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

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – MORWELL

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – OUR PLACE MORWELL

The Colman Education Foundation is seeking an amazing person to join the Our Place team as Community Facilitator(Health and Wellbeing) at Our Place Morwell.   

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 Morwell was established in 2020 with the vision of a Morwell with “Happy, healthy, and aspirational children in thriving families with a sense of belonging to the community.”  

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: 

  • 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.

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. 

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 Keita Matsumoto at keita@ourplace.org.au

 Position Description.

Applications close Friday 3 June 2022

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 – MOOROOPNA

COMMUNITY FACILITATOR – OUR PLACE MOOROOPNA

  • 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!

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 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 

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.

Applications close Tuesday 31 May 2022

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

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

Our Place is an initiative of the Colman Education Foundation, working in partnership with the Victorian Department of Education & Training to establish the Our Place approach at 10 state school sites across Victoria. Our Place is built around the key elements that evidence and experience shows are effective in bringing about change.

We believe that making local schools the hub of a whole community is one of the best ways to enable long lasting change in communities experiencing entrenched disadvantage. We aim to facilitate partnerships and system change at an integrated school site that have the skills and resources to make a real difference in the lives of children and their families.

Our Place community facilitators are the front-line for implementation of the Our Place approach, working on-site with the local community, partners and stakeholders. The role is focused on building relationships and facilitating opportunities and delivery of services to support the families and children at the Our Place site.

If you are passionate about improving life outcomes for children and their families, will bring experience working with communities to achieve positive change, have relevant qualifications and are excited about joining a unique and innovative organisation then please:

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. 

Senior Evaluation Advisor (Research & Evaluation)

Senior Evaluation Advisor (Research & Evaluation)

Full-time role   

The Colman Education Foundation is seeking an amazing person to join the Our Place team, as a Senior Evaluation Advisor – Quantitative Lead.

Our Place is an initiative of the Colman Education Foundation, working in partnership with the Department of Education to establish the Our Place approach at 10 state school sites across Victoria. Our Place is built around the key elements that evidence and experience shows are effective.

We believe that making local schools the hub of a whole community is one of the best ways to enable long lasting change in communities experiencing entrenched disadvantage. We aim to facilitate partnerships and system change at an integrated school site that have the skills and resources to make a real difference in the lives of children and their families.

Our Place’s Research and Evaluation team is at the forefront of seeking to demonstrate and communicate the impacts derived from the Our Place approach across the schools and communities we work with.  This role will work closely with the Director, Research and Evaluation to support implementation of the Our Place Evaluation Framework, with a specific focus on the quantitative contribution of the Our Place approach.

If you are passionate about data and improving life outcomes for children and their families, and want to use your skills and knowledge to achieve positive change, have relevant qualifications and are excited about joining a unique and innovative organisation then please:

Please send a copy of your CV, and a cover letter outlining your experience relevant to the Knowledge, Skills and Attributes, and Qualifications and Experiences as outlined in the Position Description.

Applications open.

For further information, please contact Shannon Newman, Director Research and Evaluation at
shannon@ourplace.org.au

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