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Early Years Program Coordinator

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Work type: Maximum Term Part-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Child Welfare, Youth and Family Services


  • Improve your take-home pay by using salary packaging options – up to $18,500 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements/option to work the 4 days across 5 (school hours)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted health insurance and free flu shots each year
  • Laptop and mobile provided

We’re looking for a professional Early Years Program Coordinator with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a part-time maximum term basis until December 2024, based in our lovely office in Fitzroy and with hybrid and flexible working hour options available.


Whilst there are some hands-on delivery of programs, the primary focus of this role is to develop, plan, coordinate, innovate, evaluate and support staff in the effective delivery of Early Years Programs. Essentially, program coordination and coaching staff to deliver, meet reporting requirements and the needs of our families and children. This is not an Early Childhood Centre role, rather a community support role working towards improving the engagement of CALD families into EY services and improving the relationships between parent and child, with at home learning and playgroup activities.

In this rewarding role you will supporting disadvantaged, refugee and culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and families whilst leading a team of up to five support workers and playgroup facilitators in a supportive and family friendly environment.

  • Provide practice supervision and support to up to 5 staff.
  • Develop innovative, inclusive playgroup, parenting and at home learning plans.
  • Provide and purchase home learning, playgroup and program resources.
  • Coordinate annual and special events, school holiday programs for families and their children.
  • Meet with the support workers weekly for planning, implementation and reflection.

Salary will be in the range of $84,506.61 - $88,939.74 pro rata per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


We are passionate about the work we do. We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For over 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia. We are made up of 1500+ employees and 1000+ volunteers to make a difference in our communities.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant undergraduate qualifications Community and or Children’s Services, Social Work, Community Development, Early Years or Education.
  • Demonstrated experience in Early Childhood practice/ pedagogy or demonstrated experience in community services, not for profit organisations, Local Government, education and children’s services.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of child and/ or family centric programs and child safety practices.
  • Highly developed coordination, project management and report writing skills.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office Programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Share Point and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to speak a community language other than English is highly desirable (Arabic, Somali, Oromo, Amharic, Tigrine, Dari, Vietnamese).


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If you have any questions about the role or want more clarification, please contact Yasmin Karaata at 0417 030 270 for a confidential discussion.

Please review the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria.

Applications close: Thursday, 7 December 2023 at 11.55 pm.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government vaccination mandates.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia

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