2022
Healthcare & Medical
Aged & Disability Care
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