Bring together information and stakeholders, including philanthropy and government, to plan more coordinated and effective ways of supporting young people leaving care.
About the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
- Identify funding priorities in the area of out-of-home care
- Bring together philanthropic organisations to determine how the sector can maximise its impact for young people in and leaving care
- 2 days per week, with some flexibility, based in CBD, Melbourne
The Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare (the Centre) is the peak body representing over 100 small, medium and large community service organisations across Victoria. Its members include a wide range of children and family services, local government and other sector organisations in health and education. The Centre provides public policy and program advice, sector training, facilitates and publishes research, advocates for positive reform and works with our member agencies to ensure children and families have access to the services and support they need.
Reporting to the Director, Social Policy and Research, and as part of a small, dynamic team, you will be responsible for managing a project to determine the best possible use of philanthropic funding to support the needs of young people in and leaving care, including:
- Identifying funding priorities in the area of out-of-home care
- Determining how best to support service providers to meet the needs of children and young people who are making the transition from care to independence
- Providing knowledge of effective philanthropic investment in the out-of-home care sector
- Understanding how funding could be allocated most efficiently to achieve positive outcomes for young people leaving care
- Providing opportunities for discussion between out-of-home care providers and philanthropic foundations.
Ideally you have worked in the philanthropic sector with some fundraising experience. You will have excellent communication and relationship building skills. You can inspire and engage people to invest in young people in out-of-home care and can demonstrate
A position description is attached below.
- Ability to engage effectively with senior people in philanthropy and government
- Knowledge and understanding of the community services sector
- Ability to think strategically
- Project management
- Initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision.
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