Work for Kookaburra Kids

Kookaburra Kids is a growing, exciting not-for-profit organisation providing exceptional programs, activities, mental health education and support to children who live in families affected by mental illness.

We are a collaborative, creative and fun team, who are passionate about a making a positive difference to the lives of many vulnerable children.

CURRENT POSITIONS

We are always on the look out for talented people who are passionate about making a difference to join our team.

NSW Program Coordinator

This role will predominantly involve planning, programming and the running of camps and activities.

The position is based in NSW, however programs will be conducted off-site in NSW, and will require out-of-hours attendance and weekend activities. This is a full time 1 year maxi term position starting January 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and delivery of the Kookaburra Kids programs in accordance with AKKF policy and procedures, ensuring mitigation of risk to the organisation;
  • Ensure compliance with safety and risk for NSW programs, including completing risk assessments for venues and providers;
  • Support the NSW Program Coordinators in delivery of other NSW programs;
  • Maintain communication with kids and parents/guardians prior to programs, follow-up of general program information and the logistics;
  • Provide post-activity reporting, escalating any incidences as per camp policy and procedure;
  • Ensure appropriate participant follow-up and feedback surveys are gathered to assess program effectiveness;
  • Complete post program report;
  • Support the development and implementation of research that will measure program effectiveness.

Desirable Competencies and Experience:

  • Experience engaging and supporting large groups of kids aged 8-18 years;
  • Good analytical skills and intermediate knowledge of using computer systems and databases;
  • Must be available to attend Kookaburra Kids Camps and Activity Days;
  • Coordinating and delivering recreational programs;
  • Full drivers license.

To Apply:

Click here to be directed to Seek.com or email [email protected] with your CV and cover letter to address how you meet the skills and criteria. 

 

NT Volunteer/Intake Coordinator

The NT Volunteer/Intake Coordinator will be responsible for the incoming referrals for the NT program. This will involve liaising with inter-agencies and other community organisations. The role works in collaboration with Intake Coordinators in other states.

The NT Volunteer/Intake Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, recognition and retention of volunteers for NT. This role is responsible for ensuring volunteer ratios are met at all NT programs.

The position is based in NT, however programs will be conducted off-site in NT, and will require out-of-hours attendance and weekend activities. This role is a full time 1 year maxi term position starting January 2019.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide monthly reports to the Head of Volunteering and Head of Intake;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with referral channels;
  • Networking and promoting the AKKF Program with referral channels;
  • Respond to inbound inquiry calls and complete the intake process to register participants to AKKF and;
  • Provide monthly statistical data and report to the Head of Intake on inbound referrals and outbound calls/meetings;
  • Coordinate the volunteer recruitment process for NT;
  • Assist Head of Volunteering with projects;
  • Deliver induction and training to NT volunteers;
  • Ensure volunteer records are updated accordingly;
  • Respond to volunteer enquiries in a timely manner;
  • Receive feedback from volunteers post programs and;
  • Participate in team meetings.

Desirable Competencies and Experience 

  • Excellent communicator and confident presentation skills;
  • Relationship building and management of stakeholders;
  • Experience in engaging, coordinating and supporting large teams of volunteers;
  • Good analytical skills and highly skilled at using computer systems and databases; and
  • Full driver’s license.

To Apply:

Click here to be directed to Seek.com or email [email protected] with CV and cover letter to address how you meet the skills and criteria.

 

ACT Volunteer/Intake Coordinator

The ACT Volunteer/Intake Coordinator will be responsible for the incoming referrals for the ACT program. This will involve liaising with inter-agencies and other community organisations. The role works in collaboration with Intake Coordinators in other states.

The ACT Volunteer/Intake Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, recognition and retention of volunteers for ACT. This role is responsible for ensuring volunteer ratios are met at all ACT programs.

The position is based in Canberra, however programs will be conducted off-site in ACT and NSW, and will require out-of-hours attendance and weekend activities. This position is a full time 1 year maxi term position starting January 2019.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide monthly reports to the Head of Volunteering and Head of Intake;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with referral channels;
  • Networking and promoting the AKKF Program with referral channels;
  • Respond to inbound inquiry calls and complete the intake process to register participants to AKKF and;
  • Provide monthly statistical data and report to the Head of Intake on inbound referrals and outbound calls/meetings;
  • Coordinate the volunteer recruitment process for ACT;
  • Assist Head of Volunteering with projects;
  • Deliver induction and training to ACT volunteers;
  • Ensure volunteer records are updated accordingly;
  • Respond to volunteer enquiries in a timely manner;
  • Receive feedback from volunteers post programs and;
  • Participate in team meetings.

Desirable Competencies and Experience:

  • Excellent communicator and confident presentation skills;
  • Relationship building and management of stakeholders;
  • Experience in engaging, coordinating and supporting large teams of volunteers;
  • Good analytical skills and highly skilled at using computer systems and databases; and
  • Full driver’s license.

To Apply:

Click here to be directed to Seek.com or email [email protected] with CV and cover letter to address how you meet the skills and criteria.

 

Bus Supervisor – CASUAL / NSW – CARINGBAH

Kookaburra Kids are seeking enthusiastic bus supervisors to support Kookaburra Kids whilst getting transported to and from weekend camps. Camps run throughout the year in numerous locations across NSW supporting kids from 8-18yrs of age. Bus Supervisors are more than welcome to attend the whole camp but this is not compulsory. Those wishing to stay for the whole camp to continue supporting the kids are required to attend further Kookaburra Kids training.

We are looking for adults 21 years and over from all walks of life. Bus Supervisors do not have to have any experience in mental health but are required to undertake the Kookaburra Kids volunteer recruitment process including National Crim Check and Working with Children Check. The role would suit an individual who has a passion for the Kookaburra Kids cause who is reliable and organised and has the ability to relate to kids and have fun!

Tasks:

  • Ensuring you are at the specified pick up location at required time (Friday afternoon)
  • Marking children off the roll when at pick up location
  • Providing spare copies of permission forms to parents and passing on signed copies to program coordinator
  • Collecting specified medication from children/parents
  • Supervising children on the bus, ensuring safety rules are followed during trip
  • Supervising kids on return journey from camp (Sunday afternoon)
  • Acquiring parent/guardian signature when children are picked up
  • Regular and clear communication with Program Co-ordinator prior to camp, during journey to camp and on return journey
  • Must have mobile phone with credit and the ability to take and send photos to the program coordinator

Personal Attributes:

  • Good communicator
  • Mature
  • Organised
  • Punctual
  • Common-sense attitude

To Apply:
Via the link on Indeed or email [email protected] with CV and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

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