CAREERS

Working at Our Place means more than a job.

Working at Our Place means you are part of ground breaking work where philanthropy, government and service providers collaborate across boundaries to achieve enduring change for children, families and communities.

Along with improving the lives of children and families, working at Our Place means:

  • You’re part of a team of people from diverse backgrounds who are united by a big picture mission
  • You’re part of a culture that embraces flexible work arrangements & family friendly practices
  • You’re part of a growing organisation that values professional development and engages with Australian and international sector experts

In addition to current vacancies below, we welcome expressions of interest which outline your interest in our work and your skills and background. We are always happy to hear from people keen to work at Our Place, including work experience and internships. Please email recruitment@ourplace.org.au
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Current Positions

Robinvale Euston Workforce Network Lead – robinvale

ROBINVALE EUSTON WORKFORCE NETWORK LEAD – ROBINVALE

The Colman Education Foundation is seeking an experienced and suitably qualified person to join the Our Place team in Robinvale, as the Robinvale Euston Workforce Network Lead.

Our Place:

Our Place is a holistic, place-based approach to supporting the education, health and development of children and families by utilising the universal platform of schools. Funded through the Colman Education Foundation, Our Place enables schools to be the central place for education and the services that improve the lives and aspirations of children and their families. This includes collaboration and connection between maternal and child health, early childhood education, high-quality schooling, adult training, and employment, and other community and wellbeing services.

Background: Robinvale Euston Workforce Network

The Robinvale Euston Region is experiencing significant expansion in horticulture and food manufacturing capacity. In addition, the region is also seeing significant planning for the predicted growth in renewable energy, minerals sands mining, and other industries.  As a result, the Robinvale Euston region is expecting to experience ongoing, strong near-term growth in demand for skilled and semi-skilled labour.

Despite the high number of employment opportunities across most industries in the region, many local residents are not taking up these positions due to significant barriers.  Issues such as lack of skills training services, literacy upskilling opportunities, childcare, transport, mental health services, and a general lack of awareness of the number and types of roles in the region are some of the significant barriers to the economic participation of local residents, particularly young people and those from Aboriginal, Pasifika and CALD backgrounds.

The Robinvale Euston Workforce Network (REWN) is a partnership between industry, government, schools, training providers, local government, and other community organisations to identify and prioritise the solutions needed to overcome the existing and future challenges to ensure the region can sustainably realize its full potential and deliver prosperity for all community members.

Reporting to the Community Development Advisor, the REWN Lead will support the REWN to facilitate the development, implementation, and monitoring of the REWN Impact and Learning Plan.

The Colman Education Foundation is the auspice organisation for the REWN and is responsible for acquitting all monies on behalf of the REWN and meeting the reporting requirements of funders.

How to apply

Send a one-page cover letter, your CV and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as listed below in the REWN Facilitator Position Descriptor to: glenn@ourplace.org.au

Please note that as the work of Our Place occurs on Department of Education and Training school sites and in accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer pertaining to the Department of Education and Training (DET), current & prospective employees are required to comply with DET’s policy and must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. 

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – Frankston North

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – OUR PLACE FRANKSTON NORTH

The Colman Education Foundation is seeking an amazing person to join the Our Place team, as a Community Facilitator at Frankston North. 

At Our Place, we believe that supporting local schools to be the hub of a whole community is one of the best ways to enable long lasting change in communities experiencing disadvantage. We enable this by working in partnership with local services, government, and the local community to increase collaboration and to support all children and their families to succeed in life.

Our site in Frankston North — Our Place was established in 2021 with the vision of: Every child and their family is successful in life.

About the role

Community Facilitators are at the core of the Our Place approach, working on-site with the local community, partners, and stakeholders to find ways of better connecting services to community need. The role also supports important internal work of site governance, capturing evidence of changes on the site and building and implementing the Our Place approach.

Being a Community Facilitator is a varied and unique role. You’ll show day-to-day leadership by influencing and collaborating with others from different organisations and cultural contexts. Navigating these diverse relationships is at the heart of this work – you will need flexibility and grit, an ability to manage ambiguity, and a desire to learn.

In return, you’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate different ways of working in communities, to have the security of working on long-term time horizons, eight weeks annual leave and to be part of a state-wide group of equally passionate, curious, and committed colleagues. 

