Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation

Beacon Project Worker

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The Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation is managed by a Board consisting of representatives from the schools, businesses and the community with the vison: Young People, Real Futures, Our Responsibility. The five Beacon schools are Echuca College, Echuca Specialist School, Moama Anglican Grammar , River City Christian College and St Joseph’s College.

In 2014, CCLLEN took on the new role of delivering the program for the Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation. The main goal of the program, was to assist our local secondary students secure positive pathways to further education, training or employment post school.

The Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation is a community owned model and has a firm belief that a whole community must be embraced to assist young people to build a bright future. CCLLEN is proud to support the Beacon program both in kind and with staffing.

Introducing Cheryl Sweeney, the Echuca Moama Foundation's Project Worker.




Cheryl has been involved in education in Kyabram and Echuca for over forty years. She worked as a Health and Physical Education teacher in Kyabram, with a leading teacher role for six years and then as a trainer at Kyabram Community and Learning Centre. While living in Moama, bringing up four children she worked at TAFE and as a relief teacher in Echuca.
Since 2013, Cheryl has been the Project Worker for Youth Partnerships, firstly at Kyabram working on projects for disengaged and vulnerable young people and now this work has expanded across Campaspe. She has also worked with CCLLEN on a variety of projects and
was appointed as the Beacon Coordinator through CCLLEN in 2014 and has continued in this role through to 2020.
Cheryl is passionate about the opportunities offered by the Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation program and enjoys working with young people.

"It is so rewarding to see the development of the Beacon leaders each year and to see so many positive outcomes for the students participating in the Real Futures program".

‘I enjoy working with the business community in the Echuca Moama area, and assisting our young people to make positive choices about their career pathways", she said.


Position Description:
The Beacon Project Worker is responsible for the delivery of the Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation Program in Echuca Moama.

The Project Worker is an employee of the Campaspe Cohuna LLEN and reports to the Echuca Moama Beacon Foundation Board on delivery of the program. The Project Worker works with the Beacon coordinators and Beacon Student Leaders at each school. Echuca College, Echuca Specialist School, Moama Anglican Grammar, River City Christian College and St Joseph's College.


Major Objectives: Delivery of the elements of the Beacon program as listed below –

•             Student leadership development day

•             Business breakfast (or other business event)

•             Pathways Pledge ceremony

•             Interview Technique Session

•             Mock interviews

•             Careers Expo

•             Annual General Meeting

•             End of year celebration

Young People   Real Futures   Our Responsibility