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Project Lead - Volunteer Family Connect - Flexible location

Save The Children

Our Volunteer Family Connect program links vulnerable families with young children in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania to volunteers from the community with parenting experience. We're seeking a Project Lead to take charge of the implementation and day-to-day operations of the program across multiple states, supporting both volunteers and service delivery teams to ensure the model is delivered to the highest standard and with fidelity.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part time, maximum term role (3 days per week for 12 months, with potential for extension), you'll work with a dedicated team of trained and skilled volunteers to provide in home family support in the local community. You'll support the team to deliver the objectives of the Volunteer Family Connect program: to increase parents' confidence in parenting and increase family connections to other people in the community. As a key part of our Australian Services team, you'll report into the Operations and Business Support Manager for the Southern States (VIC, SA and NSW), but be equally connected to our operations in Tasmania and other states, where required. Based anywhere in VIC, NSW or TAS, you'll have the flexibility to work from home, or may have access to one of our state offices if preferred.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting service delivery teams to implement and operationalise Volunteer Family Connect (VFC) program, effectively achieving program aims
  • Supporting with recruitment, training, retention and exiting of volunteers
  • Supporting service delivery teams with implementation of the model to ensure fidelity across sites
  • Supporting service delivery teams with data collection, monitoring and evaluation
  • Actively seeking opportunities to develop the VFC program and the skills of the volunteer team, including working with teams to identify and develop additional training modules as required
  • Establishing and maintaining effective networks and relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Does this sound like you?

You have demonstrated experience in networking and consulting in the Community Sector, across various organisations and stakeholders. You also have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and advocate on behalf of families, and to apply strengths-based practice in those situations.

This role requires:

  • Tertiary qualifications, preferably in Social Work, Health or allied areas (Diploma a minimum requirement)
  • Experience supporting and developing a successful team
  • Experience coordinating a volunteer workforce
  • Experience supporting families and/or young children from diverse backgrounds and assessing their needs
  • Advanced computer, administration and data collection skills

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Friendly and flexible work environment, including working from home (WFH)
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Project Lead - Volunteer Family Connect

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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