Parkerville Children and Youth Care has partnered with Innovation Unit to co-design a new model of Out of Home Care which places children and young people at the centre of our service delivery to facilitate better life outcomes. Our project team is implementing a pilot model to prepare both our organisation and sector for a radical new approach we believe will make a significant difference to the life outcomes of children and young people in WA.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care have an exciting new opportunity for a Learning Lead to support the newly created Out of Home Care project team. The Learning Lead is an integral part of Parkerville’s Radically Personalised Care out-of-home care pilot (the OHC Pilot). The Learning Lead is responsible for maintaining the rhythm of the pilot and ensuring the significant learning that will arise from piloting and ensure that prototyping informs ongoing design and delivery decisions in real time. The Learning Lead will oversee the direction of research and evaluation, deploying and commissioning developmental methods that reflect the participatory approach and emergent nature of the pilot design.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Learning Lead will support the project team by making connections between different workstreams, creating opportunities for co-design, and learning by the delivery (or pilot) team support iteration of the offer and develop learning resources for the organisation. The Learning Lead will also co-develop the learning and engagement strategy and work closely with Parkerville’s internal communications team to coordinate production and communications. The Learning Lead will also contribute to related projects and ongoing work within Parkerville; and support of the organisation’s commitment to being a Child Safe organisation.
The Practice Lead will support and lead the project team through a range of activities, including:
- Lead and/or assist in the development, implementation, and coordination of developmental evaluation and learning activities associated with the OHC Pilot,
- Produce and/or contribute to all required documentation including plans, milestone recognition, marketing opportunities (i.e. stories and photos), and reporting,
- Contribute to the development of the service model to deliver Radically Personalised Care in partnership with internal and external experts and the relevant Executive or General Managers,
- Develop resources and tools that can be used in ongoing learning within Parkerville on the OHC Pilot and similar projects,
- Create connections between workstreams on the OHC Pilot through communications, involvement in key routines and workshops within the Pilot, and actively identifying opportunities to streamline and coordinate activities,
- Create connections with other projects and broader Parkerville activities through communications and actively identifying opportunities to streamline and coordinate activities,
- Support the Practice Lead to communicate information, insights, risks and successes from the OHC Pilot to Parkerville’s executive leadership team and the Board,
The Learning Lead will also build connections with key stakeholders within government to communicate information, insights, risks and successes from the OHC Pilot and contribute to activities associated with the future scaling of the OHC Pilot, including those associated with roundtables, workshops and events.
In addition to excellent interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills, the following skills and experience are essential:
- Tertiary qualification(s) in a relevant discipline AND/OR extensive experience in research and/or evaluation, ideally in the community / health / for purpose sector,
- Proven ability to drive the research, design, and implementation of complex and sensitive business activities to achieve desired outcomes,
- Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation, regulations and guidelines to service and operational support materials and documentation,
- Experience in stakeholder management and relationship building and demonstrated cultural competence and experience working in cross-cultural contexts,
- Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to identify risks and make recommendations,
- Exceptional project management skills resulting in the delivery of outputs and outcomes that are safe, relevant, and meaningful to our team and organisational strategic outcomes,
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage the delivery of assigned projects across scope, schedule, cost, quality and risk.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. is uniquely positioned to provide the successful applicant with the following benefits:
- A competitive remuneration based on demonstrated skills and experience,
- A mobile phone and laptop provided by Parkerville,
- Access to a vehicle for work and personal use,
- Salary Packaging of up to $15,900.
For any job-related enquiries, please contact Johnny Rylatt, Director Out of Home Care, on 0400 972 192 during business hours.
To apply, please visit Learning Lead (parkerville.org.au) to review the Job Description and download an Employment Application Form. Then submit your:
- Completed Employment Application Form
- Cover letter (maximum 1-page)
- A statement addressing the criteria (a maximum of 4 x A-4 pages) outlining your skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the essential criteria contained within the Job Description
- A CV / Resume along with two professional referees one of whom must be your current or most recent Line Manager
Applications should be submitted no later than 4:00pm, Friday 23 April 2021. Applications will be dealt with as they are received. We reserve the right to close the position earlier.
Parkerville Children and Youth Care Inc. has met the Safeguarding Children Standards set out by the Australian Childhood Foundation and received full Safeguarding Children accreditation in September 2019.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.
Our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment and will include criminal records and reference checks for successful applicants.
It is essential that all applicants meet the above criteria and are permitted to work and remain in Australia with no limitations.