Family Partnership Coordinator/ Administrative Support Worker

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Victoria, AU

Company: The Smith Family

  • Plan and implement The Smith Family Scholarships, and maintain key relationships with a wide range of stakeholders!
  • Make a difference in our Indigenous Community by planning events and providing administration support to the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
  • Temporary part time position until January 2025
  • Based in Morwell, VIC

 

The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps young Australians experiencing disadvantage to create better futures for themselves through harnessing the power of education. 

 

We are seeking an experienced Family Partnership Coordinator/ Administrative Support Worker, Indigenous Advancement Strategy to join our organisation. Reporting to the Team Leader, Learning for Life and working alongside dedicated, energised, and passionate team members, you will split your time between managing and delivering one of our most valuable programs – Learning for Life (LfL) as well as supporting our Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). The role involves planning and implementing The Smith Family Scholarships and taking a strength based, family led practice approach to support stronger educational outcomes for students. 


You will maintain key relationships with a range of stakeholders, including families on the program, partner schools, community groups and volunteers. You will use your exceptional time management skills to support the IAS Engagement Worker with planning and organising events, community meetings and administration duties. As a champion of our work within the community, you’ll find this a highly engaging and fulfilling opportunity that makes a difference to the lives of Australian children every day.
 

Enjoy the flexibility and variety of this temporary part time position, working 15 hours per week until end of January 2025.

 

About our role
 
You will be responsible for:

 

  • Liaising with Schools and Principals on the progress of student referrals to the program
  • Enhancing relationships with key people in Schools to positively impact on attendance and school completion rates
  • Using a strengths-based approach to build family's capacity to support their children's education
  • Taking a family led practice approach to maximise school attendance and support key transitions
  • Ensuring excellent database management and administration support for students
  • Recording data, preparing reports, planning, organising, and managing events for IAS.
  • Engaging and building relationships with our Koorie Community.
     

About you

 

As well as passion for community, you will bring the following: 

 

  • High-level interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of cultural safety and issues that impact our Koorie Community.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills (including computer literacy, data entry and time management)
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining relevant community partnerships
  • Proven experience in working with families taking a family partnership approach
  • Hold a current driver’s licence
  • Have or willing to obtain an employee Working With Children's Check 

 

About our culture

 

The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.
 
If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position descriptions for this dual role as follows:

Family Partnerships Coordinator / Administrative Support Worker, Indigenous Advancement Strategy
 
For any other information, please contact Amanda Little, Team Leader, Learning for Life at Amanda.Little@thesmithfamily.com.au.
 
Closing date: 26 July 2024
 
Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.