Education/ Employment Coordinator

Last updated 6 minutes ago
Job Type:Full Time

  • Are you passionate about celebrating young people for their strengths and interests?
  • Do you believe in equipping young people with the pathways they need to create the future they want, on their terms?
  • Do you want to be a part of a team that will bring a highly-regarded, evidence-based program to NSW?

Opening in early 2021, Foyer Central is located in the heart of Sydney and will offer 53 innovative one of a kind apartment style accommodation for young people with a lived experience of out of home care.

Foyer Central is a bold new social impact evidence-based program opening doors for young people aged 18-22 to engage in education, training and employment opportunities.

Using an Advantaged Thinking approach, the program will provide young people the opportunity to create a culture of ownership, inclusivity, creativity, respect and learning in a connected and vibrant community.

As the Education/ Employment Coordinator you will form an integral part of the Senior Leadership team and will be responsible for education programming and program fidelity to the model of practice that aims for education and employment attainment.

In this full-time position you will deliver structured and unstructured learning opportunities for the students, including mentoring, creative arts, recreational activities and independent living skills.

You will need to build and maintain networks with education, training and employers within the local area to identify opportunities for Foyer Central students.

While you work collaboratively with our service delivery partners including St George Community Housing and Department of Community Justice to deliver outcomes.

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.

Further to this we offer:

  • Contribute directly to creating and establishing the first of these services in Sydney.
  • Play a key operational role as you lead the team, develop partnerships and work as part of the leadership team.
  • Offering ongoing training and mentoring so you can continue to improve and learn new skills.
  • NFP salary packaging and accessible employee assistance program to support your wellbeing.

About you:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Sciences and/or demonstrated relevant work experience with young people.
  • Passion for working with young people and a sound knowledge of the issues faced by young people leaving the care system.
  • Ability to initiate and develop positive connections with relevant agencies, programs and services in the local community.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence, WWCC and Police Check with the ability to work flexible hours.

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

As an organisation we celebrate our diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful and compassionate.