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State Coordinator


Employer: CREATE Foundation
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Community Development, Management, Mental Health & Counselling, Youth, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 09 January, 2019.
Applications close: 30 January, 2019.

  • Permanent full time position
  • Based in Albion, Brisbane

Primary Purpose of the Position

The role requires a highly motivated advocate to promote the rights of children and young people in QLD. It also requires a person with a collaborative approach to facilitate the voice of children and young people to improve the out of home care system. The role also encompasses oversight of the delivery of CREATE programs and activities.

This full time role is responsible for contributing to the development of the strategic plan for the organisation and meeting the Operational Plan goals through developing and implementing the State Action Plan. This position is responsible for compliance with contractual obligations, and ensuring organisational KPI's are met.

This position remotely supervises our Townsville Office.

Position context and specific job requirements

CREATE Foundation is a national organisation with offices in each state and territory. This position will contribute to and maintain the national agenda, whilst supporting, advocating for and representing the interests of children and young people with a care experience in QLD.

Degree - Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Behavioural or Social Science, Psychology, Community Development or related discipline and at least 3 years Managerial experience 

Selection Criteria

SC1  A high level of understanding of the child protection and / or foster care system, coupled with an ability to critique new legislation and policy.

SC2  Demonstrated skills in systems advocacy, and an in depth understanding of how to effectively advocate for children and young people who are marginalised and/or disadvantaged.

SC3  Excellent verbal and written communication skills incorporating a high level of proficiency at report writing and high level of competency in conflict resolution.

SC4  Experience in developing, managing and adhering to budgets, as well as in negotiating funding and service agreements.

SC5  Demonstrated skills in data collection, data analysis and striving to meet and report on KPIs or targets.

SC6  Highly developed leadership skills and ability to motivate, support and manage a multi- disciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage individuals to ensure that organisational goals and contractual KPI's are met.

If you are a person with a passion for promoting the voices of children and young people in the out of home care system and are enthusiastic, driven to succeed, and outcomes focused, then we would love to hear from you.

We offer an attractive salary in the range of $75,000 depending on experience + generous salary sacrifice options + superannuation. CREATE also offers on-going training and development opportunities and a structured supportive management system.

Please see below for a full position description.

How to apply for this job

Interested?

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ADDRESS FULL SELECTION CRITERIA (SC above), WILL BE SHORTLISTED...

Submit your CV, cover letter and response to the Selection Criteria (found the Job Description in the link above of website) to hr@create.org.au, using the subject line: QLD State Coordinator application via EthicalJobs. Please limit your response to five pages.

Applications close date 30th January 2019, COB.

Supporting materials  JD-State-Coordinator-QLD 2018.pdf