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Project Coordinator

Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Make a difference in the lives of children in this innovative role
  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including phone, tablet, and salary packaging
  • Flexible Working Conditions available
  • Full time role for an initial fixed term of two years with the view to permanency

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

ACF in partnership with the University of Tasmania is delivering a two-year project on behalf of the Tasmanian Department of Education (DoE) - “Supporting Students Impacted by Trauma Professional Development Program”.

This involves whole of system professional learning focusing on embedding the DoE’s current strategy into Tasmanian schools. The approach is evidence-based strategies for generating culture change in schools and aligned with the Department’s Vision, Model for Supporting Student Impacted by Trauma, Good Teaching Trauma Informed Guide, Respectful Schools, Respectful Behaviour, and will consider key departmental approaches, policies and procedures.

About the role

The Project Coordinator will lead the planning, development, implementation and delivery of the project, including providing regular project updates and risk mitigation strategies to the steering group.

The role will work with internal stakeholders and digital content creators to develop and deliver a modularised, online self-paced training course in trauma informed practice in education.

The role will work in close partnership with the University of Tasmania staff, other ACF Tasmanian staff and identified DoE personnel to implement effective mixed mode professional learning programs specifically relating to trauma informed practice in education settings.

The role will work both autonomously and closely with the broader ACF Division to continuously monitor and review the implementation of each part of the project in line with the identified strategic objectives and critical project milestones.

About you / Key Selection Criteria:


  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated significant experience in coordinating complex projects, ideally in an education setting.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Ability to form strong partnerships with all levels of management and other agencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop and present reports and hands-on experience with web technologies / software platforms
  • A strong understanding of educational contexts and online training environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional design.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or equivalent.
  • Proficiency with learning management systems and adult learning principles to facilitate training in a meaningful and engaging way.
  • Demonstrated experience in translation of knowledge into practice.
  • Previous experience in the development and production of engaging digital content
  • A good understanding of trauma informed practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a learning culture and continuous improvement.
  • A current driver’s license, National Criminal History Check, and Working with Children Check.
  • Personal values consistent with the Foundation.

Remuneration & Benefits:

This position attracts a competitive base salary + phone + tablet + superannuation + salary packaging. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values-based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • A generous annual professional development allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program

To Apply:

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

Please click Apply Now to be redirected to our candidate portal, where you will be able to attach a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter, addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria.

For more information about the role or a copy of the position description please email Bree Roberts at recruitment@childhood.org.au, using the subject line: Project Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

ACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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