If you had been in this role for the past two weeks, you would have:

  • Spent time at the school drop-off greeting and meeting parents and having informal discussions about their family’s needs and supporting them to access services and community activities
  • Participated in the Our Place team meetings and the Community Facilitators’ Community of Practice and another additional professional development session
  • Been accessible to parents and site staff who dropped by your office to chat about their needs and requirements and help them with queries
  • Followed up with a local service provider about the opportunity for them to run an onsite program
  • Attended community activities like sewing and school fundraising activities
  • Researched local community learning opportunities for adults, for your involvement in a mapping and planning exercise.

How to apply

At the Colman Education Foundation, we are building a team that is as diverse as the communities we work within. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to join our team.

So, if you are passionate about improving life outcomes for children and their families, will bring experience working with communities and are excited about joining a unique and innovative organisation then please, send a one-page cover letter and your CV to Sharon@ourplace.org.au

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Please note that as the work of Our Place occurs on Department of Education and Training school sites and in accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer pertaining to the Department of Education and Training (DET), current & prospective employees are required to comply with DET’s policy and must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. 

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – SEYMOUR

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – OUR PLACE SEYMOUR

  • Be part of a new concept
  • Support positive change for young people and families
  • Forward thinking & supportive culture

Who we are?
At Our Place, we believe that supporting local schools to be the hub of the community is one of the best ways to bring about long lasting change in communities experiencing disadvantage. We work in partnership with core service providers, government, and the local community to increase collaboration and to support all children and their families to succeed in life.  We would love you to be part of an organisation that is forward thinking and growing from strength to strength, with a solid evaluation and research-based approach to supporting children and families in disadvantaged communities.

What part do you play?
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team! You will work alongside the Partnership Manager and second Community Facilitator based on site in Seymour, working closely with the local community, building relationships, and understanding the needs of families to find better ways of connecting services to needs. This role connects the dots! You will play an important role in ensuring these families have access to the best support to ensure they succeed in life.

Who are you?
You will thrive in this role if you are a natural relationship builder, passionate about bringing positive change to children and families. You will build trust with our partners and with families to ensure you are able to effectively support and discuss their needs. You will also be capturing evidence, running reports, and making sure documentation is completed paying close attention to detail.

What does a typical day look like?
In truth, varied! No two days are the same, no two conversations are the same, however the end goal is always the same, to support the local community positively. Here’s an idea of what you’ll be up to day to day:

• Spend time at the school drop-off greeting and meeting parents and having informal discussions about their family’s needs and supporting them to access services and community activities

• Facilitate the Site Practitioners’ Network Group with staff from the school, early learning centre, and maternal and child health to discuss how better to align site access needs

• Work with the Partnership Manager to plan a site tour of the early learning centre for primary school staff to build understanding of continuity of learning for children

• Following up with a local service provider about the opportunity for them to run an onsite program

• Complete the internal site data report to capture the number of parents and families utilising on site programs and services

What’s in it for you?

Be part of a new concept that has only been rolled out across 10 sites in Victoria. A super supportive company dedicated to helping you succeed. A forward thinking and open-minded Manager who supports your development and aspirations. The opportunity to use your creative flare and to come up with new ideas.

4 weeks annual leave entitlement with an extra 4 weeks purchased leave during school holidays, salary sacrificing, and the opportunity to work part time 4 days per week or full time 5 days per week.

If you are interested in hearing more about this incredible opportunity then apply now!

 Position Description.

Please note that as the work of Our Place occurs on Department of Education and Training school sites and in accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer pertaining to the Department of Education and Training (DET), current & prospective employees are required to comply with DET’s policy and must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. 

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – Our Place Robinvale

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – Our Place Robinvale

Who we are?
At Our Place, we believe that supporting local schools to be the hub of the community is one of the best ways to bring about long lasting change in communities experiencing disadvantage. We work in partnership with core service providers, government, and the local community to increase collaboration and to support all children and their families to succeed in life.  We would love you to be part of an organisation that is forward thinking and growing from strength to strength, with a solid evaluation and research-based approach to supporting children and families in disadvantaged communities.

What part do you play? 
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team! You will work alongside the Partnership Manager and second Community Facilitator based on site in Robinvale, working closely with the local community, building relationships, and understanding the needs of families to find better ways of connecting services to needs. This role connects the dots! You will play an important role in ensuring these families have access to the best support to ensure they succeed in life. 

Who are you?
You will thrive in this role if you are a natural relationship builder, passionate about bringing positive change to children and families. You will build trust with our partners and with families to ensure you are able to effectively support and discuss their needs. You will also be capturing evidence, running reports, and making sure documentation is completed paying close attention to detail. 

