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Staff Development Coordinator - NT

Cathy Freeman Foundation

The Cathy Freeman Foundation works with 1600 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and their families across four remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities (Palm Island and Woorabinda in Queensland, and Wurrumiyanga and Galiwin’ku in the Northern Territory). Cathy Freeman Foundation is committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all its activities and programs and has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitation. Children have the right to be safe and protected.

The Staff Development Coordinator will be responsible for the support of the community-based staff in Wurrumiyanga (Tiwi Islands) and Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) in relation to their ability to deliver the suite of Cathy Freeman Foundation programs. Primarily, the Staff Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting community-based NT staff in developing their professional practice by providing targeted and contextualised professional learning opportunities in community. The person will also be responsible for working in partnership with a tertiary education provider to co-design employability skills modules that center on the skills needed to transition into the world of work.

This role will require extensive travel between Darwin and the CFF communities of Wurrumiyanga (Tiwi Islands) and Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) as well as some travel to Melbourne and other Australian capital cities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities

Program Coordination Support

  • Work with community staff to develop workflows, schedules and routines
  • Work with community staff to support them in the planning, delivery and reporting on CFF programs
  • Participate in team meetings each week with NT programs team
  • Support community staff in the development of positive employability skills that facilitate outcomes achievement and capability development
  • When in community, attend regular staff meetings and professional learning opportunities in schools to maintain knowledge and understanding of school policies and procedures
  • Support community-based staff in the organisation of program events such as Starting Block Awards ceremonies

Professional Development Co-Design

  • Coordinate the development of an employability skills professional learning program in partnership with an identified RTO/Tertiary provider
  • Deliver place-based professional learning program to community -based staff

Community Engagement Support

  • Support community-based staff to develop and facilitate the engagement of CFF with the parents and the wider community
  • Work with Program manager to support community-based staff to develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders in community, including but not limited to RSAS, PCYC, local councils, school boards and P&Cs, health services and providers, employment agents and tertiary and TAFE providers, community development agents etc.
  • Represent CFF values at all times

General Responsibilities

  • Provide a positive contribution to planning, team meetings and workplace discussions
  • To behave and engage in ways that enhance the CFF objectives, values and reputation
  • To ensure the safety of themselves and others in the workplace
  • To comply with policies and procedures of the CFF (including those associated with leave and work hours)
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned by the CFF Programs Manager and National Horizons Program Coordinator

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment or teaching qualification (necessary)
  • Working with Children Check (necessary)
  • Ochre Card (necessary)
  • Police Check (necessary)
  • Manual Drivers’ License (preferred)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft suite of programs (necessary)
  • Public speaking skills (necessary)

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and able to prioritise work schedules
  • Ability to maintain and develop deadlines and timelines
  • Strong relationship building capacity especially with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • Self-reflexive capacity in relation to cultural competence
  • Able to perform with minimal direct supervision

Key Performance Indicators

  • Oversee the co-design and delivery of professional development program
  • Support community-based staff in the uptake of professional learning opportunities
  • Lead community base staff in the development of professional relationships with relevant stakeholders and key partners
  • Develop staff capability in the delivery of CFF suite of programs
  • Ensure community-based staff are supported in the completion of reporting
  • Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with the Programs Manager NT and Program Director

As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), CFF employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of net pay.

For further information, please contact (please note the office will be closed until the 5th of January, we will get back to you ASAP upon our return):

Rachel Elphick - rachel@cathyfreemanfoundation.org.au using the subject line: Staff Development Coordinator - NT enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

To apply please include a CV and Cover Letter addressing the qualifications, experience and skills.

The Cathy Freeman Foundation acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Australia and we pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and emerging.

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