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Influencing Officer - Policy and Advocacy

CREATE Foundation

We are looking for an Influencing Officer to fulfil the organisations strategic objectives through supporting the facilitation of the “voice” of children and young people in effective systems advocacy that influences public policy and improves outcomes for children and young people in care.

CREATE Foundation is the peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people in the out-of-home care sector to advocate for change to improve the system.

We are invested in our team and reward and acknowledge our staff achievements with annual Performance Awards and offer extensive personal development opportunities through organisational training.

We offer great entitlements including Salary Sacrificing, and an additional 3 days Board Leave per annum on top of the 4 weeks annual leave.

To actively participate in the Influencing Stream of CREATE Foundation to effectively communicate CREATE’s key messages internally and externally.

Position context and specific job requirements

  • Work effectively in a small team, in a fast- paced environment, with many competing deadlines.
  • Assist in collecting information from children and young people, and/or the OOHC sector to inform CREATE’s consultations. This includes conducting interviews and participating in meetings or small groups with children and young people to hear and document their voices.
  • Collate and analyse data utilising the Survey Monkey platform.
  • Prepare quality/accurate reports utilising CREATE’s established templates and Style Guide. Prepare or assist in developing submissions, briefing papers and correspondence.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of issues and trends in the out-of-home care sector.
  • Contribute to the organisations research and consultation agenda and assist the process as outlined in the specific project plan and /or individual work plans.
  • Assist in the promotion of CREATE’s advocacy position to key stakeholders
  • Assist in the implementation of policy, research and advocacy initiatives.
  •  Participate as an active member of the Influencing Committee as required.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  1. Work effectively in a small team, in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities to communicate CREATE’s advocacy and policy position internally and externally.
  2. Actively engage and contribute to CREATE’s research and policy initiatives.
  3. Appropriately collecting information from children and young people, and/or the OOHC sector to inform CREATE’s consultations and policy platform. This includes conducting interviews and participating in meetings or small groups with children and young people to hear and document their voices.
  4. Collate and analyse data utilising the Survey Monkey platform.
  5. Demonstrated strong commitment to CREATE’s core principles, and adherence to the National Chid Safe Standards.
  6. Demonstrated ability to operate in a culturally appropriate manner.
  7. Prepare quality/accurate reports utilising CREATE’s established templates and Style Guide. Prepare or assist in developing submissions, briefing papers and correspondence.
  8. Participate as an active member of the Influencing Committee.

Full position description is attached below or available on our website: https://create.org.au/who-we-are/join-team/current-vacancies/.

CREATE is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities and we encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background to apply for the position. People with out-of-home care experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

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