Family Partnerships Coordinator - Cairns

Location Queensland


Be part of an organization that makes a difference Pivotal Coordination role in our flagship Learning for Life program Cairns The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Reporting to the Team Leader Learning for Life and working with a dedicated and passionate team, this pivotal role will help manage and deliver one of our most valuable programs – Learning for Life. The role involves planning and implementing The Smith Family Scholarships and family support.

You will maintain key relationships with a range of stakeholders, including families on the program, partner schools, community groups and volunteers. You will also be responsible for reporting and tracking the progress and attendance of the students, contributing to The Smith Family’s vision. A day in the life of a Family Partnership Coordinator might look like this, but really every day will be different: Liaising with identified schools and Principals as to progress of referrals of students to the program Enhancing relationships with key people in schools to positively impact on attendance and school completion rates Contacting scholarship families to inform of programs being delivered and inviting them to participate Working with students and families to maximise school attendance Ensuring excellent database management and administration support for scholarship students Sourcing students and families for a media opportunity It takes a special kind of person to be one of our Family Partnerships Coordinators.

Our successful candidate will bring the following: High level interpersonal and communication skills Excellent organisational and administrative skills (including computer literacy, data entry and time management) Proven experience in establishing and maintaining relevant partnerships Demonstrated experience in dealing with challenging situations and people Proven experience in supporting families through appropriate referrals to community agencies and local partners Hold a current driver’s licence Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to delivery strong performance outcomes. Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged. A full Position Description is attached below.


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1 Oct 2018


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