– Kim Stace –
Sector Engagement Manager, Fams
Kim Stace is the Sector Engagement Manager at Fams, a NSW peak body whose aim is to support the delivery of quality services by non-government, not-for-profit organisations working with vulnerable children, young people, families and communities. Kim represents Fams on a number of early intervention and child protection projects, and policy and practice working groups across NSW. More recently, Kim has taken a lead role in the readiness of the Targeted Earlier Intervention Sector in urban, regional and rural NSW to move to an outcomes framework and reporting methodology alongside the team at Fams and DCJ Central and District Offices.
Kim has a strong background in developing, implementing and evaluating programs for 12 years using an outcomes measurement framework. Starting in the early intervention space working with children, young people and families in urban, regional and rural settings Kim later moved into a management operational role where she developed strategic plans; data collection tools; and continuous quality improvement processes to reflect outcomes focussed service delivery.
Kim’s area of study is Sociology, applied in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities, with a particular interest in evidence informed practice, linking the ‘practice’ and ‘theory’ of working in communities. She is a member of TASA (The Australian Sociological Association) and the applied sociology thematic group. Kim draws on her Sociology discipline, professional experience, practical application of policy and program development and the expertise and experience of the sector’s shared knowledge in developing short and long term strategies that reflect the work of NGOs and not for profits and outcomes of the individuals, families and communities they work with.