At EdConnect Australia we change lives.
Our team at EdConnect is passionate about improving the lives of children and volunteers through the services we provide. We are a small, not-for-profit company based in WA and working with a team in New South Wales and Victoria.
We train and organise a nation-wide group of volunteers to provide life-changing mentoring and learning support in schools for young students who are disadvantaged or at risk of not fulfilling their educational potential. We harness the wisdom and skills of older generations to enrich the learning experience of young people who are at risk of falling by the wayside in an over-burdened school system.
SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER
EdConnect Australia connects volunteers with young people in school who need additional support, inspiring the older generations to inspire the next. Our team at EdConnect has been training and connecting volunteers with local schools across Australia for over 20 years.
The academic and social support our volunteers provide – through one-on-one mentoring and classroom learning support – provide both a safety net and a springboard for young people who might otherwise struggle to realise their potential in school and life.
We are looking for a talented individual to join our team in the capacity of a Liaison Officer with the responsibility for the provision of services to current member schools in Port Hedland and introduce the program to the town of Newman in 2020.
The role of the Liaison Officer is to work as part of a team to ensure the objectives of EdConnect Australia are achieved. Liaison Officers act as the link between our volunteers and EdConnect Australia member schools and are critical to the successful delivery of EdConnect’s programs. Liaison Officers are the primary contact for schools and volunteers and undertake a range of duties to ensure that volunteers are recruited, screened and adequately trained and supported to ensure successful program delivery. Liaison Officers are also responsible for the delivery of a range of volunteer/community events throughout the year.
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Port Hedland, with ability to work from home
Employment Type: Fixed term contract – Part time 15-20 hours per week concluding 31.12.2021 with possible extension
Pay Scale: SHADS Level 5.1 – $38.70/hour, Superannuation: Statutory Contribution 9.5%, Salary Sacrifice: Ability to salary package up to $16,000 p/a, Employment is subject to the terms of the Social, Community, Home care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS)
Hours: 15-20 hours per week, Allocation of work hours will be mainly weekdays, ideally spread across 3 days and as agreed with CEO. The ordinary span of working hours is between 7:00am – 7:00pm, Monday to Friday.
The role of a Liaison Officer is to:
- In collaboration with EdConnect team members, ensure the efficient development, implementation and delivery of EdConnect Australia programs and services within the region.
- Introduce and promote EdConnect programs and services to new and existing schools
- Deliver presentations to schools and community groups
- Collaborate closely with the Roy Hill Community Foundation and identify and build relationships with other key stakeholders in the community to assist in harnessing support for the work of EdConnect Australia
- Maintain up-to-date and accurate information on individual volunteer activity at each school.
- Provide support and guidance to local schools to ensure the successful delivery of EdConnect Australia’s programs and services.
- Travel within relevant education regions to ascertain and meet the needs of schools and their students, volunteers and local communities.
- Recruit, screen, train and support volunteers to provide mentoring, learning support and other volunteer support services to students in local primary and secondary schools;
- Make regular contact with existing volunteers and schools to ensure that needs are understood and timely support provided
- Ensure adherence by schools to policies and procedures concerning the management and support of volunteers and delivery of EdConnect Australia’s services.
- Provide timely and accurate reports and feedback to the Chief Executive Officer
- Develop and disseminate regional quarterly newsletters to volunteers and schools.
- Deliver events and activities that actively engages volunteers and key stakeholders with the work of EdConnect Australia
- Deliver training and workshops to volunteers and school staff.
- Liaise effectively with and promote EdConnect Australia to community members, schools, state and local governments, community organisations, service groups and the corporate sector
- Operate within agreed budgets
- Observe all legal and statutory obligations
- Undertake a range of administrative tasks to achieve outcomes
- Any Other Duties as required
Essential Criteria to Address:
- Ability to engage with, support and manage the contribution of volunteers from diverse backgrounds:
- High levels of customer service
- Understanding of the principles of volunteer involvement
- Able to lead the recruitment process of new volunteers
- Problem solving and diplomacy skills.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills:
- Ability to establish, build and maintain internal and external relationships and networks
- Capacity to communicate and engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds (e.g. volunteers, community members, school principals and staff).
- Ability to promote the program by identifying and capitalizing on local network opportunities
- Well-developed public speaking, training and delivery and presentation skills
- Ability to undertake selection interviews with volunteers and undertake reference checks
- Ability to manage information and relationships sensitively and manage information within the context of Privacy legislation
- Strong administration and work practices:
- Meticulous record keeping and attention to detail
- Highly organised work practices
- Demonstrated ability to use initiative and possess a “can do” approach to work
- Confidence to work alone but with support from a team
- Intermediate or above computer literacy skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite)
- Additional criteria
- Ability to work effectively, unsupervised and outside of the office (with the flexibility to work outside normal business hours including occasional evenings and weekends)
- A current driver’s license with access to a motor vehicle for work purposes
- Relevant qualifications and/or experience in the not for profit, community services and/or education sectors
- Certificate IV Training and Assessment
To apply for the position please send:
- A covering letter – introducing yourself and your interest in the position and a statement briefly addressing the selection criteria (2 page max)
- The completed 2 page application form – the form is separately attached (see below)
- Your current resume
Email to email@example.com for the attention of CEO, Gerri Clay.
If you would like more information regarding the position you are welcome to contact Gerri Clay on 08 9444 8646 or 0407 201 848
TO APPLY WITH EDCONNECT
- Fill out the New Applicant – Application Form
- Submit your Covering Letter and Resume – introducing yourself and your interest in the role and briefly addressing the selection criteria (2 page maximum)
Email your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with attention to Gerri Clay, CEO
Include in the email
- New Applicant – Application Form (download here – EdConnect-Job-Application-Form)
- Covering Letter