Community Liaison Officer – Watson Road State School

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As Watson Road State School Community Liaison Officer, your role will be to build relationships with the local community, school and local services. Working in partnership with your support agency and local service providers, coordinate a range of early years and settlement activities to support the community at the hub.

  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Flexible-part-time
  • Location: Ipswich region
  • Yearly Salary: $50148 – $55646
  • Contact Name: Su Ling Yong
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  • Closing Date: 20-JAN-21

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About Watson Road State School

Positive Voice! Positive Culture! Positive Community!

Watson Road State School has a positive culture and strong relationship with the community. The school is a welcoming and accepting community of learners. The responsibility of this cultures lies with the actions and voice of the students, teaching and non-teaching team, parents/carers and community who come to our school. Our school is a safe place and a place for all to learn.

Position overview
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 year 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 with the support of the national network.

Role and key responsibilities

  • Create a welcoming environment which encourages parents and their children to engage and become active in the hub
  • Build relationships with parents and the local community and discover their strengths, aspirations and needs
  • Informed by your consultations, plan activities in partnership with local service providers in the early years and settlement context which align with the program outcomes framework. For example, setting up English language programs and playgroups
  • Support families 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
  • Build strong relationships within the school and support the school to be able to develop families participation in early years and school readiness programs as well as the schools ability to support and respond to family needs
  • Work in partnership with local services to make supported referrals and connect families to other programs and learning opportunities in the community
  • Participate in hub leader meetings and professional development opportunities in your local government area as well as the Community of Practice- a national space for you to learn from other hub leaders across all the states
  • Complete regular reports and share lessons and case studies with your support agency/Community Hubs Australia
  • Participate and support evaluations of the program

Please refer to the Role Description for a full list of ‘Your Role’

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 1 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed‘ section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Employees affected by workplace change will be considered on merit.