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February

Community Hub Coordinator - Aitkenvale State School

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - South Townsville, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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JOB DESCRIPTION

In this role, you will assist in the development of school and community links, and provision of information and support on education related issues to facilitate children's engagement in the introduction to school. This part time role consists of 30 hours per week.

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About Aitkenvale State School

Aitkenvale State School is located in the North Queensland region and is centred near urban commercial outlets. Children attending our school come from many differing locations throughout Townsville due to our diverse faculty mix.

Aitkenvale State School student body has approximately 40% refugee and 25% indigenous background student group making a complex student dynamic that has created a tolerant and culturally accepting group of young learners. 

We have a vibrant and diverse school community with representative cultural groups from all around the world. Approximately 30% of our students speak one or more languages/dialects other than English, which provides our school with a wonderful richness of language and culture.

Your Role 

As the Community Hub Coordinator, you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Develop and implement strategies for effective community networks and partnerships between key stakeholders in the local area to encourage a positive, inviting introduction to school.
  • Ensure that communities and children are involved in the design and implementation of tailored wellbeing programs.
  • Develop a communication strategy to ensure families in the community are well aware of opportunities created and are engaged with the hub activities.
  • Ensure integration of the Community Hub activities with the range of programs and services in the community.
  • Facilitate suitable consultative mechanisms and procedures to provide effective coordination and collaboration across local, state and federal government funded services that will make a difference in delivering wellbeing programs.
  • Interact positively with parents, students, colleagues and community members, including the onsite kindergarten and undertake duties consistent with the strategic direction of the school and Community Hub Partnership.
  • Maintain knowledge and connection to local supports and services, school routines and procedures.
  • Utilise networks to strengthen social cohesion between and across communities.
  • Prepare and respond to correspondence and facilitate reporting and evaluation - some administrative assistance may be provided as negotiated with the Principal.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

South Townsville, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training




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