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Project Officer

Sacred Heart Mission

Your future workplace

Since opening our doors in 1982 to share a meal with the most vulnerable members of the community, we have evolved into an independent non-profit organisation renowned for effectively helping thousands of people experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives. At the heart of everything we do, we recognise everybody is unique. No matter where people are in their journey, we are here to support them and we do not give up.

Every day of the year, Sacred Heart Mission (SHM) assist hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty to find shelter, food, care and support. We are in this for the long haul - we are committed to making a sustainable difference in people’s lives. Everyone is welcome at our table.

Your new role

Working within the Quality and Projects team, you will work on projects across the organisation. You will have the ability to work on projects as a project lead or support projects as a team member. You will be effective in autonomous and team roles.

You will be involved in projects relating to quality improvement, client engagement and diversity and inclusion. You will also oversee management of SHM’s Reconciliation Action Plan.

This is a Full-time fixed term role until June 2024 initially, with the potential to extend.

Your day-to-day

You will work in a fast paced and changing environment. A key part of your role will involve working in conjunction with the Manager, Quality and Projects on project and change management plans.

You will also effectively manage change and develop systems to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of key projects across the organisation.

Your day will involve collaborating with internal and external stakeholders depending on the nature of the project. You will drive best practice in diversity and inclusion.

We're looking for someone

  • With relevant qualifications in Social Work, Social Science, Public Health or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Experienced working within the community or health sector
  • With previous experience in project planning, implementation, change management and evaluation
  • Able to build relationships and responsive to the needs of a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • With excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Analytical, problem-solving and report writing skills
  • High level organisation and attention to detail
  • Able to work in autonomous and team roles
  • Technological minded and used to multiple systems

You can look forward to

  • Collaborating with Managers and staff across programs in SHM to implement changes and improvements
  • Opportunities to make a difference and put forward suggestions for improving processes
  • Working with a passionate and talented team
  • Ending your workday knowing you’ve made a difference
  • Being in the heart of St Kilda, close to public transport and restaurants
  • Salary packaging expenses like your rent, holiday accommodation and dining out: up to $15,990 pre-tax.
  • Access to in-house training

Come and Work with us

To join our team, simply apply now!

For more information about the role, contact Leanne Lewis - General Manager, People and Strategy 0424 505 247.

SHM is committed to equal employment opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation. We recognise the strength and value in diversity, and actively foster an inclusive workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

All appointments are subject to Police Checks and certain roles require additional pre-screening as outlined in the position description. All NDIS roles will require a NDIS Worker Screening (NDIS) check. Individuals placed on the DWEL will not be engaged by Sacred Heart Mission.

A Position Description is attached.

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