- Use your policy expertise to enhance the education sector
- 3 days per week, fixed term until December 2019
- Salary of $88k pro rata, with salary packaging
Schools Support Program works with primary and secondary schools to support staff in their work with students and families of a refugee background. The program develops and maintains relationships with teaching professionals whilst working collaboratively within existing program frameworks to implement capacity building and change processes. Our innovative program resource School’s In for Refugees: A whole-school approach to supporting students and families of refugee backgrounds (SIFR) supports schools and school-based professionals in their efforts to provide a high quality education to young people of refugee backgrounds. For more information about at the program click here: http://www.foundationhouse.org.au/schools-support/
About the role
This is a newly developed role that will link the work of our program and the work of the Victorian Education sector more broadly. It will contribute to identifying problems and making recommendations on strategies to improve policy and practice on issues affecting students from refugee backgrounds and their families through working with the Schools Support Program leadership team and engaging with key stakeholders across the education sector.
You will have highly developed analytical abilities, and enjoy reading and identifying potential opportunities to contribute to policy development as well as implications of proposed policy options. You will be a strong networker who builds relationships and liaises with stakeholders, along with a collaborative style which enables you to lead and design this area of work. With a working knowledge of the Victorian education system, you will also bring an understanding of issues that may impact on students and family of refugee background. You will pull this all together with your excellent organisational and project management skills.
About Foundation House
The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (VFST) provides a range of services to people in Victoria who have been subject to torture or other traumatic events prior to their arrival in Australia. This group includes refugees and asylum seekers. It is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned.
Salary and Benefits
Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 up to $88,070 gross per annum pro rata. Benefits include generous salary packaging, leave loading, a range of flexible working options and a highly supportive team environment.
VFST promotes the safety and well-being of children
VFST is an equal opportunity employer.
The right to live and work in Australia is an essential requirement of this role.
Applications for this position close on 28 January 2018
Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description, which can be downloaded below:
Please email applications to Zaheera Deen, Human Resources Officer, at
If you are unable to email please post to: Zaheera Deen, Foundation House, 4 Gardiner Street, Brunswick 3056.
For any enquiries regarding the position please contact Zaheera Deen on 9389 8969.