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Macleay Valley Rise Education Coordinator

SHINE for Kids - Kempsey, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


About the role

  • Full-time Kempsey based
  • Blend of Education & Social Justice
  • ASAP start available!

Work for an inspiring organisation
SHINE for Kids is the only national non-profit provider of youth programs across 5 states. To lead the Macleay team, you will need to be passionate about education, child protection, social justice, and mitigating family fragmentation – so that children feel supported whilst their parent is serving their jail sentence.

Impact your community in a meaningful way
The Macleay Valley RISE Education Coordinator builds school partnerships and mentorship programs to support at-risk primary school children. Work with schools and relevant community organisations to foster wrap-around support for children with a parent in custody.

You will be leading established program to increase school attendance, educational outcomes, self-esteem, reduce antisocial behaviour, and school suspensions.

A typical day will involve

  • Act as a positive role model for children and young people
  • Working both autonomously and within a multidisciplinary team
  • Assessing needs, making assessments, coordinate health referrals
  • Carefully documenting case notes, general admin and correspondence
  • Program planning: fun, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and safe
  • Regular check-ins with schools, families, and mentors to coordinate efforts and review progress
  • Collaborating with Not-for-Profit, local Aboriginal, Education Groups, and Government Services
  • Recruiting, coordinating, and mentoring a team of passional volunteers
  • Driving Work Health & Safety policies, equal opportunity

What you need to exceed

  • Education and/or social work qualifications
  • Several year’s practical casework experience
  • Experience conducting initial/brief assessments to uncover needs
  • Professional written/verbal communication and evaluation skills
  • Understanding the challenges that children of prisoners face
  • Aware of the issues faced by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • Clean Working With Children’s Check and Criminal Record
  • Current driver’s licence and willingness to travel if required

The benefits you will enjoy

  • Exciting, full-time work in the education/social services field
  • $70-80k Total Value Package ($32.66/hr + super + salary packaging)
  • Tools of the trade: phone, laptop, reimbursed travel expenses
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • The satisfaction of a massive difference in the lives of vulnerable children and young people

What you need to do now
Please apply without delay by sending your updated resume and optional cover letter to Niki@Futureproofstaffing.com. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 3 business days to discuss.

Kempsey, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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