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Team Leader - Learning for Life

The Smith Family
  • Lead a team that is committed to making a difference
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to support place-based program delivery
  • Temporary full-time opportunity (till the end of December 2024)
  • Hobart, TAS

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. As we lead up to our Centenary, it’s an exciting time to be joining our family. We are currently seeking a Team Leader, Learning for Life to help us achieve The Smith Family’s vision.

Reporting to the Regional Programs Manager and working with a dedicated, energised, and passionate team in a fast-paced environment. Our new Team Leader will provide leadership and support to a geographically dispersed team responsible for the implementation of Learning for Life (LFL) programs in accordance with practice guidelines, program fidelity requirements and internal processes, within their communities of responsibility.

A day in the life of a Team Leader might look like this, but really every day will be different

Primarily, you will be responsible for:

  • Support the team to implement programs in accordance with guidelines, agreed processes and targets
  • Ensure the team understands and applies The Smith Family outcomes framework and requirements that support program fidelity
  • Providing clear and relevant updates, direction and support to staff across different levels and functional teams
  • Working with your team, develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner schools and relevant community agencies
  • Promote and position The Smith Family and inform the community about organisational activities through the media, and relevant forums
  • In consultation with Regional Programs Manager effectively recruit and induct new team members
  • Manage performance by having regular one on one and team meetings; clearly outline areas of accountability/expectations for team members, giving and receiving feedback; acknowledging achievements and conducting formal and informal performance and development reviews and planning discussions

Do you want to make a difference? Our successful candidate will bring the following

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting quality program implementation
  • Able to lead discussions and work with the wider State/Territory and National team members
  • Presentation and facilitation skills
  • Hold a current driver's license

Here’s why we think you’ll love The Smith Family

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, interesting, and purposeful work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes and make a difference to the lives of Australian children every day.

how to apply

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply now, we’d love to hear from you.

You may view the position description attached.

For any other information, please contact Kathy Robertson, Regional Programs Manager at kathy.robertson@thesmithfamily.com.au using the subject line: Team Leader - Learning for Life 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’s 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.

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