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Best Start Facilitator
  • Full time, fixed term contract until 30 June 2024 
  • Band 6 salary range from $82,922 to $89,577 per annum plus 10.5% super 
  • Collaborative, friendly and inclusive team environment 

The role  

An exciting position exists within the Family, Youth and Children’s Services business unit to improve outcomes for children through the development and maintenance of partnerships in the early years sector.   

Best Start partnerships focus on children experiencing vulnerability and all Aboriginal children to ensure all children have access to quality early childhood experiences through kindergarten, supported playgroups and maternal and child health services.   

Local partnerships are the cornerstone of the Best Start program. This collective expertise and experience is used to develop innovative and collaborative responses to improve outcomes for local children and their families. The position also plays a key role in leading the way in cultural change, service coordination and integration.  


About you 

To be successful in this role you will require excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with professional stakeholders, children and families as an experienced facilitator and collaborator.   


We are looking for someone who has: 

  • Qualifications and experience as listed in the position description. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build useful partnerships with people across different business areas, functions and organisations and build trust through consistent actions, values and communication. 
  • Understanding of and experience in leading, planning, delivering and evaluating community development projects. 
  • Ability to think analytically and apply a logical approach to preparing reports and submissions. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to facilitate discussions and meetings with a broad audience. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area, including child safety. 


To apply 


To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application before the closing date Wednesday 28 November 2022.  Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume, address the key selection criteria and complete an application cover sheet.  

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.   


For any additional questions, please contact Amy Treyvaud, Coordinator Early Years Partnerships on 0419 282 390. 


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for. 



Job Ref: EB000007
Submitted: 14-11-2022

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