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The Smith Family

GPO Box 10500
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Phone: 02 9085 7154
Web Site: http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/

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Team Leader, Learning For Life


Job Description:

  • Be part of an organization that makes a difference
  • Pivotal role in providing leadership to your Learning for Life team through proactive and vigorous oversight of their implementation activities
  • Brisbane based
The Smith Family is a national, independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We are currently seeking a Team Leader Learning for Life to join our growing team.
Reporting to the Regional Programs Manager, this pivotal role will provide day to day support to a team responsible for the implementation of Learning for Life programs for young Australians in Brisbane. Key to your success in this role will be your ability to connect your team to our mission and values and to ensure our programs run within practice guidelines and fidelity requirements, contributing to The Smith Family vision.
A day in the life of a Team Leader Learning for Life might look like this, but every day can be different. Primarily, you will be responsible for:
  • Leading and supporting the development of your team through ongoing coaching, mentoring and development;
  • Working with your team to develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner schools and other relevant community organisations;
  • Ensuring programs are delivered in accordance with the agreed practice guidelines and delivery plans;
  • Facilitating conversations between your team members to share best practice and to problem solve any challenges or issues;
  • Working with your team to develop and maintain strong working relationships with partner schools and other relevant community organisations.
You will be a highly organised individual with a proven history in building and developing teams. You will also have the ability to manage multiple priorities and to see projects through to completion whilst building strong working relationships with key stakeholders.

Living up to our employment promise, our team members tell us that working for The Smith Family, they have great job flexibility and the ability to work alongside committed, passionate and professional team members whilst engaging in challenging, fulfilling and diverse work. In turn, our team members believe that they offer commitment to our vision, mission and values and effective collaboration with fellow team members to deliver strong performance outcomes.

If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us today by sending your resume to hr.recruit@thesmithfamily.com.au. A copy of the Position Description is available here. For any other information, please contact Lee Grewal on (02) 9085 4925.

Closing date:  28th March 2018
Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

Job Requirements:

It takes a special person to be a Team Leader – Learning for Life. Our successful candidate will bring the following:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and supervising a high performance team;
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Proven experience in developing, coaching and leading people;
  • Excellent organisation and administration skills;
  • Hold a current drivers licence.

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Employment Type:

Full time


Brisbane, QLD, Australia


Team Leader, Learning For Life


Nonprofit-Social Services




$36.24 per hour