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Social Inclusion Coordinator

Organisation : Goodstart Early Learning

Location : Melbourne (Port Melbourne )

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Education & Training, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Social Enterprise, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 20 Jan, 2020

About the role

Are you looking for a unique opportunity in a state coordination role to contribute to the inclusion of vulnerable children in early childhood education and care?

Are you wanting to make a difference by ensuring Australia’s most vulnerable children have the best possible start in life?

 

Join Goodstart’s State Leadership Team in Victoria and Tasmania and contribute to a team that is passionate about enhancing children’s outcomes.

 

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all of Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people and caring for over 71,000 children.

 

As the VIC/TAS State Coordinator – Social Inclusion you will report directly to the National Lead, Social Inclusion and will be responsible for the development and implementation of social inclusion strategies in Goodstart Early Learning Centres in Victoria and Tasmania. In this role you will work with the State Leadership Team, Goodstart Centres, government and not for profit agencies to ensure Goodstart includes and supports vulnerable children and their families. This is a full-time position working 38 hours / week based at our VIC office in Port Melbourne, some travel is required.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement targeted strategies that build staff capability to enable Goodstart to improve inclusion and access of vulnerable children and families
  • Provide training, coaching and mentoring to Centre Directors, Educators and other Goodstart staff on inclusive practices
  • Develop partnerships with other not for profit organisations and government departments to maximise the impact of social inclusion strategies within local communities
  • Contribute to the improvement of organisational systems, policies and practices to build an inclusive organisation

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and/or a health or social care related discipline
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community and government networks and resources with proven skills in utilising these to develop services and programs
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others
  • Experience in leading and managing change within an early childhood or health or social care environment at a state level drawing on systems thinking
  • Strong project management and strategic skills

As well as being offered this amazing opportunity, you will:

  • Be a part of a team highly committed to child outcomes, especially for vulnerable children, and committed to inclusion for all
  • Have access to flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences that will truly enhance the progress and outcomes for children in their earliest years.
  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Opportunity to participate in active social club events
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more….

Applications close – Sunday the 19th of January

Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart is Australia’s largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all of Australia’s children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people and caring for over 71,000 children.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD Social Inclusion Coordinator

If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter & CV to our website.

If you would like a copy of the PD or further information, please email Alysse Giudice – agiudice@goodstart.org.a


Please quote in application: Social Inclusion Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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