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Program Coordinator - NSW


Employer: Little Dreamers Australia
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Youth, Administration, Advocacy & Campaigns, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 08 February, 2019.
Applications close: 08 March, 2019.

About Little Dreamers

Little Dreamers is working to improve the quality of life for Young Carers and Special Siblings across the country.

Our vision? To ensure that every single Young Carer around the world is supported by someone or something by 2030.

We are Australia’s leading Young Carer organisation, supporting young people between 4 – 25 years across six support programs. Over the past nine years, we’ve granted over 200 Dream Experiences, facilitated 13 school holiday programs, and significantly improved the quality of life for thousands of Young Carers and their families.

Whatever the support service, a common thread runs through everything we do - that young people should have access to the childhood that everyone deserves. Every Little Dreamers program works towards supporting Young Carers outside of their caring role, ensuring that these young people have the same access to opportunities that their non-caring peers have.

The Position

With rapid growth, Little Dreamers is looking to expand our Dream Team and for our newest addition we are specifically looking for a Program Coordinator to launch our team in Sydney.

The Program Coordinator’s role will be to facilitate the running of our Dream Experience and Mentoring programs, as well as coordinating and attending our Holiday Programs in Sydney. You will be operating as part of the wider program team, with a focus on Holiday Programs, granting Dream Experiences to Young Carers and matching them with appropriate mentors.

This role aims to focus facilitating programs on the ground in Sydney as part of the wider program management team primarily based in Melbourne. Reporting through to the Head of Programs, this role requires creativity, initiative and an ‘out-of-the-box’ attitude to leading change and creating impactful opportunities for Young Carers and their families. You will have autonomy to affect change within the organisation, developing strategies from the ground up and work to a budget with lots of room to grow within Little Dreamers.

* For more specifics about the role please see the position description attached.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Excellent written and verbal organisation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with and empower young people
  • Strong ambition to take on a prominent role in the growth of Little Dreamers as an organisation
  • Passion and commitment to addressing Young Carer issues and advocating for young people
  • Experience in working in a team in a fast changing environment
  • An enthusiastic approach to administrative tasks
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritise multiple competing tasks on a daily basis
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • A strong belief in social change and evidence of positive leadership behaviour
  • An interest in elevating efforts to create awareness about Young Carers and their needs
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative and take initiative, making the job your own
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

Benefits

When you join the Little Dreamers Team, you join a community of people committed to making a difference. We come together with shared values, passion and a collaborative culture. We are currently a small team that is growing rapidly access to development opportunities. We operate within a leadership structure that accepts and embraces everyone’s ideas and hard work to create the world that we want to see for Young Carers.

Classification

This is a part-time position classified as a Social and Community Services employee under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (MA000100). We offer a part time salary above the award. We require a 12-month commitment to the role however as this is an incredible opportunity we hope that you will stay beyond this timeframe and continue to grow with Little Dreamers.

Please note: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 2005 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Any offer of employment at Little Dreamers is subject to a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

How to apply for this job

Please email your application to madeleine@littledreamersonline.com, using the subject line: Program Coordinator - NSW application via EthicalJobs, and include the following:

  • CV with cover letter including your responses to the Key Selection Criteria
  • Two referees
  • A short 60 second – 2-minute video sharing with us who you are and what you would bring to this role (filmed on your phone or computer is fine)

If you have any questions about the role please email madeleine@littledreamersonline.com.

Applications will only be considered if they include all required components. Applications close on the 8th March 2019 at 5pm. Shortlisted applicants will then be contact for an interview. Applicants who are not selected for interview will be notified by email.

Supporting materials  LD_ProgramCoordinator_NSW_PD_Feb19.pdf