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Community Hub Coordinator (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Part time / From 17/06/2024 - 30/06/2025

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: 1413926

Reference: 1413926

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1.  Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to create positive relationships with families. and involve these families in activities.

SC2.  Experience working on people centric community development projects that support the community and builds their capacity and skill level.

SC3.  Knowledge and/or experience working with families from diverse backgrounds especially culturally and linguistically diverse families, recently arrived and refugee families.

SC4.  Strong networking skills and experience developing partnerships with other agencies to work together on a shared goal.

SC5.  Demonstrated capacity to work both independently and as part of a team, including well-developed planning, time management and organisational skills.

SC6.  Well-developed oral communication skills, as well as sound written and report writing skills. 

Role

Community Hubs are based in schools and collaborate with a support agency to engage with culturally diverse disadvantaged communities across Australia.

Every Hub is different but works towards a common goal of building social cohesion in Australian communities through engaging culturally isolated families building local connections and delivering formal and informal skills training. Hubs focus on supporting families to connect to opportunities in the early years space, aiming to improve child development and school readiness as well as enhancing settlement outcomes.  Hubs focus on partnerships that encourage existing services to deliver their projects at the Hubs.

Programming is tailored to each individual hub after consulting with families and support of the national network.

As a Community Hub Cooridnator your role will be to build relationships with the local community, school and local services.  Working in partnership with the school, your support agency and local service providers you will be responsible for coordinating a range of activities to support the community at the Hub.

Responsibilities

The importance of home/school partnerships is integral part of school life.  This is achieved through the participation of parents through a number of forums, which primarily include School Council, classroom assistance, fundraising, parent information and whole school events.

The Community Hub will strengthen these partnerships and establish stronger links with the broader school community.  As our Community Hub Coordinator, you will be responsible for:

Creating and welcoming environment which encourages parents and their children to engage and become active in the Hub.

Building relationships with parents and the local community to help them discover their strengths, aspirations and needs.

Plan activities in partnership with local service providers which align with the program outcomes framework.  For example, setting up English language programs and playgroups.  Planned activities will be informed by your consultation’s community members.

Supporting families to increase their knowledge of child development parenting and settlement support by providing information sessions/programs at the hub. These should include skill development and capacity building activities.

Building strong relationships within the school and supporting the school to be able to develop family participation in early years and school readiness programs as well as the school’s ability to support and respond to family needs.

Advocate to local services on family needs and work in partnership with these organisations to make referrals or tailor programs that are delivered out of the school.

Participate in Hub leaders’ meetings and professional development opportunities in your local government area.

Complete regular reports and share lessons and case studies with your support agency/Community Hubs Australia.

Participate and support evaluations of the program.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DE Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

Tertiary qualification in either community development, education, early years or settlement field preferred.

This is a part-time position. Working hours are 9am - 3:30pm, three days per week. Specific days are negotiatible.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Campbellfield Heights Primary School¿s vision is to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment that empowers all students to have agency and success in their learning and to contribute positively as active citizens within their community.

The school has a total of 140 enrolments and 28 staff, including 2 principal class, 12 teaching staff and 14 ES staff.

Our school values of Successful Learners, Respect, Safety and Responsibility, have been developed via the implementation of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Framework.

At CHPS we are committed to developing safe, respectful, responsible and successful learners by promoting a stimulating, positive and inclusive climate/environment. 

Founded in 1972, Campbellfield Heights Primary School is located in the City of Hume, approximately 15 kilometres from Melbourne¿s CBD.  The school grounds include two main buildings and a Community Hub. Situated on a large allotment, there is plenty of space for the students to play and learn including a large oval, purpose-built pavilion, turfed sport courts, new playground equipment, garden and natural outdoor spaces. Campbellfield Heights Primary School is divided into learning cohorts ¿ Foundation/1, Years 2/3, 3/4, 4/5 and 6s.

Campbellfield Heights Primary School proudly supports its diverse community. The community enriches all aspects of our school life.  There is a strong social focus as evident through participation in Harmony Day, special themed weeks, character dress-up days, family sports, welcome to school BBQ and information evenings.

At Campbellfield Heights PS the staff profile ranges from graduate to highly accomplished teachers, along with a Principal, Assistant Principal, Leading Teacher, Learning Specialist, Student Wellbeing and Engagement Leader, Tutor, Speech Therapist, a Student Support Officer, HUB Coordinator and a wide range of Education Support Staff.

Staff at Campbellfield Heights PS work collaboratively in teams, supported by Leadership, to improve their skills, knowledge and delivery of the Victorian Curriculum so as to improve student outcomes.   Staff are supported to continually build their capacity as innovative educators through professional learning and reflection. Teachers work in teams using the PLC improvement cycle to become familiar and confident in using data and research to continually improve practice.

English, Mathematics and Wellbeing are at the core of the school¿s teaching and learning program. The school provides targeted support to students through Wellbeing, Literacy and Numeracy intervention programs. Teachers are committed to providing explicit teaching to cater for individual learning needs through a differentiated curriculum.  They provide learning in a safe, caring and engaging environment.  Campbellfield Heights Primary school offers the following specialist programs; Italian, Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Physical Education. 

With an emphasis placed on creating a positive climate for learning by embedding the School Wide Positive Behaviour approach, students at Campbellfield Heights PS focus on specific skills to strengthen their relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle.  The school fosters engagement among students, encouraging them to achieve and, ultimately, equip them with the qualities to enable them to flourish.

Community Hub Coordinator (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)

Job type:

Part time / From 17/06/2024 - 30/06/2025

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 3

Contact:

Susie Bellizia | 93595502

Community Hub Coordinator (Ed Support Level 1-Range 3)