Family Literacy Project Officer

Work type
Temporary Part Time
Various Locations
Community Services

$73,610 - $85,282 pa pro rata (plus super)

Temporary Part Time (until June 2024)

21 hours per week

The Greater Dandenong City Council is a progressive organisation of exceptional character that offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment to approximately 900 employees. We recognise that our staff are vital to the delivery of excellent service to our community and the achievement of our long-term vision. We invest in the development of our people, and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest.

Greater Dandenong Libraries, through Mission Australia, has secured two years of funding for our Communities for Children program – The Family Literacy Project.

The project provides one on one literacy support for children in early and middle primary school in our library branches and partner schools.

The position responsibilities include:

  • Implementation and reporting of The Family Literacy Project by working to transform literacy into a shared pleasure and a valuable skill shared by the whole family, helping to develop a critical mass of community members of all ages who see literacy as important and enjoyable.
  • Building effective relationships between schools, teachers, students, and parents to emphasise the importance of the parent/caregiver as the children’s first educator and support them in assuming this role.

The skills and experience for this position are:

  • A demonstrated understanding of community development principles.
  • Knowledge of different teaching styles and children’s literature, and a passion for literacy development in children.
  • Experience in ensuring all data is captured and essential reporting is delivered in a timely, effective manner.
  • High level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

Family Literacy Project Officer Position Description - 171.5KB

In accordance with government or Council requirements, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, including booster injections or an authorised medical exemption.

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to produce a clear Working with Children Check and will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

We are a workplace that cares for your health and wellbeing and offers a range of benefits for staff including flexible work options, a friendly team environment, access to learning and development programs, support for staff and their studies, opportunities for promotion and career development, rewards and recognition programs, and salary sacrificed childcare (where available), and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Janet Auman, 8571 1795
Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday, 5 October 2022