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Coordinator, Social Cohesion For Children & Young People

North Melbourne Football Club - Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

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Born out of the role and value of sport and the influence the North Melbourne Football Club (NMFC) plays in connecting people across different ages, genders, and cultures; The Huddle was established in 2010 as the community arm of the Club in partnership with the Scanlon Foundation and the Australian Multicultural Foundation.

It was established to engage, support and empower young people to build on their strengths, increase their ability to participate in society, and contribute to more socially inclusive communities. The Huddle works with some of the most iconic sporting clubs in the world to help young people learn, grow and belong. Through the design of its innovative programs, The Huddle leverages the power of sport to strengthen social inclusion, education, and careers for young people.


Reporting directly to the Head of Social Cohesion, the primary responsibilities of the Coordinator, Social Cohesion for Children & Young People will include:

  • Engaging children and young people aged 5 to 25 years from the Somalian Australian communities to connect with The Huddle’s sport and recreation, education, and careers programs
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships with local schools and religious leaders to proactively and strategically prevent risk factors for anti-social behaviours amongst children and young people
  • Coordinates and supports children and young people that need specialist expertise and guidance to address issues such as absenteeism from education, poor mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, etc.
  • Responsible for reporting against detailed program briefs with clear deliverables against timelines, budget, risk mitigation strategies, and stakeholder partnerships
  • Maintains program budgets, including accountability for program expenses
  • Regularly exchanges knowledge and information with other stakeholders and staff to strengthen reach, impacts, and benefits of NMFC & The Huddle


The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Qualifications and experience in education, career planning, youth or social work is highly regarded
  • Experience in supervising children and young people aged 5-25 years
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues and challenges experienced by Somalian Australian community children and young people in North Melbourne and Wyndham
  • Proven ability to reach and support disengaged children and young people from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating community engagement and development initiatives
  • Experience in communicating with people who may have limited proficiency in English
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Passion and ability to engage with children and young people
  • Capable of working a wide array of hours with a varying time schedule including after-hours and weekends

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Police Check and hold a valid Victorian Working with Children’s Check and Drivers Licence. 


Our value of ‘Belonging’ means we embrace people from all walks of life and respect each other’s opinions and capabilities. We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

All employment decisions at The Huddle are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender or gender identity, marital or parental status, political or religious beliefs, race, or sexual orientation.

Applications close Friday, February 12 at 5pm.

Melbourne, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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