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Early Years Support Facilitator - Mentorship Program

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a passionate Early Years Support Facilitator - Mentorship Program with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a casual basis, working 8 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do. We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve. 

THE ROLE

The Early Years Support Facilitator is responsible for providing support and assistance in the delivery of early childhood programs including our supported playgroups. 

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Brotherhood’s quality framework and culture by participating in and promoting quality actions through continual improvement activities
  • In collaboration with the Co-Ordinator, set goals and objectives to ensure outcomes are met for yourself and the families
  • Provide support and to the Family Learning Support workers working under the direction of the Early Years Coordinator
  • Ensure families feel welcome and included in the early childhood setting through being respectful, inclusive and mindful of diverse cultural and family structures
  • Assist in providing a program and environment that recognises, values and respects the cultural and religious backgrounds of all families 

Salary will be $29.26 per hour plus 25% casual loading, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Interest in childhood development, learning and parenting
  • Good English language skills
  • Good communication skills with the ability to build effective, trusting relationships with children and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Understanding the needs of vulnerable families and children or lived experience
  • Customer service focused
  • Highly-developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program

 BENEFITS

  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program

Highly encourage CALD public housing residents across City of Yarra Yarra, City of Melbourne and City of Moonee Valley who are keen to get back into the workforce, learn more about Early Years Practice, enjoys working with parents and children, keen to be mentored and can speak Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic or Amharic.

CULTURE

BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, Apply Now or contact Yasmin Karaata on 0417 030 270 for a confidential discussion.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect. We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics. Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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