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Member Relations Coordinator

Foster Care Association of Victoria

    About us

    The Foster Care Association of Victoria is the peak body for Victorian foster carers. Established in 1992, we are a not-for-profit organisation working towards better outcomes for foster carers and the children and young people in their care.

    Foster care is the backbone of the Victorian response to protective intervention for children and young people at risk.

    Foster carers are the volunteers providing a home, family life and care to children and young people who are unable to live with their birth family for a variety of reasons. Many of these children have suffered traumatic events and the role of our foster carers is critical and complex in providing a safe and healing environment for children and young people to reach their full potential.

    The Foster Care Association is here to provide information, support and advocacy directly to all Victorian foster families. Our work directly impacts the care provided to the thousands of Victorian children and young people in foster care by providing:

    • Carer Information & Support Service - free, independent advice and support to foster carers
    • Advocating on behalf of foster carers to government, their agencies and in the community.
    • Community building - as the only centralised body for all foster carers in the state; providing forums and carer events.
    • Providing carer news and updated information through our comprehensive website & regular newsletters
    • State-wide Learning & Development opportunities for carers throughout Victoria through Carer KaFÉ

    The Foster Care Association represents over 4,000 foster carers across Victoria. In tandem with one-to-one support we provide to individual foster carers, our role as a membership Association is to advocate for vital improvements to the foster care system. Our current member database consists of over 5,000 carers and the wider sector and community.

    The Foster Care Association is mandated to strengthen Victoria’s investment in greater recognition, respect and resources for foster carers, the volunteers who every day and every night make a difference in the lives of Victoria’s children and young people.

    Position Summary

    The Member Relations Coordinator role exists to maintain strong connections with FCAV members including voluntary foster carers, Community Service Organisations (CSOs), and other sector stakeholders to recruit FCAV members. It is vital that members are engaged and communicated to, and that we showcase FCAV across the state. The role includes extensive data management and reporting responsibilities.

    The Member Relations Coordinator will be based at the FCAV Office, located at Smith St Collingwood.

    This permanent part-time position is 3 days (22.8 hrs per week) commencing Monday 22 Feb 2021. Hours are negotiable with the Chief Executive Officer and can be spread across 4-5 days.

    The Hourly pay rate for this position is $36.62 or $79,235 FTE x 0.6 = $47,541 per annum (inclusive of compulsory Superannuation) (based on level 4, pay point 1 of the Social and Community Services Award).

    The successful applicant’s knowledge and experience will include:

    • Data collection, analysis and reporting
    • Ability to use or adapt to new web software
    • Advanced use of Microsoft Office programs
    • Clear and engaging written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent time management and organisational skills
    • Accuracy and attention to detail to produce quality output
    • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team

    For a copy of the position description, see the attachment below, email admin@fcav.org.au using the subject line: Member Relations Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs, or call the Chief Executive Officer to discuss the role on 03 9416 4292.

    The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including two referees, a criminal records check and a working with children check.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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