About the role
Your exciting new opportunity
To lead the Bathurst Child & Family programs, you will be passionate about providing life-changing experiences that build positive relationships and strengthen family bonds.
The impact you will have
This pivotal role will report to the Regional Program Manager who will support you as you roll out exciting programs such as:
- Activity Sessions– provide fun, tailored interaction opportunities for young people of all ages
- InVisits – support positive family interaction via arts, crafts, and visiting area activities.
- Stay Together Play Together Playgroup Sessions – weekly sessions for primary carer and incarcerated parent playgroup for children 0-4 years.
- Child/Parent Days– helping parents in custody to improve family connection during extended school holiday sessions.
Your background could be one of education, community services, child protection, or family services. You will be passionate about continuously developing programs designed to break the fragmenting cycle of parent and child separation.
Your typical day will involve
- Promoting the safety and emotional wellbeing of young people
- Working with schools and referral agencies to identify families in need
- Organising programs, transport, visitations, administration, activities
- Facilitate events: Christmas parties, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and cultural events such as NAIDOC Day or Chinese New Year
- Running the above program sessions for parents in custody
- Planning safe programs to be fun, age-appropriate, and culturally sensitive
- Assessing risk, intake documentation, and meticulous case notes
- Facilitating program rollouts and supervising volunteers
- Developing networks with Serco staff and community-based networks
- Regular liaison and progress reviews with correctional staff, families, parents in custody
The capabilities you will demonstrate
- Social and community work, early education, or childcare qualifications
- Ample experience working autonomously in a child welfare field
- Professional, warm, and mature written/verbal communication skills
- Understanding the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- Relating well to culturally or linguistically diverse people
- Capable of training and inspiring a passionate team of volunteers
- Professional liaison: parents, carers, corrective services personnel
- Clear Working With Children (WWCC) and Criminal Record Checks
- A current First Aid Certificate and ability to manage unforeseen events
- A current driver’s licence and able to provide transport support
What you will receive
- 4 days per week – Thursday to Sunday (8.30 am to 3.30 pm)
- Generous penalty rates, salary packaging, and super
- Initial 9-month contract with possibility of extension
- Tools of the trade including a phone and laptop
- Lots of ongoing training and professional development
- The satisfaction of a massive difference in the lives of vulnerable young people
What you need to do now Please apply without delay by sending your updated resume and optional cover letter to Niki@Futureproofstaffing.com. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 3 business days to discuss.
About the organisation
How to apply
Please quote in application: Bathurst Child & Family Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.