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State Coordinator - ACT

CREATE Foundation

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.

Are you passionate about the rights of children and young people? Enjoy working in a fast-paced change environment and advocating for change? Are you a people person with the confidence to work in a cross-cultural context? Then this job may be just what you are looking for.

CREATE is seeking a State Coordinator for our Canberra, ACT office. We offer great entitlements including Salary Sacrificing, an additional 3 days Board Leave per annum on top of the 4 weeks annual leave.

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. For other benefits please click on this link https://create.org.au/who-we-are/join-team/employee-benefits/

Position Context and specific job requirements:

  • This role is responsible for contributing to the development of the Strategic Plan and meeting the Operational Plan goals through developing and implementing the State Action Plan.
  • This position is responsible for compliance with contractual obligations, and ensuring organisational KPI’s are met.
  • Oversight and implementation of the delivery of CREATE programs and activities.
  • As a system’s advocate promote the rights of children and young people through sophisticated advocacy strategies.
  • Using a collaborative approach to facilitate the voice of children and young people to key decision makers to improve the out of home care system.
  • Oversight and implementation of the delivery of CREATE programs and activities.

(Not to exceed 4 pages in total)


  • Must have Tertiary qualifications – Degree in Social Work, Business, Behavioural or Social Science, Psychology, Community Development or related discipline, and at least 3 years Managerial experience.
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • Successful Security Check – per state requirements (for example Working with children card / Ochre card)
  • Must successfully undertake a bankruptcy check
  • Must comply with government and / or health directives in each state jurisdiction, and where so indicated be vaccinated for COVID 19.

You MUST address the below Selection Criteria and forward with your Cover Letter, and CV/Resume to be considered for this role:

  1. A high level of understanding of the child protection and / or foster care system, coupled with an ability to critique new legislation and policy. 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.
  2. Highly developed written and interpersonal communication skills coupled with confidence in conflict resolution, and problem solving. Ability to maintain accurate records and highly developed computer literacy skills (Microsoft Office).
  3. Demonstrated experience or ability to develop and foster positive working relationships within the out of home sector.
  4. Experience in developing, managing and adhering to budgets, as well as in negotiating funding and Service Agreements.
  5. Demonstrated skills in data collection, data analysis and striving to meet and report on KPIs or targets.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. Ability to abide by child safe standards.

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