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Senior Project Officer - Shailer Park

Life Without Barriers (National)
  • Attractive remuneration including salary packaging & monthly RDO
  • Work for one of Australia's largest social purpose organisations
  • Due to COVID-19 we are currently working a combination of at home and in the office until further notice. 

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

This position is can be based in either Shailer Park or Milton, with the flexibility to work from home when required. 

About the Role

The purpose of the Senior Project Officer – Child, Youth & Family position is to provide project leadership coordination and support within the Operational Development team on projects that support strategic initiatives that aim to enhance the quality of client services and client outcomes.

This may involve developing project briefs and proposals which describe scope, deliverables, high level solution options, external funding body requirements, legislative compliance, project plans and implementation designs as required.

The successful incumbent will undertake and lead project activity, provide administrative support, provide supervision and leadership to project officer(s) and conduct data reporting and analysis as required.

Key Requirements

  • Work with and within the Operational Development team to design and implement successful comprehensive projects
  • Collaborate with teams across the organisation to drive and contribute to projects that enhance operational capabilities and align to the strategic directions of the organisation
  • Partner and collaborate with CYF teams and other relevant teams to ensure successful implementation of state and national CYF reform projects, new programs and initiatives
  • Support the required work environment, culture, systems, and processes necessary to embed standards, behaviours and practices consistent with LWB values, work health and safety requirements and pillars of practice
  • Monitor, coach, support, motivate and develop team members to enable them to deliver to the best of their ability 

Skills & Experience  

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in human services, project management or similar areas
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting projects and project delivery in a state-level, large or high transactional organisation
  • Proven ability to successfully deliver high level project outcomes and previous project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with teams to support children and young people with complex needs
  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing small teams
  • Significant and demonstrated knowledge of Child Youth & Family policy and practice
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to think laterally and strategically
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgement within the context of high-risk matters
  • Demonstrated knowledge in project management / coordination, project methodology and /or software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to prepare high level written products inclusive of reports, letters, emails and other written forms.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


  • Competitive base salary + super.
  • Excellent salary sacrificing tax benefits.
  • A mobile phone, laptop, on-call roster allowance.
  • A rostered day off per month.

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact Zina at recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Project Officer - Shailer Park enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications are reviewed continuously; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we may discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here (https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA). 

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