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Senior Practitioner - Local Level Alliance - Mount Isa

Save The Children

No two days are the same in this important leadership role that facilitates the Mount Isa and Gulf region's Local Level Alliance (LLA). We need your exceptional people skills to motivate community agencies and Government Departments to commit to collaborative, action focused activities to deal with the issues affecting vulnerable children and families' ability to live happy, safe and healthy lives. Your infectious enthusiasm for collaboration and collective impact, your courage and commitment to continually improving the work we do, coupled with your exceptional organisational and time management skills make you the perfect candidate for this role!

* * * Relocation assistance potentially available * * *

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've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In this full time, permanent position, you'll facilitate the Local Level Alliance across Mount Isa and the Gulf. You will make an impact by:

  • Driving specific place-based initiatives to enhance the support available for children and families in and across their community
  • Working the service system to integrate various practice frameworks in the provision of child centred family focused support
  • Facilitating service system level development and re-design processes by analysing the impacts of services provision and gaps

Does this sound like you?

We're looking for someone who is organised, proactive and influential, with exceptional skills in communication, facilitation and motivating a diverse range of stakeholders to work together to ensure families receive the right services at the right time. You're known for your ability to manage conflict, find the common ground and keep relationships strong whilst inspiring change. You're action driven and outcome focused, possess a high level of integrity and personal accountability, and you're happiest when you are working in a role that supports groups to achieve their goals.

This role requires:

  • Proven leadership skills, the ability to nurture stakeholder relationships and maintain action and outcomes focused initiatives
  • Experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and working in partnership with community
  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate activities
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and complex scenarios
  • Current valid driver's licence
  • Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor qualification in a relevant human services discipline is desirable

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:

  • Relocation assistance potentially available, if not based in Mount Isa
  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 5.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular annual leave
  • EAP support and professional supervision
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

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 below.

Position Description - Senior Practitioner (Local Level Alliance)

For more information about the team and the program that the role works in, refer to our Program Profile. For any queries, please contact Christine Burgen, Team Leader on 0429 897 443.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

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. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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