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State Co-ordinator

CREATE Foundation
  • Opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people
  • Highly autonomous role
  • Permanent Full time position
  • Exciting and Dynamic role!!!

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.

CREATE is seeking a State Coordinator for our WA office. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who has the experience and skills to drive systemic change for children and young people who experience out of home care. The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience in managing a small office and team,
  • Working with children in out of home care and;
  • Understand or be able to quickly acquire knowledge and skills to drive a national agenda for positive change in the out of home care system.

We offer great entitlements including:

  • Salary Sacrificing,
  • Flexible working conditions and;
  • A supportive work environment.

CREATE offers an additional 3 days Board Leave per annum on top of the 4 weeks annual leave. For other benefits please clink on this link create.org.au/who-we-are/join-team/employee-benefits.

We are invested in our team and reward and acknowledge our staff achievements with annual Performance Awards and offer extensive personal development opportunities through our Advisory and Planning workshops and mandatory training courses.

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.


  • Must have a current WWCC for the Western Australia
  • Must have Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field – Degree in Social Work, Business, Behavioural or Social Science, Psychology, Community Development or related discipline
  • And at least minimum of one years’ experience managing in a team environment.

Selection Criteria

SC1 A high level of understanding of the child protection and / or foster care system, coupled with an ability to critique new legislation and policy.

SC2 Demonstrated skills in systems advocacy, and an in depth understanding of how to effectively advocate for children and young people who are marginalised and/or disadvantaged.

SC3 Excellent verbal and written communication skills incorporating a high level of proficiency at report writing and high level of competency in conflict resolution.

SC4 Experience in developing, managing and adhering to budgets, as well as in negotiating funding and service agreements.

SC5 Demonstrated skills in data collection, data analysis and striving to meet and report on KPIs or targets.

SC6 Highly developed leadership skills and ability to motivate, support and manage a multi- disciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage individuals to ensure that organisational goals and contractual KPI’s are met.

SC7 Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and culture, and an understanding of the principles and practices for engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Note: Applicants must successfully undertake relevant state police/working with Children check. A current Driver’s Licence is desirable.

A position description is attached.

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