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Office Manager

Foster Care Association of Victoria

An exciting opportunity has become available to join the Foster Care Association of Victoria (FCAV).

We are looking for an Office all-rounder with proven administrative experience to cover a 7 month maternity leave contract.

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 Office Manager is responsible for ensuring the office functions optimally, providing support to the Chief Executive Officer and Board, as well as the Organisation with its administrative needs. The Office Manager reports to, and takes direction from the Chief Executive Officer.

The Office Manager will be based at the FCAV Office, located at Greenwood Street, Abbottsford.

This contract position is 5 days (38 hrs per week), providing maternity leave cover for a permanent employee.
The contract period is Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Monday 20 December 2021.

The Hourly pay rate for this position is $41.89 or $90,638 per annum (inclusive of compulsory Superannuation) (based on level 5, pay point 1 of the Social and Community Services Award).

The successful applicant’s knowledge and experience will include:

  • Proven experience in an office management or senior administrative role
  • Executive Assistant support to Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors
  • Advanced use of Microsoft Office programs
  • Attention to detail, organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Managing Occupational Health & Safety requirements
  • Support HR functions including staff recruitment, Induction and Exit procedures.

For more information, see https://www.fcav.org.au/about/employment-opportunities, email admin@fcav.org.au, or call the Office Manager 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.

A position description is attached.

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