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Community Hub Leader

Job posted: 22/11/2022
Applications close: 05/12/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Shepparton

Job type: Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Education and Training

Reference: 1317215

Reference: 1317215

Occupation: Education and Training

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Shepparton

Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of community development principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development and the child and family service system
  • Demonstrated experience working in an education setting.
  • Ability to influence and gain support and assistance of parents, other stakeholders, community agencies, early years' service networks and staff in developing a community hub.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work both independently and as part of a team, including well developed planning, time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people and families from diverse backgrounds especially culturally and linguistically diverse families.
  • Well-developed oral communication skills as well as sound written and report writing skills
  • Experience and knowledge of community development principles and practices
  • Knowledge of current theory of parent engagement and social capital building
  • Excellent community engagement skills including engaging local organisations, and schools to work collaboratively
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of the socio and political context of schools in Australian culture.

Role

The role of the Community Hub Leader is to be the link between the community and school with support that is offered through the National Community Hubs Program. It is the Hub Leader's role to support all members of the community by providing and nurturing partnerships that reflect the program philosophy including increased;

  • networks with the school
  • provision of outreach services in the school by local agencies
  • organisations working with families
  • organisations working with school staff to identify needs
  • staff knowledge and confidence to engage with the wider community
  • school resources to promote increased learning for children and parents

Role of the Community Hub Leader:

  • Work with staff and community members to ensure a welcoming environment
  • Interact positively with all parents, children, colleagues and members of the wider school community
  • Be the first point of contact to assist families with enquiries and link parents to information, programs and services where applicable and assist with referrals as required
  • Organise activities, program events in response to family needs, interests and program outcomes and support parents to participate
  • Establish and facilitate community partnership group
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community members, services, funding agencies and local early years network
  • Lead collaborative planning by the local community partnerships groups to respond effectively to the needs of families Advocate family needs/issues to the local community partnership group and school/community center
  • Promote early years' hub and broader community activities
  • Plan and set up playgroup 2 days a week for preschool children and their families
  • Collaborate with internal staff and external agencies to deliver co- located and coordinated services
  • Develop and implement an annual work plan in line with contractual obligations and program outcomes
  • Budget and reporting accountabilities
  • Participate in evaluation activities as required
  • Assist with documentation for the community Hub. This may include developing agendas and papers, taking minutes during meetings, maintaining schedules of activities, data collection, developing brochures, writing articles for newsletters or report writing using high level of computer skills
  • Attend and participate in the hub leader networking and learning and development meetings
  • Liaise with the support agency to share resources and information
  • Meet on a weekly basis with the school Principal to discuss progress
  • Other tasks as requested from time to time by the Principal.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position will be: to establish and run a new community hub at Mooroopna Park Primary School. Liaise with Community Hubs Australia and Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project staff through regular meetings.

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

DET 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

Please ensure that your application includes:

  • a resume including relevant experience as well as personal details (name, address and contact numbers, business and home)
  • a section addressing the selection criteria and the requirements for application under the Who May Apply section
  • names and contact numbers (telephone and email if possible) of two referees

Please note that the selection panel may seek additional referees beyond those you name. Consistent with policy, we shall advise you if we will take this action.

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

Location Profile

Vision

At Mooroopna Park P.S. we provide the best opportunities for successful life-long learning.  Students are empowered to strive for excellence by taking responsibility for learning and decision making.  Students, teachers and parents are proud to form a partnership for the future.

 

Mission Statement

Mooroopna Park Primary School is committed to developing respectful, responsible and resilient students who perform academically to the best of their ability, in a safe, friendly and caring environment. We support our students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become valued members of the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                

Values

At MPPS we embrace 3 core values:

Friendly, Persistent, Caring

 

Mooroopna Park Primary School prides itself on being a very inclusive school. We have high expectations of ourselves and others and this is demonstrated in our school expectations of ‘treating others as we would like to be treated’. We persist with our learning and care for ourselves and our school. We value diversity and our school motto of “growing and learning together in harmony” underpins the core values of the school. Staff and students work together to develop emotional intelligences so that students understand how to have self-control, self awareness, be motivated, manage relationships, develop empathy and skills of being friendly, safe and strong.

 

SCHOOL PROFILE

Mooroopna Park PS is a school of 120 students serving the greater Mooroopna area, a large provincial town within the City of Greater Shepparton.  The school, established in 1980, is set in a park like environment adjoining the Greater Shepparton Secondary College Mooroopna Campus.

 

In 2022 there are six composite classrooms.  The school has a staff of approximately 20 including ancillary staff.  The senior classrooms are in a module building  and we have the Foundation to One classes in the BER Learning Centre.  The school has a Student Family Occupation Education Index of 0.7216.  Approximately 40% of our students are Koori students. 

Mooroopna Park PS enjoys the strong support of its parents, council and staff.  Parent and community members are welcomed to the school and encouraged to participate in a range of activities, programs and avenues for giving feedback.  Parent involvement is encouraged in the areas of: school committee structures, curriculum programs, reading, excursions and family nights. We have a number of community partnerships which see volunteers from local businesses and service organisations helping out with reading, wood work, ‘Build a Bike’ and gardening.  We also offer specialist programs such as art, music and physical education. We have an Early Intervention Teacher and full time Speech Therapist on staff.  Mooroopna Park PS is a place where learning is valued and is supported by all, and we develop in all students a sense of belonging and inclusion.  We strive to develop the three-way partnership of the student, parent and teacher to better create and achieve successful learning opportunities for all students. 

Our school takes a proactive approach to a supportive and caring environment through our Student Welfare & Wellbeing Program, which is supported by a full time Student Wellbeing Coordinator and a part time Koorie Educator Support Officer (KESO).  The school strives to build pro-social behaviours for students to develop emotional intelligences. Support is offered through Peer Mediation, the Integration program, Cross Age Activities, Better Buddies programs and the School Support Group which impacts upon issues such as bullying, conflict resolution and self esteem, and developing resilience. 

These strategies and programs create a safe pleasant working environment for the school community.  Mooroopna Park PS has an increased focus on student needs hence the implementation of our Healthy Food Program where our chef prepares morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea daily for all students and our canteen is open every morning for breakfast. Please visit www.mpps.vic.edu.au for further details about our school.

Other Information

  • Qualifications in education, community development or related field or substantial experience in a similar role.
Community Hub Leader

Job type:

Part time / From 27/01/2023 - 20/12/2024

Job classification:

Not provided

Contact:

Hayden Beaton | 035/825-3856

Community Hub Leader