Family Literacy Project Officer

Closing Date
Contact Officer
Janet Aumann
Contact Number
(03) 8571 1795
Greater Dandenong City Council, VIC


Family Literacy Project Officer

Work type: Temporary Part Time | Location: Dandenong | Department: Community Strengthening

$78,231 - $90,312 pa pro rata (plus super)

Temporary part time (until June 28th 2024) | 35 hours per week

About Us

Located 35km to the southeast of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market.

Greater Dandenong City Council is the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.

We are 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.

About the role

What we are looking for: 

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 child’s first educator and support them in assuming this role.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated knowledge and understanding

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 and 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.

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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.

Benefits of working with us

Council believes in providing an environment where staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals. Our workplace has an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organisation.

For more information about our benefits, please visit our careers page: Working with Us

Council will consider flexible working arrangements for all positions. We embrace our diverse community and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

Council is commitment to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and promoting cultural safety and wellbeing for children with zero tolerance for child abuse and harm.

Further Information: Janet Aumann, (03) 8571 1795

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 8th December 2023

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