What does a typical day look like?
In truth, varied! No two days are the same, no two conversations are the same, however the end goal is always the same, to support the local community positively. Here’s an idea of what you’ll be up to day to day: 

• Spend time at the school drop-off greeting and meeting parents and having informal discussions about their family’s needs and supporting them to access services and community activities

• Facilitate the Site Practitioners’ Network Group with staff from the school, early learning centre, and maternal and child health to discuss how better to align site access needs

• Work with the Partnership Manager to plan a site tour of the early learning centre for primary school staff to build understanding of continuity of learning for children

• Following up with a local service provider about the opportunity for them to run an onsite program

• Complete the internal site data report to capture the number of parents and families utilising on site programs and services 

What’s in it for you? 

Be part of a new concept that has only been rolled out across 10 sites in Victoria. A super supportive company dedicated to helping you succeed. A forward thinking and open-minded Manager who supports your development and aspirations. The opportunity to use your creative flare and to come up with new ideas. 

4 weeks annual leave entitlement with an extra 4 weeks purchased leave during school holidays, salary sacrificing, and the opportunity to work part time 4 days per week or full time 5 days per week.

If you are interested in hearing more about this incredible opportunity then apply now!

Send a copy of your CV, and a cover letter providing a brief statement outlining your experience relevant to the Skills & Attributes in the Position Description.

For further information, please contact Cindy Hinterholz, Partnership Manager PH: 0414 695 723 or cindy@ourplace.org.au

Please note that as the work of Our Place occurs on Department of Education and Training school sites and in accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer pertaining to the Department of Education and Training (DET), current & prospective employees are required to comply with DET’s policy and must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. 

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR (Health & Wellbeing) – Our Place Morwell

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR (Health & Wellbeing) – Our Place Morwell

Who we are?
At Our Place, we believe that supporting local schools to be the hub of the community is one of the best ways to bring about long lasting change in communities experiencing disadvantage. We work in partnership with core service providers, government, and the local community to increase collaboration and to support all children and their families to succeed in life.  We would love you to be part of an organisation that is forward thinking and growing from strength to strength, with a solid evaluation and research-based approach to supporting children and families in disadvantaged communities.

What part do you play? 
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team! You will work alongside the Partnership Manager and two Community Facilitators based on site in Morwell, working closely with the local community, building relationships, and understanding the needs of families to find better ways of connecting services to needs. This role connects the dots! You will play an important role in ensuring these families have access to the best support to ensure they succeed in life. 

Who are you?
You will thrive in this role if you are a natural relationship builder, passionate about bringing positive change to children and families. You will build trust with our partners and with families to ensure you are able to effectively support and discuss their needs. You will also be capturing evidence, running reports, and making sure documentation is completed paying close attention to detail. 

What does a typical day look like?
In truth, varied! No two days are the same, no two conversations are the same, however the end goal is always the same, to support the local community positively. Here’s an idea of what you’ll be up to day to day: 

  • Built relationships with local service providers, supporting them with the delivery of health and wellbeing services onsite by applying experience and insights from your background in health. 
  • Collaborated with other organisations and service providers in the health sector to improve outcomes for local families and children.  
  • Continued to create a warm and welcoming environment for families by becoming a ‘familiar face’ around school. You would have been accessible to parents and site staff who drop into the office, helping them with their questions and queries. 
  • Participated in professional development to deepen and expand your skillset based on self-directed goals in service of your work for children and families. 
  • Planned weekly actions and deliverables with the Our Place Morwell team, as well as scheduled major community engagement events for the term.

What’s in it for you? 

Be part of a new concept that has only been rolled out across 10 sites in Victoria. A super supportive company dedicated to helping you succeed. A forward thinking and open-minded Manager who supports your development and aspirations. The opportunity to use your creative flare and to come up with new ideas. 

4 weeks annual leave entitlement with an extra 4 weeks purchased leave during school holidays, salary sacrificing, and the opportunity to work part time 4 days per week or full time 5 days per week.

If you are interested in hearing more about this incredible opportunity then apply now!

Send a copy of your CV, and a cover letter providing a brief statement outlining your experience relevant to the Skills & Attributes in the Position Description.

For further information, please contact Jen Doultree, Partnership Manager, jennifer@ourplace.org.au

Please note that as the work of Our Place occurs on Department of Education and Training school sites and in accordance with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination directions issued by the Victorian Chief Health Officer pertaining to the Department of Education and Training (DET), current & prospective employees are required to comply with DET’s policy and must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. 

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