About the role
About the opportunity
Communities for Children is part of the Australian Government’s Family Support Program, funded by the Department of Social Services. Communities for Children (CfC) has a commitment to work with the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their families within Hume. The program is administered by Uniting Kildonan and Lentara, and UKL acts as facilitating partner in a direct relationship with DSS.
The Communities for Children Manager is the key contact for the Communities for Children, advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Hume and their families. As the main contact point between Government and the local communities, the Communities for Children Manager is responsible for maintaining a strong relationship with DSS, local government and community partners, along with an understanding of the Hume Community as a whole.
Working closely with other services providers to facilitate the implementation of CfC activities, the Communities for Children Manager will ensure the provision of effective service delivery to meet the needs of partner organisations, and the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and their families.
With previous experience in a similar program, you will have:
- Demonstrated project management experience and knowledge of issues facing new vulnerable individuals, families and communities, such as family violence, mental illness, settlement.
- Well-developed written and verbal communication skills that have demonstrated advocacy, networking and facilitation outcomes.
- Demonstrated capacity to create purposeful interactions and partnerships with members of the community, Government agencies, philanthropic organisations and businesses.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State Government policies relating to vulnerable communities.
- Well-developed administration and organisational skills, including strong computer literacy, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
- Ability to work with individuals and groups in particular those from culturally diverse, refugee and disadvantaged communities and diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to write concise plans, procedures and reports for various audiences
- The ability to speak a community language would be an advantage.
About the organisation
At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.
We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.
Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.
How to apply for this role
If this sounds like you, apply today bysubmitting the below:
- Cover Letter (one page outlining your suitability)
- Current Résumé/CV (no more than three pages)
- Address the key/core selection criteria according to the position description
Applications close on Wednesday 2 October 2019
Get in touch
To have a confidential discussion regarding this vacancy, contact Jo Malcolm-Black on 0499 979 919
Uniting is a child safe organisation committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. Employment is subject to satisfactory background and compliance checks, including but not limited to an Australian Criminal History Check (and international if relevant), and Working With Children Check (Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (Tasmania). Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.
Please quote in application: Manager - Communities for Children via Pro Bono Australia.