Service Development Coordinator
Education First Youth Foyers
Hours: 38 hours per week, 12 months maximum term
Applications close: Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm
An exciting opportunity exists for a Service Development Coordinator to be responsible for consultation, documentation and resource development.
Summary of program and its objectives
This role will sit within the Brotherhood's Youth Transitions Division. The Youth Transitions division is not a service delivery arm in the conventional sense. Instead, we function as an ‘incubator' for the development of practice and service models that engage and sustain young people experiencing disadvantage in education, training and employment. We work with young people, community, business and all levels of government across Australia to develop, test, refine and consolidate effective and scalable models. This includes concerted effort to bring attention to the realities faced by young people experiencing disadvantage and to the urgent need for policy and practice reform. Our work is supported by the Brotherhood's Research and Policy Centre, which works ‘hand in glove' with the Youth Transitions division on project development, implementation and evaluation.
The Brotherhood's Youth Transitions Division utilises an ‘Advantaged Thinking' approach across all our programs and has a key role in the development and delivery of training and resources to enable partner organisations to ensure young people's aspirations, skills, attributes and talents are recognised and harnessed. The Brotherhood's Youth Transitions team plays a lead role in training, program and service development of all EFY Foyers across Victoria as well as leading the evaluation for the EFY Foyer model.
Main responsibilities of the role
This position will be responsible for consultation, documentation and resource development to support project and service development work undertaken by the Brotherhood’s Youth Transitions division, including the Education First Youth Foyers and the Advantaged Thinking Fidelity Framework. This role will also be responsible for the development of key resources related the delivery of the Youth Transitions model, the maintenance of existing resources and materials, and adapting existing tools and resources to different service contexts. This will also include driving the implementation of tools and resources with frontline staff and partner organisations.
To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:
- experience in developing and managing youth-focused projects
- demonstrated broad knowledge and understanding of policy and practice in the area of education, employment, homelessness, and disadvantage among young people in the Australian context
- demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team to facilitate the translation of knowledge into strategic objectives
- proven strong organisational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks with an outcome focus
- strong skills in stakeholder management
- high level written and verbal communication skills
- relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in the area of education, youth, community services or a related field
- capacity to present service models and innovations in public forums and to key stakeholders such as Government Ministers and senior public servants
- proven youth focus, with an understanding of and commitment to the values and ideals of the Youth Transitions Department including the Advantaged Thinking approach
- understanding and commitment to the values of the Brotherhood
- Victorian Drivers License.
This is a full time position working 38 hours per week, 12 months maximum term. Salary will be in the range of $68,797 to $74,844 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.
For further information about the role please view the Service Development Coordinator position description (PDF, 203kb) or phone Sally James on 03 9483 1341.
Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »
Email written applications to: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au
Applications Close: Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.
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- read the position description
- provide a brief cover letter
- complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
- provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
- recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.
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- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
- For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at)bsl.org.au
- The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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