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Financial Literacy Facilitators x2 - Cairns

The Smith Family
  • Make a genuine difference to the lives of Australian children living in disadvantage by delivering Certificate 1 in Financial Services and other programs
  • 2x Casual positions – Financial Literacy and other in-school primary and secondary program
  • Location: Cairns, QLD

The Smith Family is an independent children's charity helping Australian children living in disadvantage to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.

We are currently seeking casual facilitators to work across our in-school programs in participating schools where our ‘Learning for Life’ students are enrolled. These programs run intermittently throughout the school calendar but busiest in Term 4 so we need you now.

These programs are evidence based with data-driven continual improvement focused on students’ attendance, advancement and engagement at school, for better outcomes in the future, breaking the cycle of disadvantage.

A casual Facilitator is required to deliver:

  • Certificate I in Financial Services to Years 10-12 (facilitators must have a current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or higher qualifications in Adult Education to deliver this program only).
  • Facilitating engaging sessions to Year 6 students transitioning to secondary school (Passport to Success).
  • Increasing Years 4-6 and/or junior secondary students’ knowledge of the world of work, and how these relate to their own interests and strengths (Future Seekers).

A casual Facilitator will be responsible for:

  • Delivering session plans and activities as trained, in a manner that is responsive to participant needs and enhances engagement.
  • Program content utilising digital and paper formats.
  • Program administration including collecting participant attendance and reporting.
  • Managing a professional relationship with participants, schools and internal staff according to program and organisational requirements.

It takes a special kind of person to work as a casual facilitator in our programs

The successful candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated qualifications and/or experience in the delivery of training programs or classroom-based learning.
  • A current drivers’ license, access to a reliable and insured vehicle and a willingness to travel up to one hour each way to deliver the program sessions.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with people from various backgrounds.
  • Highly developed organisational and administrative skills with the ability to manage your time effectively.
  • Commitment to The Smith Family’s Facilitator Quality Standards, informed by existing frameworks including the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family means they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values, and engage in effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description attached. For any other information, please contact Susan Thompson, Programs Facilitator Manager via facilitators@thesmithfamily.com.au, using the subject line: Financial Literacy Facilitator - Cairns enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

A position description is attached.

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