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Program Director

  • Location: Paddington QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Young People
  • Time Required

    Meetings and time commitment • The board of directors meets on the second Monday of every month at 6.30 pm at the organisation’s premises at Fernberg Road, Paddington. • Sub-Committees of the board meet an average of once per month and board members may be required to participate actively and attend the majority of sub-committee meetings. • Board members are asked to attend special events or workshops, as they are determined, and likely to be on around 6 – 8 occasions each year.

  • Suitable for
    • Skilled Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
  • Requirements

    • Post Graduate experience in assessment of families such as risk assessments and child protection.
    • Membership or eligibility for membership of Australian Association of Social Workers or registration as a Psychologist.
    • Comprehensive knowledge relating to Child Protection and an understanding of the dynamics of working with volunteers.

About the Role

Aunties and Uncles Queensland is an early intervention and prevention program helping vulnerable and socially isolated children aged 1-12 years, within the greater Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. As an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, we are overseen by an expertise-based board of voluntary directors.

The Aunties and Uncles program delivers practical support to referred families by linking children with a volunteer aunt and/or uncle, who fulfils the role of a positive mentor in the child’s life through the provision of a stable, nurturing and caring relationship over a minimum of 12 months.

Responsibilities include:

• Contribute specialist advice and draw on considerable relevant experience and expertise to ensure the program continues to improve in line with contemporary practice and in the best interests of program stakeholders.

• Chair monthly meetings attended by program coordinators (employees of Aunties and Uncles) and otherwise engage with Coordinators and program stakeholders to oversee the operational delivery of the program’s core services, in particular the following key areas of work

o Sourcing and assessing prospective Aunties and Uncles; o Sourcing and assessing the needs of children and families; o Linking children with Aunties and Uncles;
o Supporting, educating and issues resolution to promote ongoing, meaningful mentoring relationships.

Oversight responsibilities include the following activities –

• Act as a conduit between the board and the Coordinators ensuring the flow of two-way communication which assists the Board to remain connected with the issues and opportunities associated with program delivery, while communicating the board’s vision and key decisions to the Coordinators.

• Oversee the development and review of program resources including policies, guidelines and education programs.

• Promote continuous improvement of the program and make recommendations to achieve program reform.

• Provide support, encouragement and mentoring for program coordinators.

• In consultation with the Chair of the Board, lead the resolution of significant or high risk issues relating to particular links.

• Oversee the professional development and performance management of Coordinators.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application