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ParentsNext Team Leader

Brotherhood of St Laurence

Summary of program and its objectives:

The Work and Learning Division of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) seeks to assist people to live and work independently through access to effective, high quality employment, training and support programs. The department also advocates for appropriate and innovative community responses to employment and related issues. Current programs in the Work and Learning Division include:

ParentsNext:

This program works with parents to help them to identify their education and employment goals, develop a pathway to achieve their goals and links them to activities and services in the local community. This program is funded by the Australian Government and more information about it can be accessed at www.employment.gov.au/parentsnext. This program is delivered from the following regions: South East and Peninsula (Dandenong, Frankston North, Pakenham), North Eastern (Epping, Preston), North Western (Broadmeadows, Craigieburn, Sunbury) and Inner Metro (Fitzroy) regions

Main responsibilities of the role:   

The Team Leader - ParentsNext Program is responsible for the day to day operational management and leadership of the ParentsNext (PN) program in a designated region. This includes managing the ParentsNext team to achieve program objectives and targets that comply with the Department of Jobs and Small Business deed as well as meets organisational expectations. In addition, the Team Leader will establish collaborative working relationships with local service providers, community organisations and other agencies to ensure referral pathways and access to high quality activities and services for participating parents. The incumbent will oversee the delivery of this program for all ParentsNext sites in their designated regions  

To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and managing programs, including achieving performance targets and meeting reporting requirements, that engage and work with people experiencing disadvantage
  • Proven people management skills in managing a small team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships and liaise across all levels both internally, externally and with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated analytical skills with the ability to interpret data/information, to identify and resolve problems and make appropriate recommendations
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to plan workload, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Good written skills to prepare performance reports or other related materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Expertise and competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week. This role will be located in the South East at the Dandenong office, there will be some travel required.   

Salary will be in the range of $69,342.34 - $74,612.57 per annum based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

As part of the Brotherhood’s recruitment and selection process, applicants will be required to undergo pre-employment checks as required, applicants will be subject to, but not limited to, the following checks: National (and International if applicable) Police Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children Check, Right to Work in Australia, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme Check and current professional registration.

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.   

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