- Hours: 15-22.5 hours per week (negotiable)
- Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 per annum pro rata + super and salary packaging (negotiable, depending on experience)
- Location: St Kilda, Victoria
- Reports to: CEO & Manager Policy, Services & Partnerships
This exciting new position will be responsible for measuring Mirabel's impact, reflecting on practice and evaluating our programs of support.
About the Mirabel Foundation
We are an Australian Children's Charity that was established in Victoria in 1998 and extended into New South Wales in 2003. Mirabel is the vision of Jane Rowe, who identified a vulnerable group of children and took action to make a positive difference in their lives. In her work as a drug and alcohol counsellor, Jane witnessed the devastating effects that drug use has on the children of drug users and the cycle of abuse that repeats itself through generations if action is not taken.
Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and our mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. We achieve this through the delivery of proven programs for children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to their parents’ illicit drug use. We also provide crisis support and parenting assistance for the kinship carers faced with the responsibility of raising the children. Mirabel’s vision is that every child has a childhood filled with love, hope and belonging.
Mirabel has over 22 years’ experience assisting disadvantaged children and families to reach their full potential. We deliver professionally designed and evaluated services throughout Victoria and NSW that break the cycle of addiction and disadvantage. A Social Return on Investment study found that Mirabel’s intervention created $6.60 of social and economic value for every $1 invested. Our programs provide a long-term and holistic solution to a significant community problem.
We are the only organisation in Australia providing continual assistance for orphaned or abandoned children from birth to 18 years through our Programs for Kinship Families and our Programs for Children and Youth. All Mirabel staff have an equal obligation to work collaboratively and respectfully to help us achieve our Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan.
The primary functions of this role are:
- To implement evidence-based measurement, evaluation, accountability and learning frameworks.
- Work alongside program staff to reflect on service delivery, measure impact and identify areas for improvement.
- Produce quality evaluation reports and data suitable for a variety of target audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Use Mirabel's outcomes measurement database (CSNet) and other validated outcomes measurement tools to gather strong evidence of the impact of Mirabel's work.
- Oversee the identification, development and reporting of indicators of impact.
- Equip program teams with the skills and tools to gather data. Ensure all relevant data is collected in a timely manner.
- Assist program teams to plan, monitor and set goals relating to the programs as a whole as well as the individual program participants.
- Review program logic and link to outcomes and impact. Where needed, develop new program logic frameworks in collaboration with the program team.
- Produce evidence of intervention effectiveness for the purposes of reflection, learning and communication to stakeholders.
- Draw insight from data and deliver the data in meaningful formats that provide insight and learnings. Prepare the data for inclusion in reports and submissions.
- Prepare comprehensive program evaluation reports as required by funding bodies.
- Ensure Mirabel is implementing best practice and is actively engaged with relevant support networks such as Social Impact Measurement Network Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies and Social Ventures Australia.
- Drive organisation-wide initiatives that contribute to long-term operational excellence.
- Develop strong working relationships with Mirabel leaders, co-ordinators and team members.
- Provide reports to the CEO when requested for Board meetings.
- Participate in Mirabel team meetings.
- Act in accordance with Mirabel's Code of Conduct.
Relevant Skills and Experience
- Tertiary Qualification in Social Sciences, Human Resources or other relevant fields.
- Minimum of 2 years previous experience in social impact measurement, data analysis and evaluation.
- Experience in reflective practice and facilitating goal setting.
- Be a systems thinker and ability to draw insight from data.
- Confident in using outcomes measurement tools and quick learner when using new databases (we use CSNet).
- Ability to produce quality data and evaluation reports.
- Passionate about making a positive impact and improving the lives of disadvantaged children and their kinship families.
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Operates with honesty and integrity and in the best interests of the Mirabel Foundation at all times.
- Effective and positive communicator and collaborator.
- Dedicated team member committed to sustaining Mirabel’s culture and ethos.
- Ability to work independently and as a positive team member who manages performance and conflicts effectively.
- Strong time management skills and ability to prioritise.
- Victorian Working with Children Check and Victorian Police Check required before commencement.
In addition, the position requires meeting the behaviour standards outlined in Mirabel’s Practice and Behaviour Policy and Procedure and to:
- Promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people to whom we provide services.
- Report any suspicions, concerns, allegations or disclosures of alleged abuse to management.
- Maintain valid ‘working with children’ documentation.
- Undergo periodic criminal history record checks.
- Report to management any criminal charges or convictions you receive during the course of your employment that may indicate a possible risk to children and young people.
For further information about Mirabel, please visit our website at www.mirabelfoundation.org.au.
Please direct specific enquiries relating to the position to Nicole Patton, Manager Policy, Services & Partnerships on 0438 533 001 or firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line: Impact Measurement & Evaluation enquiry via EthicalJobs (Please note: Nicole is currently on annual leave and will return on 1st February).
Mirabel is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all employees to have a current Working with Children Check and a Police Record Check (new employees can complete these after a successful interview).