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Local Level Alliance Facilitator

Churches of Christ in Queensland - Bundaberg Central, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Churches of Christ in Queensland - Children, Youth and Families, Hervey Bay/Bundaberg/Fraser Coast

Local Level Alliance Facilitator

Permanent Part time opportunity (0.6 FTE)

About the role

Your role is within the Family and Child Connect Service (FACC) and is vital to the success of early intervention, preventing children and families from entering the child protection system in the Wide Bay and Burnette Region.

Each day will be varied however, your key everyday responsibilities will include:

  • Creating networks within the community and raising awareness of the Family and Child Connect Service provided by Churches of Christ;
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in the area - Child Safety, Queensland Health, Department of Education/ Early Childhood/ Domestic & Family Violence providers and Police;
  • Developing and implementing strategies that enhance the communities' capacity to provide more efficient services to meet the requirements of vulnerable families.
  • Contributing to project management

Ultimately, your role will be to work collaboratively with the Family and Child Connect Service for Bundaberg and Hervey Bay/Fraser Coast Churches of Christ, to support the Child and Family Local Level Alliances, and key child protection and family support agencies.

Your input will help enhance service delivery to children and families, improve sector collaboration and support pathways for families to early intervention services.

We are open to offering the role as either Full time (76 hours per fortnight) or as Part time (0.6 FTE). The suitable candidate would need to be able to demonstrate the relevant qualifications and experience working with families with complex needs in order to be able to work full time within our services.


About you

You are a big picture thinker and enjoy the strategic level of thinking, facilitation and project development work. With excellent communication skills, you liaise well with a range of internal and external stakeholders and proactively work within the child protection sector to facilitate positive change. Your comprehensive knowledge of industry legislation, service requirements and culture of compliance will be essential.

To be suitable for this position, your qualifications will include:

  • A recognised qualification in Social/Behavioural Sciences or related discipline or at least 5 years working in the Human Service sector;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working within a Community Development capacity, preferably in relation to the provision of support services for vulnerable families;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, knowledge and understanding of both culture and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the Queensland child protection system including relevant legislation such as the Child Protection Act 1999.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.


Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We provide a range of services to children, youth and families ranging from foster and kinship care to residential and supported independent living services. We provide support for more than 2,800 children, young people and families each year. Over 800 dedicated foster and kinship carers help us provide a vital safety net for these young people.


Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offers you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.


To apply

Please apply below with a brief cover letter and resume. For further information, please contact Sylvia Powell on 43255050.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Applications close: Applications will be assessed as they are received.

Bundaberg Central, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work




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