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Best Start Facilitator
  • Full time, fixed term contract until 30 June 2026
  • Band 6 salary range from $82,922 to $89,577 per annum plus statutory super
  • Collaborative, friendly and inclusive team environment


Are you passionate about improving outcomes for children and families?

Do you love partnership and stakeholder engagement work?


About the role 

We have an exciting position in our Family, Youth and Children’s Services business unit for a Best Start Facilitator to partner with stakeholders across the early years and family services sectors to gain an understanding of their knowledge of the community and local data.

Driven by these partnerships, you will work to identify, lead and support work that increases participation and engagement for all Aboriginal children and children experiencing vulnerability in programs such as kindergarten, maternal and child health (MCH) and supported playgroups.

You can find out more information about the Department of Education funded Best Start program - 

About you

We are looking for someone who has a passion for facilitating positive outcomes and a natural ability to connect with others, as well as:

  • Build effective partnerships with people across different business areas, functions and organisations.
  • Lead community development projects.
  • Collate, analyse and interpret data to prepare reports and translate into strategy and operation.
  • Apply well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills to facilitate discussions and meetings with a broad audience.
  • Collaboratively work with other passionate and committed professionals to improve outcomes for our community.

To be successful in this role you will require excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders including children and families.

Next steps

To apply for this position please submit your application consisting of your resume and cover letter briefly addressing the key selection criteria.  

Applications will be accepted until 11.59pm Wednesday 29 March 2023

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 diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.


Job Ref: SW000067
Submitted: 14-03-2023

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