About the Role
An exciting opportunity has become available to lead the state-wide kinship and foster care education program.
The Carer KaFE (Kinship and Foster Care Education) program provides a wide range of training to kinship and foster carers. The program coordinates training providers to deliver training that will support the ongoing needs of kinship and foster carers. The program aims to deliver innovative training through a variety of mediums, targeting all kinship and foster carers.
Carer KaFE considers self-determination and self-management principles in all facets of the training offered and aims to provide a culturally safe environment for employees, carers and the children and young people in their care.
Leading a small team, the purpose of this role is to manage the delivery of Carer KaFÉ training through innovation, enthusiasm and action.
The Program Manager reports to the Governing Reference Group on strategic direction and the CEO of the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV). This position is based at the FCAV office, located at Smith St Collingwood.
The successful applicant’s required capabilities will include:
• Specialist expertise in Program & Project Management
• Consults, liaises and influences key stakeholders
• Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal self-determination and cultural awareness
• Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
• Analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems
• Has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations
This position is full time (38 hours per week) on a fixed term (contract) for 12 months.
The salary range for this position $93,867 – $106,000 pro rata (including Superannuation).
About the Organisation
The Foster Care Association of Victoria is the peak body for Victorian foster carers. Established in 1992, we are a not-for-profit organisation working towards better outcomes for foster carers and the children in their care.
Foster care is the backbone of the Victorian response to protective intervention for children and young people at risk. Foster carers are the volunteers providing a home, family life and care to children and young people who are unable to live with their birth family for a variety of reasons. All of these children have suffered traumatic events and the role of our foster carers is critical and complex.
The Foster Care Association is here to provide information, support and advocacy directly to all Victorian foster families.
Apply for this Job
For details concerning this role, please contact
Phone : 03 9416 4292
Email : email@example.com
To be considered for the role, applicants are required to provide a resume and cover letter, addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.
For a copy of the position description, see www.fcav.org.au/about/employment-opportunities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the CEO of the Foster Care Association of Victoria to discuss the role on 9416 4292.
Applications close 9:00am, Monday 18 June, 2018. Email applications to: email@example.com.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including two referees, a criminal records check and a working with children check.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Please quote in application: Program Manager Carer KaFÉ Kinship and Foster Care Education via Pro Bono Australia.